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Met Up with an Old Friend...

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

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  1. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

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

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    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

    Best.
     
  2. dairycreek

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

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    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

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

    Best.
     
  5. silversport

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    Thanks for sharing...always nice to see an old friend again...
    Bill
     
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    +1 on that:) I really like the work that was done on the rear sight.
    Regards,
    Greg
     
  7. sidheshooter

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    Another +1 on enjoying your posts.
     
  8. Full Metal Jacket

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    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

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    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

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