On my list as well...nice gun.
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Definitely on my eventual "to buy" list.
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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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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.
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.
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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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.
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,.
I have a hi-power practical in 9mm. It's a nice shooting gun. I don't carry that one though.
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.