Re: Browning Hi Power
Amen to the Hi Power's timeless design. I've been a career law enforcement officer for 32 years. Back in the early 80's when my department issued S&W Model 19s, we had the option to carry a 1911 or Hi Power of our own. I trained on a Series 70 Combat Commander at the academy and carried it for about 5 years. A wise sergeant of mine was carrying a Hi Power at the time and during a lull on graveyard shift, let me shoot a box of 50 rounds through his H.P. I was hooked and bought a Hi Power which I carried for the next 26 years. I carried that Hi Power on uniformed patrol, when I made Detective, through my years as a Range Master and during a 5 year stint in Narcotics. Now, I'm retired but back to work for a different State agency that only authorizes/issues Glocks and Smith M&Ps. I have to carry the Glock now on duty, but after work and on weekends and days off, it's the Hi Power that I rely on.