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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/24/2005 8:20:05 PM EDT
Does anyone still use/carry this old soldier?

The original "wonder 9."

Single action like our beloved 1911s. I would think the arfcom crew would like them but I never hear anyone talk about them.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:24:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 8:24:55 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
I would think the arfcom crew would like them but I never hear anyone talk about them.





Really?

BHP photo thread

Browning Hi-power 9mm for SHTF thread

Browning Hi-power: Thinking of getting one thread

Browning HP accessory discussion


...thats 3 months worth.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:25:32 PM EDT
I was gonna get one, but went with the 92FS since I really don't like the mag disconnect.

I sometimes wish I had gotten one though.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:25:50 PM EDT
Does anyone make a stainless version?
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:26:39 PM EDT


I didnt even realized that forum existed.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:29:51 PM EDT
I lust after one in particular, but its not for sale.

Its a Yost custom.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:31:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:


I didnt even realized that forum existed.




Now ya do.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:36:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
I was gonna get one, but went with the 92FS since I really don't like the mag disconnect.

I sometimes wish I had gotten one though.



Yost-Bonitz only charges $10 to remove the magazine disconnect!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:05:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Spade:
I was gonna get one, but went with the 92FS since I really don't like the mag disconnect.

I sometimes wish I had gotten one though.



Yost-Bonitz only charges $10 to remove the magazine disconnect!



Huh.

There's also the fact that my dealer spent two weeks on the phone trying to order one from FN and kept getting a run around.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:11:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 11:14:27 PM EDT by TREETOP]
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:15:08 PM EDT
being 6'3 280 i carry a BHP as my conceled carry weapon when i want to carry a smaller piece rather than my 5" colt...it is slimer lighter, smaller profile and i can carry 50 rounds in the same space as 25...
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:25:51 PM EDT
Shouldn't the hi-power be called a "normal-power?"
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:28:02 PM EDT
[Comic Book Guy] Best Handgun Ever [/ Comic Book Guy]

Yes, I do realize I think its better than a 1911..... or a Glock for that matter.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:43:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pieceofstink:
Shouldn't the hi-power be called a "normal-power?"



From the French Grand Puissance. When introduced, it was high powered compared to the most common pistol caliber in continental Europe at the time, 7.65mm.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:58:22 PM EDT


I use this old soldier for my home defense gun, it's a Hungarian made copy of the Browning HP
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:15:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Spade:
I was gonna get one, but went with the 92FS since I really don't like the mag disconnect.

I sometimes wish I had gotten one though.



Yost-Bonitz only charges $10 to remove the magazine disconnect!



Huh.

There's also the fact that my dealer spent two weeks on the phone trying to order one from FN and kept getting a run around.




CDNN sells the standard FN HP's for $400 + $10 shipping + Whatever your FFL charges. Mine had the mag safety removed within an hour of being in my house. Then add Navridex grip panels and I love mine.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:19:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:35:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MudBug:

Originally Posted By Spade:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Spade:
I was gonna get one, but went with the 92FS since I really don't like the mag disconnect.

I sometimes wish I had gotten one though.



Yost-Bonitz only charges $10 to remove the magazine disconnect!



Huh.

There's also the fact that my dealer spent two weeks on the phone trying to order one from FN and kept getting a run around.




CDNN sells the standard FN HP's for $400 + $10 shipping + Whatever your FFL charges. Mine had the mag safety removed within an hour of being in my house. Then add Navridex grip panels and I love mine.




I'm gonna have to get one to complete my "Congo Merc" collection, along with a FAL.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:37:21 PM EDT
Dont like it. Just my 0.02
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:42:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Dont like it. Just my 0.02



it gives you a playful bite and you go running and screaming for the hills....
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:37:55 AM EDT
I like mine...it is an FEG (Hungarian copy of the HP) and it has never jammed on me. Have a
couple of thousand rounds through it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Daniel76/FEGHP.jpg
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:12:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SSeric02:

Originally Posted By pieceofstink:
Shouldn't the hi-power be called a "normal-power?"



From the FrenchBelgian Grand Puissance. When introduced, it was high powered compared to the most common pistol caliber in continental Europe at the time, 7.65mm.



we don't use the "F" word around here. I love both of mine, one is a shooter the other a safe queen I'm saving for one of my sons.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:22:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 6:28:00 AM EDT by Boom_Stick]
It's a nice handgun for its era, I've owned three. I sold them though and got modern handguns. I didn't like the long trigger reset, the mushy safety lever and the need for a trigger job.....on each one. Plus rubber grips on a HP just about equal the circumference of modern pistols.

My first HP was an Israeli clone. That thing was a turd shaped to look like a HP. Avoid those. The other two were Browning and they were much nicer. If you do get one get a Browning.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:27:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 6:29:28 AM EDT by metroplex]
it does about as much for me as the 1911... venerable pistol, but not my first choice in pistols. I don't collect firearms for value, I collect them based on tactical value and what it can do for me in a SHTF situation. That means:

Readily available inexpensive replacement parts
Readily available inexpensive highest-possible capacity magazines

If I buy a $2000 pistol with $50 mags, I'd probably avoid shooting/using it too often for fear of breaking something or reducing its value. Would you torture test your brand new Mk 23 SOCOM?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:34:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 6:34:51 AM EDT by mattimeo]

Originally Posted By metroplex:
it does about as much for me as the 1911... venerable pistol, but not my first choice in pistols. I don't collect firearms for value, I collect them based on tactical value and what it can do for me in a SHTF situation. That means:

Readily available inexpensive replacement parts
Readily available inexpensive highest-possible capacity magazines

If I buy a $2000 pistol with $50 mags, I'd probably avoid shooting/using it too often for fear of breaking something or reducing its value. Would you torture test your brand new Mk 23 SOCOM?



Does dropping it in the gravel constitute a torture test?

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:40:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
My Browning HP is my favorite pistol.
I removed the mag safety and put a hogue grip on it, otherwise it's 100% stock. It puts holes right where I want, every time. 17+1 in a nice sized package.

[edit: found an old dinner pic with my HiPower in it:]
photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=1755



They make mags with that capacity for the High Power?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:56:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
They make mags with that capacity for the High Power?


Argentina made 17 round mags that are very reliable. I had a bunch of them. They're being used by south africian police.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:53:44 AM EDT
My dad's got mine.

Looks like I'll have to go buy another one.......IN .40 Cal. !!!!
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:54:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
My Browning HP is my favorite pistol.
I removed the mag safety and put a hogue grip on it, otherwise it's 100% stock. It puts holes right where I want, every time. 17+1 in a nice sized package.

[edit: found an old dinner pic with my HiPower in it:]
photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=1755



They make mags with that capacity for the High Power?

You can find good 13, 15 and 17 round mags here. They also have 20 and 30 round mags too but the reliability is questionable.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:59:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 12:02:04 PM EDT by MudBug]

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
They make mags with that capacity for the High Power?


Argentina made 17 round mags that are very reliable. I had a bunch of them. They're being used by south africian police.



I have several of the KRD mags (I believe that's the S.A. mags you are talking about) all of my 17's work great, zero problems. The one 15 rounder that I have had some problems, it had a very rough finish on the inside and would load at all, a lot of work and it now is fine for range use. I'm betting it was just a bad mag, but I still won't buy any more 15 rounders, why should I when the 17's work so good.


ETA:

These are the KRD S.A. 17's I have.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:17:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
Looks like I'll have to go buy another one.......IN .40 Cal. !!!!



Blasphemy! Burn him!

J/K. I've thought about getting one in fowty, but decided to stick with 9mm.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:57:57 PM EDT
Love mine

a practical




and my GP


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