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1911, talagang uso sa Pinas

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by chowchow, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. chowchow

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    I showed my college buddy here lately on my Colt .45 and his first words were, " Pareho man yan sa Pilipinas." I thought that was funny. Oh well, he is not much into guns but owns a gen 1 Glock 19 . Its seems to me Filipinos always recognize the venerable 1911 platform as shown in our action movies. Our military too for a long, long time has been using the .45 ACP, as still is.
    I, myself, as a kid have seen countless Filipino movies and they always shown the 1911s and baby armalite. This greatly influence my preference and now I have two. Lol.

    BTW, is the FN HiPower 9 mm or .40SW gaining popularity in the Philippines , as well?
     
  2. Haven't seen a Browning Hi-Power in either caliber lately. I wanted one since I was in college.

    I would have ended up with one if I didn't commit to the 3rd gen. G19 sold by Final Option at the 1999 gunshow. Imagine, they were going at P29K then;) so after I paid my deposit and chose my serial number, I walked away to browse, rounded the corner and found myself face-to-face with Twin Pines' BHP at only 23K!:shocked: Too late...

    I did have the experience of firing a FEG Hi-Power copy; handled great.:thumbsup:
     


  3. chowchow

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    My first look on a Hi Power pistol was in a gunshow held in PICC ( not quite sure) back in 1992. It was a FEG made Hi Power clone and to me it seems similar to the 1911. They had several on display where you can touch and get the grip feel. The very moment I handled one I right away like the slim slide and fatter grips. I havent been familiar with HPs yet that time. I remember they were priced reasonably compared to the rest.
     
  4. The HP grip feels great. The FEG had the old-style hammer, compared to the MkIII Browning which I saw in the same display. It also happened to be the official-issue sidearm of the Court of Appeals guards in Ermita, Manila, where I worked for some time, and also of the SBMA guards. One time I was there, during Gordon's time, I noticed they carry their FEGs empty, that is, no mag!:shocked:

    I got an article by LeRoy Thompson that states that some arms dealer sold Saddam Hussein a batch of Brownings, only that they were actually fake: FEGs with Browning markings.:supergrin:

    Still, I would love to get not only a Browning, but also a Colt 1911, for here the "cuareinta y cinco" lives on!:hugs:
     
  5. I have a BHP which I inherited from my Dad which he inherited from my Grandpa.

    Gramps bought it after WWll for a princely sum of Php 22.00.

    When martial law was declared, we surrendered all the FA's in the house since all of them were classified as high powered except this one.

    The pistol is about 60 years old now and all parts are original as issued, including the two magazines.

    It can still hold its group of 2" at 15 yds.

    Not bad for a 60 year old gun. :)
     
  6. The FEG PJK-9HP BHP clone almost became my first handgun. I've done all the research in the net and was totally convinced that it is the gun for me...

    Off I went to the 2000 gun show at the Megamall, intent on buying that handsome gun selling at only P17k that time at Trust Trade. I said to myself, "What a great bargain this gun is. Good thing nobody else is after it! Hehehe..." :)

    That's how I felt going in, until I passed by Trimark Ventures with various HK's all around. And the rest is history... ;)
     
  7. PMMA97

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    They have bullets now. 7 bullets per pistol. 3 shells per shotgun. But they improved their communications capability.:supergrin:
     
  8. nrmcolt

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    In my experience with fellow shooters here in my neck of the woods, I don't think they ever heard of a BHP or they don't care.

    They:(While fondling my BHP)Pre, ano 9mm ito?
    Me: Browning Hi Power po iyan.
    They: Imposible! Paano naging Hi Power iyan? Eh, 9mm lang iyan!:upeyes: :supergrin:



    Paul, ilabas mo na yung BHP mo! :supergrin:
     
  9. chowchow

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    Maalala ko ang description palagi ng mass media sa atin referring to long arms/ rifles, most notably M 16s, as hi-powered weapons. Even .45 ACP pistols and .357 mag revolvers also fall in that category. Basta malaki ang bala at malakas, ganon na. Ang 38 Special at .22 LR lang yata ang low -powered if thats what they think.
     
  10. batangueno

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    Almost sold it...really glad i didn't. :supergrin:
     
  11. Ala-Elliot Ness and the Untouchables. :supergrin:
     
  12. chowchow

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  13. gaining popularity? collectible gun, perhaps. It's not popular in the IPSC world coz it cannot be used in production (single action) nor in standard division (9mm minor scoring).
    When the range officer shouts "unload and show clear...hammer down", you cannot do it since it's a magazine safety pistol..hehe.
     
  14. isuzu

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    Wow, you made me miss my MK III. Exactly the one that I had. Only the grips were changed, courtesy of my brother who sent me Hogue Grips. The only modification (if you can call it modification)that I made was the deactivation of the mag safety. It helped improve the trigger pull.

    Sold it in exchange for a Glock 17. For me, it was more accurate than the Glock and was easy to conceal.
     
  15. I haven't seen a PJK for the last 6 years. Only the P9M which is not as handsome
     
  16. Di ba in every gunshow there's a contest whereby you get a ballot when you enter and vote for the best custom gun? Last time I did it I voted for a beautiful custom Browning. Dunno if it won...
     
  17. batangueno

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    Wala na the past few gunshows.
     
  18. Does your BHP have the old-style tangent rear sight?
     
  19. Nope. I think those with tangent sights available at that time were surplus Inglis Brownings from Canada. Gramps bought the commercial model.
     
  20. Toledo

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    Got my BHP about 2 years ago and I love it.
    I like the looks of it and also how it shoots.
    ...Fits well in my hand, a natural pointer to boot.
    You really cannot go wrong with a browning hipower.