Editor, The Armory Life
Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled The Story of John Browning’s Hi-Power and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/the-story-of-john-brownings-hi-power/.
Nice, very nice HP’s thanks for posting pics, makes me want to find one more then ever now.Finally... an article of worth on this lowbrow site.... (just kidding).
The Hi Pwr is like listening to Brahms or Bach after a day at work, with ‘new country’ being played on one side of the office suite and some bobble-heads listening to rap on the other...oh never mind.
Here’s my two. The boxed is NIB, never fired (I think it’s a Mk II or something?). The traditional i got in 1993 and has 400-500 rds thru it.
If I could have one, and only ONE, handgun I’m 90% sure I’d go with an HP....
You won’t believe the ‘pointability’ of it if you do find one.Nice, very nice HP’s thanks for posting pics, makes me want to find one more then ever now.
Come to think of it, I cannot recall any issues ever with mine, either.... No jams, FTF, FTE... nothing.Loved firing this sidearm. Never had a single issue, even in cold-wet wintertime.
I loved the many safety systems on it. Even though one of its drawbacks was the magazine disconnect feature, it was accurate, crisp, and balanced. I preferred the wooden handle; it felt better in the hand.
As for its limited capacity, well it didn’t bother me; like for any sidearm, I have learned to count the round fired (10 + 1 in chamber) and learn how to reload fast at round 10.
Many would swear by the 1911, I am for its more reliable and improved sibling, the GP, P35.
Love my Hi Power. Actually they are quite slim and smaller frame, making a great CC pistol. Drawback on mine is only 10
Pricing is too prohibitive for a sidearm manufactured for so long. I preferred the military standard issued to the civilian variants, but it seems they were systematically destroyed at the end of their lifecycles.Come to think of it, I cannot recall any issues ever with mine, either.... No jams, FTF, FTE... nothing.
I need to get the MkII out and try it.