The .40 Hi-Power

As requested by readers on Facebook, here is my review of the then-new .40 S&W chambered Browning Hi-Power, originally published in the May 1995 issue of Handguns magazine. I felt very, very lucky, when researching this article, to be able to interview the Browning firearms engineer who, working with an FN design team in Belgium, designed the .40 Hi-Power. This was analogous to getting the opportunity to interview Dieudonné Saive in 1935 on the design of the original Hi-Power, and allowed me to put an immense amount of technical data into the piece. If I had to point to one article I’ve written over the decades as the absolute best, it would be this one, for that reason. Be sure to read the notes after the article.

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