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Old 10-07-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Your opinions please:

Now carrying a Glock 36 on a daily basis. In my readings I have stumbled across the Browning Hi-Power, and and the more I find out about this pistol, the more I like the idea of 13 rounds of 9mm as opposed to 6 rounds of .45.

I would appreciate anyone familiar with the Browning to give their thoughts about how well it works as a carry pistol. Is the HI-Power a better option than the model 36?

Tom

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Hi Powers are top quality, world class pistols. If you can conceal one , it would be an excellent carry piece. Bigger and thicker than your G36, though. But I've never felt unarmed or under gunned carrying a 6+1 .45.

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Why not at 1911? Thinner then your Glock, 9 rounds of 45 and all the characteristics of the high point.

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I love me a Browning Hi-Power. There is a reason it's called King of the Nines. Probably the best 9mm pistol, in my opinion, ever invented.

That being said, they are pricey and they are much heavier than your Glock. 2.2lbs unloaded. Hard to beat steel on steel construction and 13+1 is hard to beat.

The Hi Power does need a couple of aftermarket details done to them, for my taste.

1) Magazine disconnect. Ths will allow an empty mag to drop free, allow you to fire the weapon without a mag in the chamber and also helps tune the trigger.

2) Finish tuning the trigger for pre-travel.

Once that is done, you have a great 9mm carry piece.

But, as has been said, it's different from your Glock in a lot of ways.

Cane should be a long shortly to sing the praises of his Hi Power. And perhaps Gorknoids will stop by, he has a new found admiration for the platform.

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Why not at 1911? Thinner then your Glock, 9 rounds of 45 and all the characteristics of the high point.
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You sure you don't mean---maybe--- Hi Power ?
( don't think you are gonn'a sell him a "hi point "! )
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I'll second the vote on the 1911. The Browning is a very good quality for sure but I still fancy the 1911. The Glock, well, a gentleman knows when you don't have anything good to say you say nothing at all so I won't comment on a Glock.
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Whatver you choose keep in mind that if you use it you may lose it. Atleast you won't get it back in very good shape, I'm convinced of that.

My personal choice forcarry is an xd40sc, subject to change.

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There is an Argentine 9mm showing up around here that was made under license of the Browning Hi-Power. And at a cheaper price, and supposedly parts interchange.

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I'll second the vote on the 1911. The Browning is a very good quality for sure but I still fancy the 1911. " The Glock, well, a gentleman knows when you don't have anything good to say you say nothing at all so I won't comment on a Glock."
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