Browning Hi-Power

Browning High Power

Browning Hi-Power

Belgium Browning Hi-Power 9mm Semi Automatic Handgun FN GP35

For me there are only two pistol designs that fit, function and feel perfect to me and they are both classic designs of John Browning. Those pistols are the 1911 Colt .45  and the Browning Hi-Power 9mm. The Belgium manufactured Browning Hi-Power has long been on my want list from the first time I fired one back in 1992 or so. Over the years I have purchased several  1911 Colt’s but for some reason I never came across the right Browning Hi-Power that appealed to me.

 

Browning Hi-Power Links

Browning Hi-Power Owners Manual – Here is an old scanned copy of an original Hi-Power Power Owners Manual. If anyone has an older manual to share please contact me and I will upload it.

Date Your Browning Hi-Power Pistol – Determine the age of your Browning Hi-Power Pistol based upon it’s serial number.

 

 

 Browning Hi-Power Pistol Specifications

A locked-breech, semi-automatic, single-action, recoil-operated pistol. The Browning Hi-Power Mk I uses a 13-round staggered magazine.

  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Length: 197 mm
  • Barrel length: 118 mm
    • length of rifled part: 100 mm
    • number of grooves: 6
    • direction of twist: right
  • Height (without sight, loaded): 127.5 mm
  • Width (with stocks): 36 mm
    • (without stocks): 25.5 mm
  • Weight (with empty magazine): 0.9 kg
    • (with loaded magazine): 1.060 kg
  • Capacity of magazine: 13 cartridges
  • Modes of fire: Single action
  • Muzzle velocity: 350 m/s
    • V12.50: 340 m/s
  • Muzzle energy: 500 J
  • Safeties: Half-cock notch, manual thumb safety, firing pin block, and magazine disconnect
  • Trigger pull: 7.5 lb
  • Effective Range: 50 m
  • Dispersion (firing 10 shots with rest)
    • at 15 meters: 95 mm (height 50 mm, width 45 mm)
    • at 30 meters: 200 mm (height 105 mm, width 95 mm)
    • at 50 meters: 320 mm (height 170 mm, width 150 mm)

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