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Old 03-30-2015, 19:24   #1
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double action high power?

I thought sometime ago Browning put out a double action high power?

Any around? Why not still in production?
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Old 03-30-2015, 21:19   #2
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Are you referring to the BDM or its variants, or another model?

Run a search for "Browning BDM" and find the Wikipedia article for it. It talks about a traditional SA/DA variant of the BDM (the BPM-D, or "Browning Pistol Mode Decocker"), but I don't think I've ever seen one in-person. The basic BDM was fairly common in my part of the country (north-central), I used to see new and used BDMs fairly regularly in the late 90s and into the Naughts.
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I thought sometime ago Browning put out a double action high power?

Any around? Why not still in production?
If we are talking BDM, it had a flathead tip on the mag floor plate so you could rotate a "selector" to go double action only or traditional da/sa.

The grip was a little thin for my tastes and the trigger wasn't exceptional. For me a S&W 3rd gen DAO was better.

I think the BDM held 15rds. Not sure why they discontinued them (lack of sales?).
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Old 05-04-2015, 13:28   #4
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If you were referring to the Browning BDM, it's quite a bit different than a DA "Hi-Power". It's not even made in the same country or by the same people.


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Old 05-04-2015, 15:44   #5
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A clone - more or less - of the HiPower was made in Hungry I believe. FEG Actually they had a number of variations, at least one was DA/SA.

Check out what I found on GunBroker.com! http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=479619977
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Old 05-04-2015, 16:06   #6
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A clone - more or less - of the HiPower was made in Hungry I believe. FEG Actually they had a number of variations, at least one was DA/SA.

Check out what I found on GunBroker.com! http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=479619977
Yeah, a couple were DA/SA.
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Old 05-17-2015, 13:47   #7
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Seems FN Browning even offered a DA/SA briefly.

Check out what I found on GunBroker.com! http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=483643065
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Old 05-18-2015, 15:05   #8
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I have one of the FN produced DA HPs like in the post above. Its a decent pistol, BUT.... it won't take normal Hi Power mags and if you can find an actual standard mag they are $100 or more. If you can find one.

On the plus side it is reliable, lightweight, and decently accurate. I don't shoot it much but it has digested anything I have ever ran through it.

If FN had made them to accept standard HP mags it might have been a really good seller.

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Seems FN Browning even offered a DA/SA briefly.

Check out what I found on GunBroker.com! http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=483643065
Yeah, those pop up once in a while. I almost bought one a few years back, but the Hi Power is a single action pistol. A DA variant seems a little silly to me.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:30   #10
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Have you checked out the CZ75B? Might find it interesting. Not as light or svelte but does have some good ergonomics and good quality. The Chezks have been making firearms for a long time.
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The BDA was around before the BDM and is somewhat more Hi Power like.
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