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which autoloader would you choose? BHP or M-9

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by yongxingfreesty, Apr 11, 2007.

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which semiauto would you choose?

Poll closed Apr 19, 2007.
  1. beretta m9

    48 vote(s)
    19.9%
  2. browning hi-power

    193 vote(s)
    80.1%
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  1. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    if you can only pick one of these two for conceal carry, home defense or just to have.

    the beretta m9 or browning hi power, friend of mine had a little bet.
     
  2. mpmarty

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    Picked the HiPower in deference to JMB. Wouldn't pick either for my personal use. Pistols are so marginal to begin with why burden yourself with less than optimal performance? My hd bedside pistol is an all steel full size Witness 10MM with sixteen WW 175 gr silvertips. My carry gun is a Taurus MilPro PT145 with eleven 185gr Barnes solid copper hollow points.:)
     
  3. MrDig

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    No question in my mind. The Browning Hi-Power and the 1911A1 are the two most copied and most successful designs in Semi-Auto Pistols. Walther is another. Luger was somewhat of a success but not copied like the others. The fact that the 1911, the BHP and the Walther designs are still in production from the original design blue prints is why in my opinion a gun collector should own one of each.
    I know I will get a lot of heat for my opinion as I know that 1911 detractors are numerous and vocal, but if you really think about the fact that all the other designs are really just variations on these three themes it makes sense to me.
     
  4. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    Of the 2, BHP cause it fits my hand and it has worked for so many years.
     
  5. GrandmasterB

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    Both are great, and I have owned both. I sold the Beretta but still have the Hi Power. The Hi Power is much slimmer and easier to carry. The Beretta is large for a 9mm and the grip and ergonomics are not nearly as good as the Hi Power IMHO.
     
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    I actually had to make this very decision about 1 year back: No shock, I chose the...BHP!
     
  7. Walkalong

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    Highpower. Awesome pistol. Ahead of it's time IMHO. :)
     
  8. Devonai

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    You can't go wrong with either one. I haven't purchased a BHP only because I already own a 92FS and I don't "need" two hi-cap 9x19mm autoloaders.
     
  9. possum

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    neither by choice, but if i had to go with one, i voted beretta because i know the weapon pretty good and really good compared to the hp.
     
  10. Ala Dan

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    Beretta. I've come to like DA/SA pistols quite a bit. Nothing against the BHP - it's just a psychological thing - the trigger down on a loaded chamber 'seems' safer than cocked and locked. And DA makes it easy to do multiple dry fires.
     
  12. reppondj

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    I own a Beretta and love it but the BHP is in the future as soon as the budget allows. Bought the Beretta several years ago to practice with (in the military and shoot military competition, owning your own is easier than checking one from the arms room every day or so) but the BHP is a tried and true design and will definately own one....
     
  13. Whirlwind06

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    Hi-power
    Classic design
     
  14. Run&Shoot

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    In a case like this you have to appeal to a higher authority.

    Take a deep breath, let it out (repeat as necessary), then calmly contemplate this question:

    "What would John Moses Browning do?"
     
  15. yongxingfreesty

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    thanks to everyone who voted! have a nice day!
     
  16. zachsm

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    beretta hands down. classic doesn't mean anything to me.
     
  17. MD_Willington

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    browning hi-power

    ...just like your favorite old pair of jeans, you just love'm...
     
  18. 10-Ring

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    I have more rounds through my Beretta 92fs than my BHP but I love both. If it came down to concealed carry...I'd probably go w/ the HP ;)
     
  19. Texfire

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    Since concealed is one of your criteria I voted BHP. I'd even go one further and suggest you look at a FM M95 Detective. Excellent Argentinian clone with a shorter slide and barrel. Same great ergonomics and design. And much cheaper.
     
  20. Texas Colt

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    Another vote for the Hi Power. It's a great design.

    I have owned both, but the Beretta is no longer in my stable. It's just too bulky for daily carry.
     
  21. Eightball

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    With the Hi-Power, you can get more grip options; the Pachymer grips fit my hand perfectly, and now I want one :( I need to stop touching guns I cannot afford, it makes me poor :eek:
     
  22. yongxingfreesty

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    Yeah...only 10 responses - to a completely different question...

    Nice to see the BHP get some love - never cared for the Beretta's, personally...
     
  24. gudel

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    I'd get the Beretta. Looks better and it's pretty much very well tested.
     
  25. Mr White

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    No brainer. Hi Power. I have one. I love it. I trust it. I know I can shoot it well.

    That said, its my nightstand gun and I rarely carry it. I prefer my Taurus Millennium for CC. Its smaller, lighter and much more concealable. I don't like the trigger but all in all, its not a bad gun.
     
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