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BHP for carry

Discussion in 'The Browning Hi Power Club' started by tshadow6, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    LOL are we going here again. Well, I don't recall anyone here insulting newer designs, but I'll have to re-read this thread. And considering how sensitive some folks can become, I'll refrain a bit. Gosh golly, a different forum recently disagreed with my simple posting that "these Hi Power haters really should know better" - they don't want me back there. Geez, talk about sensitive. hehe
    :dunno: :popcorn:
  2. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Suave Gentleman

    May 28, 2002

  3. Lazarus Long

    Lazarus Long

    Nov 4, 2001
    Back to carrying the HP.
    1. Can't beat the comfort of that slim slide in a Crossbreed holster
    2. Easy and quick follow up shots with one hand, strong or weak
    3. Accurate and natural pointer
    4. slide is easy to operate

    I've carried just about every brand of pistol found in a well stocked gunshop and though the HP is a bit heavy, that weight is well balanced and makes it controllable. My Glock 23/19 is lighter, but actually carries heavier than the HP and is more difficult to aim and fire with one hand.
  4. cmontrose1

    cmontrose1 GuN-a-HoLiC

    Jan 23, 2005
    Rio Rancho, NM USA
    BHP is still one of my favorite carry options, second only to my HK P7. Both are extreamly accurate, easy to carry, and in my opinion 2 of the best 9mm every made! I love Glock carriers when they ask to shoot one or both on range days! Talk about 2 guns that make Glock owners talk about converting! I honestly believe, if it were not for a higher price and most importantly lack of supply, ALOT MORE of us would be carrying them! Especially the HK P7, it is truely a "gunfighters gun!"
  5. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    No, the rules allowing me to carry my Hi Powers say I cant remove the mag disconnect. The person in charge of this rule also indicates our local population (lawsuit jurys) can't understand any of the reasons in favor of removing that disconnect.

    But even with the disconnect, I still shoot Hi Powers better than many of the awkward double stacks. One example, both the Hi Power and the G23 do noticeably better for me than the P226's, Beretta, or G22.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
  6. RedsoxFan4Lyfe


    Jul 16, 2007
    Florida USA
    I carry my HP the same way as my 1911's. In a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 IWB rig. It disappears under a t shirt and is comfortable all day.
  7. ArLEOret


    Dec 27, 2011
    Little Rock, AR
    I have replaced all my BHPs with C&S triggers which are wider and makes the trigger pull easier. This has eliminated the mag disconnect which was not the reason for the change but is a by product of it.

    I also purchased the FM Detective slide some years ago and this was an improvement in carry. Shoots well and gives me two slides for the frame. Purchase price as I recall was about $169.00.
  8. Spinnerblade


    Jul 1, 2003
    The Desert
    I've been carrying for about three years and 99% of the time the pistol on me is an FN Hi-Power. I got it when CDNN was selling them for $499.

    The other 1% of the time I carry a Kahr CW9 or lightweight Officer's ACP, usually when I am fishing from shore, out at the lake.

    I started with an Anderson Leather holster and have moved to a Sparks VMII.

  9. If you are looking for a great holster, try Secret Squirrel Leather. Don't let the name scare you off. The guy who makes them is a Master classification IDPA shooter and a Florida Deputy Sheriff. I have six of his holsters. He specializes in exotics. You will not have to wait six months for your holster, either.
  10. dsa1115


    Sep 22, 2010
    Suburban Chicago
    I love my Glocks. But 2 of my absolute favorites are the P7M8 and my Wayne Novak built HP.

    By dsa1115 at 2010-03-06
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  11. ATW525


    Sep 17, 2006
    Concord, NH
    I've been carrying my recently acquired Hi-Power Mk III. It's actually my second Hi-Power, as I had an FM Detective years ago that I carried a few times. The Detective suffered from the lack of a positive thumb safety which killed it as a carry weapon, but the Mk III came out of the box with a nice crisp safety that's a good as ones I've experienced on 1911s.

    I intend to shoot it in IDPA this spring, so the magazine disconnect will stay in the gun. I can live with the trigger and non-drop free magazines (I use Mec-Gar 15 and 20 rounders in place of the factory mouse trap magazines). With a little practice, I found it's fairly easy to rip the magazine out with the support hand while bringing it down to retrieve a fresh magazine. Only time will tell how well my technique works under stress, though.
  12. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

    Nov 4, 2004
    I am back to carrying a Hi Power again. This time it is a Browning MKIII in 40 S&W.
  13. Poohgyrr

    Poohgyrr trout fear me!

    Congrats Two Guns, welcome back to the light!

    And for everyone, I hear IDPA recently OK'd removing the mag disconnect.
  14. samuse


    Jul 30, 2008
    South TX
    I used to carry a Hi Power in a VM-II. Excellent carry gun.

    The Hi Power is my favorite pistol, second to a Glock 19.

    I pretty much am down to carrying a Glock 19 exclusively. I loved the Hi Power, but I shoot the Glock better and the Glock just carries more comfortably for me due to the lighter weight.
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Plan on carrying this in a Brommeland Max Con V

  16. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Is H&K making Hi Powers now? :dunno:

  17. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    I was at a gun show yesterday, specifically looking for Hi-Powers. I saw one. I saw approximately 1000 Glocks.