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Old 12-11-2014, 07:30   #1
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'74 bhp

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The Browning Hi Power Club

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It's a beauty. I wish I had more than one HP.
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It's a beauty. I wish I had more than one HP.
Just consider it your first

Oh, and it is a sickness

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Old 12-11-2014, 16:26   #4
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Oh, and it is a sickness

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I'm an admitted Glock - a - holic.

What do you call High Power "enthusiasts" / collectors?

Here's my long slide collection in its entirety (Glock 34 and Hi Power GP competition).. The Hi Power is my PPC backup gun to the Glock.
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Old 12-11-2014, 19:12   #5
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I'm an admitted Glock - a - holic.

What do you call High Power "enthusiasts" / collectors?

Here's my long slide collection in its entirety (Glock 34 and Hi Power GP competition).. The Hi Power is my PPC backup gun to the Glock.
Unlike some classic pistol "enthusiasts", I actually like Glocks...a lot . Bought a G17 in late '85, currently own 19 of 'em and have used the G17/G19...as an evil USG Contractor since '01.

Bought my first BHP back in '73 and have been gradually accumulating 'em ever since. I have...uhmmm, more BHPs than sanity would sanction...we'll leave it there . Like all my weapon afflictions, the BHP thing all started with duty/BUG/SWAT/Plainclothes/off-duty/competition carry, evolved into serious accumulating and finally grew to include safe queens and historical pieces...as in collecting .

Though I LEOSA EDC a G32 around home and a lower profile Kahr P45 for CONUS work travel, when I pull the pin again...for good, I can't imagine not switching back to one of my BHPs again.....

'81 GP Competition (Don't have any pics of the Glocks)

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Old 12-11-2014, 21:08   #6
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Okay, I have never met anyone else who owns one of these. Is yours fussy about ammo? Mine is. It likes ammo on the hot side of the equation. A fellow GP'er. Wow!!

Yup, I like whatever shoots straight and doesn't jam much.
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Okay, I have never met anyone else who owns one of these. Is yours fussy about ammo? Mine is. It likes ammo on the hot side of the equation. A fellow GP'er. Wow!!

Yup, I like whatever shoots straight and doesn't jam much.
While we're not alone, there really aren't many of us . I'm happy to say mine is not fussy at all, sorry to hear yours is . It does remind me I'm no longer as "on your hind legs", on demand, 25M, iron sight accurate as I once was .

On the Glock "Longslide": I've got a G34 like yours...use it the most as it carries similarly to a 1911 yet shoots like a match gun, a G35...with spare a 357Sig barrel...what a hoot , a G17L and G24 for the heck of it, with a new G41 planned for Christmas...

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I've got a G34 like yours...use it the most as it carries similarly to a 1911 yet shoots like a match gun, a G35...with spare a 357Sig barrel...what a hoot , a G17L and G24 for the heck of it, ..
My first Glock was a G21. With pracitice, I found I preferred the Glock trigger over the Hi Power trigger, and the G34 was a natural choice for another 9mm.

Do you know much about the Browning HP trigger? I'm mostly curious, but I've heard that the GP competition had some work done on the trigger. Meanwhile, I was advised that there were only a couple of guys in the country that were good with HP trigger jobs.
Again, just curious.
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My first Glock was a G21. With pracitice, I found I preferred the Glock trigger over the Hi Power trigger, and the G34 was a natural choice for another 9mm.

Do you know much about the Browning HP trigger? I'm mostly curious, but I've heard that the GP competition had some work done on the trigger. Meanwhile, I was advised that there were only a couple of guys in the country that were good with HP trigger jobs.
Again, just curious.
GP Competitions are allegedly put together with more care and are assembled in Belgium, not Portugal...not that there is anything wrong with the Portugal assembled BHPs but that's a subject for later discussion . More important than that, the MDS (Magazine Disconnect Safety) of the GP does not work off the trigger/magazine as do all other BHPs. AND, the GP uses a different Sear Lever with a different pivot point giving better leverage which consequently produces a better trigger. Have a look at the roll pin hole through the slide at the slide serrations and you'll see it is at a different location on the GP...further to the rear, than any other BHP...pretty much centered.

There are actually several excellent BHP wrenches from Cylinder and Slide to Don Williams...

Hope that helps
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I love the Hi Power. Its my all time favorite 9mm.

Here's my 1960, 1962, 1969, 1972, 1999, and 2003 models...


The Browning Hi Power Club
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Do you know much about the Browning HP trigger? I'm mostly curious, but I've heard that the GP competition had some work done on the trigger. Meanwhile, I was advised that there were only a couple of guys in the country that were good with HP trigger jobs.

Again, just curious.


The GP Competition has an enhanced trigger and its much better than a stock BHP in that regard.



Here's mine with the original (and ugly) Pachmayr grips. It dates from 1987.





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GP Competitions are allegedly put together with more care and are assembled in Belgium, not Portugal...not that there is anything wrong with the Portugal assembled BHPs but that's a subject for later discussion . More important than that, the MDS (Magazine Disconnect Safety) of the GP does not work off the trigger/magazine as do all other BHPs. AND, the GP uses a different Sear Lever with a different pivot point giving better leverage which consequently produces a better trigger. Have a look at the roll pin hole through the slide at the slide serrations and you'll see it is at a different location on the GP...further to the rear, than any other BHP...pretty much centered.
Yeah, the GP competition is a bit different than your standard Hi Power, be it a Belgian or Portuguese model. The trigger of the standard Hi Power is really no better in the Belgian models as it is with the Portuguese models.
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The GP Competition has an enhanced trigger and its much better than a stock BHP in that regard.

Here's mine with the original (and ugly) Pachmayr grips.
I love Pachmayrs. I put them on everything that'll take them. I guess I'm a little different in that respect.
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:rofl: I love Pachmayrs. I put them on everything that'll take them. I guess I'm a little different in that respect. :faint:

Actually, they are extremely comfortable on the GP. It makes the already stellar Hi Power ergos that much better.
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Actually, they are extremely comfortable on the GP. It makes the already stellar Hi Power ergos that much better.
Once I got rid of my terrible VP70Z, a friend of mine talked me into getting the GP competition; sort of making it my first 9mm. I've really shot the heck out of that gun and I use it as my backup PPC 9mm (although I'm not sure why, since I usually shoot a better score with it). Oh yeah, that's right, I didn't used to have enough magazines to get through without reloading magazines.
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I love the Hi Power. Its my all time favorite 9mm.

Here's my 1960, 1962, 1969, 1972, 1999, and 2003 models...


The Browning Hi Power Club
Real glad to see you check-in BAC, maybe we can keep this sub-forum fresh .

And another GP Competition no less ...

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I love Pachmayrs. I put them on everything that'll take them. I guess I'm a little different in that respect.
Nothing wrong with being "different" when it comes to our likes and...uhmmm, likes-less HD. I've got Pachs on several BHPs (see Post #1), 1911s and even a couple S&W revolvers ...
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Oh, got the G41...it had to take a back seat to the Christmas...and post Christmas BHPs mentioned in the Christmas thread, so it became a post New Years gift .

Now Glock announced the G40/10mm @ SHOT , that'll be next...unless another interesting BHP comes along first ...

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