Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

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Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by John_in_Longview » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:10 pm

I went looking for a holster for my Hi-Power and saw reference on a Browning forum that the Hi-Power was in danger of being dropped from production. Checking Browning's site confirms that it is currently listed as discontinued.

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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by randy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:57 pm

:cry:

link from Browning site

It's been coming for a while. One reason I switched to a Glock for EDC, didn't want a pistol I couldn't replace ending up rusting away in an evidence locker if something unfortunate should happen. At $1-1.5K for a new one off the shelf (IF you could find one in stock) it's been hard to come up with the scratch to buy any the last few years.
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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by First Shirt » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Dammit!

I'd been hoping to pick up one of these, when I finally get ahead of Minion-related projects.
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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by Combat Controller » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:32 pm

Sad. Like the Colt Python in a way, not that they can't make it any longer (like the Colt) but it's also expensive and has a small market now.
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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by BDK » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:05 am

It’s almost like they didn’t want to try. They could have looked at what CZ and Tangfolio did with the idea, to create some of the most popular competition guns on the planet, and instead they refused to tweak it they way the 1911 was tweaked

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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by slowpoke » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:22 am

I guess they're not going to make it to the 100th anniversary like the 1911 did. And they were only 17 years away too.
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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by FelixEstrella » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:23 am

Well, aside from the fact that the hammer-bite sucks for those of us with gorilla paws ...

FWIW, I'm trying to sell mine.
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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by Jered » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:29 am

I have an FN P-35 that was used by the Jews. Hopefully, someone shot some pore'n'starvin wogs with it.
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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Post by Mike OTDP » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:34 am

Rather sad, as I'm a big fan of the Browning. I've got both an Inglis Browning...and a full-house Cylinder & Slide-tuned piece. The latter is absolutely great. The problem is, the Browning doesn't have as good a trigger as a 1911, nor the low price of a Glock.

On the other hand, there are a lot of BHPs out there. And clones.

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