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Old 11-14-2019, 07:24 PM
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My father left me his Belgian made Hi power that I went to the store with him in 1984 and purchased! A beautiful handgun (If I do say so!) I just love the feel and way that old girl handles and shoots. Since Pop passed it has been my constant companion on woods walks and just knocking around! Wouldn’t take any amount for it!
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:37 PM
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HP's are a thing of beauty. Sweet shooters too. Take good care of it, and it will take care of you.

I wouldnt let it go either.
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The Inglis version is the one I would consider owning. I would bypass the magazine safety - a single shot is better than a no shot.

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/ob...glis-hi-power/

You have a nice pistol.
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My Dad has one too. Which means I will have one eventually. I just cleaned it for him the other day.
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I have an FM, fantastic pistol. I’m about to buy a CZ 75 Compact, essentially a Hi Power with the eating habits of a Glock. Shoots just like one. Amazing. Hi Powers shoot great but the strong spring makes it a finicky eater to cycle rounds.
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Ive owned a number of them over the years, and they all fed pretty much anything I put in them.

I think the FM's are likely the strongest versions, but a little coarse in fit and finish, and more utilitarian in comparison to the others. Mine were accurate and reliable. The FM mags wouldnt fit in my Brownings or Inglis, but their mags would work fine in the FM.

While I had one, I was never really a fan of the "tangent" Inglis guns, and preferred the ones with the standard sights. I was never a fan of the stocks on them either.

I also prefer the standard type hammer over the "ring" versions.

Not a fan of the mag safety either, but it is what it is.

I still think the HP's have about the best feeling grips of any of the high cap guns. Its design is really something if you think about it, as its a steel-framed gun with added grips. Nothing else I can think of has that same feel.
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I'm a huge fan.

FINALLY found a Chrome .40 cheap (<$700) on my last trip to La... An d the bastards wouldn't ship!!!
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too bad the hi powers didnt get the same, or even half as much attention as the 1911s did from the aftermarket.. id love to see one with some more modern features that have been available in 1911s for many years (like rails)
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... I also prefer the standard type hammer over the "ring" versions. ..
For those of us with larger hands, the standard hammer would make a good torture device. The ring hammer transforms a BHP into an excellent fighting pistol (for some of us).
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I love my BHP. They're really an iconic pistol not named 1911.



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Pretty well reviewed, I'd like stainless!

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i want one with a rail integrated into the frame
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i want one with a rail integrated into the frame


For some reason, the BHP is the perfect CCW as it's profile is so slim and sleek upfront. I would hate to ruin it with a rail...to each their own, but I love mine the way it is

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Miss mine. Was an amazing gun. Most modern hammer fired guns take a lot from the hi power. Still looking to buy another one when price is right. Sadly Browning is no longer making them.
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For some reason, the BHP is the perfect CCW as it's profile is so slim and sleek upfront. I would hate to ruin it with a rail...to each their own, but I love mine the way it is

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you could say that about most handguns with a rail having a better CCW profile without rails.. but the hi power wasnt built to be a conceal carry handgun, and i have no interest in using it as one, but as a home defense tool, and a handgun i grab as a backup weapon for SHTF, i'd like the rail, if they made one, it would fill the same role currently occupied by my CZ-75 SP01
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you could say that about most handguns with a rail having a better CCW profile without rails.. but the hi power wasnt built to be a conceal carry handgun, and i have no interest in using it as one, but as a home defense tool, and a handgun i grab as a backup weapon for SHTF, i'd like the rail, if they made one, it would fill the same role currently occupied by my CZ-75 SP01
You can drill the frame and add one.

I have the rail in a parts box somewhere.

Might make holsters hard.
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:16 PM
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You can drill the frame and add one.

I have the rail in a parts box somewhere.

Might make holsters hard.
Surefire made a variant of the Model 330 (3 Volt) light for the BHP (back in the 1990s).

It attached using the part of the slide stop that extends out the right side of the frame (no drilling required).

There were holsters made for the gun with that light mounted.
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You can drill the frame and add one.

I have the rail in a parts box somewhere.

Might make holsters hard.
no, drilling and tapping one never works or looks as well as one integrated.. and i wouldnt be too concerned about holsters
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Surefire made a variant of the Model 330 (3 Volt) light for the BHP (back in the 1990s).

It attached using the part of the slide stop that extends out the right side of the frame (no drilling required).

There were holsters made for the gun with that light mounted.
I had one for a 1911.

Ended up selling it for a collectable to a guy for more than I paid new.

GIANT ass holster/light.
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no, drilling and tapping one never works or looks as well as one integrated.. and i wouldnt be too concerned about holsters
If you were willing to spend the money it could be done well.

But I thought we were talking about utility.
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I had one for a 1911.

Ended up selling it for a collectable to a guy for more than I paid new.

GIANT ass holster/light.
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Ended up with a early/reliable Kimber warrior

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But I thought we were talking about utility.
The Xenon bulb technology of the 1990s meant they needed big reflectors to be effective. The torture tests of the time meant they were made of aluminium and chunky.

We mostly carried our Surfire lit BHPs in drop leg holsters - so concealability was not really a big factor.

They were backups to our SMGs and CAR15s (the lights for which were even bigger!). The USPs we got next came with UTLs - the combo of which was more compact.
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