When I got my first Browning Hi-Power, I knew there were several things I needed to make it a really first-line CCW.
First was to remove the magazine disconnect and get a trigger job. This was taken care of by Cline's Trigger Shop here in San Antonio. Steve Cline has done work for me before, and he did an absolutely fabulous job on the Hi-Power.
Second was to replace the factory grips. I got some truly excellent cocobolo grips made by Craig Spegel via Lightning Arms. Great feel, really fit my hand perfectly.
Third was top-flight gunleather. This has been delivered in spades by Eric Larsen, H.B.E. Specialty LeatherWorks, a true master of the craft. I ordered a Com III IWB holster and a matching mag/flashlight pouch. As you'll see in the photos, the dark brown/shark trim result is everything I was hoping for. Eric took the time to find out about me, body build, carry style, any physical limitations, etc., to make sure he would build exactly the right holster to suit me.
By the way, he also made an amazing shark guitar strap for me as well. I'll post pictures of that later.
Here's the end product, delivered within two weeks of my order. Shown with Mec-Gar 15-round mag and SureFire G2Z:
Closeup, showing the Craig Spegel grips:
And one of just the Hi-Power:
I am ecstatic about how the Hi-Power shoots and now, with the comfort and security of Eric's workmanship, I carry it regularly.