Browning Hi Power

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    Browning Hi Power

    I have been considering the purchase of a Browning Hi Power for a long time. It's only money, or lack of, that has prevented this from happening.

    I am wondering why I don't read much about this pistol on this site. I would appreciate any opinions you folks might have. I need your advice and experience.

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    The granddaddy of all modern 9mm's. A true classic (Browning) design. JMB died before the project was finished and his design was fully developed and realized by Belgian arms designer Dieudonné Saive, while working at FN. To me no handgun points more naturally and feels better in the hand. All true handgun shooters/collectors should own at least one. It was the only handgun used by both the Allied and Axis powers during WW2.

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    I love mine. I think the reason you don't read more about it here is that it is one of the "settled classics." If you like the 1911 design and single-action semi-automatics, you will definitely like the Hi-Power. Enjoy!

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    There is nothing wrong with the Hi-Power...far from it as a matter of fact. It is a proven design with long military and civilian service. It is accurate, fun to shoot, easy to get parts and holsters for...the list goes on and on. It is not a carry piece for a novice however, since, like the 1911, the best way to carry it is Condition 1, ie; cocked and locked. I still carry mine concealed on a semi-regular basis, but opt for other favorites when open carrying in populated areas. A cocked pistol tends to draw unwanted attention OC where little concern is raised for other weapons for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    The granddaddy of all modern 9mm's. A true classic (Browning) design. JMB died before the project was finished and his design was fully developed and realized by Belgian arms designer Dieudonné Saive, while working at FN. To me no handgun points more naturally and feels better in the hand. All true handgun shooters/collectors should own at least one. It was the only handgun used by both the Allied and Axis powers during WW2.

    I agree 100%. They are KA pistols. Bought mine in 77 for a little over $225.00 IMS. Added a C&S sear, C&S extended safety, disconnected the mag safety and added a set of Spegals to it. Was going to use it as my CCW but want to maintain it's condition as it's beautiful to these eyes compared to my carry H&K P7.

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    That is one of the oldies on my list. I think they are one of the most underrated fighting handguns available today.
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    It is my "fun gun" in 9mm.
    One of the finest pointing semi autos on the market.
    And some great history behind it.

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    The Hi Power is right up there with a good original (Colt) 1911 in the "cool" factor.

    Not to mention it's a very nice weapon as well.
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    Not bad, HUH?

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    Although I do not own one, I have several friends who think it is the ultimate or close to it.

    My view has always been that it is too big for a 9mm, and if I am going to carry that large a gun I'll go with a compact LW .45.

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    They just don't get better IMO.... If you cannot shoot straight with a HP, you cannot shoot,. Not only are they a pretty weapon, but they feel AWESOME in you hand,. Well balanced,... You'll never regret buying it..

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    Hello. Count me in as an ardent fan of the 9mm Hi Power.

    Why the 9mm Hi Power Remains a Favorite of Mine

    My Personal Carry Hi Power

    Best.

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    Howdy Mr. Stephen.

    You sir, and a few other intellectual individuals are to blame for starting me down my road to Hi Power fanaticism. My wife may not, but I most certainly will thank you for that.

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    It's a pistol fit for a Prince...

    "Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" – George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.

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