The Browning Hi Power is one of history’s prolific handguns that revolutionized the single feed magazine arrangement used by a lot of guns today. Police forces and military worldwide are still using it as their primary sidearm in Canada, Australia, and many other nations.
The Browning Hi Power | A Historic Handgun
The Browning Hi Power is one of my go-to handguns. The genius of John Browning and Dieudonne Saive gave birth to this handgun design that’s widely used and accepted by the modern firearms of this generation. The Browning Hi Power is a handgun you will love taking to the firing range. The accuracy of this weapon is very impressive with features you can customize to your preference. It has an ambidextrous safety lever and a slide release on the left side of the frame as with most handguns.
The overall length of this pistol is 7.75 inches and a barrel length of 4.75 inches. The feed system allows 13 rounds of 9mm caliber that has a springy bit to help the user with manual removal. If there’s one thing in common most shooters say about this gun, it’s that it fits like a glove and it feels really good in your hand.
The Browning Hi Power is somewhat of the yardstick measured today by other handguns. Many of the current designs still don’t live up to the Browning in terms of how comfortable it is.
Magazine Capacity and Safety
This gun has a high capacity 13-round magazine and features magazine safety. This means the gun can’t be fired if the magazine is released. The Browning requires the magazine to be secured in the gun before the hammer can be dropped.
Watch this video breakdown of the Browning Hi Power:
Nations’ military would not make this gun a primary sidearm for no reason. It has historic significance, excellent design, accuracy, shooter’s comfort, you name it. If you’re a fan of classic service pistols, you definitely gotta have a Browning Hi Power in your collection!
Grab a Ruger GP100 from our friends at Brownells here!
Have you ever tried firing a Ruger GP100? Share your experience in the comments below!
If you think you can only hunt game using a rifle, think again. Here’s a guide to help you hunt with your handgun.
Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Featured image via breachbangclear
I wish you would take the vertical media choice bar out of your site , it blocks the contents on the left side of the screen when you are on a tablet. Love my Hi Power. Who has a threaded barrel in 1/2-28 with a cap?
I agree with Phil. Hi-Power is a great pistol. I don’t shoot mine enough. This site sucks. I understand ads r where the money is but when u block the content so it can’t be read I guess I’ll read something else.
I carried one for a few months on my first contract in Iraq. A decent gun, but I hated the magazine safety. Overall, meh. Better than many guns out there, but not something I would seek out to buy.
I will cherish the pristine 1968 “T” model that was my Dad’s and it will be passed down accordingly.
I have one that I’ve never fired, it’s still brand new !
Bought one in 1966, while stationed at Lowry AFB, in Colorado. I unfortunately sold it, I intend to get another one.
Good to see someone looking out for the little guy.