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2 years 2 weeks ago, 10:54 PM

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who has shoot a browning hi power? and what did you think about it?

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2 years 1 week ago, 8:37 AM

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condition 1

can you keep it in condition 1 or is it diffrent than a 1911?

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2 years 1 week ago, 9:51 AM

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Hi-Power

I've shot them and want to own one, they're great all around guns.

2 years 1 week ago, 11:08 AM

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is it single action or single double?

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2 years 1 week ago, 10:53 AM

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Browning Hi-Power

I have no first hand experience with them myself, but know of several people who believe that JMB fixed all the "issues" of the 1911 in that gun. Kind of curious about it myself.

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2 years 1 week ago, 11:07 AM

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thanks brother love the verse btw this is one of my favorites Luke 11:21 When a strong man "armed" keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

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2 years 1 week ago, 2:20 PM

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The Browning Hipower is a single action and can be carried cocked and locked.I own one,a picture is in my photos here.JB said it was his best design,but passedaway before it was produced if i remember right
.i personally love mine,i have 13 and 15 round magazines for it.Some have complained of the mag lock but for myself its not been an issue( i have read where people have not had magazines drop cleanly out on a mag change) i have shot a good 10,000 rounds thru it without a. Hiccup

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2 years 1 week ago, 4:26 PM

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Now your talking.. This pistol was used by more nations in WWII than any other, and a reason both Allied, and Axis used it.. I also agree that it's uncle Johns best.. I've owned and shot it, and like the 1911 it's made by a number of different companies.. the best in MHO is FN.. I believe Browning sold his original rights to the Belgian company "fabric national) Saint or anyone correct if wrong, im like 99% on that one.. 100% on it being the best, and the only issue with it is lack of DA.. That being said the pistol was designed to be carried (like the 1911) in condition one..

This is an area i'd give anyone advice to jump into as far as collect ability.. they weren't made in the numbers that the 1911 or M-10 was but were made by a LOT of nations, and available proof marked WWII (either side) at a lot more reasonable prices than the 1911.. the mag drop thing is the only negative that i've heard as well, but i suspect that might have to do with other than FN manufacture.. I had one that was actually painted, not blued (from the factory) that had that fault, but i still managed to find some after market mag's that worked well with it..

The piece has a little different grip than the 1911, and i actually prefer it.. Interesting that (to my knowledge) no one has made a Commander sized hi power.. I know custom manufactures have done this, but i've never seen a mass manufactured one.. I can't underscore this enough... this is one of those things like buying gold back in 1980.. The market for WWII 1911's has gone thru the roof, but you can still buy P35's at a reasonable price.. Like the 1911, or the Victory model smith a shoot able piece of history. and i think a lot of so called "operators" would rather have a hi power than just about anything else.. If your looking for a real collectible look for lanyard loops, ladder style rear sights, and roe (round) hammers..

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2 years 3 days ago, 8:01 AM

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i shot a Browning Hi Power the other day at a buddys house, 9mm, pretty smooth shooting pistol, i dont like the price on them, but thats just me

2 years 3 days ago, 8:50 AM

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J3T3RArmy wrote:
i shot a Browning Hi Power the other day at a buddys house, 9mm, pretty smooth shooting pistol, i dont like the price on them, but thats just me

The High Power does get pricey. If you want one you almost have to get one used. That's the direction I'm looking in.

1 year 52 weeks ago, 9:28 AM

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AND WOULDNT TRADE IT FOR THE WORLD! I have fired thousands of rounds through it and NEVER had a problem. Rapid fire, mixed ammo, shot it in USPSA and IDPA with all kinds of conditions thrown at it, and never even burped once!

One of JMB's greatest ideas! and will back it 100%. Yes, they run a little high on the price tag, but like I said, for what I paid for it years ago, I have got every dime back out of her and she is still going strong.

One thing though, mine for some reason doesnt like cast bullets, They will feed, but just seems to be a little sluggish, Other than that, I cant complain.

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