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Old 10-05-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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Browning hi-power vs 1911

i was wondering what you guys think of the hi power vs the 1911 and not 9mm vs .45 but the actual pistol and their respective qualities
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:28 PM   #2
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Magazine: goes to browning-13 vs M1911-7/8

Safety: goes to M1911-grip vs Browning no grip safety

Browning is smaller, M1911 is bigger...

M1911 has barrel bushing (weekness), browning does not...

BUT, I like both, hmmm, maybe the P-35 Browing High Power will be my next pick....
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:50 AM   #3
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It both feels good on your hands and it points well. It's a toss up but, better yet buy both .

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Old 10-07-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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the mag thing went out the window with the introduction of the para-ordinance 14-45
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:50 PM   #5
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Browning built the HP after the 1911. The 1911 was built to governement standards. The HP was built to Brownings specifications not the goverments. Browning felt that the HP was the superior (mechanically) weapon over the 1911. Simply put, he bulit it the way HE wanted it. Both are outstanding weapons chose what ever best fits in your hands.
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Get both! Both fine pistols.
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Old 10-08-2004, 09:04 AM   #7
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I've had both, and they're great pistols. Actually I found it was a matter of which caliber you prefer. I've always been partial to the 45acp (probably a holdover from my Marine Corps days). When I bought my first Colt Series 70 gov. model, it was about one hundred dollars cheaper then the Hi Power.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:14 PM   #8
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Note that, while certainly an excellent pistol, one is quite likely to require the services of a gunsmith to work on the trigger of a Hi-Power. Though a single action, the trigger pull is often heavy and has a bit of creep IMSLE. I've been told this is because Browning had to make the Hi-Power trigger system more complicated to avoid violating previous patents of his that he had sold to Colt. The grip safety is not really necessary, but some find it comforting to know it's there while carrying Condition 1.

Either a 1911, 1911A1, or P35 will serve you well. It's really just a matter of price and caliber preference.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:30 PM   #9
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The HiPower is designed for the French police. That is why there is a mag disconect in the pistol. I find the trigger on the HiPower easier to work on than the 1911.
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:31 AM   #10
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With my smaller hands, the fit of the hi-power is better. Sort of melts into my hands so to speak vs. the 1911. Larger hands seem to like the 1911 for fit and comfortable and smaller hands the hi-power. Just my .02 worth.
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Old 10-10-2004, 09:57 AM   #11
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i personaly LIKE both the Hi power and the 1911 GI. .45 fun fun .... uhmm FUN!
but id keep the 1911 on my side and something else as a back up...

OUT OF THESE OPTIONS MY OPINIONS ARE MADE....


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Old 10-10-2004, 10:26 AM   #12
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I'm firmly in the 1911 camp. The 1935 GP was a great design, but in a caliber more suited for European sensibilities than those of the USA. Remember, the Euro Police used the .32 ACP right up into the 1970's, with good effect. I guess continental criminals just weren't as tough as those around here?

I've shot the 1935, and carried it under protest in 1969-70. I always found a way to get it "replaced" with a 1911A1. It's always amazed me how it suddenly became necessary to rely on fifteen to nineteen rounds between reloads, when the average number of rounds expended in a gun fight is, to this day, three.
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:30 PM   #13
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I have both.

While I shoot the 1911 far better than I do the HP, I think my go-to pistol if the SHTF would be my 1911

I'd much rather hit what I was aiming at the first time than have to bang away with 2-3 more rounds.
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:16 PM   #14
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the 1911 fits larger hands better??!?!?!?! i always thought the 1911 was better suited for smaller hands since its so skinny. i have small hands, and its on of the only auto pistols i can comfortably hold on to. everything else is too thick
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:43 AM   #15
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I also love both. Hi-Power triggers can be made nice (i.e. crips and considerablely lighter). However, not much can be done regarding the long reset. If you want to shoot fast, this is not the gun to do it with.
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Old 10-15-2004, 03:29 AM   #16
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Both have their strengths and weaknesses.

Browning started the design of the p35, but died before it was complete. The pistol he designed was very different. Many of the similarities between the 1911 and the P35 were incorporated after the colt patent expired, and browning passeed away.

13 round mag came out od a french requirement... they wanted a shorter grip. 15 was too much for them.

The 1911 trigger is simpler and easier to tune.
The mag safety on the Hi Power is most often removed...

The trigger linkage on the Hi Power actually goes from the trigger, up through the slide and back down to the frame/hammer sear engagement.

Both are great pistols.

I have been working on them for over 30 years. If I had my choice of owning just one pistol in 9mm and one in .45, it would be a 1911 type pistol and a belgian made Hi-Power.

Get them both....

Good luck,

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I'm firmly in the 1911 camp. The 1935 GP was a great design, but in a caliber more suited for European sensibilities than those of the USA. Remember, the Euro Police used the .32 ACP right up into the 1970's, with good effect. I guess continental criminals just weren't as tough as those around here?

I've shot the 1935, and carried it under protest in 1969-70. I always found a way to get it "replaced" with a 1911A1. It's always amazed me how it suddenly became necessary to rely on fifteen to nineteen rounds between reloads, when the average number of rounds expended in a gun fight is, to this day, three.
I have to agree with JR. Great pistol , but not one that I would use in combat.

If you open your reloading books, you will see that ballistically It's a 38 special

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Old 10-15-2004, 11:31 AM   #18
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1911 based solely on aesthetics alone. The HI-PO looks almost foreign to me.
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Old 10-15-2004, 04:37 PM   #19
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[quote="bren10man"]Magazine: goes to browning-13 vs M1911-7/8

Get a good 'ol doublestack 1911 like a Kimber Ultra Ten, Para ord. 14-45, Springfield Hicap, etc.
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Old 10-15-2004, 05:35 PM   #20
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I have both.., but since my Hi-Power is my latest handgun purchase, I like it the best. I'm a small guy and the Hi-Power is the PERFECT size for me.
However, there are more custom things you can do at a cheaper price with a 1911 because it's an "American Icon".
I would say if you got a Hi-Power... you have to at least have a 1911 to go with it.
Not including clones... Hi-Powers are usually more expensive as they are all made oversees at the FN plant in Belgium. And I do not think there is a current manufacture besides FN? maybe FEG for Charles Daily?

used Hi-Power clones can be found from $200. and up by... FM (Argentina) & FEG PJK--9HP

best price on a new real FN Hi-Power can be found at CDNNinvestments ($450.00). The only difference between a "Browning Hi-Power & a FN Hi-Power is the markings on the guns... they are both made in Herstal Belgium. At my local gunshop, these same FN made guns sell for $650-$800!! because they say "Browning".

1911's are made by everybody it seems? you can even build up one yourself... which is part of the "cool" factor in my opinion.

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