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VZ Grips is now making grips for Browning Hi Powers.  I don't own a Browning Hi Power yet (Although after checking out all your excellent Hi Powers in this thread I am closer to buying one) but I do own a few 1911's and all of my 1911's now sport the VZ Grips 1911 grips; good looking, great fit, and functional, VZ Grips are good stuff.

Check them out here:

https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/browning/hi-power

 

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Yes, I already had VZ grips on the to do list. The HP grips are just a touch wide, and the VZ look just a bit thinner.

I was going to wait until I get a chance to handle them at SHOT before making a decision on which ones.

Regards.

Mark

Formerly known as ML

Dorsai posted:

I like those buried adjustable sights.

I saw one like that at a gunshow awhile back, just didn't have the cash to get it...and I think it was like $800..

I used to own a BHP with S&W K frame sights milled in. Contemplating asking the current drop of smiths if that can still be done....why not..



FWIW, VZ has been making BHP grips for awhile..I had a set years ago..the guy I traded the BHP to, is still looking for them.

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I’ve got Spegel low profile grips on all my 9mm high powers. Saving up for some more for my 40sw highpowers.

Location Texas.

 

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R.Moran posted:
Dorsai posted:

I like those buried adjustable sights.

I saw one like that at a gunshow awhile back, just didn't have the cash to get it...and I think it was like $800..

I used to own a BHP with S&W K frame sights milled in. Contemplating asking the current drop of smiths if that can still be done....why not..



FWIW, VZ has been making BHP grips for awhile..I had a set years ago..the guy I traded the BHP to, is still looking for them.

One of my Hi-Powers, the oldest, had a set of Ruger sights milled in when I got it.  I liked the Millett sights better and since they made one to fit the Ruger, I had a smith open up the notch a little bit and swapped them.  

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MWL posted:

I was thinking about dropping in an ambi safety, commander hammer and enhanced slide stop from C&S, and removing the magazine disconnect. Will these parts actually drop in, or require fitting?

 

Removing the mag disconnect I have done without disassembling the gun. It, at least, is trivial.

All parts may require fitting as you know, but good parts on a good one of these... maybe drop in. Try it out. 

I should stop following this thread as I may make a mistake. 100% of the High Powers I have shot bite me though the scar has finally faded away almost completely (not kidding). But they feel soo good up till then, and are sooo pretty.  This custom thing was left behind in a divorce and I almost gave her money for it, but sense barely got the better of me and I helped her sell it instead. 

Danger. This is destined to become another of those threads. 

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I should stop following this thread as I may make a mistake. 100% of the High Powers I have shot bite me though the scar has finally faded away almost completely (not kidding). But they feel soo good up till then, and are sooo pretty.

Danger. This is destined to become another of those threads. 

Well, BHP are not for the feint hearted.

Thought you'd go with thin skinned, weak, etc. since I get damaged so easily by almost everything. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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shoobe01 posted:

Thought you'd go with thin skinned, weak, etc. since I get damaged so easily by almost everything. 

Benefit of the doubt.  Besides- you did buy one- so you can't be that wimpy.

How did they 'bite' you? 

Hammer comes back and eats away at the web of my hand. Even the rounded ones tap it enough it wears at me, but the sharp spurs as on the C&S one I posted above drive rectangular holes into my flesh. 

This is a known thing, and some people just do not fit these well, but everyone is different. A few get bit by 1911s, especially in USGI config when you cannot change out parts.

I grip high and have a fairly fat bit there so it comes up higher and gets in the way of where the hammer wants to go. Some people get it worse, and the old school welded/soldered on beavertails are to solve folks who actually get their hand pinched between the hammer and the frame! 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Those damn hammers . . . . can certainly bite.  Each person is different so my history only means something to me.

With the BHP, the original round hammers bite me bad.  With every shot.  Yet the later spur hammers (factory ones as I have no experience with the C&S hammer) has never bitten me.

And with the 1911 it is the other way around.  The Series 70 and 80 spur hammers bite me unless there is a beavertail grip safety installed.  The Commander round hammer does not bite me.

I may be the only one in the room who once owned a BHP made in India.  Seems that Inglis tooling got shipped over there once Canada wasn't making any new ones.  And the Indian gov managed to turn out crude pistols on that tooling.  I mean, a front sight staked into a dovetail, noticeably crooked.  And magazines so roughly Parkerized that the equally rough magazine disconnector didn't want to slide along the mag when the trigger gets pulled or the mag release gets pushed.  Shoulda bought a FEG instead.

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Having tried both the Standard, and the MkIII, I decided that I prefer the MkIII grip and finish, so the two new unfired Standards with adjustable sights are going up for sale, and I managed to snag what were probably the last two new MkIIIs (with consecutive serial numbers) for sale in the country.

Regards.

Mark

Formerly known as ML

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