Browning HP No Longer in Production

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior MemberPosts: 5,264 Senior Member
http://www.browning.com/products/firearms/pistols/hi-power-pistols.html

Looks like Browning has discontinued the High Power. I wonder if prices will go up enough to justify buying one as an investment?
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,602 Senior Member
    I'm actually not surprised.

    It's a limited-appeal firearm, bypassed for more capacity (CZ-75) or lighter weight (plastic fantastics) with pretty high costs due to the greater amount of machining to make it work. I think they sold for $800 or so? Kinda crazy for what it was.

    Makes me sad. It is my favorite 9mm.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,107 Senior Member
    Too bad; our military service pistol since the late '30s until the '90s when it was replaced by the Beretta 92F. Grandad had one from his Army days but was stolen from his home by some contractors decades ago; hope I'll add one with the national crest in the frame to my collection someday.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,719 Senior Member
    It is too bad in a lot of ways. Iconic pistols for many with a long 80 some odd year history. The first hi-cap 9mm I think back in the 30s with 13 rds. Surely held more cartridges than a P-08/P-38.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,657 Senior Member
    The big thing the HP had going for it was it's magazine capacity...and if you could ignore the tiny safety and slide bite...it was a pretty good pistol...
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,145 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    The big thing the HP had going for it was it's magazine capacity...and if you could ignore the tiny safety and slide bite.....and the crappy trigger......it was a pretty good pistol.....
    FIFY
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,602 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    The big thing the HP had going for it was it's magazine capacity...and if you could ignore the tiny safety and slide bite...it was a pretty good pistol...

    My clone has an extended safety. Never got slide bite, but lots of hammer bite until I did Dan Chamberlain's modification to the hammer. Trigger's not 1911 great, but it got better when I removed the mag safety and added the extra power trigger return spring.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,617 Senior Member
    Been there. Done that. Got the Hungarian clone. With so many good 9mm 1911's on the market now, I can't even generate a slight tingle for the BHP anymore.

    WWJMBD?

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,631 Senior Member
    With the CZ-75 being better, I don't really see many crying about it. Plus they make a SA only model of it. Breamfisher hit it on the head.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,786 Senior Member
    I wanted a BHP badly until I laid my hands on a CZ-75. Same story with Sig. My logical brain simply would not let my emotional desire for the classics overrule it. I overcame my resistance to Soviet Bloc weapons just enough to make a good decision fo the CZ. I simply cannot resist off-the-shelf guns with 'inherent' accuracy.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 2,961 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    I wanted a BHP badly until I laid my hands on a CZ-75. Same story with Sig. My logical brain simply would not let my emotional desire for the classics overrule it. I overcame my resistance to Soviet Bloc weapons just enough to make a good decision fo the CZ. I simply cannot resist off-the-shelf guns with 'inherent' accuracy.

    The CZ has it all, except the double action trigger reach was a bit long in the 75. But everything else beats the Hi-Power.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,145 Senior Member
    We are witnessing the changing of designs and consumer preferences. Wood and steel are going to be the exception, are the exception. JMB would not be happy.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.

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