Browning Hi-Power question.


the naked prophet
May 16, 2007, 01:42 PM
I looked, but didn't see this anywhere in the archives.

Since I stopped carrying my .40 Browning Hi-Power in favor of my Glock 19 (weight issue, primarily), I haven't shot it as much (.40 ammo being more expensive than 9mm) as my Glock 19. I did shoot it at the last range session, but I had some problems.

Specifically, several times I tried to pull the trigger, but got nothing but mush. I released the trigger, and pulled again for a bang. It seems I'm not letting the trigger reset completely before trying to pull again. I haven't had a problem with my revolvers, which have a longer trigger reset than either my Glock 19 or BHP, so I didn't think it was me. But then again, my Glock has a much more... positive reset, what with the stiffer spring and all.

When examining the trigger pull after cleaning, it seems the trigger reset spring was awfully weak, barely providing any force at all to return the trigger forward. Did I just get used to shooting my Glock with its stiffer trigger, or has something gone wrong with my BHP? In either case, I suppose I should replace the trigger reset spring.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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May 16, 2007, 01:51 PM
No, I haven't had this problem, in fact I haven't had any problems, but it does sound like you've correctly diagnosed the problem that you're having to me. Then again it's hard to tell when listening to a description over the internet instead of trying it myself. The only thing that I could really suggest is to take it to a gunsmith who's good with BHP's, that will clear up any doubts you have in no time. Either a spring will need to be replaced, or they can put your fears to rest.

May 16, 2007, 03:59 PM
I doubt you have a problem with the HP. I often find that after shooting Glocks (or 1911's) that it takes some time to get used to the HP's long trigger reset. Also the current MK III HP's uses a weaker triger return spring then the original. In theory the mag safety spring assist in trigger reset allowing the weaker TR spring. However, since most of us remove the mag safety we are left with an even weaker trigger return. The Wolff extra power TR spring is actually the original full power spring and I usually add one of these when I remove the mag safety.


the naked prophet
May 16, 2007, 04:13 PM
I'd get that, but I'd have to pay and wait a month to get the gunsmith to install the spring. I've got the newer .40 Hi-Power, and I can't get the trigger apart myself. Hmmm.

May 17, 2007, 05:40 AM
It's pretty easy to disassemble the trigger, since it's held in place with only one pin. All you need is a punch, hammer to tap the punch, and pliers to pull the pin out of the frame. That is, unless the FEG clone is somehow different. Then again, I pulled that stunt because the tuition money overruled the gunsmith money.

the naked prophet
May 17, 2007, 01:41 PM
I tried to get the pin out, when I went to remove the magazine safety. However, it wouldn't budge. I later read that the newer BHPs were not made so that the end user can disassemble the trigger assembly. Not sure exactly how they did it, but I couldn't get the pin out of the frame.

May 17, 2007, 05:16 PM
I had a friend amateur gunsmith try and get my pin out. He couldn't, and now there is a big old scratch near the pin too. :(

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