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Browning Hi Power
A few weeks ago I suddenly had the notion that I had to have a Browning Hi Power. So, I checked out GB just to get a price range, and called around to the five gun shops in my area to see if there happened to be anything available. No luck except for one that had a crazy price (1,700). So I passed, and a couple weeks went by with myself being quite busy with work so I really didn't pursue the idea, until one Friday on my way home I spontaneously decided to check out a small local shop. Sure enough, there it was beaming at me through the case, I went to it immediately and asked to check it out. The price was right, and the condition good, just dirty. Looked like someone a long time ago had put 150 rounds through it and then stuck it in a safe for a couple decades. Its a later Mark III, and the serial check puts it as a '95. After waiting for what seemed forever with WA. State's new laws, I finally took my prize home and gave it "the treatment" which revealed that the gun is probably very low miles, and that the magazine disconnect had been removed, a bonus. During the wait, I ordered some mags and these cocobolo grips, and stocked some needed 9mm ammo. Shot it last weekend and instantly was in love, the trigger is light and smooth with quick reset, recoil management is easy, and the natural ergonomics feel great in my hand. Barrel condition is fresh and accuracy excellent. An early Christmas present to myself.