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    Need some browning hi-power price help (now with pics)

    I need another gun

    I've decided on a full size 9mm. The browning hi-power practical is what i'm leaning toward but I have a question on the price. My local gander mt. has one chambered in 9mm for $599. That seems too cheap since gunsamerica has them used for about that price and buds gun shop has one for almost $100 more. Gander mt. has never been cheaper than gunsamerica for stuff i've looked at.

    So what's the scoop? Is it just a good price or are there different models that look the same but cost different?

    This one has the blued slide and nickel frame with black grips. Looks just like the ones i've seen online.

    Thanks in advance for advice. If it's truly a good price I might pick it up.
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    Hello. $600 for a Browning Practical is decent price these days. I know that the Practical is not listed on Browning's site, but if the model is discontinued, it is not a problem in that the internal parts are the same as on it and the other Hi Power models available today.

    The frame is hard chromed and the Practical normally comes with Pachmayr wrap-around rubber grips.

    Best.

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    I see Steve has commented - great - his opinion is very much the best IMO. I'd agree too and have noticed that used BHP Practicals do indeed sell for good money - IMO it is a gun that holds value very well.

    Forget what I paid for mine right now, used - but it was not cheap! It had on it the grips in pic, which are IIRC Uncle Mikes, or Butler Creek - forget without checkin'.


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    Well I went back to the store to take a look at the gun again. I wanted to be sure it was $600 and I didn't mix up the price with another gun. And to hold it and see what it feels like.

    Anyway... while I was there my wallet decided to climb out of my pocket somehow Right over the counter and into the cash register.

    Am I the only one that goes window shopping and often comes home with a lighter wallet?

    The gun feels perfect in the hand. Well made. The trigger is very heavy but feels like it breaks nice and clean. I'll probably use this as the gun I tinker with since it'll be a range queen. Trigger job will be first on the list. Cant wait to pick it up tomorrow!

    Thanks for the input guys. Appreciate it.

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    can't wait to see the pics of it! :)
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    Congrats on purchasing one of the finest pieces of steel ever made to go "bang." My first gun was a Browning HP Mark II. I still own the gal.
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    Nice lookin gun. Resisting tempation is always hard. especially with so many guns, so little time. Hope you Enjoy it.
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    while I was there my wallet decided to climb out of my pocket
    Them lil buggers will do that!!

    Look fwd to your further reports on it.
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    Here's a quick snap after it's initial cleaning. Haven't shot it yet. I'll take some nicer pictures when I get a chance.



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    darkvibe you have some nice looking toys. I think you might have to many and will gladly take some off of your hands.

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    Wow! That Hi Power is a beauty. I've been looking for the one that will reach out and grab my wallet.

    As a wise man once said, "Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again."
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    Nice BHP - I wonder whether that one and mine could be encouraged to ''breed'' - and get some ''Baby'' Brownings!
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    Take a look at my picture. Is that really a thumb rest (the raised ridge) on the right side of the grip? That raised part is only on that one side. It felt absolutely perfect in my hand when I bought it but I didn't pay close attention to the grips. Looks like it's got left handed grips on it. Maybe thats why it feels so right in my left hand. :)

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    Sure looks like a thumbrest bar - so are you a lefty then?

    If so - you lucked out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Sure looks like a thumbrest bar - so are you a lefty then?

    If so - you lucked out!
    Yep, I'm a lefty. I searched around the internet and all the images I found looked like that ridge is always on the right side of the gun. Weird. Either they had some other idea for it or right handed people aren't allowed to buy one

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