I know that Ciener makes a .22lr conversion kit for the Browning Hi Power. I've also been told that whenever possible you should purchase Ciener kits through a third party just in case you need to return it, as his customer service is abysmal.
Does anyone know where I can purchase the Hi Power conversion kit other than directly from Ciener's web site? Brownell's carries the kits for the AR-15, Mini-14 and 1911, but not the HP.
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March 6, 2008, 06:29 PM
have you called Brownells on the phone?
March 6, 2008, 07:29 PM
No, I haven't. I figured if they carried it they would list it on the web site.
March 6, 2008, 09:15 PM
I have one that was purchased directly from Ciener and given to me as a Christmas present. It fits only one of my BHPs but works well on the one.
I did have a question/problem and tried contacting Ciener via phone. No luck. Internet won't work either. Sent two letters---never answered. My last phone call was made a few minutes before business hours and Mr. Ciener answered the phone. As soon as I introduced myself, he started to tell me just how dumb I was for asking such a question. This chiding went on, but he finally answered my question and convinced me there was no problem with the hardware. (He really is the South end of a North bound horse). However-----he was correct with his answer. I have near 500 rounds through it with no problems.
Maybe a "dealer" has a special way of contacting and communicating with him, but I doubt it. If you want one, just buy it.
My big problem with the .22 kit is why have one in the first place. When using it, the only thing unchanged with the basic gun is the trigger. So it might be good for "trigger training". My rangemaster says he wants one to "train" with. Why train without noise and recoil ? On the plus side, you can shoot cheaply, but with little purpose other than "fun".
The BHP is easy to shoot and performs very well in 9mm.
March 6, 2008, 09:45 PM
Got one a few years ago when they first came out...no regrets. As others have stated Mr Ciener lacks critical social, communication, & people skills.