BROWNING HI-POWER 9MM PISTOL

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  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Any BROWNING HI-POWER experts in the group?

    I have a hankering for a HI-Power which is a decent shooter/collector item. Just because...

    I could use an education on them. I have only played with one. I liked the feel, but didn't get to shoot it. Odds are it will not be a primary self defense item or range gun or ...
     
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  2. PEC-Memphis

    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

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    I have one. Made and assembled in Belgium.

    Probably doesn't make me an expert, but an owner with a few thousand rounds down range.

    Looks like this one ......

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  4. Valmet

    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    While nearly all Browning HPs are desirable guns, the most desirable commercial guns are really the T-series (T-Prefix) which were mfg’d from 1964-69 IIRC, followed by C-series guns which were mfg’d from 69-77. Regarded by many as the pinnacle of HP production regarding fit and finish.
     
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    True story.
    If one just wants a blaster, the MKIII was the strongest BHP built and gonna be cheaper...
     
  6. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    T or C series for collecting, mkIII for shooting. Since you have almost 5" of bbl, you don't really need +p, but a heavier spring is a good idea if use it (18.5lb)
     
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  7. Rick James45

    Rick James45

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    I have several MKIIIs. One has +30k rounds through it. Mostly match. It’s the Practical model. Has a twin as backup. Broke one extractor around 20k. They have the C&S trigger fulcrum kit. Mag safety long gone. They were my USPSA guns for a few years when I started. The trigger is long, but you can learn to pin it pretty well.

    The hammer bit thing to me is overblown. I had a callus after a few sessions.

    I buy guns 95% of the time to shoot. Hence the MKIII. But I admit. I have a 3rd NIB just because.

    To me, the are just a sexy gun. It is the original sin in double stack 9mm.

    If you want one the time is now for the prices are inching up.
     
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    CBennett

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    Not a expert but I am a fan I was in the same boat and got one and made it into what I wanted. From well worn and in some places down to bare metal to what I wanted. IMG_2113.JPG IMG_2116.JPG IMG_2122.JPG
     
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    Morgo

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    Browning GP Competition model

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    Shoots pretty well for what it is.


    Though you might be better off with a GP sport model

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    Bit easier to find and a bit easier on the bank account too I'd imagine.
     
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    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    CBennett

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    Just a local guy he does cerekoting for slightly above cost thinks most places are way over priced..it was about $100 to get that done. Without the grips I got those separate
     
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    Actually the pre T Series bring more money on the collector’s market. However I agree that the T Series had nicer bluing. Fitting wise, it’s a wash. If anything, I’d give the edge to the older internal extractor models in that regard.
     
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    There is a great site called "HiPowers and Handguns" that has the work of the late Stephen Camp. Lot of good information.
     
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    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    I know we’re speaking of a collectors market, but I feel like T series guns have wider appeal among most ppl. To a HP collector the Pre-T might be more desirable, but I’d rather have a T (I prefer the external extractor anyways).

    Kinda like when it comes to Belgian FALs, Type 2s are much rarer and sell much quicker, but everybody wants a G.
     
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    bac1023

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    I love the old Belgian BHP’s.

    Here are mine

    1960, 1962, 1968 T Series, 1969 T Series, 1972 C Series Sport, and a GP Competition circa 1980


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    I have one. mine is a shooter , in no way is worn out . it shoot point of aim and that is the reason I seldom shoot it. is too easy to hit target with it.
     
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    Yes always a great read
     
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