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I’ve been thinking about buying on bc if there shotgun are really good what about there handguns?
 

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I assume you mean a used one, since they are no longer in production. But they are very sought after pistols. People tend to hang on to them. And yes, they were well made.
 

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Hi Power? Buckmark? Hi Powers are great guns, but Browning has discontinued them. Buckmarks are good but some can be ammo finicky.
 

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I assume you mean a used one, since they are no longer in production. But they are very sought after pistols. People tend to hang on to them. And yes, they were well made.
They still have the Buckmark, 1911-22 and 1911-380.
 

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I've got a old buckmark I've had for about 30 years now. Never a hiccup with it shoots what ever you stuff in it. Have had a ruger target pistol and it outshot it. Have hauled it around fishing on fourwheelers and tractors. Have $139 for it and 1000 rds of ammo. Wish I had bought a lot more of them.
I've had a couple hipowers wish I'd kept them. But for some reason the hammer chews up my hand.
 

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If I not wrong(and could very well be) I believe the CZ is based off the Hi-power double action. There are several clones that have been made off them thru the years. I wish I had bought one years ago.
 

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Love Browning firearms. I have owned Browning HP's since I was in my early 20's. I still feel it is one of the finest pistols you can buy. My 1st one was my EDC for many many years. I honestly can't tell you how many rounds are through it, but it's in the 10's of thousands and still puts them in the A zone. I always buy the Belgium made, but that's me.
 

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Depends a lot on which one you're talking about; none of them are bad. A few comments:

1922--good but large .32 auto; was my first handgun

Baby--excellent .25 auto

Buck Mark--all of the many variations are OK, some of the target models are excellent

High Power--excellent; have owned several

Medalist--all excellent, some are beautiful--I always have wanted a Medalist Automatic Target with its highly figured grip and forend.
 

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I’ve got a Medalist and it is a master piece
My dad has a late 70’s - early 80’s HP and it is smooth, well made and shoots anything accurately. My daughter has a newer buck mark and it is well made and reliable.
 

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If I not wrong(and could very well be) I believe the CZ is based off the Hi-power double action. There are several clones that have been made off them thru the years. I wish I had bought one years ago.
That would be difficult, as the Browning Hi-Power BDA (Browning Double Action) was developed in the early 1980's by FN, and the CZ75 first came to light in the mid 1970's (1975?). There was a BDA in three calibers, 9mm, 38 Super, and 45 ACP, but they were Sig Sauer P220's rebranded, and the weren't on the scene until 1977. There was also the BDA 380, but that was a Beretta.

It's safe to say that the CZ is very different, internally and externally, from the Browning Hi Power (single action). All historic indications are that František Koucký designed the CZ as he wanted it to be, and used some Browning (and Saive) earlier innovations, but no more than most other double stack (and many single stack) pistols that came after the Hi Power.

Nor was the Hi Power intended to be an "upgrade" of the 1911. That's a whole 'nother internet legend with no basis in fact.

Interesting comparison between the HP and the CZ, by HP guru Stephen Camp;

hi-powers--handguns: Browning Hi Power & CZ-75: Are They Related?

For the OP, which "Browning" handgun are you considering? I use quotation marks because Browning Arms Company never manufactured anything except advertisements. :)

I traded into my first HP when I was 15 years old, a tangent sight T-Series, and I still have it, along with a few others. ;)
 

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I have wanted one of the Hi-Power 9 mms for many years. I did not have the money to spare years ago and have not run across a good used on now. But I have owned and shot Browning Buckmark pistols for 30 years. Very accurate and the trigger breaks clean and crisp.
 

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That would be difficult, as the Browning Hi-Power BDA (Browning Double Action) was developed in the early 1980's by FN, and the CZ75 first came to light in the mid 1970's (1975?). There was a BDA in three calibers, 9mm, 38 Super, and 45 ACP, but they were Sig Sauer P220's rebranded, and the weren't on the scene until 1977. There was also the BDA 380, but that was a Beretta.

It's safe to say that the CZ is very different, internally and externally, from the Browning Hi Power (single action). All historic indications are that František Koucký designed the CZ as he wanted it to be, and used some Browning (and Saive) earlier innovations, but no more than most other double stack (and many single stack) pistols that came after the Hi Power.

Nor was the Hi Power intended to be an "upgrade" of the 1911. That's a whole 'nother internet legend with no basis in fact.

Interesting comparison between the HP and the CZ, by HP guru Stephen Camp;

hi-powers--handguns: Browning Hi Power & CZ-75: Are They Related?

For the OP, which "Browning" handgun are you considering? I use quotation marks because Browning Arms Company never manufactured anything except advertisements. :)

I traded into my first HP when I was 15 years old, a tangent sight T-Series, and I still have it, along with a few others. ;)
Thanks for the information! I wasn't sure I was right(and the reason I said I could be). But I really like both Guns! They both feel right when you pick them up for some reason.
 
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