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Hi power compact

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tarosean, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Who made the Browning Hi Power Compact?
  2. mr.scott

    mr.scott Well-Known Member

    FM the M95 detective. I think my grandfather still has his.
  3. Certaindeaf

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  4. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Not the argentine I meant a Belgium and Portugal rolled mark one
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Cylinder & Slide'll do it.
  6. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    I've seen a modified one at the local gun shows. Same guy has it and wants $850 for it. He's had it on his table for at least two years now with no takers. Claims it was modified by Novak. Looks interesting but has a ported barrel and slide. I personally don't like the ported barrel look.
  7. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Yeah I've drooled over a Pathfinder since I first saw one.

    I stumbled upon this gun for sale. I knew there was never a Browning HP Compact. So I was curious as to what it was or if someone else made it. I'm thinking they just used the name HP. Pics were not good enough to tell more about it thou.

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  8. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    That's really interesting. An HP double-action model.

    None of my reference books, including the Fjestad Blue Book show a 3.9" barreled FN-made or Browning marked double-action semi-auto. The ones listed are 4" barrels, or longer.

    It looks authentic, and relatively new (case, etc.) Wonder what the story might be?

    The values attached to the double action/single action models are considerably less than the single-action versions in the Blue Book.
  9. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    My wife has one of those in the picture but hers is marked an FN DAO I believe. It's not a DAO trigger, but hey, what do I know?

    Shoots real well, functions fine, but we haven't found mags for it. Not that we've been looking particularly hard.
  10. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Yeah the low price is what made me hesitate, (sold for 512.00 on GB) along with not being able to find any information about it.

    Any more information about it?
  11. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    The beauty of a true HP is the potentially great trigger (not always obvious if the mag disconnect is still installed, or the gun hasn't been tuned).

    Because this gun is DA/SA, it must be quite different internally, and the trigger is likely to be a disappointment compared to a SA HP.

    I'd have to handle one and try the trigger before I'd give it more serious thought.
  12. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    Asking the wife about her FN Compact now ...

    The slide says "HP-DAc" as in HiPower Double Action compact.
    It is an FN. But it can come in Browning or FN, functionally the same gun though.
    Magazine capacity is 10 rounds. but there are 15 round mags.
    The action is a classic DA/SA with a decocker.

    She got it for about 500ish bucks. 8) That's all she remembers, too. Other than it shooting real well.
  13. railroader

    railroader Well-Known Member

    That's a browning BDA.

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