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Old 07-07-2020, 10:20 PM
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LGS has an HP in .40 for sale at $929. I have two "HPs" remaining (I had 4 at one time): one an FEG I had a real good local gunsmith do a bunch of work on and the other a Practical that's almost ANIB.

I just added .40s&w to the safe via a Beretta 96 Centurian and S&W 4006TSW CHP. I'd really like a BHP in .40 as I really like the platform. This isn't for carry or duty, just a shooter for me.

There were two real good recent threads on .40 HPs on the HP section of the 1911 Forum so I have no worries about getting one, I ain't gonna wear it out.

I do have a question about the price of this one....is it fair?

Here's a pic of the gun from the LGS.

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Old 07-07-2020, 10:28 PM
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$929 is kind of steep if you ask me, especially for one without the original grips, which I've seen go for $800.

Heck, there's a guy in another thread who is considering buying a .40cal BHP which he's been offered for $500.
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Old 07-07-2020, 10:28 PM
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Hmmmph! I haven’t seen one of the new production guns with that style of hammer very often. JMHO but I’d say that price is fair, maybe a bit high, but that particular version is not common. If you want it...
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Old 07-07-2020, 10:41 PM
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Maybe look around the web and see what other .40 Hi-Powers have been going for. Also, maybe the LGS would be willing to negotiate a lower price. But given that I've seen 9mm Hi-Powers go for $1000+ after Browning announced they were discontinuing them, and that .40 Hi-Powers are pretty rare, that price doesn't seem outrageous to me, if the gun is in good shape. I'm not sure I'd buy one at that price, though.
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If you can afford it & you want it then problem solved. As far as the price I don't know if it's high or not..
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:29 AM
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I picked up a BHP Practical (just like the OP except adjustable sight version) last fall for $850 out the door... but with them now out of production they have been going up at a pretty steady pace... and in case you are interested Barsto makes a 9mm conversion barrel..
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The BHP is one of the few pistols that I feel was re-engineered properly for the .40.
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$929 is kind of steep if you ask me, especially for one without the original grips, which I've seen go for $800.

Heck, there's a guy in another thread who is considering buying a .40cal BHP which he's been offered for $500.
Those are the original grips of the Practical.
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I've seen them at gun shows in the $700-900 range. But they don't sell. The .40 version is a niche gun with a small following. Very few want them.
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I sold one here for $850 a few months back. Polished blue & walnut grips, box and all the goodies. FWIW it sold quickly so maybe I priced it too low.
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$929 is kind of steep if you ask me, especially for one without the original grips, which I've seen go for $800.
Really?

Please enlighten me as to what "original grips" it should have come with then, as mine most certainly came with "those" grips.
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I recently sold one just like that for $1100, so if you want that one, I’d jump on it pretty Quick.
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I have the BHP in 40. Also have a KKM 357Sig barrel for it. Love it. Someone famous once said, "He who hesitates is lost". So here is a big KITA to get you off the dime.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:06 PM
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They go for $700-$800 if you can find one here in NM. That's the Ford version with the hard plastic grips, by the way.
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Oh, by the way, TC. If all you want is a Hi-Power and don't care about it being an official Browning Hi-Power, Tisas still makes a fantastic Hi-Power clone called the Tisas Regent BR9 which goes for roughly 1/3rd the price.

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Please enlighten me as to what "original grips" it should have come with then, as mine most certainly came with "those" grips.
The standard plastic grip panels which commonly come with BHPs, not Pachmayr rubber wraparound grips. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I've never seen factory new BHPs with those grips on them, nor have I seen them advertised with shch grips on Browning's website.
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There's not a lot demand for BHP's in 40 caliber. If I was considering one, $750 would be my limit.
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929.00 is way high for a .40 cal BHP... the cal kills the price although I have no issue with the .40 cal.
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The standard plastic grip panels which commonly come with BHPs, not Pachmayr rubber wraparound grips. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I've never seen factory new BHPs with those grips on them, nor have I seen them advertised with shch grips on Browning's website.
A few seconds of Google Fu, from the official Browning website:



Hi-Power Practical

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Receiver - Steel, Matte silver chrome finish • Barrel - 45/8", Black epoxy finish on slide, High profile fixed sights • Action - Locked breech, Single-action trigger, Ambidextrous thumb safety • Grips - Pachmayr® wraparound rubber • Features - Extra magazine
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That's a fair price today for one of those. Here are my three Browning Practical's as new in the boxes. Grips are correct.
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That price is "fair" for the gun. Sure, you might find it a bit cheaper if you take the time to search the country but the real question is - do you want the gun? If the answer is YES, then I say BUY IT.
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Redcoat, Yes it's a bit high. BUT, it is out of production, appears to be in excellent condition, AND it is the much less common Practical model. Were I in the market, I would not hesitate.

BTW, soon after they were introduced I bought a standard .40 Hi Power. An excellent pistol. And if one wanted a really heavy duty 9MM, the .40 is an excellent platform to make that happen....
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Many thanks to all who posted, it is much appreciated.

I closed the deal yesterday, I'm trading a gun I no longer shoot, that's worth about the same as the BHP (but I paid less for it a year ago) and I avoid the 10% sales tax (about $100) by doing a trade instead of a sale.

Now I gotta wait the 10 days for WA state approval and then I'll be at the range.

(And this spring/summer was for .40acp. I took delivery yesterday of a .40 S&W 4006TSW CHP. It was in beautiful shape at a very fair price and I really am excited about having one. Many thanks to the member who reached out to me about it.

Now, however, between the two there ain't no doubt I'm gonna make more muscles hefting the 4006 than lifting the BHP. That gun weighs a ton...and I have great sympathy for the CHiPs who had to carry it on a duty holster all day. Whew.)
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