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Browning ends Hi Power Production
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:04:20 AM »
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/02/06/browning-ends-hi-power-production-1936-2017/

They command a premium price now so I imagine we will see a 30% or more price jump soon.  :frown:
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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 11:03:12 AM »
I am surprised. That is nothing short of Colt discontinuing 1911s.
Personally never was a BIG fan of BHPs but know the quality and am surprised.
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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 11:23:56 AM »
To All,

As a result of Browning's ending the BHP's production, I expect that FEG's "clone" will become even more popular with shooters.

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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 12:09:35 PM »
PaPa Bear: It is surprising. I would imagine it's still a decent seller for them.

satx: I have an Argentine FM clone. Made under license of Browning with their machines and supervised by their plant managers. Found it at a gun show last year unloved and looking pretty sad. Took it on as a project. It would fire the first thee or four rounds then jam. Replaced all the springs with Wilson Combat and a new extractor. Worked OK for about twenty rounds then same same. Tried new magazines and it didn't help. Took it apart, which I had done several times, and could't get the slide stop back in. Frustrating. At the gunsmith now.
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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 12:59:50 PM »
Alte Schule,

I once had one of the Buenos Aires BHP "clones" & it was UGLY but shot fine. - Got traded off a long time ago.

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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 05:50:45 PM »
the Browning Hi-Power is a pistol i have never owned, but always wanted. it's a shame that they are discontinuing it after so many years of production.

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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 06:32:27 PM »
Ive shot browning hi powers, I also have a FEG clone. The FEG is far cheaper and is the same gun without the browning name. Mine shoots every type of ammo, steal, brass, HP, etc. the bluing is only 50% or less but it’s a fine weapon. Great “truck gun” or “bug out gun”. With this news I might buy another FEG for an investment piece. 
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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 08:20:48 AM »
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I own a Browning HiPower and, in my opinion, it's a pistol that just doesn't get enough credit for being a pistol of extremely good quality

I have to remind myself periodically that it's in the safe and then, when I do I drag it out and take it to the range I  remember why it's one of my favorites (mine's in 9mm - would like to also own one in .40 - but not enough to go out and buy it..)

of course Nighthawk is producing the HiPower and I'm sure their example is as fine as the original - or most likely improved over Browning's
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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 05:49:44 PM »
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I own a Browning HiPower and, in my opinion, it's a pistol that just doesn't get enough credit for being a pistol of extremely good quality

I have to remind myself periodically that it's in the safe and then, when I do I drag it out and take it to the range I  remember why it's one of my favorites (mine's in 9mm - would like to also own one in .40 - but not enough to go out and buy it..)

of course Nighthawk is producing the HiPower and I'm sure their example is as fine as the original - or most likely improved over Browning's

I fired one at a gun meet up.. It's a nice gun.. I think that it's just too expensive to produce and the quantities demanded aren't/weren't enough to justify continuing production.. If you own one the price will only go up from here on out.
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Re: Browning ends Hi Power Production
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 06:04:08 AM »

..If you own one the price will only go up from here on out.

how odd am I.....I've never in my life thought that the value of any firearm I've purchased/owned might possibly "go up" - that possibility has no interest to me what so ever - none
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