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CA357 01-07-2013 06:33 PM

King of the Nines
I recently bought a LNIB brushed nickel CZ83 to carry. Prior to that, I always carried a 1911. Well, I got to thinking about that tiny little bullet and realized it was too much of a comedown in power from a 230gr. flying ashtray.

So, I have a line on an excellent condition '76 C model Browning Hi Power. With any luck, I'll get the details worked out today. It's stock and un-messed with, has original grips and just a touch of holster wear to give it character.

I've been a Hi Power guy for a long time and I've had three. I miss the feel and style of them. I'll feel a lot better carrying it if we can work out a deal.

If I get it, I'll post pics.

JonM 01-07-2013 06:49 PM

Good luck!!

CA357 01-07-2013 06:53 PM

Thanks Jon.

orangello 01-07-2013 06:57 PM

The bears will laugh at your 9.

CA357 01-07-2013 07:05 PM

They won't laugh at my .44mag Super Blackhawk. :D

hiwall 01-07-2013 10:19 PM

I have a Hi Power from the mid-60's that I like. I did remove the mag safety.

CA357 01-07-2013 10:33 PM

Yeah, the mag safety messes up the trigger pull way more than it's worth.

CA357 01-09-2013 02:10 AM

Sadly, there will be no Hi Power here at the ranch. But there will be a new wood stove. :o

John_Deer 01-09-2013 02:26 AM

Actually there isn't a huge difference in the energy produced by a 9mm and a 45 acp when you compare apples to apples. The advantage of the larger bullet is it won't fragment when it hits a bone or pass through the bad guy so fast he doesn't feel it.

If you really want to see the difference shoot some wet phone books with a 125 gr 357 and 180 gr 357. I shot a deer that was facing me with a 357 mag 125 gr JSP. The 125 gr bullet penetrated 34 inches of deer and exited his body. I have never shot a deer facing me with a 180 gr but you can tell the way it smashes bones it has to expend it's energy much quicker. You will see the same with wet phone books.

Tackleberry1 01-09-2013 02:48 AM

Good Luck CA...

If the Hi Power Falls through you could always save a few bills and go with a CZ75B. Just as good IMHO...but I too long for a Hi Power so good luck!


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