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British Army Replacing their 40 yeard old Hi-Powers with...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by T2K, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. PabloJ

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    I would guess $300+/-25.
     
  2. jungle

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    No need to guess at the cost. 25,000 pistols @ 9 million pounds, no doubt this includes some support parts, training and the lovely holsters.

    That is 14,450,000 green backs. That is $578 per pistol. Somebody made some money.:D
     
  3. BulletArc47

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    You're right, the HP (P-35) was originally manufactured by FN wasn't it. Did the current Browning Co, make HP for the Brits?
     
  4. jungle

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    Browning never made the BHP, they were all made by FN, in fact Browning makes no firearms at all, they just market guns produced by other companies.
     
  5. HorseSoldier

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    The British military has some corporate knowledge of the Glock 17 -- they issued them to the Iraqi police organization they stood up in Basra and it's environs. Much like how the US .mil had to farm out a lot of Foreign Internal Defense missions to conventional units, the UK guys training the Iraqi police were not SAS troopers, but conventional guys from various units.

    This probably played a role in their selection, though I'm sure part of it had to do with Glock being a crazy competitive bidder for contracts.
     
  6. Loc n Load

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    Brownings

    I won't argue Glock vs. Hi pwr - I have background with both... own both, have carried both, instructed both and shot tons of ammo thru both platforms.
    In the latter part of the 80's and early 90's the FBI HRT used Browning Hi powers, and Wayne Novak built them for the FBI if memory serves me. I have one of those...along with a couple of "stock" Hi powers.....had a good friend of mine at Quantico who had logged over 100,000 rds thru his Hi power as an HRT operator. Those lad's got a lot of trigger time every week and got paid to do it. IF any major military service uses a certain piece of ordnance for decades, then that speaks volumes for that piece.
     
  7. jon_in_wv

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    The HP is a great design and a great pistol. It deserves more respect than it gets.
     
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