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    Browning HP No Longer in Production

    http://www.browning.com/products/fir...r-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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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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.
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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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.

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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawker View Post
    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.....
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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawker View Post
    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.
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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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.

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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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.

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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    Quote Originally Posted by bisley View Post
    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.
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    Re: Browning HP No Longer in Production

    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.
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