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    Browning Hi Power - Anyone got one?

    This was my first handgun that I fired when I was in the military.
    Great gun, under-rated. A bit ancient these days with the glock being the near-standard sidearm but a good weapon. Not too small, not too big.
    9mm calibre.

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    In 1989, I bought my first centerfire pistol; a Browning Hi-Power Mark III-S for $389 at a gun shop in Alexandria, VA. I had a "tune-up" done to it by Northern Virginia Gun Works not long after purchase. I still have this gun and it is one which I will never sell from my collection. Certainly one of the best examples of its kind.

    I bought another one just like it (same model) in the 90's in .40S&W but I did sell that one. Wish I had kept it.
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    I've got a mark III. It is a nice size and a good looking handgun.

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    I have one from 1969 (Made in Belgium). Fine pistol and a joy to shoot.

    It is one of the "keepers".



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    I have two right now that are Argentine military surplus. I'm about to start complete rebuilds to turn them into full-on modern combat/carry pistols. I'll take pictures as I go and post them sometime if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavalryman View Post
    I have two right now that are Argentine military surplus. I'm about to start complete rebuilds to turn them into full-on modern combat/carry pistols. I'll take pictures as I go and post them sometime if anyone is interested.
    You bet!
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    I do not own one, but I wish that I did.

    The Browning HP is still, IMO, the best 9mm pistol you can buy. I have only had the pleasure a couple of times, but it was exactly that: a pleasure to shoot

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    Question for the HP crowd - is the .40 version "beefed up" any over the 9mm version or do they show early stress failures for the lack of strengthening?
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    This may have changed since I last looked at one... but other than a slightly heavier spring they are the same thing as the 9mm.

    I was not impressed with the .40SW version... it does not feel as good as the 9mm

    ... but it has been a few years since I shot either one

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