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April 29, 2004, 10:15 PM
That Practical sure is attractive, but I'd take any of the above if I could find a good buy on one.
I've been checking out the local dealers for a BHP lately, but they want a small fortune plus my firstborn.:(
Where are you guys getting the rubber grips? Those are rubber aren't they, they look so from here?
April 29, 2004, 11:04 PM
Marshall .... mine already had them on but ... they are Uncle Mikes .....
''59508 - fits Browning Hi-Pwr''
April 29, 2004, 11:09 PM
Thanks P95Carry. I always forget about Uncle Mikes for some reason. :rolleyes:
Stephen A. Camp
April 29, 2004, 11:34 PM
I guess my favorite for nostagic reasons is my first Hi Power, this '71 commercial that was customized.
It usually wears it original grips, but the "reaper" grips made for an interesting picture. (They actually don't fit too well and are a little thick.)
My old duty Hi Power remains a favorite. Of course, if it could talk, I'd have to kill it...
This Mk III has had a few minor things done, none of which is very obvious. It remains quite accurate and a favorite.
I honestly don't know which is my favorite. Could I keep but one, I'd lie and keep all three.
April 30, 2004, 12:27 AM
My favorite is the MkIII, which is why I bought one as my first pistol.
I actually took it out on one of its less-common shooting trips today (I keep it sparkling clean for house duty most of the time), and not a single problem. Accuracy was great, the trigger keeps getting better.
I love this gun in ways I can't even describe. I actually had my little "knighting" where I officially named her "Lucky 13."
She's my baby.
P.S. I finally decided on a name for my other one, too. She'll be known as "Hero."
April 30, 2004, 12:33 AM
My latest, a MKIII in 9MM. I am getting comfortable with it and hi-caps.
April 30, 2004, 02:20 AM
Ooooh, nice gun WildAlaska. Def. feeling the Fabrique Nationale inscription on the slide! Then again, I have a little bias for Belgian guns.
My choice would be the Practical with some different grips. I prefer a bare front strap.
April 30, 2004, 03:24 AM
Pic from THR member "Rembrandt", sent to me to post. I kindly posted it but I believe the the pic was sent too large, what do you all think?
A resized picture is visible below so this one was removed due to its extremely large size. (Very nice picture, though....)
Stephen A. Camp
April 30, 2004, 05:04 AM
Marshal, nice pic but anyway you can resize it?
The picture's bigger than the textbook im reading!! :what: :what:
I tried to resize it, I saved it to my hard drive in three different sizes from Rembrants e-mail. No matter which one I post it comes through that size?
April 30, 2004, 10:06 AM
Doesn't somebody here have a custom Hi Power? Anyways, I saw it in the For Sale section a while ago and, man, was that thing sweet. Hopefully the owner will post a pic. Personally, I like the MKIII. Not a big fan of two-tone and I like the fixed sights. Now I just have to save up and buy one.
April 30, 2004, 10:29 AM
Re-sized picture. Please get rid of the huge one. :)
April 30, 2004, 07:17 PM
Mine's a standard with fixed sights.
I like it a lot!!!
In fact, I traded my Beretta 92 for it!!! :cool:
April 30, 2004, 07:49 PM
A .40 caliber Mk III owner here (along with a FEG PJK-9HP). Added Hogue wrap-around grips to both (and removed the mag disconnect from the FEG).
Life is good. :)
April 30, 2004, 08:58 PM
I only have one BHP and it's a new MkIII with fixed sights (the adj sight just sits too high and looks out of whack with the rest of the pistol's lines) and Uncle Mike's rubber grips. I haven't modified it in the least, though I'm dying to send it off for something or other.
Wild, who did your engraving? That's a very classy way dress it up, but I like how you didn't go overboard with full-coverage stuff. I'm definitely going to have to look into that when I can send mine off.
Overall, I'd rate the BHP as the best pistol in its class. The only thing I want to change is the sights (tritium) and the thumb safety (only because it digs into my thumb something wicked). Maybe a scrimshaw job on the slide and some antique nickel plating to make it shine.....
April 30, 2004, 11:11 PM
I have two new BHP Practicals; one in 9mm and the other in .40 S&W. Both have the stock fixed sights and both have Butler Creek (Uncle Mike's) rubber grips. To the casual observer, both pistols appear identical.