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Old 9 February 2018, 17:58
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End of an era

RIP to production of the Browning Hi-Power, 1936 - 2018.

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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.
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Old 9 February 2018, 18:19
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Luckily for all involved, firearms are pretty durable items, so HP fans will still be able to get BHPs. I'm not a BHP fan, so, while iconic, my reaction is the same as with all auto-loading models that go out of production. If you are a BHP fan...would not be a bad idea to start stockpiling some extra mags.
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Old 9 February 2018, 20:06
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A friend of my fathers had a Belgian BHP he wanted to give me before he died. Problem was he lived in Canada and couldn't get it over the border back to the US. When he died no one seemed to know where it was.
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Old 9 February 2018, 21:07
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Always liked them but always ended up selling them.
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Old 9 February 2018, 21:34
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In Panama in 1989 an AC130 put a 105 round into the PDF arms room on Tocumen Airfield.

I took a tour of it the next morning. There were several racks of cherry BHP's with the Panamanian Defense Force stamped on them.

Yes, I was tempted. But no I didn't.
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Old 10 February 2018, 21:28
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Sadly its about run its course. A BHP was my first centerfire handgun. Still have it and a FEG clone. A classic handgun from another era.
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Old 10 February 2018, 23:59
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When he died no one seemed to know where it was.
You'd be surprised how often that happens up there.....

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A BHP was my first centerfire handgun.
Likewise. Late 70's to most of the way through the 80's, that or a 1911 was the pistol to have. A CZ75 if you really knew your options AND could find one.
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Old 13 February 2018, 12:18
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The BHP was our primary issue sidearm. I enjoyed that weapon and still do. Sorry to see it go, but agree, it has run its course given what else is out there.
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Any chance somebody else will start producing them? You know how many people make 1911s now.
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Any chance somebody else will start producing them? You know how many people make 1911s now.
Century Arms?
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