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Opinions on a Browning BDM

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mikebandw186, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. mikebandw186

    mikebandw186 that one guy

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    I handled a Browning BDM at the gun show this weekend, and I was looking for some opinions on this firearm.

    Reliability, any known problems I should be looking for before I buy it, that sort of thing.

    For 495, it looked pretty good; lightly used with no holster wear.

    Also, pictures would be great!
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    I've always liked them and have it on my list to pick up at some point.
     
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    GVIFlyer Senior Member

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    I like my variant OK.

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    ^ ^ ^ ^ Is that a Browning BDM?

    This is the BDM I know, slimmest all-steel 15rd.9mm ever and as reliable or more than the Beretta 92SF due to almost direct round to chamber alignment. No jumping of the round from magazine to feedramp to chamber.

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    From what i read in a British gun rag years ago, this has been their most reliable 9mm range gun.:cool: I would CCW one without question.
     
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    I like the BDM. Thin and light for a hi cap 9mm. Accurate and reliable. The downside... Browning built this gun for the Secrete Service then they backed out, all this around the time of the Slick Willie mag ban. Just did not sell as a 10 round gun. Hi caps and holsters can be hard to come by. The mags are expensive if you can find them.
     
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    GVFlyer's gun is FN HP-DA (Browning BDA).

    Actually I prefer it over BDM, I like decocker-only DA guns. And I really don’t care for the way the safety operates on BDM. IIRC initially BDM had a decocker-only arrangement a la Walther P-5/88: decocker also served as a slide release. That made way infinitely more sense.

    It’s too bad, however, that BDM didn't catch on. List of features reads like a Christmas wish list but all wrapped in a slim package.