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I have an opportunity to pick up a Browning BPM. Only problem is I can't find a pic on Google and I can't see it in person. I have been told it looks like a Sig P series from the shop that is selling it. I am familiar with the BDA and the BDM. I can't figure out what the BPM is though.
 

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Those are BDM's not BPM's
The only difference between the BDM & BPM (actually, BPM-D) is that the BPM does not have the small rotating disc on the left side of the slide that changes the action from "Pistol" (DA/SA) to "Revolver" (DAO). The BPM-D & BRM were offshoots of the BDM.

BDM = Browning Dual Mode
BPM-D = Browning Pistol Mode - Decocker
BRM = Browning Revolver Mode
 

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Sorry but the links takes me directly to the gun page, no pornographic adds, don't know why you get that.
Yeah I tried it a few times, the banner at the top and bottom of the page alternates adds each time you visit. Male enhancement came up, with photos. Just letting everybody know.
 

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I had a BDM quite a few years ago. One of the sweetest shooting 9's I've ever owned. Grips are actually pretty thin for a double stack, 15 shot 9x19mm. Also like the idea of being able to go DAO or DA/SA depending on my mood. If you can get one for a decent price it'd be well worth picking up.
 

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Went ahead and told my dealer I'd take it. Wasn't looking for one but got the box and two mags for a great deal. My understanding is that the BPM is pretty rare as opposed to the BDM. Only 700-800 around and made for about a year and a half.
 

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My understanding is that the BPM is pretty rare as opposed to the BDM. Only 700-800 around and made for about a year and a half.
That's because nobody wanted it. The BDM/BPM/BRM was a big commercial failure because there already were a plethora of handguns on the market with gimmick safety devices. Same thing with the Daewoo FastFire.
 

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You'll be surprised at how easily it disappears with a good IWB holster. I used to carry mine with an IWB with just a lose fitting T shirt over it and it didn't print much at all. Awesome pistol, I think you'll be happy with it. Congrats.
 

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That's because nobody wanted it. The BDM/BPM/BRM was a big commercial failure because there already were a plethora of handguns on the market with gimmick safety devices. Same thing with the Daewoo FastFire.
You are right the BDM was not a commercial success.

Let's cover the basics here:

US made (rare for Browning)
Double stack with a magwell thinner than a 1911
No sharp corners (slide and frame are melded)
All steel
No manual safety
Ambi decocking
110 degree grip angle (same as a 1911)


Beyond the small loaded chamber indicator (visual), what are the gimmicks you speak of that are on the BPM? Note I said BPM, not BDM.
 
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