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Met Up with an Old Friend...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Stephen A. Camp, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    ...from the 1980's and my early years in the tactical unit!

    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 Personalized Mk II.htm

  2. dairycreek

    dairycreek Well-Known Member

    Thanks! You always post very interesting stuff. I look forward to your remarks.
  3. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    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~!
  4. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Hello and thanks very much to you both for the kind words.

  5. silversport

    silversport Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing...always nice to see an old friend again...
  6. gb6491

    gb6491 Well-Known Member

    +1 on that:) I really like the work that was done on the rear sight.
  7. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Well-Known Member

    Another +1 on enjoying your posts.
  8. no kidding, i didn't know you were a mod on here. always liked reading your jhp reviews on hipowersandhandguns. :)
  9. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    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.
  10. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pic and info. Mine is like my AMEX card. I never leave home without it! :)

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