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Offline Psyop96

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High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:41:26 AM »
Been rumored and semi-confirmed for awhile now.

A moment of silence. From the Browning web site.

“No longer in production. The Hi-Power is one of John Moses Browning's finest designs*. And although it is possible to still find Hi-Power pistols at dealers across the U.S., the Hi-Power is technically out of production. Current dealer inventories will be the last available from Browning for the foreseable future.”

*with acknowledgement to Dieudonné Saive (added)

Long live the High Power.

http://www.browning.com/products/firearms/pistols/hi-power-pistols.html

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/02/08/browning-announced-end-era/

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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 09:56:14 PM »
Darn shame, but it was quite a dated design. The 13 round magazine gave it the name "Hi Power", and modern pistols are sporting 16-19 round mags in duty sized sidearms, plus DA/SA and striker, but the Hi Power remains one of the nicest looking and feeling pistols ever made, classic and sleek.

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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 11:50:51 PM »
If they didn't make CZ 75s I'd have a HiPower collection! Only other gun I feel real comfortable shooting.  Maybe someone will come out with an affordable clone now.
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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 12:20:41 AM »
Do F.E.G still make the clone?
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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 12:42:40 AM »
is FEG still around? I thought they died off... :o I have heard the Canadian contract Inglis Hi powers were pretty good.

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High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 11:25:42 AM »
Sadly, FÉG from Hungary has gone away. They had some pretty good Walther and HP clones as well as the “hybrid” looking High Power/S&W Mod 39-59 known as either the P9R or R9 with DA/SA trigger.
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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 12:15:38 AM »
Tisas from Turkey is both making and importing Hi Power clones in blued and SS.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=896346
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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 12:30:29 AM »
Hmm, Turkey has a fine firearms legacy.

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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 10:12:46 AM »
The hi power and the 1911 were my first semis.  Then the wonder nines started becoming available - S&W 59 was my next buy.  Pretty much let the hi power and 1911 go.  Wish I would have kept them but being a student there wasn't much financial choice.

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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 10:54:41 AM »
 Thankfully these guys look pretty nice from Regent/LKCI.

 http://www.lkcillc.com/products/9mm/

 I'm very interested to see one of the SS models...as well as find out if standard BHP parts will interchange?

 

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Re: High Power/Hi-Power....quiet end of an icon
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 12:20:49 PM »
I have an Israeli surplus HP.  The finish is so-so but everything else is tight.  I had an HP in the 70's.  Alas, it is long gone.