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Is a Browning HiPower Worth $300 More Than a CZ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tecolote, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. Tecolote

    Tecolote Member

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    Comparing prices on GunBroker and places like Buds, NIB Browning MkIII HiPowers average $300 more than NIB CZ75Bs. I understand manufacturing costs, labor costs and taxes add to the Browning's price, but from a consumer's point of view, is it worth spending the extra money for a Browning?
     
  2. velocette

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    Tec;
    Functionally no. From an investment point of view yes. From an aesthetical point of view yes.
    BHPs have and still are slowly going up in value. New ones are hard to find to nonexistant and are expensive. Used ones have almost doubled in price in the past few years.
    BHPs are the final product of John Brownings genius. (with some help from a Frenchman)
    They can be made to be quite accurate and can be convinced to have a good trigger pull. (neither as good as a 1911 but better than a CZ75)
    One pistol is a classic the other is good pistol.

    YMMV
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  3. berettaprofessor

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    Every time (almost)
     
  4. MrDig

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    Why yes it is.
     
  5. towboat_er

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    Nope, I don't think so.

    I like the CZ better than the HP.
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  6. RickMD

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    Assuming equal condition, yes.
     
  7. Certaindeaf

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    Hi-Powers have always been expensive. If you don't want one, don't buy one.. they cost what they cost.
    I'm just glad they're not like $2-3000 like many 1911's.
     
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    Is a blonde worth more than a brunette? Value is in the eyes of the beholder. Personal taste might easily make one worth more than the other.
     
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    Careful shopping can get you an almost new BHP for about the same price as the CZ. Buy what you like, I prefer the BHP and slightly used examples represent a real bargain.
     
  10. PRM

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    Would I rather have the Browning - Yes

    There are some bargains out there. Coles Distributing has a lot of the recent FN Browning High Powers (Israeli Imports) on Gun Broker. I picked mine up for $459 in excellent condition. So far I've bought two guns from this vendor. Super to deal with, accurate descriptions, and they stand behind what they sell.
     

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    No question the high power is a step up.
     
  12. nathan

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    I dont have the original BHP but a clone, Hungarian PJK 9 HP. Mine is exact copy and very accurate. The finish is dark polished blue and rougher in the edges.
     
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    I don't think you'd have to pay that much more. Based on what I'm seeing $150-$200 more is at most what you'd pay. But yes, I'd gladly pay $300 more for a BHP over a CZ.
     
  14. Claude Clay

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    certain items are worth the extra. a S&W vs a charter arms. today pay $100ish mor for the smith but in 5+ years the smith will return all the dollars; the CA, perhaps half.
    GHP, unless your going to use it roughly, yes.
    and if all you want is a hammer, than get the CA or a glock.
     
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    No, I don't think so, but that's just me. To me the Hi-Power would be a great range gun only, well made and reliable, but I don't like single action only for carry.
    I prefer CZ pistols for carry, as they fit me like a glove.

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  16. hso

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    Depends
     
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    Unable to answer the OP's question as ive only held a BHP,but sure felt like holding a CZ.
     
  18. miles1

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    And it looks like i have found my next purchase...........
     
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    You could argue that the Hi-Power is a classic also




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    If you're selling a BHP it's "worth" a lot more than if you're buying it. Same with a CZ-75.

    How much a thing is worth depends on the buyer and the seller and on what number they can agree. Both can assess the thing's condition and research recent similar transactions ad nauseum, but ultimately the thing's worth is always unknown until they shake hands on a number.
     
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    I like them both.

    Whether a person will pay more for the High Power is a matter of personal preference. They are both fine guns.
     
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    That polished stainless 75b is absolutely gorgeous. It's the only gun I would consider selling my BD to fund.
     
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    Like em both, have them both.
     
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    The HP might be worth more if it fits you. I went to a CZ 75b because it fit me better. If you have big hands the HP may be too small. After using my CZ for the last six years (and the Kadet conversion for it) I have near zero interest in an HP.
     
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    All 6 of my BHPs are locked in safes (but one in the holster on war belt) , my P01 is bedside (with a TRL2 light on it) loaded with Ranger 127 grain +p+ tho....
     
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