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Old 01-30-2010, 19:53   #1
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BHP for carry

The first handgun I carried was my BHP. I've since retired it in favor of my Glock 19. Does anyone out there still carry their BHP?
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Old 01-30-2010, 20:48   #2
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I carry a Robar BHP in a Phantom IWB holster.

My G-19 serves as domestic protection now, since I installed a Viridian X5L.

No need to change.

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:41   #3
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Sorta gone the other direction from you, tshadow6. If it's not a 1911 on my hip, chances are it's a Hi Power. Only time I revert to polymer is when in places where the predators come bigger and tougher than humans. Bear/mountain lion country calls for a Glock 20 to my way of thinking.
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Old 02-01-2010, 22:48   #4
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Yes, I alternate between a G26 in an MTAC and a BHP Standard in Don Hume leather.
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Old 02-03-2010, 22:01   #5
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Of my concealed carry pistols I often carry my Glock 19-its light, great mag capasity(15 rounds) but bulky and not especially accurate, my other carry is a FN frame FM M90 detective build I built.It's smaller less bulky, less rounds (13 vrs 15)but far more accurate-but wieghs more. Of the two I perfer my FN/FM M90 detective over my Glock 19.
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Old 02-04-2010, 00:53   #6
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I have two hi powers I carry my fav is my 9mm the .40 is a little too heavy for me but it gets some holster time, the only reason I dont carry a hi power all the time is because sometimes I leave the gun in the car say going into a bar or work or other weapons free zone, my glock 23 is alot less spendy to replace and its kinda hard to walk into a gun shop and even see a hipower let alone buy one in my neck of the woods.
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Old 02-09-2010, 17:49   #7
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Why carry a HP or 1911 when you can carry the G19 or G17. Cocked and locked a thing of the past. Keep it simple yank and fire with no hammers or thumb safeties. And no finish wear and cracked frames with plus P ammo when you have Glocks. Did I say about the service life being 3-4 times more with the Glock and no safeties to get missed or jammed on and a hammer that can get blocked. Cocked and locked is like flintlocks !!
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Old 02-09-2010, 18:02   #8
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The first handgun I carried was my BHP. I've since retired it in favor of my Glock 19. Does anyone out there still carry their BHP?
Yes, on a regular basis.
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Old 02-09-2010, 18:07   #9
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Did I say about the service life being 3-4 times more with the Glock and no safeties to get missed or jammed on and a hammer that can get blocked. Cocked and locked is like flintlocks !!

How do you establish a service life 3-4 times longer with a Glock? Glocks arrived in this country in 1986. That's 24 years. The 1911 has been in service with our armed forces since 1911. Given a model produced in say 1942 during the height of production those pistols are in service for 68 years and counting.

Do your Glocks go through some type of time warp we are not aware of?

By the way the OP did not ask your opinion of the Hi Power or 1911. He asked for info from others who carry the same type of pistol he does.
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Old 02-09-2010, 18:12   #10
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The first handgun I carried was my BHP. I've since retired it in favor of my Glock 19. Does anyone out there still carry their BHP?
No, but I still carry this on occasion:

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Why carry a HP or 1911 when you can carry the G19 or G17. Cocked and locked a thing of the past. Keep it simple yank and fire with no hammers or thumb safeties. And no finish wear and cracked frames with plus P ammo when you have Glocks. Did I say about the service life being 3-4 times more with the Glock and no safeties to get missed or jammed on and a hammer that can get blocked. Cocked and locked is like flintlocks !!
If you are very inexperienced, yes a Glock is the "yank and fire" for you. Some of us have decades of experience with C&L and it is second nature. I have a 1938 FN HiPower with tens of thousands of rounds through it including years of service in China during WWII and beyond. It will still be around working when your glock is recycled into an easy bake oven.
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Old 02-09-2010, 20:51   #12
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Why carry a HP or 1911 when you can carry the G19 or G17. Cocked and locked a thing of the past. Keep it simple yank and fire with no hammers or thumb safeties. And no finish wear and cracked frames with plus P ammo when you have Glocks. Did I say about the service life being 3-4 times more with the Glock and no safeties to get missed or jammed on and a hammer that can get blocked. Cocked and locked is like flintlocks !!
Maybe because life is too short to shoot and carry an ugly gun?
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Old 02-20-2010, 18:50   #13
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The P35 is still my favorite pistol, and I carry one of mine quite often.

Here's a 1995 MKIII in LittleBear leather.
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Why carry a HP or 1911 when you can carry the G19 or G17. Cocked and locked a thing of the past. Cocked and locked is like flintlocks !!
This has to be one of the funniest posts of the week. I have Glocks, 1911s and Hi Powers (and others) and I carry a Hi Power as my main CCW. Have you ever even fired one? In combat they beat the pants off of a Glock for speed/rate of fire. I like Glocks, but I LOVE BHPs. the sweet single action trigger has all other autos beat, hands down. Trained gunners know how and when to use a single action safety, it's not a problem
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Old 02-24-2010, 22:04   #15
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Yes, the BHP is my favorite carry pistol.
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Old 02-25-2010, 21:53   #16
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Think about it. The trigger type is very similar to an AR15/M16 and few complain about that..
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:30   #17
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Those of you carrying a BHP, what holster are you using? Im thinking leather and IWB. I looked at Milt Sparks, but dont want to wait 6 months or so for a holster.
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Those of you carrying a BHP, what holster are you using? Im thinking leather and IWB. I looked at Milt Sparks, but dont want to wait 6 months or so for a holster.
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The Galco also fits my 1911s so it's very versatile
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Those of you carrying a BHP, what holster are you using? Im thinking leather and IWB. I looked at Milt Sparks, but dont want to wait 6 months or so for a holster.
I've been using LittleBear leather for a couple of years now (see above post). I don't do IWB, but I'd rank Dave's stuff right up there with the best of them (and I've had them all).

Reasonably priced and relatively short turnaround time for a custom builder (usually 30 days or less).

Check 'em out. Don't see anything you like? Give him a call. He'll make what you need.

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Old 03-10-2010, 22:15   #22
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I carry my Yost-built (SRT) Hi-Power on a regular basis in an Askins Avenger style holster. Love the gun...accurate as the day is long, good capacity, relatively light weight, great looking...really tough to beat. Other regular carry guns are a 1911 (Springer Pro) and a G30SF.

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Old 05-02-2010, 17:48   #23
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I carry my Yost-built (SRT) Hi-Power on a regular basis in an Askins Avenger style holster. Love the gun...accurate as the day is long, good capacity, relatively light weight, great looking...really tough to beat. Other regular carry guns are a 1911 (Springer Pro) and a G30SF.
I currently have my BHP over at Heirloom for Jason to work some SRT magic on. I miss it terribly on my hip even though it's been a few days. In fact, I ended up buying another as I simply can't wrap my head around not carrying it for several months. The 1911 is another great companion as well, though I shoot it less often than I'd like due to ammunition prices. Both of them ride in IWB holsters, either Kramer leather and WRB cordura depending on what I'm wearing. I love my G30 and it does it's intended job by hanging out wedged into my Lazy Boy most of it's life.
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Yup, reliable, accurate, handy, proven; what's not to like.

The one real problem with these is that Browning just does not import enough, and around here, current retail is in the Sig P series range.

Other than that, with maybe a little trigger action work, and new sights or grips, they are simply great pistols. Not to say other pistols are bad. Here is a .40 S&W version that does well (I need a new picture).


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Old 05-04-2010, 07:35   #25
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You folks that are carrying Hi-Powers, have you removed the magazine disconnect? Unlike the Smiths, it seems the disconnect on some HPs keep the magazine from dropping free.
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