Browning Hi-Power

Description

The Browning Hi-Power is a large-frame pistol chambered in 9mm. Introduced in the early 20th century, it’s named “Hi-Power” because its magazine can hold 13 rounds, which was a rarity of that time. Its design was completed after John Browning died and once it was introduced FN actually manufactured it.

The Hi-Power has elements of the 1911, but has a more ergonomically friendly grip. Otherwise features include an ambidextrous thumb safety, a double-stack magazine and a single-action trigger.

There are also two models available: Standard and Mark III. The Standard has walnut grips, adjustable sights and costs about $30 more. The Mark III has composite grips and fixed sights.

The Hi-Power was used by both the Allied and Axis forces during WWII and several militaries continued to use it up until the late 1990s. It is also rumored that the late Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein carried it as his sidearm.

Browning recommends the Hi-Power for law enforcement.

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Specifications

Hi-Power Standard
Caliber:9mm
Grip:Checkered walnut
Capacity:13
Sights:Low-profile adjustable sights
Features:Ambidextrous thumb safety; and extra magazine
Action:Semi-auto
Material/Finish:Steel/polished blue
Size:Large
Trigger:Single-action
Website:http://www.browning.…
Weight:2 pounds
Barrel Length:4.625"
Length:7.75"
Hi-Power Mark III
Caliber:9mm
Grip:Composite
Capacity:13
Sights:High-profile fixed sights
Features:Ambidextrous thumb safety; and extra magazine
Action:Semi-auto
Material/Finish:Steel/black epoxy finish
Size:Large
Trigger:Single-action
Website:http://www.browning.…
Weight:2 pounds
Barrel Length:4.625"
Length:7.75"
MSRP$1000.00

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