King of the Nines

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by CA357, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  2. JonM

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    Good luck!!
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks Jon.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    The bears will laugh at your 9.
    ;)
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I have a Hi Power from the mid-60's that I like. I did remove the mag safety.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Yeah, the mag safety messes up the trigger pull way more than it's worth.
     
  8. CA357

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

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    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.
     
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  10. Tackleberry1

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    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!

    Tack
     
  11. canebrake

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  12. canebrake

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    Pay no attention to the KAREEN. They are having problems with the Israeli Hi-Power.
     
  13. Tackleberry1

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    Cane,

    Are these the surplus Argentinian's...or maybee it was Brazians I read about coming on the market awhile back?

     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    No, the FEG's are Hungarian Made Hi Powers.

    The January 2013 Gun Tests magazine tested the used Hungarian FEG and the Israeli Kareen Hi-Powers.

    The FEG was priced (used) at 425$ and received a Gun Tests Grade: B

    The Kareen was priced (used) at 375$ and received a Gun Tests Grade: F

    It was an excellent read and has me thinking of jumping on one of these bargains!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. CA357

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    Hmm. I may have to call Sarco tomorrow.
     
  16. srtolly1

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    I think the Argentine you refer to are the Ballester Molina and Systema .45. I really like my Ballester Molina.
     
  17. CA357

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    I called SARCO a few minutes ago about the Feg Hi Powers and they are on a "Call Back" list. I was told that they had to be "evaluated".
     
  18. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    This^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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