Browning Hi Power?

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    Definitely on my eventual "to buy" list.
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    On my list as well...nice gun.

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    Browning Hi-Power

    I have two Hi-Power pistols. A clone by Charles Daly and a Mark III Browning. They are great pistols. I discovered that the Hi-Power grip is very close in length to my XD9sc. A discovery that completed my conversion to the Hi-Power. It is my favorite carry pistol. I would select and upload a photo that compares the grip of both pistols but am unable to because I have a similar photo in the thread New Browning HP.

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    I love mine, but it needs a little more work, seems I am doomed by to hammer-bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I love mine, but it needs a little more work, seems I am doomed by to hammer-bite.
    Get a Cylinder and Slide no-bite drop in hammer/sear set. I got the hard chromed (I was impatient and didn't wait for the blued). The break is...awesome to say the least. No bites either.

    Before it would literally draw blood from my buddy Bryan's hand from him racking the slide - now nothing. It would bite me good with +p+ - now nothing.

    Hardest part is dealing with the hammer strut pin. I did the swap out in about 20-30 minutes, including cursing and hammer/punch time.
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    If you shoot with a "thumbs down" orientation the hammer bite isn't such a big issue.

    I recently converted to using the Stressfire "Crush" Grip to hold my guns, and it works great by eliminating the "Hammer Bite". YMMV.

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    I have three of them; 2 nines and a 40. The first 9 that I got was back in 1967 NIB for just over $100. If I run into another one tomorrow I will buy it. I will not let one go even to my favorite and only grandson. It is in my will for him but that is another story.
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    Same as RN, I have come full circle to the Hi Power. Mine is the Practical in .40 with adjustable sights. Wow, simply wow.
    If I knew back years ago what I know now, I would have purchased a 642, a 1911 and a Hi Power right off bat and been done with it.
    To me, any other guns are just kind of foolin' around at the range guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpledragon View Post
    Anyone have one? I have taken a liking to them, but they are scarce around here and I know I won't find a rental to try, so looking for opinions. Thanks!
    The Browning Hi-Power (or the GP-35 Grand Puissance 1935 as it was known originally) is a great pistol you could be very happy with. Sadly, John Browning died (November 26, 1926) before ever seeing the pistol as we know it today. Mr. Browning had died before the patent was even granted (February 22, 1927) and the project was turned over to his assistant and head firearms developer for Fabrique Nationale, Dieudonné Joseph Saive, he created the beautiful pistol we are familiar with today.
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    The First "Wonder-Nine"

    HAD one....purchased outside Ft.Bragg in '84 or '85 for the healthy sum of $485 NEW. It was 100% Belgian-made and the most naturally pointing gun I ever held. It felt like an extension of my arm. I miss it!
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    I have a practical Hipower. Its two tone with the spur combat hammer. I got it in early 90's and love it. Fine piece of hardware.

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    I have one,. Great gun,.. Bought mine in 91,... Like was mentioned above, this gun points where your finger points,. But it is too big to carry concealed,. I used to carry it in a shoulder holster when I lived in Michigan, but in Arizona it is rare to wear a coat,. Plus I've had work done on the trigger, so it isn't a good defense gun now anyway,.

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    I have a hi-power practical in 9mm. It's a nice shooting gun. I don't carry that one though.

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    Thanks everyone! I think I am going to go hunting for one. The hubby gave me the go ahead to get one for myself as my birthday is in a couple weeks and he will not be here for about a month, so I am getting my present for myself.

    I live in the south and probably won't carry it much at first, but when the weather cools to allow more cover garments I plan to carry it. That will give me time to get to know it. :)
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    Nice. Post pics when you get one.

    If hammer bite worries you it's really easy to change the hammer.

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