Browning Hi Power

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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by GHGoodwin » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:18 pm

Nice. Unfortunately I'm a lefty so choices are somewhat limited. Current fave is SIG P320X compact.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:19 pm

BillyG wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Yep. Bought them the same day they arrived at the gun shop almost 30 years ago. All tucked away NIB. With my luck, all worth less than what I paid for them :D
Hello Billy, The one HP I really want - is the one with tangent sights (rifle type) & a cut on the back strap for a stock. If you look on GunBroker.com - I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what NIB Browning (FN) HPs are bringing. I only have a FEG HP, & a TISAS stainless HP - both HP clones.

Btw, I came across an outstanding rare minty & unusual FEG HP CLONE on www.Gunbroker.com for a good price - item # 839749179 . I like FEG HPs
myself, & find them affordable - & just as accurate & reliable. This one is pretty as a Browning.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by tgellen » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:07 am

Birdy wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 am
By the serial number it's a 1991 mk3 gun. Still a Browning tho. Shoots nice and looks so much better than my Sigs or the Glocks or really any of the Plastic Phantics.
Oops. that gun is now registered by Google.

PSA- blur out serial numbers on gun pictures, Google is actively searching these out and recording them.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by DRC458 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:44 am

tgellen wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:07 am
Birdy wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 am
By the serial number it's a 1991 mk3 gun. Still a Browning tho. Shoots nice and looks so much better than my Sigs or the Glocks or really any of the Plastic Phantics.

PSA- blur out serial numbers on gun pictures, Google is actively searching these out and recording them.
Yes, and it's not just Google. Blur them, tape over them, something ...
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by RC20 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:35 pm

I like the DA/SA semi autos

I grew up with revolver and its a comfortable to no transition move.

I have nothing against strikers but they should have a safety.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by Joe123451979 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:54 am

Hey I had a gun just like that same serial numbers too! it was recently stolen I think I will report my gun stolen Now!

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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by sagerat » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:57 pm

I have had two HPs over the years. Fit the hand well; ambi safety which this southpaw appreciated; decent triggers; gorgeous blueing. Always carried Condition One (chambered round; cocked and locked meaning hammer back, safety on.)

Traded them away as I went to DA/SA Beretta 92 and Sig P229. I also went for a Glock 19 just because it’s as basic as an anvil but not as heavy.

Still, HPs are wonderful pistols.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:44 pm

Here's a cool photo of the young Canadian woman, who tested INGLIS Hi Powers made for Great Briton in WWII. Note tangent sight, internal ejector, & wood stock/holster - that fit into a "T" slot in rear of grip strap. I'd gladly give one of these a home.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by Birdy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:21 pm

I got my Hi Power back for the gunsmith after replacing all the springs, the Hammer and Sear, both were worn badly. I then spiffed it up with some nice Cocobolo wood grips. Little guy shoots nice too.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:29 am

Here is my pal Harry proudly carrying his FN BROWNING HP. I prefer the older ones myself, not a fan of the MKIII Finish or nanny firing pin lock.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by RC20 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:08 am

I don't mind the new so called plastics. I have shot the Sig SP2022 and HK P30L. the HK acualy had the optional safety.

Sig was a tack driver with the right (but unfortunately also expensive) ammo. I reloaded some rounds for it as I had the 9mm dies. Could not get it to shoot like the Golden Sabre, told the guy use this for practice, last round with GS to be sure its where you want it.

The HK realy fit me better but the Sig shot better at least with GS ammo. Go figure.

I carried a DA revolver in the woods cruising days and the DA Automatics are so close to that function I am immediately conformable with them.

I got to shoot a Practice Police Course years back with an N frame 357 (wadcutters). Same frame as the 41 mag but felt like a 22 wioth that weight and wadcutters

They were testing us and I figured out quick how you had to handle the two speed loaders and the box of ammo.

I shot it in SA mode and made each stage just fine (I shot the close up DA but at 6 yds you could not miss) . Almost beat the top staff. Armorer had the same eye I did sop the sights were spot on for me and it was like a 22 compared to what I had been shooting.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by Dr.Tramp » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:36 pm

Some nice semi autos. My brother has an early model Hi-Power in 9mm. I tend toward more classic firearms like the one below.
It's a 45acp Colt 1917 service revolver built in 1917. Still shoots like a charm. The Ka-Bar is a WWII era model I had re-handled.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:01 pm

Dr.Tramp wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Some nice semi autos. My brother has an early model Hi-Power in 9mm. I tend toward more classic firearms like the one below.
It's a 45acp Colt 1917 service revolver built in 1917. Still shoots like a charm. The Ka-Bar is a WWII era model I had re-handled.
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HI DR. I had a S&W 1917, & have always regretted selling it. It had full moon clips to hold 6 .45 acp rounds, so was pretty fast to load. I saved the full moon clips & loading tool - because I will buy another one if I ever get the chance. Mine was a Bolivian contract model that was re-barreled with a USA model 4 " surplus barrel. IMO (now) they are keepers.
I also had several British WWII modified Webleys - that used the same full moon clips for .45acp.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by RC20 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:12 pm

I had a S&W Model 25, I don't regret many guns gone but I sure do that one. Had to move it to buy another one but should have kept it and took the hit.

Only consolation there were a lot of those decisions and we paid our house off and I got to quit work.
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Re: Browning Hi Power

Post by sagerat » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:40 pm

I still regret selling my S&W 696, a 3” five-shot SS revolver in .44 Special.

Had two Browning HPs and they were OK, blueing on the older one was gorgeous.
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