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Old 05-02-2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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Browning Hi-Power Discontinued: True Or False?

There has been some chatter on another forum about the Hi-Power being discontinued. If any of our experts here have solid information on this, perhaps they will post up and let us know. Then, the mods can close this thread or just make it disappear.

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1) Is the manufacture of the Hi-Power being discontinued?

2) Will the BHP continue to be manufactured, but Browning will no longer import the gun to the U.S. domestic market?

3) Will some other U.S.D.M. distributor take over for Browning, or will FN market the gun in the U.S. as an FN Hi-Power?

Thanks for your help.
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Hello,

According to Browning Firearms USA, they are still in current "importation". Browning never actually manufactured any firearms from a historical viewpoint. They have all been imported. But as of 5/2/2017, the HP is still listed on their website.

Current Production

They have discontinued certain models, i.e. the ugly digital camouflage model, but have still have the two models listed above as imports. However, the demand is way down on HP's as the younger generation likes the newer "plastic fantastic s".

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Old 05-02-2017, 03:51 PM   #3
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Thanks, Chris.

The Mk. III and the Standard are listed under Current Production and Discontinued. What do you make of that?



EDIT: My bad. The Discontinued ones are in .40 cal.

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Browning's website regarding the Hi Power has never impressed me. It almost seems they developed it as an afterthought using folks that know little about the gun.
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I regret starting this thread. Sorry, guys. I'll try to do better next time.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:11 AM   #6
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Mr. C.

No apologies necessary and this subject does come up from time to time here and other places on the internet. The truthful answer is that in spite of what is listed on Browning USA's website that we actually do not know.

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Therefore, I can't honestly answer your question of why the two models are listed under "discontinued and current production". It is indeed confusing....

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Old 05-03-2017, 10:33 AM   #7
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Here's something that will further muddy the waters.

I called Browning this morning (800-333-3288). The lady in Customer Service said that the Hi-Power was going out of production. This is confirmed information, according to her. Then, I made an inquiry about a part, and the Parts Department guy said that the Hi-Power was not going out of production.

Sure would be nice if we could get a clear answer on this. If the gun is going out of production, I will be tempted to buy one more.
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Mister Coffee - Buy one anyway. You know you owe it to yourself. LOL
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:10 AM   #9
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No, Wart. I don't deserve a new Hi-Power. I haven't been that good of a boy.

But I'm going to buy one anyway, as soon as retailers gets some in stock.
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One can never own too many HPs!!!
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