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Longer Life: Browning Hi-Power or SIG P226

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bg226, Mar 28, 2010.

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Which has the longer service life?

Poll closed Apr 27, 2010.
  1. Browning Hi Power 9mm

    19 vote(s)
    59.4%
  2. Sig P226 9mm

    11 vote(s)
    34.4%
  3. Other

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
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  1. bg226

    bg226 Member

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    I would like to know your opinions on which of these two fine pistols in 9mm would have a longer service life (round counts).
     
  2. Pilot

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    The P226 has an aluminum alloy frame. The Browning Hi Power has a steel frame and in its MK III guise is very strong. I vote BHP.
     
  3. SIGLBER

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    The Hi Power although a fine weapon has been known as not being the most sturdy design. One of the reasons the SAS said they switched to the 228/226
    was the durability of the pistols. Probably with the small amount of shooting we do compared to what SEAL, SAS, and so on the Hi Power would be fine. I prefer the Sigs pull, point, and shoot ability. I don't want to be worried about safties when things go bad.
     
  4. silversport

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    ...you mean the SAS used the Browning Hi Power for over 40 years and then decided that durability of the design wasn't there???...I do agree that the SiG Sauer P226 is a robust pistol but so is the Browning Hi Power...different ways of getting to a destination...I vote the current Mk III because of the steel frame and it's improvements but I have never felt shorted by the P226 either...
    Bill
     
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  5. JHansenAK47

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    I wonder if they were shooting machinegun rounds through their pistols? I was always told to not shoot +P or +P+ through my hipower. I think a better question would be how they stack up to each other shooting SMG ammo and compare in their average round count to part failure.
     
  6. jonnyc

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    I agree with the HP, due to the steel frame factor. However, unless you are going to fire 50,000 or more rounds of +P and above ammo and not think much about cleaning or spring maintenance, both pistols will probably outlast your children.
     
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