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Old 11-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Acquired an HP just recently and it's remarkable. Wonderful trigger Does any one know if it can shoot +P, if not can it shoot NATO? Are the spent magazines suppose to eject freely when ejected? Mine has to be helped out. With a prefix of 215 I read this a military HP, which military dated 1978? It is green, so I believe it's ceracote.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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I have shot quite a bit of WPA steel case 9mm NATO in mine. The lil' feller runs WPA like hot butter through sieve.

I have not tried any +P.

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The spent mags do not eject due to the magazine safety. Remove the safety or live with it.

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There are mixed answers regarding +P depending on forged or milled. Again my BHP is a1978 so I guess normal saami. My question about the magazine eject it ejects partially and the trigger is perfect no grit feel and a light pull. and prefix 215 military and color green are still up in the air, in as much I found military made in1980s in green.

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Some of the older HP's I've seen for competition in Europe (where Major factor 9mm can be used) had the cam hole if in the frame elongate.
Repair work is extensive for the normal gunsmith.

IMO, if you want to shoot +p or +p+, then get a firearm that is rated so in the owner's manual.
http://media.browning.com/pdf/om/hipowermanual.pdf

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Plus P and NATO are virtually the same. They are European "standard" pressure.

Only old third world surplus klunkers won't handle that ammo. American 9MM is loaded way, way down because of the klunkers.

+P+ is a little different. But any modern, quaity weapon like a Browning, FN, Glock, SIG, Walther, Beretta, CZ,. Smith etc, will gobble up +P+ all day long.

I wouldn;t hesitate for a moment to fire +P+ in a HP.

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I shoot +P regularly in my 1980 BHP....NOT consistently, but often with no remarkable results.

If your BHP is in "good" condition, go for it!

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All this talk tonight about the BHP makes me want one lol My bro in law is wantin a good 9

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Here is the BHP and markings on the firing pin housing and barrel. One of the markings looks like an ant. Does anyone know anything about this? There is an "H" to the right of the bug.

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