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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16542387 10/19/21
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Hawkeye;
Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.

Indeed your experience with the magazine disconnect twigged a memory that had been misplaced until I read your post.

Way, way back in the dinosaur times, a family member had an Inglis Browning - complete with the ladder rear sight and slot for the wooden butt stock/holster - which he didn't have.

Anyways one fine winter day when we had time on our hands we decided to pull the mag disconnect out of the trigger and while we did get it back together, it wasn't as easy as we'd thought it'd be.

Again it was the first time we'd done it and as it turned out the only time for me, and it was likely about 40 years ago too now that I put some math to it all. It's been a wonderful ride in the interim, but somehow faster than I'd anticipated.

All the best again.

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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: kenster99] #16542425 10/19/21
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Love the HiPowers, bought one new in the early 90 's I guess, bought the two tone. Most reliable auto I have ever had, and accurate too. Going to look for the blued model, passed on one last year for a great price, think the guy still has it.
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I had the same one ...I sold it ....why damit....😪


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16542431 10/19/21
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Jeebus, the Gunbroker prices are crazy. I’m guessing I won’t get one.


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: SandBilly] #16542511 10/19/21
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Originally Posted by SandBilly
Jeebus, the Gunbroker prices are crazy. I’m guessing I won’t get one.


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: BC30cal] #16542532 10/19/21
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Originally Posted by BC30cal

Again it was the first time we'd done it and as it turned out the only time for me, and it was likely about 40 years ago too now that I put some math to it all. It's been a wonderful ride in the interim, but somehow faster than I'd anticipated.

All the best again.

Dwayne

I know exactly what you mean. grin


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16542558 10/19/21
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I meant to remark on something someone said, but just forgot, so I'll do it here. Someone commented that the newer Hi-Powers were manufactured in Portugal and assembled in Belgium. It's actually the opposite. The parts were manufactured in Belgium and assembled in Portugal.


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16542590 10/19/21
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I just lined it up with my Glock 19. The grip frame is exactly the same length on both guns.

The grip frame being Glock 19 length makes for good IWB concealed carry characteristics. It happens to fit nicely in the El Paso Saddlery C-Force holster I carry my Glock 19 in, too.


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16542961 10/19/21
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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
I just lined it up with my Glock 19. The grip frame is exactly the same length on both guns.

The grip frame being Glock 19 length makes for good IWB concealed carry characteristics. It happens to fit nicely in the El Paso Saddlery C-Force holster I carry my Glock 19 in, too.





Hmmm. Interesting.



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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: Beaver10] #16542973 10/19/21
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Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by SandBilly
Jeebus, the Gunbroker prices are crazy. I’m guessing I won’t get one.


Broke Dick !

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Can't just be looking at Gunbroker. Prices there are typically over the top. I bought mine unfired in the box in a local gun shop that I like a lot for $1100.


For example. This is my exact gun.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/912714938



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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: local_dirt] #16543154 10/19/21
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WoooH-Wee, that’s a spendy, but Beautiful Hi-Power.

Glad you got yours for a lot less.

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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16543200 10/19/21
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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye

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I had forgotten how much I liked it, and how well it shot. There's something about it, despite not having the best trigger of its type, that allows for great precision. Something about the geometry, the way the backstrap fits the palm, the way the trigger seems to break straight back. Not sure what, but it's easy to put them where you want them.



I feel the same way - I don't know what it is but it feels near perfect. Overall fit, balance, etc.

I have one Belgian, from 1974 and it's almost too pretty to shoot. I wish I had a purchased a second shooter grade Hi Power when prices were reasonable.

Everyone should have a least one in their collection.

Beautiful specimen you have there. Mine has the beer can rear sight.


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I have an ancient Canadian Inglis That I'm really attached to.
It's a shooter,plus with the ladder sights I can shoot 500 meters. grin


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16543342 10/19/21
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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Long overdue.

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I've been in and out of Browning Hi Powers going back to the late 1980s. My first was a Mk III, purchased down in Ft. Lauderdale.

I first discovered the Hi Power when I went shooting with a friend and his old college buddy, who brought along his old Belgian Browning Hi Power to shoot with us. I can't even recall what my friend and I brought to the range that day. I was too enamored with the Hi Power to pay much attention to that. I fell in love with that Hi Power. So classic and cool, and shot great. Within days, I went to the gun shop and bought one.

Not realizing you could still (in the late 1980s) buy one with the more classic features, I bought the one they had in stock, which was the Mk III, which had a dullish matte black finish, with black plastic grips and a more modern style safety, instead of polished blue steel with wood grips, and the old fashioned style safety like my friend's old buddy had at the range.

Years later, I got into some older Belgian Browning Hi Powers, but by the time I moved back to Florida around 2002, I had sold all of them. A few years before Browning discontinued it, however, I had decided I needed to remedy this missing spot in my collection, and bought a new one (just luck. I didn't know they were about to discontinue them). I only wanted one with the classic look, polished blued steel, and checkered wood grips, and that's what I got, or at least the closest to that they still offered (it had the modern safety and more modern style sights). But it satisfied my itch for a classic Hi Power. I shot it a bunch at first, but it's been in the safe pretty much the whole time since then till today.

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I had forgotten how much I liked it, and how well it shot. There's something about it, despite not having the best trigger of its type, that allows for great precision. Something about the geometry, the way the backstrap fits the palm, the way the trigger seems to break straight back. Not sure what, but it's easy to put them where you want them.

Here's a pretty careful ten yard, off hand, group.

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Without the flyer up top, that's a two inch group. The human silhouette target is half sized.

I put the target frame back to 15 yards, and took some faster off hand shots (I think that's two mags full).

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I shot 150 rounds total (which went way too fast), and function was flawless, as expected.

I will definitely not allow so much time to pass before taking it to the range again.

I approve this message. Beautiful HP!!

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Originally Posted by Beaver10
WoooH-Wee, that’s a spendy, but Beautiful Hi-Power.

Glad you got yours for a lot less.

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Thanks, Beav.



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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16544669 10/19/21
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I had one. It was factory chrome. I liked its magazine capacity but never shot it as well as a 1911.

Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16547237 10/20/21
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Put some Spegel Grips on it. Much slimmer. Completely different feel in the hand.

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TRH, that looks sweet!

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as to that magazine disconnect, you tube is your friend, number of video's on how to do ti.
i did three or four of them last fall using youtube, it isn't rocket science.


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Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
TRH, that looks sweet!

Thanks. I think the Spegels really ups the looks, and I thought it looked great before. Feels better in the hand, too.


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Re: Shot the Browning Hi Power [Re: RoninPhx] #16547411 10/20/21
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Originally Posted by RoninPhx
as to that magazine disconnect, you tube is your friend, number of video's on how to do ti.
i did three or four of them last fall using youtube, it isn't rocket science.

I watched a couple of YouTube videos on it, tried it, and ran into problems. Took it to a gunsmith and he said you have to remove the trigger to remove the disconnector, which contradicted the videos. Anyway, he did it for me, and charged me twenty-five fricken dollars. mad Huge improvement in the trigger pull, though. About two pounds lighter break, and all the grittiness in the take up disappeared. It's an awesome trigger now.


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