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    the current lead time on the compact with safety is why i went ahead an bought the used gun.

    mec-gar 14 round mags are available for 20 bucks..so i bought two of those too.

    so bottom line if you want one, ok to buy the 10 round kits and after market mecgar makes.

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    ( i cannot lie, my full time carry gun is a
    glock 38. i hate having no hammer, i hate
    having no safety,
    BUT
    i love a 9mm grip with 45acp knock down power.
    45 gap with a 200 gr xtp at 990+ fps)

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    well mine came in today, and i am happy with my purchase.
    the slide is marked "massada" and a menorha (sp).
    flat silver finish, an import by cai, made in 1993.
    and to be clear is is a "compact" not a "semi compact",
    (sc) which has a full grip and a short slide.
    3.8" bbl/14 rd mag/round hammer( no long spur)
    and has a lanyard stud.. which may have to come off.
    i need to freshen up the sights or replace them.

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    Regarding BHPs and their size while carrying concealed: The BHP has a very thin slide and it really disappears inside a waistband. It also has the advantages of a longer barrel and sight radius than a lot of CCW pistols. The walnut standard grips on mine go under a t-shirt quite well, they don't print and you can get thinner grips which make the BHP one of the smaller-gripped double-stacks (even with the standard grips, the BHP is about 1/4" less in circumference than a standard Glock). In the interests of full disclosure: I don't carry, but I did a lot of carrying and practice at home to see if the Browning would serve if the need arose. The little safety on my older model, which is often criticized, is quite usable with practice (and if you stick with that gun and not swap around). I've never seen it rub off. That thin slide, of course is part of why the BHP has a reputation for not standing up to as many hot rounds as some other designs, so baby your Browning a little! My practice revealed to me at least, that if I ever need a CCW piece, the BHP will do. My well-loved Glock 17L will be reserved for belt use when the zombies come over the hill! My opinion. Your mileage may vary.

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    bottom line..a browning high power is NOT a compact anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar10ar15man View Post
    bottom line..a browning high power is NOT a compact anything.
    Well, no. A BHP isn't a compact, though that slender slide and thinner grips (Pachmyers, for example) make it pretty flat. I sometimes carry mine and it isn't very obvious.
    Absent comrades (sound of breaking glass)

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