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Old 05-04-2010, 09:39   #26
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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.
Yes I have, Bucky. That operation also helps the trigger pull. As you can imagine there is some (all too heated at times) debate about removal of a safety device from any firearm, but we all have to make our own decisions and deal with the ramifications of same.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:54   #27
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Yes I have, Bucky. That operation also helps the trigger pull. As you can imagine there is some (all too heated at times) debate about removal of a safety device from any firearm, but we all have to make our own decisions and deal with the ramifications of same.
I guess it depends if you view it to be an actual safety. You'll note in my post, I did not refer to it as such.

Interesting to note, IDPA considers it a safety (and therefore "illegal" to remove) while USPSA does not.

Did Browning ever offer the HP without one? (They should IMHO).
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:35   #28
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There were some made during WWII without the mag disconnect, as a time/cost saving measure. None since, to the best of my knowledge.

You're correct about that IDPA rule by the way. Didn't want to get into a long discourse about the topic--time's a little short today--but a good smith can reduce the trigger pull without removing the disconnect, involves a good deal of polishing to make the mags drop free that way though.

Also, Cylinder and Slide sells a replacement trigger that has no mag disconnect gizmo. Can't recall if that modification is IDPA compliant, however.

Take a look at http://hipowersandhandguns.com sometime, both the main site's pages and the forums for lotsa BHP specific info.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:57   #29
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I carry one of my BHP's from time to time in a RM lowrider holster. I have to admit I have migrated a little from the more 'practical' guns like the glocks to the guns that I love to shoot and shoot well. I also carry a 40 year old Walther PP in 32 alot. Not particularly potent, but very accurate and easy to carry.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:39   #30
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I carry my Hi Power in a Crossbreed Supertuck in the cooler months.I live in North Carolina and when it gets hot down here my wardrobe isn`t conducive with carrying the Browning so I carry a Kahr PM9.It`s funny,when cooler weather allows me to carry the Hi Power,I find myself strutting a bit.Just something about that handgun that`s a cut above the rest.Seems like that to me anyhow.
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Old 06-13-2010, 19:24   #31
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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 !!
I carry two different Hipowers, both built by Cylinder & Slide and one is a rare alloy frame, 6 ounces lighter. If I get in a struggle with a perp it will be on safe and he can't shoot me with it if he does not know how it works...cocked and locked is not dead. BTW, I could never hit beyond 50 yards with my four Glocks worth a hoot, but with my 1911's and my BHP's 100+ is possible.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:06   #32
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Old 11-13-2010, 18:43   #34
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I have 1911' BHP's, Glocks, etc., but don't like mixing them for CCW. I don't want to have to think safety, no safety, etc.
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Old 12-09-2010, 20:13   #35
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I carried a Hi Power for a couple of years.I had to sell it to a friend to pay some property taxes.I am going to my friends on Saturday to try to get it back.Then I will be carrying a Hi Power once again.
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Old 01-23-2011, 20:29   #36
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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 can't figure out how to work a safety should you really be carrying a gun?
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1911's are like manual transmission cars. Some like the 'retro' feel of outdated technology.....And all the extra hassle that comes with it...
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1911's are like manual transmission cars. Some like the 'retro' feel of outdated technology.....And all the extra hassle that comes with it...
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Old 01-29-2011, 20:59   #40
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LOL laughing at myself again for double posting! sheesh!!

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Old 01-29-2011, 21:02   #41
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1911's are like manual transmission cars. Some like the 'retro' feel of outdated technology.....And all the extra hassle that comes with it...

LOL are we going here again. Well, I don't recall anyone here insulting newer designs, but I'll have to re-read this thread. And considering how sensitive some folks can become, I'll refrain a bit. Gosh golly, a different forum recently disagreed with my simple posting that "these Hi Power haters really should know better" - they don't want me back there. Geez, talk about sensitive. hehe
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Old 02-15-2011, 17:36   #43
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Back to carrying the HP.
1. Can't beat the comfort of that slim slide in a Crossbreed holster
2. Easy and quick follow up shots with one hand, strong or weak
3. Accurate and natural pointer
4. slide is easy to operate

I've carried just about every brand of pistol found in a well stocked gunshop and though the HP is a bit heavy, that weight is well balanced and makes it controllable. My Glock 23/19 is lighter, but actually carries heavier than the HP and is more difficult to aim and fire with one hand.
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Old 02-15-2011, 18:25   #44
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BHP is still one of my favorite carry options, second only to my HK P7. Both are extreamly accurate, easy to carry, and in my opinion 2 of the best 9mm every made! I love Glock carriers when they ask to shoot one or both on range days! Talk about 2 guns that make Glock owners talk about converting! I honestly believe, if it were not for a higher price and most importantly lack of supply, ALOT MORE of us would be carrying them! Especially the HK P7, it is truely a "gunfighters gun!"
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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.
No, the rules allowing me to carry my Hi Powers say I cant remove the mag disconnect. The person in charge of this rule also indicates our local population (lawsuit jurys) can't understand any of the reasons in favor of removing that disconnect.

But even with the disconnect, I still shoot Hi Powers better than many of the awkward double stacks. One example, both the Hi Power and the G23 do noticeably better for me than the P226's, Beretta, or G22.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:25   #46
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I carry my HP the same way as my 1911's. In a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 IWB rig. It disappears under a t shirt and is comfortable all day.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:18   #47
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I have replaced all my BHPs with C&S triggers which are wider and makes the trigger pull easier. This has eliminated the mag disconnect which was not the reason for the change but is a by product of it.

I also purchased the FM Detective slide some years ago and this was an improvement in carry. Shoots well and gives me two slides for the frame. Purchase price as I recall was about $169.00.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:54   #48
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I've been carrying for about three years and 99% of the time the pistol on me is an FN Hi-Power. I got it when CDNN was selling them for $499.

The other 1% of the time I carry a Kahr CW9 or lightweight Officer's ACP, usually when I am fishing from shore, out at the lake.

I started with an Anderson Leather holster and have moved to a Sparks VMII.

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Old 01-15-2012, 23:27   #49
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If you are looking for a great holster, try Secret Squirrel Leather. Don't let the name scare you off. The guy who makes them is a Master classification IDPA shooter and a Florida Deputy Sheriff. I have six of his holsters. He specializes in exotics. You will not have to wait six months for your holster, either.
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Old 01-15-2012, 23:38   #50
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I love my Glocks. But 2 of my absolute favorites are the P7M8 and my Wayne Novak built HP.


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