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I love the feel of the 1910. These pistols have a solid, substantial feel to them. I regret having never managed to snag one.

I'd take a Browning 1910 over a Colt 1903/1908 any day.
 
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HP Browning is beautiful. The 1910 is to me a keeper "until death do us part."


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Great pistols! I have a nice Hi-Power, picked up here on the Sig Forum. But man that 1910 is awesome. Beautiful
I would probably shoot and enjoy them.
 
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Shoot/don't shoot: it has to be right for YOU.

On YOUR BHP, if you do shoot it I'd stick to the 115/124gr loads mentioned. +P is unnecessary, but an occasional mag once a year shouldn't be an issue. Long-term heavy/frequent use and rails can warp.

HOWEVER, I also recommend use of FMJ rounds only. The BHP barrels made before around 1984/5 [IIRC] had a 'hump' in the feedramp that can cause failure to load/feed with some hollowpoints.

The fix was to have the hump machined out- or get a replacement barrel for regular use and save the other for original status.

I have a '57/58 Fabrique National GP35 that was part of the Austrian national/land police. I shoot it occasionally [with 115/125 FMJ only], and find it a sweet shooter- but the BHP MK III sights work much better for me so I use my post-
94 MK III more often.

I would try to get a second one for regular use- and it would be a MK III made with a cast frame [better at avoiding warpage on rails with +P- but still don't go hog-wild with it].


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Gorgeous pistols!!!! Mt BHP Practical is my baby. BTW, the hammer fully cocked with the safety not engaged really looks creepy!!!!!
 
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Thanks gents. I have decided to carefully shoot these pistols occasionally with quality FMJ ammo. If they are worth a bit less after shooting them Its OK, since I will not be selling them anyway. Appreciate all the feedback.
 
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Gorgeous pistols!!!! Mt BHP Practical is my baby. BTW, the hammer fully cocked with the safety not engaged really looks creepy!!!!!


Very good point. I carefully inspected it and worked the hammer to check operation and put it back down after the photo. Should have engaged the safety for proper protocol.
 
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Standard velocity Federal 115gr 9BP is a good match for old Hi Powers, too.


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I have a late T series that came to me well used (and in good condition, just some finish wear) that I have carried, and shot a bit


I also have a 58 or so vintage that is basically new,

I got it from the original owners estate, with the 2 boxes of ammo, missing 13 rounds in one, that he bought at the time,

that one is mint, but no box



the only down side to any vintage Hi Power, is that if you do break an extractor, replacements at one time were hard to find,



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Shoot them, I love my Hi Power and it naturally points for me probably better than any gun I’ve ever held or shot.
 
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