Gear: Browning Hi Power 9MM

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Browning Hi Power 9MM

Browning
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $600.00 - $700.00
Average Rating:
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(18 Votes)
Description:

9 mm Single Action Auto 13 rnd magazine standard

Member Reviews

  • Socrates_max30
    dochudon, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:19:56 UTC.
    1st review

    I started out with revolvers wouldn't carry an auto cause I tried a Beretta and I couldn't hit nothing with it. I can drive nails with my .357. I had spent all day at the range and a friend of mine had an FM Hi Power so I tried it he only had six rounds left I rapid fired all six in the 10 ring. It just felt right, so I bought one for $250.00, carried it for years. Then I traded it in for a Belgian Made Browning Hi Power because it had a much more user friendly safety and it was ambidextrous.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:47:12 UTC.

    Love the weapon but I dont like carring this cocked n locked as it does not have a grip safety. I feel like the safety could be bumped off too easy.

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    prolibertate, Thu, 13 Mar 2008 18:05:36 UTC.

    I bought my first and only in Belgium in 1967 for $68 at the factory...all SF personell assigned to the 10th Group carried them because of the ease of finding 9mm ammo as compared to .45, plus they were lighter and carried more rounds. I kept it all the way through my SF time, then started using it as an off-duty gun because when I started with Metro, revolvers were used by uniform and DB. After I got to DB, the county lightned up and started allowing DB's to use automatics and I started carring my old Browning again on-duty...I still have it, though while down there, I changed over to a Colt .45 and used it because of the knock down that the 9mm didn't have. Do I like it...absolutely...you've got to remember, it was the basic design that all blow back automatics used for a century...never jamed, regardless of the type of ammo used...just a good solid all around pistol...and carried it condition 3 all the time and NEVER had the safety accidently disengage, un-like my Colt!!

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    bruce2110, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 02:24:38 UTC.

    the hi-power is an awesome waepon...it was one of the last of John Browning's weapon designs and it has the distinction of being used by BOTH sides during WWII...british and germans both carried it...my on problem with the Hi-Power is that with Very Large hands like i have the grips are WAY TOO SMALL!! but it still has my vote as a tack driving waepon of excellent design and practicality!!!

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    hbg522, Sun, 30 Mar 2008 09:55:11 UTC.

    i actually fired one of these yesterday and bought it today. not a bad handgun. heavy for sure and not to happy with the safety but it fires aweful smooth. not a glock but a descent handgun.

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    protectangelgirl, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 18:21:40 UTC.

    I believe every woman should learn how to operate one of these and own one. For protection --ONLY!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 15:49:07 UTC.

    I have an old one made in 1938 it still is is a great feeling gun I have replaced the barrel and the ejector is worn and needs to be replaced but as many rounds as it has had through it it is a good gun, highly recomend for home protection.

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  • Georgepic001hs0
    gpmoraitis, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17:36:26 UTC.

    All in all I'm quite happy with the pistol. For a weapon designed in the early 1900s, I was surprised to see that the MkIII model has a finger-pin block in addition to the half-cock notch, thumb safety and magazine safety. Like most other pistols today it also has a disconnect safety - meaning it won't fire unless it's fully in battery (or close to it) - but Browning doesn't advertise that any more than other manufacturers do.
    One thing I will be changing on the gun... well, two things actually:
    1) I anticipate changing the hammer. While I don't have overlarge or fat hands, I still felt the hammer on every shot. I am going to be seeking out a burr (Commander style) hammer to replace the stock hammer with.
    2) While a fully adjustable rear sight is cool, my usual shooting doesn't require that level of precision; and my usual carry / handle of the weapon has proven to abuse the back sight anyway. I'll be replacing the sights with a set of XS Sights 24/7 Standard Dot sights.

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    Robocop33, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17:48:51 UTC.

    The Hi-Power is a beautifully crafted Semi-Auto and I would be proud to own one. Very accurate and reliable. It is an outdated weapon and lacking in the features required for LE such as it is only single action and no way to carry it cocked safely IMHO. It is also heavy and limited rounds and only a 9mm. This is the reason I ranked it only 3 stars. That all said, as far as a beautiful weapon, I love it and would love to have one as they are a joy to fire.

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    choirboy1112, Thu, 29 May 2008 21:58:24 UTC.

    best single action auto i have ever shot. acurate

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    ctoler, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 02:53:40 UTC.

    great pistol! It has a natural feel to it and works great on instinctive shooting!

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    TopRad, Wed, 16 Jul 2008 02:59:12 UTC.

    I bought a Hi-Power about 14 years ago, and its mainly my wife's weapon now. She loves it! Even with its double-stack mag, its easy for her small hands to manipulate. We've fired hundreds of rounds without a hiccup. And although it is capable of being carried locked and cocked, I do like the magazine disconnect that makes it unable to fire without the mag installed. The only issue I have with this weapon is the trigger. The trigger on our gun has kinda sharp edges, and after a few mags, it starts to chew into my finger. I'm currently in the process of finding a gunsmith that will smooth the edges of the trigger for me, or even install a wider, more contoured trigger (ala Beretta). Other than that, its a wonderful gun, and my wife wouldn't have any other....at least until I get her to try a SIG!

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    Retleo, Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:07:11 UTC.

    Super shooter, easy to load, point & shoot. A classic auto.

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    rhood, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 21:15:42 UTC.

    I love shooting this little beautiful piece of work.

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    cpowell5266, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:43:44 UTC.

    I have a Browning Hi Power 40 cal. and it is an excellent duty weapon. It could have a bigger magazine capacity, but overall the weapon ,meets all my needs. The action is very good and I bought the gun new.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 01 Mar 2009 14:23:13 UTC.

    It's a good weaon, but I have a small grip so I find that my Sig is a better fit and easier to handle. Overall though, a nice pistol.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:07:19 UTC.

    The Browning Hi-Power was the first handgun that I owned at the age of 21. I still have that old T-series pistol, and now also have a customized Practical. My Hi-Powers have been utterly reliable with all ammo used. They fit my hand perfectly, and point naturally. I have carried one, cocked and locked, for over 40 years as a private security officer or on my concealed handgun license. I have never had a problem with this carry mode. I cannot think of a finer 9mm weapon and still prefer it to the now ubiquitous Glocks.
    There is something aesthetically pleasing about a Hi-Power. No other handgun has the same appeal.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 06 Oct 2009 01:15:46 UTC.

    Prefer a 1911 45, but I can't complain even a little. Easy to break down, never missed a lick, under heavy usage. Have to say pacmar grips make it oh so comfortable.

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