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|Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale|
|Weapon Type: Pistol|
|Size: 197 mm (7.8 in)|
|Weight: 1 kg (2.2 lb)|
|Fire Modes: |
|Feeding System: |
|Rate of Fire: 30 rpm|
|Range: 50 m (54.7 yd)|
The Browning High-Power is a pistol originally designed by American John Moses Browning based on his earlier M1911 pistol. Browning did not live to see the High-Power reach production; it was Belgian firearms designer Dieudonné Saive who implemented final production details, including the double-column magazine. The High-Power is a reliable sidearm and is available in 9×19mm parabellum, the 7.65×21mm Parabellum and .40 S&W, two of which are common ammo types. It can hold 13 9x19mm rounds per magazine (or 10 .40 S&W rounds per magazine) which although is not as high as guns like the Beretta M92F and the Glock 18, is still pretty decent. When chambered in 9x19mm, it displays great stopping power for a pistol of that caliber. It was created in 1935 and is still in production. There are, although not as common, stocks avaliable for this gun which will increase accuracy. The High-Power is currently in service with many military forces around the world, and should be easily available.
While the capacity of the standard 9mm magazine is 13 rounds, field experience indicates better reliability with only 12 round loading and this is the mandated practice of the elite British Special Air Squadron (SAS) when carrying the Hi-Power.
Like the 1911/1911A1 self-loaders, the Hi Power is a single action semi-automatic sidearm, whose light and consistent trigger pull lends itself for close-range accuracy, especially when compared to double action semi-automatics, such as the Beretta service pistol. When carrying the Hi-Power (or 1911/1911A1) in condition #1 (hammer cocked fully back, round in chamber) the thumb safety should be always engaged until the sights are on the target. Consistent practice is mandatory to inculcate the "safety swipe" to disengage the thumb safety during combat encounters.
- Built by the John Browning, the same guy who made the 1911 Colt and it's short recoil so it's really reliable.
- The Hi-Power is 1 lb. lighter than the 1911 and carries 6 extra rounds and uses three different calibers.
- Ammunition for the gun is very plentiful
- A minor detail about the Hi-Power is that the hammer is bigger than the hammer guard so it can get the skin caught on it, known by many as "Hammer Bite".
- Like the 1911 Colt, the Hi-Power maybe weighed down by a suppressor or other attachments.