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Old November 25, 2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Browning Hi-power Accuracy?

Howe is the accuracy on this pistol looking to purchase.

Q: Will the hammer bite?

Q: Best gun smiths for the Hi-power?

Thanks in advance!
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Old November 25, 2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Accuracy has been very good on the three that I own. Bar-sto makes a match grade drop-in barrel replacement if you want more accuracy out if it.

The hammer does not bite me. Depending on the size if your hand or how you hold the gun, it may bite the web of your hand.

Gunsmiths: Chestnut Mountain Sports (Karl Sokal-my first choice)
Cylinder & Slide
Action Works
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Old November 25, 2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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I own two. Never needed a smith. Never had hammer bite. Mine seem to like 124 or 147 grain ammo.
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Old November 25, 2007, 09:36 PM   #4
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I have a small hand but never have had a problem with hammer bite. Acurracy with my Mk III has been fantastic; with both 115gr. and 124gr. ammo.
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Old November 25, 2007, 10:22 PM   #5
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Hello. Here are some observations on Hi Power accuracy if they might be of use:

http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Accuracy.htm

http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/H...HammerBite.htm

There are a number of nationally known Hi Power 'smiths including:

Novaks
Cylinder & Slide
Ted Yost
Garthwait
Williams

Best.
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Old November 25, 2007, 10:48 PM   #6
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I have a box stock MK III Hi Power and it is my most accurate handgun. I have several HK's, Sigs, CZ's (close second), 1911's and the Hi Power is tops!
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Old November 25, 2007, 10:49 PM   #7
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Howe is the accuracy on this pistol looking to purchase.

Q: Will the hammer bite?

Q: Best gun smiths for the Hi-power?

Thanks in advance!
Accuracy: Mechanical accuracy is usually quite good, without the need for an aftermarket barrel.

Hammer bite: The hammer will bite some, and not others. It bites me, unless it's bobbed and recontoured in back, or else replaced with one of the nice C&S units.

Gunsmiths: There have been some excellent ones mentioned already, but I doubt you could find better than our own Shannon Jennings.

Dive in and get your Hi-Power. It's one of the nicest pistols you'll ever shoot.
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Old November 25, 2007, 10:51 PM   #8
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I own two. Never needed a smith. Never had hammer bite.
My experience mirror's Dispatcher's. Mine are also the most accurate semi-autos I own.
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Old November 26, 2007, 11:49 AM   #9
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They are very accurate (as are almost all handguns if you train enough) and perfectly reliable. At least mine is so far. Never had a hammer bite either. But I talked to somebody who was bitten by the slide of a Glock I think if you have big hands, it could certainly happen with the High-Power. I can't help you with the sights, but the stock sights work pretty well for me.

BTW, mine is a Belgium made model, if that makes any difference...
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Old November 26, 2007, 01:52 PM   #10
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Howe is the accuracy on this pistol looking to purchase.

Q: Will the hammer bite?

Q: Best gun smiths for the Hi-power?

Thanks in advance!
Accuracy: The Browning High Power I own is quite accurate, and is among the most accurate pistol I own. The long site radius on the Hi-Power assist the shooter by providing more forgiveness with site error. A pistol that IMHO is easy to shoot accurately. As mentioned prior if you need more accuracy a Bar-Sto barrel is easily installed.

Will the hammer bite? That is an individual thing. I have never had a problem with hammer bite, but if it does it is an easy fix.

Q: Best gun smiths for the Hi-power? Best is a subjective thing. I have had excellent results with Cylinder and Slide.

Reliability:My Hi-Power has been very reliable.

Concealability:
For its size the High Power is very concealable with good leather.

In short I love mine.

I do highly recommend the above mentioned reading by Mr. Camp. Mr. Camp is quite knowledgeable and is an excellent writer also.

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Old November 26, 2007, 04:43 PM   #11
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"Thank you " to all; your input is vry much appreciated!
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Old November 26, 2007, 05:19 PM   #12
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You know you want one now...

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Old November 26, 2007, 05:59 PM   #13
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Slickest, most accurate, best shooting (and feeling) 9mm I've ever owned. With Hogue grips, it fit like a glove. I didn't carry it much so I let it go in favor smaller and lighter guns.
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Old November 26, 2007, 06:19 PM   #14
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The only gun i shoot better than either of my BHP's is a p7m8.


With that said, the $300 FM HP and the $700 BHP Practical shoot the same for me. Its such a natural pointer with a fine capacity.
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Old November 26, 2007, 06:34 PM   #15
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I agree with all the posts above. All of my hi-powers are super accurate and totally dependable, and I carry one of them year round.
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Old November 26, 2007, 07:33 PM   #16
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I can't believe so many people say their BHP's are "super accurate." I gave up on mine years ago. Made in Belgium. The target model that is all gray/silver with wrap around rubber grips and target sights. New when I bought it. My first generation Glock 17 can outshoot that BHP at 25 yards without any stress at all. I can't remember any actual groups sizes after all this time. I just remember it wanted to vertically string everything. I mainly bought it just "for the complete collection" so I put it back in the safe. Probably only has 200-300 rounds through it. I know, I really should give it another try but that handgun is one of those rare ones that just didn't feel like it had enough range potential to be worth fiddling with. It is pretty though!

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Old November 26, 2007, 09:41 PM   #17
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How are the Cylinder and Slide parts and components they offer for the
Hi-power pistol; good engineering and quality?
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Old November 27, 2007, 12:23 PM   #18
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Love mine. One of the best pistols that I own.

It does, however, bite the hand that feeds it.
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Old November 27, 2007, 12:41 PM   #19
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How are the Cylinder and Slide parts and components they offer for the
Hi-power pistol; good engineering and quality?
C&S parts are the gold standard in replacement parts for BHP. I have the following C&S parts on my BHP.

Wide Trigger
Extend Safety
Commander Hammer and sear set



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