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Posted: 1/6/2006 1:11:41 AM EDT
I'm going to trade in a Browning Hi-Power (Mark3) for some other handgun. I'm thinking of a CZ75, Baby Eagle, some other 9mm. Would prefer a gun with a little bit of character/history behind it.. Anyone have some ideas?

I'm willing to spend a total (including trade) of around $500 for the new pistol.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:30:50 AM EDT
If its character and history you want go with a Springfield GI 1911 .45 Great gun for about what you are looking to spend. No handgun has more history than a 1911.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:40:23 AM EDT
i bought one of the clearance Steyr m9s from CDNN. the gun doesn't have "history", but the steyr name does. great gun for a great price ($299).
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:55:20 AM EDT
High Points are buiding a fairly questionable history these days
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:55:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 8:58:27 AM EDT by Cataclysm]
Have you read the new guns and ammo mag? There is a whole write up on 10 handguns that influenced the industry. Kind of like the article they had on military rifles a few months back. I usually take magazine articles with a grain of salt but I did find it an interesting read, wether I agree with it or not. Anyhoo, the browning Hi Power was on there for being one of the first "Higher" capacity pistols. I would hope they did the research on th at one cause its not something I would want to be responsible for spreading bad info on.



Originally Posted By dpmmn:
High Points are buiding a fairly questionable history these days




Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:13:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cataclysm:
Have you read the new guns and ammo mag? There is a whole write up on 10 handguns that influenced the industry. Kind of like the article they had on military rifles a few months back. I usually take magazine articles with a grain of salt but I did find it an interesting read, wether I agree with it or not. Anyhoo, the browning Hi Power was on there for being one of the first "Higher" capacity pistols. I would hope they did the research on th at one cause its not something I would want to be responsible for spreading bad info on.



Yep, the Hipower was pretty much the first recgonized wonder-nine...the first double-stack 9mm.

I need to try to find an older pre-war or possible wartime hi-power, maybe an Inglis or something, to add to the collection...
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:28:09 AM EDT
Got the 1911 covered - have a series 80 Colt. The Steyr is very interesting.. something I think I'd want to shoot before I bought.

I'd be all over the High Point if I could get one in gold with some 20 inch rims. Don't come that way? Too bad!

It seems like a lot of the pistols I'd like to get are just outside my budget right now.. Broomhandle Mauser, Schofield, Webley .45 ACP, H&K P9S.. If I didn't have the itch to buy now I'd save up a little longer.

I'd keep the Hi-Power if I could keep them close to the 10-ring. It just doesn't seem to be a very accurate gun. I thought it might just be the one I got, but have heard others say the same about them. While it has history, the accuracy thing bugs me.





Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:13:18 PM EDT
Well since you have the 1911 out of the way you are in the same position as me. I am looking for police issue 38 service revolver from back in the day to pay homeage to the history of law enforcement. Let us know what you end up with.
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