Ambivalent Skeptic

January 18, 2011

A Heavy Duty Hi Power?

Filed under: Weapons — Clint1911 @ 8:34 am

Back in October, I called Browning about their Hi-Power Handguns.

See, there are differing “facts” on the internet about the 9mm and the 40 S&W parts swap-ability. Some said the slides were interchangeable an the different frames, while others said no, they were not. Rather than guess – or be lead by the blind- I called the company for myself.

The 40 S&W gun is 3 oz. Heavier than the 9mm version and that weight is for both the slides and the frame. The nice customer service guy told me the slides are NOT interchangeable. After I asked if Browning made a 9mm barrel for the 40 S&W guns, the customer service guy said no but maybe there is an after market part somewhere.

I then suggested that they make a 9mm gun on the 40’s frame and slide that can handle 9mm NATO loads and call it the Hi-Power Heavy Duty. The customer service guy liked the idea and said he would forward it up the line.

I wonder if we will see a new Browning at SHOT show this week?

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