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Picked up my first HiPower

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Opie, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. Opie

    Opie Member

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    I know this post really doesnt add to the knowledge base here, but my wife won't listen to me rant about it, so you will!

    Most of the custom work was done by Jim Stroh at AlphaPrecision including a match bar-sto barrel, C&S wide trigger and trigger and reliability package. Cylinder and Slide dovtailed and installed the Novak sights.
     

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  2. Airwolf

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    Rats!

    Got drool on my ThinkPad! :D

    Very, very nice!
     
  3. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    Very nice.

    Here's a picture of my second BHP. It a stock MKIII I bought used, with rubber grips.

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    My other BHP is out being customized by Ted Yost.

    Enjoy.

    -z
     
  4. 10-Ring

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    Knowledge base is one thing, pride in ownership & appreciating a piece of art is another! Congrats!
     
  5. Wildalaska

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    Nice! Nice! Nice!

    Wildcanipostapicofmineagain?Alaska
     
  6. Hal

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    Sweet pic Opie.
    Looks like it has the right grips too. Both my HP's have Spegel Grips on em.
     
  7. Ninj500

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    Your one of us crazy Hi-Power people now. I can't wait to see the pictures of your second, third and fourth. For some reason BHP's always eventually appear in multiples. Congrats on the new one, it's a beautiful example of the best handgun ever designed.
     
  8. tlhelmer

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    Does anyone know the specs of a BHP?

    Just trying to add to the knowledge base by asking a good question ;)
     
  9. beemerb

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    VERY NICE. I just got mine back from the smith.All I had done was a reblue.I am happy with it just the way it is.
    Bob
     
  10. Gary A

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    Thelmer - off the top of my head. Length, approx 7 3/4 inches. Height, approx 5 inches depending on type of sights (with metal magazine basepads, a little more with the rubber basepads). Weight, approx 32 ounces including empty magazine. Barrel Length, a little under 4 3/4 inches. Thickness, approx 1.3 inches...all in the butt, slide and frame is very svelte. Capacity as designed, 13 rounds 9mm parabellum (10 in U.S. so everyone can feel so much safer...). The .40 version is 3 or 4 ounces heavier (all in the slide) and has a capacity of 10 regardless. The .40 also has an extra locking lug (3 versus 2 in the 9mm).
     
  11. JeepDriver

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    I just picked up my MK III last Thursday.

    I've been looking for some one to do an extended beaver tail, combat hammer, mag disconnect removal, trigger job, and a Bar Sto. If I can afford all that work I'll be looking for someone to check the front strap.
     
  12. Kahr carrier

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    Nice pic,nice gun.:)
     
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    Opie - Thats a fine looking BHP and I am surprised its your first as I know from postings at TFL that you have owned many handguns. Jim at Alpha did the trigger on my BHP also (he is about one hour away from me). I know your BHP will be a keeper.Enjoy!
     
  14. tlhelmer

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    Thanks Gary.

    I was wondering how it compared in size to my Beretta 96-G
     
  15. Dave Markowitz

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    Ooh, very nice!

    Welcome to the High Power club.
     
  16. Steve F

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    Very nice !:D And welcome to the BHP fan club:cool: I've got 3 myself;) Note to self,...get some Spegels!
     
  17. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Good looking Hi-Power... they'll multiply on you if you don't watch them.
     
  18. BevrFevr

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    Nice!

    Any probs with hammer bite? looks like that hammer reachs way back.

    Sexy pistol just the same.
    -bevr
     
  19. Opie

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    No Problems at all with the hammer

    I was scared at first, especially since I have meaty hands, but I was never bit one time with it. I had planned on taking a little off the back of it, but since it doesnt bite me I am not going to mess with it. This puppy is one hell of a shooter, and i am not gonna fix what aint broke.

    Brian
     
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    Someone wanted a different look at the sights so I will post them here

    Novaks
     

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    Just looked at the sight picture and...

    I realized I am addicted. I'm not trying to be cute with AA type jokes.

    I used to want a better job so I could buy more toys like this. I got said job and I buy more toys but it's not enough. Just bought a Ruger mkII two weeks ago. Now I'm burning for a Firestorm mini .45 and an HP. Not to mention a Mauser and M700 .308. Of and one of everthing kel tec makes. A couple more cz's would be nice and a single action .45.

    All the while the car and the house need work. Student Loans, credit repair, house payments, buy a ring for the little woman. Ugh! And all I really want is the aformentioned list of goodies. I'm going freaking nuts.

    sorry I just had to get that out.

    Still a sexy HP -bevr
     
  22. Opie

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    If you buy her a ring you can pretty much forget the guns you want. Just a heads up.

    Brian
     
  23. firestar

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    I have wanted one for years but people want crazy cash for them. I won't pay $600 for a used gun that is not rare. Why don't people want to sell me BHPs cheap? Oh wait, I know why. I guess I will just have to pony up the dough sooner or later if I want one.
     
  24. Opie

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    I think Brownings just keep value better than other guns.

    There are also not as many smiths that work on BHPs, and the wait for one is usually several months. When someone sells a gun worked on by a good BHP smith it usually holds value extremely well.

    I paid $900ish for this one.
     
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