Other Browning Hi Power Variants
The Inglis Hi-Power is a canadian produced variant of this pistol from ww2 and is recognised for its distinctive 'Hump' rear sight.
Sure it makes sense to add the FEG Hi-Power to the Hi-Power page. Less clutter.
FEG: R9 same as P9R?
Can anybody tell if there's a difference between above two guns? I am curious because apart from the trigger guard, the FEG R9 used in The Sopranos looks very much like a ‘regular’ FEG P9R. Thanks for a short feedback, --PeeWee055 10:20, 21 November 2011 (CST)
.357 SIG conversion
I read somewhere that most pistols chambered for the .40 S&W can be converted to .357 SIG by replacing the barrel and the recoil spring. Is the Hi-Power Practical capable of such conversion, or is it an exception to the rule? - User: 2wingo
- As long as it's originally chambered in .40 S&W, you'll be okay. The .40 HP's have a slightly beefier slide and additional locking lug on the barrel. Three instead of two. You'll most likely have to have the .357 SIG barrel fitted. Go to the 1911 forum, there's a BHP section. Or a BHP forum even. I don't know why there's even a separate section for the Practical, the only difference is the finish. --Predator20 (talk) 10:39, 3 December 2012 (EST)
- There are several conversion barrels available, and as long as you pistol has the heavier .40 S&W slide (the one with the groove for the slide release) it will be fine. You can physically put a .40 and by extension .357 SIG barrel on a 9mm gun, but this will damage the pistol in the long term. When Browning first made the .40 Browning it originally used the standard 9mm light slide during testing, but it was too light meaning it recoiled fast enough to warp the frame hence the change. --commando552 (talk) 19:13, 3 December 2012 (EST)
Browning HP better caliber
Hey,fellas!I have a question especially for those who are familiary with both Browning HP and newer FN Five seveN: How do you think that the 5.7x28mm ammo would work on a HP? I mean that,the 9x19mm dosen't seems bad but the 5.7x28mm FN cartridge seems so powerfull and accurate compared to the 9mm Luger.--VLAD M (talk) 07:48, 24 October 2015 (EDT)
- It wouldn't really work at all. The 5.7x28mm cartridge is more than a centimetre longer than the 9x19mm one so you wouldn't physically be able to fit it inside the grip. There are other options for the Browning though, it was factory made in 9x19mm, .40 S&W and 7.65x21mm. There are also a few caliber conversions available, like .22 LR, .357 SIG and .41 AE. --commando552 (talk) 08:12, 24 October 2015 (EDT)
- As was just explained, it's physically impossible to convert a Hi-Power to chamber the 5.7mm round. The Wierd It (talk) 15:29, 24 October 2015 (EDT)
- Yeah you're better off with 9mm, they're cheap and widely proliferated than 5.7. You could get revolvers in .17hmr which is a slightly similar caliber. But go with 9mm, plenty of great options for that.-The Gunslinger 3 (talk) 13:36, 20 March 2016 (EDT)
- No, it cannot, as the grip length allows to place only 13-round magazine (or 10 .40 rounds). An experimental version with double-column 16-round magazine was designed in 1920s, and it was not the Hi-Power that we all know and love, it was its very distant predecessor. Greg-Z (talk) 13:03, 3 January 2016 (EST)
- You mean the M1911?--VLAD M (talk) 18:12, 3 January 2016 (EST)
- No, there were a few early prototypes of the Hi power which had a longer grip with a 16 round magazine, like this one. You can actually get magazine for the Hi Power now that hold up to 15 rounds in a flush fitting magazine. This is mainly because of improved materials these days where you can have better springs, and the follower is actually totally hollow (yet still strong enough) and telescopes down over the compressed spring. You still can't fit 16 rounds in a standard length flush fitting magazine, I do not think it would phsically fit. There were also the factory extended 20 round magazines (these can be seen used by the British SAS during operation Nimrod), and you can also find after-market extended mags that go up to 32 rounds. --commando552 (talk) 18:56, 3 January 2016 (EST)
- Thanks a lot!--VLAD M (talk) 12:28, 4 January 2016 (EST)