Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, February 12, 2018

Well, Foo; BHP Ed.

The Hi-Power is one of John Moses Browning's finest designs. And although it is possible to still find a few Hi-Power pistols at dealers across the U.S., the Hi-Power is technically out of production. Current dealer inventories will be the last available from Browning for the foreseeable future.
Say goodbye to the granddaddy of the wonder-nines. So I'd expect prices will start creeping up.

I have a Mk.III. The sides of the hammer are sharp enough to cut with, which I'll get around to remedying one of these days.

The biggest knock of American pistoleros against the Hi-Power is the magazine safety. Because it presses against the side of the magazine, magazines won't drop free when the release button is pressed. Browning/FN never seemed to bother about trying to do some minor updates to make the gun more competitive-- a flared magazine well would have been a good start. Like another maker of an iconic John M Browning, Jr.'s designs (I'm looking at you, Colt), they were content to rest on the basic design and make few, if any, updates over the years.

Another fine gun that basically died from corporate neglect.

C'est la vie. {shrug}

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

My dad's Browning 9mm was the only handgun I ever really liked. I think my sister has it now that he's dead, so maybe I'll tell her that it just became more valuable.

-Doug in Oakland