Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

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Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Postby John_in_Longview » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:10 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

Postby randy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:57 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

Postby First Shirt » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:08 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

Postby Combat Controller » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:32 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

Postby BDK » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:05 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

Postby slowpoke » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:22 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

Postby FelixEstrella » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:23 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

Postby Jered » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:29 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

Postby Mike OTDP » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:34 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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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Postby randy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:04 am

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


I found that Pachmayrs adjusted my grip enough to keep that from happening...much

That and building up scar tissue in that spot ;)

FWIW, I'm trying to sell mine.


Wish I could partake, but no funds, and not traveling to California anytime in the foreseeable future.
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Re: Browning Discontinues Production of the Hi-Power

Postby Combat Controller » Fri May 11, 2018 3:17 pm

After some unnumbered number of rounds my link sheared off and I need a new barrel! It was getting shot out anyway but geez!
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