New to Me: Browning Hi Power MkIII

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Thanks I've been curious to try a hi power but all the ones I ever see are in older shape and I've never been able to actually shoot one.

Prices pretty fair or are they all like $1k+?
Well if looking for one at a "good price" this is certainly not the time. Looks like the OP bought his from a widow so sure he gave her a real good price as it was nice to be able to do so to help her out and get a great pistol.
After this panic is over they will again be around for the same kind of money you would spend on a nice 1911. Like any good hand gun if you buy one, later decide its not for you, it will be easy to find it a new home as people are always wanting one.
 

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What do you guys think? My Dad is a big fan of the Hi Power and I always kind of ignored them. Then I decided I should have one, just because my Dad enjoys them and I figured it was another thing we could enjoy together.

I wanted a gun I could shoot and carry, so I went with a MkIII vs some of the older models because of the better sights (dovetailed for when I decided to switch them for Novaks), larger ambidextrous safety, and a drop safety. The grips that came off this gun were rubber Hogues, so I bought a set of rosewood grips.

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I like the Browning Hi Power models with the larger adjustable sights. I had one of the original ones with small sights. It was a good gun. but I sent it off in trade for a Sig. I like the Sig better mostly because of the sights and it is also a 45.
The Hi Power is not well suited for plus P ammo because it has a two piece barrel/chamber, and running a lot of plus P ammo thru it can cause the barrel to seperate from the chamber. If you stick to standard pressure ammo it should last a lifetime. Overall a real nice handgun.
 
Thanks I've been curious to try a hi power but all the ones I ever see are in older shape and I've never been able to actually shoot one.

Prices pretty fair or are they all like $1k+?
I got mine for $850. It was a great deal. What’s your location? If we aren’t too far, we might be able to meet up and you can shoot it.
 

Aero Denezol

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Beautiful Hi-Power, congratulations. I do not have one of those.

Mach 1 Imports from Tennessee had the Israel Police Hi-Powers listed on Gunbroker for a while. Some where in rough shape but they were decently priced. I kind of regret not getting one.

Tisas makes a gun called the Regent BR9 that gets favorable reviews.
I've been trying to find a Regent BR9 for a while. If anybody knows who has them in stock I would appreciate it.
 

Certaindeaf

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I like the Browning Hi Power models with the larger adjustable sights. I had one of the original ones with small sights. It was a good gun. but I sent it off in trade for a Sig. I like the Sig better mostly because of the sights and it is also a 45.
The Hi Power is not well suited for plus P ammo because it has a two piece barrel/chamber, and running a lot of plus P ammo thru it can cause the barrel to seperate from the chamber. If you stick to standard pressure ammo it should last a lifetime. Overall a real nice handgun.
The sleeved chamber is just fine.. the slide will crack with heavy use on the MK-1's, not the latter models.
 

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