Does Any One Carry a Browning Hi Power ? (MERGED)

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    The P-35 Browning Hi-Power is a gun I've always wanted since Al Pacino portraying Serpico in the movie of the same name bought one to defend himself against the threat of death Serpico felt from his fellow LEO's when he turned NYPD on it's head exposing graft & corruption in the department.

    Probably one of the silliest reasons to want to buy a gun but a reason none the less.

    Interestingly, to date, I've never purchased one, but it is still on my list.

    I have handled several over the years and shot a few of them with great delight. I find it to be one of the very few high capacity pistols that will fit my hand and allow me to manipulate all the controls without having to change my grip at all. It's like it was designed around my hand.

    I found it to be very accurate and have heard that it is a very reliable pistol as well.

    Why I haven't acquired one yet, I have no idea. Still, if I owned one, I don't think I would have a problem carrying it for defense.

    Hopefully, one day the gun gods will approve, the stars will align themselves, and one will find it's way into my collection.
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    I have two each in 9mm and .40 S&W. It may be heresy to admit this, but I actually like the .40 version just a little better. I do most of my shooting with the 9mm's to save a little money, and carry one of the .40s more often.

    The BHPs are definitely in the carry rotation, along with 1911s or the occasional Glock. The Practical Model in .40 is the one on my hip these days.

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    HP carry

    I have a Mid 80's hp, Mark 1 I think, that I still carry @ least once a week. in a Com tac iwb. Lot of the blueing has worn off and it could stand a fresh set of sights. My 60+ year old eyes have a bit of a time finding that fingernail front sight. 100% reliable, more accurate than I am any more, still finish in the top 3 @ local matches every now and then. Just a treasure of a weapon, great balance. New shooters are amazed at how pleasant it is to shoot. It will bite if you have big hands. Great design.

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    Love my silver chrome HP. Lucky, as my trigger is actually nice out of the box, which, many are not.
    Great shooter, perfect gun..Everyone should one at least one..
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    Browning Hi Power

    How many of you carry a Browning Hi-Power?
    Mine is a .40

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    Not now but did about four years ago for several months. Nice carry piece but I switched to DA/SA with SIG, last three years.

    The BHP is one of the best handling 9's I have and would still consider it now for carry if need be. I think there are a few folks here who CC a BHP.

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    I will be shortly after a bit more proving out. I just bought a .40 Practical. I've always liked the BHP and I got a great deal on one and couldn't pass it up. I'll be getting a 9mm in the near future as well. I don't think it will replace my G19 completely but I am going to pack it. I think they are the prettiest pistols made. They don't shoot half bad either.

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    I'm suprised that the BHP is not more popular.
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    I have an FN HP I bought in 40 a few months ago that is in the safe. I will be sending it to Novak or C&S for a carry package and have a 9mm barrel added. That way I can shoot both 40 S&W and 9mm. I also plan on it being an option for carry.

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    My favorite pistol is the hi power.

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    I gotta quit reading about the BHP, or it may one day become my favorite ! LOL...
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

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    I have several handguns that I don't carry as often as I once did (newer acquisitions have displaced them as EDCs), and a 9mm Hi-Power is one of them. Nothing at all wrong with a Hi-Power; in fact, few, if any, handguns have ever felt more natural in my hand. JMB and Mr. Saive knew what they were doing.

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    As I often do - will suggest (and hoping I remember the URL correctly) ........ suggest anyone at all liking BHP's go visit Stephen Camp's site .. Hi Powers and Handguns

    Lots of great info - and on snubs and other guns, and ammo too.
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    Been there a bunch. That's a good site and not just for Hi Powers! Anybody have any good pics of leather for the BHP? I'm shopping for some.

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    Anybody have any good pics of leather for the BHP?
    Well - I used an Andy Aratoonian (Horseshoe leather) rig I aquired a while back (given). He is in UK but is on the web, and makes nice gear. This was actually a rig for 1911 but because all but unused the BHP sat real nice ... worked well as I like OWB.





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