Browning Hi Power

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by 1982flh80, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. 1982flh80

    1982flh80 New Member

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    Has anyone considered a Hi Power thread. I look upon this beautiful semi auto as sort of the sister of the 1911. Although I am no big fan of the 9mm the Browning pistol is a timeless and handsome piece. Haven't seen much here at the forum about the Hi Power though. Was considering purchasing one in the future.
     

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  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Actually there have been many Hi Power threads here. Lots of love for this great pistol, I have two myself and want one more. If you get one I'm sure you'll love it.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The Hi Power is called "The King of the Nines" for a reason. :cool:
     
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Curious about the photo of the 1911 Springer in a thread titled "Browning Hi Power". :confused:
     
  5. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    I would think a moderator (like Mr Canebrake hint hint! :) ) would have lobbied to set up a Hi-Power sub forum by now.
     
  6. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    I love 9mms. And Hi-Powers. And its Eastern Block descendant, the CZ 75.

    These are my two favorite shooters-

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  7. chucksolo69

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    I bought a 1984 Belgian made Hi-Power about a month ago as a consignment gun from my local LHS. The gun is in pristine condition and with the wood stocks is a very good lookin gun. The deep bluing is excellent. I had a problem though. The gun would not chamber the last round in the magazine and would often misfeed after the third round. I took it to the gunsmith at my local range and he throated the barrel, polished the feed ramp and installed a lighter match hammer spring. All for 50 bucks. The gun now shoots like a champ. No misfeeds after 200 rounds and counting. I count myself lucky in finding this great weapon. BTW, I also have a CZ 75B in .40 S&W. The CZ is very accurate, but not nearly as enjoyable to shoot as the Browning. I now find it hard to choose which gun to shoot, my Springfield 1911 or the Hi-Power.
     
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  8. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    Simply one of the best!!
     
  9. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    Loving the two tone sweeper!
     
  10. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Here is the FN Hi Power that I got from AIM Surplus a while back when they were offering some deal. This gun sees a lot of use now and I absolutely love it.

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  11. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    That's one beautiful Hi Power Olympus!
     
  12. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Thanks. One of these days I'm going to send it off for the Hard Hat Treatment. Got too many other projects to do first though.
     
  13. Quentin

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    I also love the reversed two-tone of the HP Practical!
     
  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    personally ive never liked the hi-power. the gip feels like im holding a square hunk of wood. totally not comfy to me. top it off with a mag safety and its not a gun i care for. they are good looking and stylish. ive fired them they shoot well enough but i like the cz75 better
     
  15. Yogi

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    I also have 2 both 9mm, they are inexpensive and reliable, I have several thousand rounds down range without a problem.
    I believe they are a bit large for CC.
    So, I recently purchased a Tarus .40 if I'm shooting what I hit I want down, I feel the .40 has a bit more stopping power. The Tarus is a bit lighter, and I carry more rounds (double stack)
     
  16. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    Blasphemy! :eek:
     
  17. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Thanks and thanks. The nice thing is I was able to land each the BHP Practical and CZ for bargain rates. I don't have more than $500 into either one...probably have more than $500 in ammo through each though. They're both sleek, super accurate, and built to last.
     
  18. canebrake

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    I don't know how I missed this post but then saw the date and realized it was posted on my BD.

    I was obviously predisposed with some other gun-related activity.

    I think a Browning Hi Power section is a great idea and have decided to start a crusade to make that happen!

    As you all know, I’m an avid apostle of John Moses Browning owning several Hi Powers and 1911s.

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    The Hi Powers are an often overlooked treasure in today's poly gun world. I think the gun and it's followers justify their own section here on the FTF.

    If you agree, post your support here and let's see if the old canebrake is right! [​IMG]
     
  19. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    I think a Hi-Power section is a great idea!
     
  20. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    I'd support a Hi-Power forum. Mine was my first handgun and I'll be buried with it. (I'd upload a photo bit there's a 29kb limit to size and at that file size you wouldn't be able to see it