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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by johnmcl, Jan 29, 2017.

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  1. johnmcl

    johnmcl Member

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    Well, yesterday morning was the highlight of the week. No only did I have breakfast with a long time friend, but I ran a drill with my Browning Hi Power

    At 15 yards, shoot 10 rounds in 15 seconds
    At 10 yards shoot 10 rounds in 10 seconds
    At 5 yards, shoot 10 rounds in 5 seconds.

    Please note that I shot more than one string on this target, so the hole count is off. Also notice the 45 holes from my friend.

    What a flipping fun morning with a dressed up BHP. It makes one wonder why I bother carrying anything else.....

    BHP2 Drill 1A.jpg
     
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  2. bannockburn

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    Nice shooting! What mods did you do to your Hi-Power?
     
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    Thank you, it was quite the day. I had a local BHP gunsmith Jedi here in Virginia do a trigger job for me and remove the disconnect. He also arranged for a bluing, which is fabulous, and had it milled for Novak sights. I put the Hogue wood grips on, and found the Kirkpatrick Leather holster. The ammo is 124 grain Xtremes loaded with 4.2 grains of Bullseye powder, OAL 1.120 in. Muzzle velocity at 10 ft is 1130 fps.
     
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    Nice Hi-Power, and nice shooting with it! :thumbup:
     
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    Sounds like just enough to make a great gun even better! Like the Hogue grips and the Kirkpatrick holster.
     
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    I have a BHP manufactured in 1976 the came out of the Israel, either police or military. When I got it a few years ago, I had it completely checked out, professionally sand blasted and reblued and added new walnut grips. It looks beautiful, and still shoots great. I love my Hi-power.
     
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    The High Power has to be the MOST ergonomic gun I have ever held. It fits just about everybody's hand and that's really saying something for a double stack pistol. SC Shooter - I love your dog.
     
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    I most definitely agree with the CZ P01 coming in for a very close second place.
     
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  9. Martowski

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    I've always loved the slim lines of the Hi Power. It's always made me think other 9mms feel "overweight" in comparison. I have a Practical model, picked up used several years ago. Alas, it doesn't get as much range time as other pistols do these days (I've been on a 1911 kick for a few years now), but I still consider my BHP one of my favorites!
     
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    My Browning Hi-Power has been my go-to gun ever since I bought it a number of years ago. Had a very nice looking T Series model that was just that; nice looking but with a 15 pound trigger, tiny sights, and a safety that needed a mallet to move it on and off, that's all it was. Accuracy was Minute of Barn and all in all the gun was very frustrating to shoot. Sold it to an avid collector and waited for a new and improved Hi-Power to come out. Found it with the Mk.II with it's great trigger right out of the box (haven't even felt the need to remove the mag safety), easier to see sights, and an ambi safety that works exactly as it should. Add to that top notch accuracy for a service grade pistol, first rate reliability and durability, and the legendary Hi-Power ergonomics and I finally have the Hi-Power that I always wanted.

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    That is some good shooting with a fine pistol.
     
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