Met Up with an Old Friend...


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Stephen A. Camp
September 1, 2010, 03:07 PM
...from the 1980's and my early years in the tactical unit!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/hipowersandhandguns/Hipowersandhandguns2/MkII001gray.jpg
This lightly personalized Mk II was the first Hi Power I was "officially authorized" to carry for both regular duty and tactical call-outs when the police department I worked for allowed autoloaders. (Prior to that, I had sometimes carried a Hi Power under my uniform jacket but that was not much in Texas weather.)

I wound up selling this Mk II and others (mistake) when the Mk III made its debute. Recently I got an opportunity to revisit and photograph this old thing for a project I'm involved in and thought I'd share a picture or two and a tiny bit of this pistol's "history".

This one has not kept good company. It "visited" with two armed robbers, one bank robber and more meth and crack dealers than I can honestly remember, but it never had a "conversation" with any of them; it never needed to; they complied with police orders and never threatened me.

If interested, a little more about the gun can be had here:

http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Lightly%20Personalized%20Mk%20II.htm

Best.

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dairycreek
September 1, 2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks! You always post very interesting stuff. I look forward to your remarks.

Ala Dan
September 1, 2010, 05:50 PM
Greeting's Mr. Camp My Friend-

Great story, as I always enjoy reading your every post~! I recently acquired
my second Browning Hi-Power; a 1995 model [made in Belgium, assembled in
Portugal], a blued model with the adjustable target sights. Trigger isn't bad,
but maybe could use just a tiny bit of tweaking? Enjoy~!

Stephen A. Camp
September 1, 2010, 09:57 PM
Hello and thanks very much to you both for the kind words.

Best.

silversport
September 1, 2010, 10:57 PM
Thanks for sharing...always nice to see an old friend again...
Bill

gb6491
September 2, 2010, 12:17 AM
Thanks for sharing...always nice to see an old friend again...
+1 on that:) I really like the work that was done on the rear sight.
Regards,
Greg

sidheshooter
September 2, 2010, 03:16 AM
Another +1 on enjoying your posts.

Full Metal Jacket
September 2, 2010, 03:32 AM
no kidding, i didn't know you were a mod on here. always liked reading your jhp reviews on hipowersandhandguns. :)

Stephen A. Camp
September 2, 2010, 08:25 AM
Hello and thanks to all again. I am glad that the post was interesting.

Full Metal Jacket: The title is now honorary, I reckon for I have not been a moderator here for quite a while. Had quite a few things eating up lots of time and had to drop some things.


Best to all and good shooting.

loadedround
September 2, 2010, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the pic and info. Mine is like my AMEX card. I never leave home without it! :)

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