Taurus PT99 or Browning Hi-Power?


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Hunterdad
April 17, 2011, 05:12 PM
I'm looking to get into a 9mm and my local lgs has these for sale for right around the same price. The Taurus shows some holster wear as does the browning. I would put them in the same grade as far as condition goes. So, what would you guys recommend?

Thanks
Adam

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Ala Dan
April 17, 2011, 05:13 PM
BHP

Vonderek
April 17, 2011, 06:02 PM
Mercedes gullwing or Chevy Geo? BHP

newfalguy101
April 17, 2011, 06:12 PM
If they are truly in the same or similiar condition, the Taurus is way over priced OR the HP is way UNDER priced.

Go with the High Power and dont look back

bannockburn
April 17, 2011, 06:51 PM
I would have to say that in similar condition, the Browning Hi-Power would definitely be my first choice over the Taurus PT-99.

mr.scott
April 17, 2011, 06:53 PM
Is it a Browning high power, FM (argentinian) High Power or an, FEG clone (not a true clone)?

oldbear
April 17, 2011, 07:24 PM
I've been a died in the wool revolver guy for 40+ years, even though I've owned a few bottom feeders. The Browning H.P. is the only one I wish I had not sold, and the only one I would consider buying again.

Either buy an High Power now or wish in 10 years you had bought one when you could have.

Gun Fever
April 17, 2011, 07:28 PM
how much u talkin?

jonnyc
April 17, 2011, 11:03 PM
Seriously...is this really a question??? BHP!

wow6599
April 18, 2011, 12:18 AM
"Browning and Taurus" do not belong in the same sentence.

Swiftyjuan
April 18, 2011, 12:26 AM
The Hi Power is worth 3 Taurus' , and I have owned a few good Taurus handguns. No comparison, the Browning is far superior.

Hunterdad
April 18, 2011, 06:02 AM
I'm starting to wonder myself if that Browning is a clone and not a true Browning. Both guns are $325 and I have yet to see a HP for anything close to that. I'll have to take a second look at it today.

Thanks

surjimmy
April 18, 2011, 04:40 PM
Just make sure it says Browning or Fabric National.

newfalguy101
April 18, 2011, 07:53 PM
I have a hunch its either an Argy FM gun, which is a licensed copy of the FN hi-power, or an FEG which is a clone.

At $325, its not a terrible price for an Argy, true its probably a little high, but, not terribly so.

For an FEG, its high, AND its a clone.

If its an Argy, I STILL say go for it, it IS a licensed copy and there is a certian amount of parts interchangability between it and a FN gun AND still a "better" gun than the Taurus

bergmen
April 18, 2011, 07:58 PM
$325 for a PT99 is about $300 too much. I had one for years but it was one problem after another, some minor, some serious. I just got sick of the unreliability, sold it and got a Glock 19.

Between the two, by all means the BHP (if that is what it is).

Dan

jonnyc
April 18, 2011, 08:54 PM
All depends on which Argy it might be, a licensed military/police model, or a post-license commercial version.

mr.scott
April 18, 2011, 09:35 PM
If it was the Argy "detective" model, I'll come buy it in a heart beat.

Dr.Rob
April 19, 2011, 03:47 AM
BHP all the way, even if it's a Charles Daly, which is an FEG, which is a clone but a very well made one.

TonyB
April 19, 2011, 06:27 AM
ok, I'm only going on MY experience: had a pt 99..100% reliable, you could shoot rocks in the thing. Had an actual Browning Hi-power..it was a DOG...only fed FMJ and bit my hand every shot. Plus the pt was lefty friendly. I have had tons of Tauruses all great guns. Currently have a pt945 that I would put up against any 1911. It didn't cost me an extra $1000 to get it to work.

Lucky Derby
April 19, 2011, 11:15 AM
HP-even if it is a clone.

Hunterdad
April 19, 2011, 12:00 PM
Just went and took a better look at the Browning. Its an FEG and is missing the rear site. They wouldn't budge on the $325 tag so I walked away.

O C
April 19, 2011, 02:25 PM
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If the BHP bites you, install a COM bevertail, and never again!

BikerRN
April 19, 2011, 04:51 PM
"Browning and Taurus" do not belong in the same sentence.

Agreed.

The Hi Power, and it's clones, are a more refined handgun suitable for the warrior.

Biker

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Hunter2678
April 19, 2011, 05:05 PM
No contest...daaa Hi powurr

CHEVELLE427
April 19, 2011, 05:59 PM
i like Taurus but if a BHP was close to the price browning it would be and i don't care for a 9mm.

czhen
April 19, 2011, 06:02 PM
BHP, they are a joy to shoot and you can improve a BHP anytime.
The best way to improve a tauri is buying other brand (flames coming).

Run boy run and get the BHP (I would say one of the 6 best pistols ever).

GCBurner
April 19, 2011, 06:10 PM
I've never had any problems out of my Taurus PT99. The design is basically the same as the Beretta, so it has all of the advantages and the drawbacks of that design. Mine is an earlier model, and has the ambidextrous safety on the frame, instead of on the slide. I like that arrangement better, myself; it's more convenient to reach. The Browning feels thinner, and better balanced in the hand, and is probably somewhat more concealable than the PT99, which really needs a shoulder holster under a loose jacket to hide from sight. The PT99 has a magazine capacity of 15 versus the Browning's 13, unless you're in a state that limits you to 10. The Browning HP is a single action, unless you get the BDA model; I carry the Taurus hammer down, safety on, and DA for the first shot.
It fits my need for a high-capacity 9mm fine, though if I were going to replace it at this point, I'd probably go with a Glock instead of the Browning HP.

newfalguy101
April 19, 2011, 06:31 PM
Just went and took a better look at the Browning. Its an FEG and is missing the rear site. They wouldn't budge on the $325 tag so I walked away.
Good decision.

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