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Posted: 7/2/2003 8:25:14 PM EST
I've always wanted one and now its time. Does anybody have any recommendations as too witch one to buy?
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 10:00:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 11:48:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Troy:

Browning Hi-Power Mk-III


that'll do the job just fine. don't be put off if it's marked FN instead of browning, all hipowers are made by FN. All or most of the recently imported hipowers are marked FN. I have one and it's a very nice pistol.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 11:49:04 AM EST
I have a hard chrome one in 40 S&W and like it a lot.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 4:13:11 AM EST
I like the adjustable sight model better.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 8:46:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 8:57:59 AM EST
I agree; start off with the basic MKIII and you'll be well served.

Also go check out www.fnhipower.com; they specialize in Hi Powers.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:00:55 AM EST
Damn you for posting that pic! It makes my FEG hi-power look weak, and makes me want to go out and buy an FN Mk. III.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:48:09 AM EST
I am sitting here fondling my new FM Detective with micarta grips, wide trigger and extended safety. This thing feels great in hand. My Commander is going to have to share some holster time with it. FAC had them for $249.
....my .02
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:58:16 AM EST
I agree with Troy. Go with the MKIII, put some of the flat Pachmar rubber checkered grips on it and buy some of the 17 round South African mags from CDNN Investments and you will be happy. (Just finished cleaning mine from a day at the range yesterday.)
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 12:27:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2003 12:27:58 AM EST by Va_Dinger]
Do you guys suggest 9mm or .40?
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 12:46:30 PM EST
9mm will give you more capacity, cheaper practice rounds, and a wide variety of effective defensive loads. The .40 won't be nearly as cheap to feed for practice.
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 2:33:45 PM EST
Those 17 round South African mags that I mentioned were for the 9mm. I've not tried the 40
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 5:37:01 PM EST
I have been shooting the BHP for almost 30 years and recently bought a MkIII in 9mm. Other than wood grips and a polish on the feed ramp I have kept it stock. It is even better than my 74 HiPower.
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 5:44:35 PM EST
I declare the Browning the KING of 9mm's. All others pale in comparison.
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 1:34:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/6/2003 1:36:29 AM EST by 223spree]
Got my Sivler Chrome BHP a month or so ago. Like it alot. Then I got SA 17rd mags. I now love it alot! Get it in 9mm. Cheaper to shoot, more common parts and the way John Browning intended it to be.

Edited for spelling 223spree
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 5:32:10 AM EST
9mm or 40 ---- 9 mm gives you more rounds 40 means if you can hit your target, you don't have to use as many. Ford or Chevy arguement.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 11:13:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 5:49:04 AM EST
I think any gun in 9MM will outlast it's .40 caliber counterpart, if thats a concern to you.
When the .40 arrived everybody had to field one, ready or not. Some just "worked" better than others, depending on how much engineering went into the design to take more punishment.
My nod goes to the 9MM for long term hard use, let alone parts, ammo prices and recoil.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 7:21:23 AM EST
Here's a 1993 FEG PJK-9HP which is a dead clone for an old T-model Hi-Power. I just got this this year, brand new with the original 13-rd. mags, from a guy that squirreled a bunch of them away before '94, and you will see ones like it come up on the auctions every so often.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 7:28:00 AM EST
Intresting news for Highpower fans. Charles Daly is now selling a highpower 9mm with Uncle Mikes flat rubber grips extended safety and Ashley sights onboard at time of purchase.

I don't know who the original maker is, but they look nice.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 2:44:42 AM EST
Definitely a MkIII in whatever caliber you prefer..be it 9 or 40. Both are super sweet.

By the way...word on the Charles Daly is that the parts are FEG assemblined in the US....I have no confirmation on the truth of that statement. The do look pretty good...however the T series front end looks a little odd compared to the look of the rest of the gun. Still...might be an interesting piece...I love the look of the thumb safety.
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