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HIPOWER GP COMP

footlongfootlong Member Posts: 8,009
edited June 2008 in Ask the Experts
Anyone have any info on a Brng Hipower GP Comp. Have a chance to get
one thats almost new but no box or papers.

thanks

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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,107 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nice pistols TWO different design rear sights one ok one[xx(] cheap hard to really use for intended purpose. I ran some test on one with a ransom rest and WAS NOT impressed but this was before much work was done on the 9MM round to try to make it a target load. As with any thing price and if YOU WANT IT under $750.00 I dont think you could go wrong over that[?][?][?] depends on your WANT I don't see them being used in BULLS-EYE matches but maybe in other types of shooting.
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    footlongfootlong Member Posts: 8,009
    edited November -1
    Thanks PS. Its a neat and different gun. I tend to like different
    items but not too radical.This one fits my likes. Never really
    have done any competition pistol shooting cept a little silhouette
    years ago. This one may change my mind. I always like Brng pistols
    (1911inc). The HP seemed to fit me better but the trigger was
    always the minus. This Comp model has a Great trigger.
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    mr_floppymr_floppy Member Posts: 1,090 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
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    select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,446 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Get it . I wouldn't sell mine for all the tea in china. I played with mine at a shoot last year. Police officer and I were shooting clay birds and pieces of clay birds at 75yd pretty consistantly. Link is right on the money for accuracy. You will not be disappointed. Here is mine. They make 1911 style target 9mm's and I have owned them. I couldn't get the accuracy out of them as the HP.

    DSCN0596.jpg
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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,376 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ooh, I never saw one like that. All that made it into this area had the cheap and nasty sheetmetal rear sight unworthy of the brand.
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    cattle buyercattle buyer Member Posts: 532 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    When you hit the lottery of the corn futures pay off treat yourself to this ole boy http://www.robarguns.com/browning.htm
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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I owned one of the GB Comp's years back. It had the same type of mickey mouse, sheet metal rear sight that came on my Challenger. Years ago they ( GB Comp's) weren't uncommon, as they were blown out at very reasonal prices through Shotgun News adds circa late 80's.

    Never saw one with a adjustable sight similar to S-F's. Because of this I wonder if it's factory original?
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    select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,446 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by rufe-snow
    I owned one of the GB Comp's years back. It had the same type of mickey mouse, sheet metal rear sight that came on my Challenger. Years ago they ( GB Comp's) weren't uncommon, as they were blown out at very reasonal prices through Shotgun News adds circa late 80's.

    Never saw one with a adjustable sight similar to S-F's. Because of this I wonder if it's factory original?

    Sure is original. Dovetail on top slide.. not the sheet metal whatyoucallit. I have seen other guns exactly like mine too. I would think they were the last produced. Browning only imported something like 900 GP competitions into the U.S.
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    footlongfootlong Member Posts: 8,009
    edited November -1
    The one I am purchasing has the sheetmetal site on it. SF Your sites
    are beautiful. Front sites different too. Wonder if there is anyone
    who could upgrade the sites. At least the rear one. Wonder why they
    went from treasure to trash on the sites. First time I have owned a
    Bng anything in well over 20 years.Their JAZZING & JAPPING turned
    me off.
    I blew your pic up and best my eyes can tell your #245PZ4XXXX.
    My #245PR0XXXX. Your sites look like the adj ones seen on
    HP PRACTICAL. Again I say. Nice gun.
    SF-My sites are like the ones in the link from mr floppy's post.
    The grips will be changed as I am left handed.
    I just CANNOT understand why they would put such trashy sites on
    such a fine pistol.
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    footlongfootlong Member Posts: 8,009
    edited November -1
    Ice. Got any idea who could perform a MIRACLE on those cheap sites
    and the cost.
    Looking at the #'s of the 2 guns. SF's gun was built after mine. I
    am just trying to be logical here. Am supposing they wanted to make
    it better by putting sturdier sites on later models. Who knows?

    thanks
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    iceracerxiceracerx Member Posts: 8,860 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would contact Browning and ask if they had any spare slides with the rear sight you want.

    Or wait until you find the one you want.

    Checking around, it seems the price for the sheet metal sight version is now $1800+. That's far too much to pay for something that seems too cheep.

    Upon further thought, perhaps Select's version is just a standard slide.

    EDIT: I did a google search for "Browning High Power GP Comp" and hit the sites for values. (we can't mention competing sites)
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    footlongfootlong Member Posts: 8,009
    edited November -1
    Ice. I like your words better all the time. I traded a used
    Beretta92 compact w/nitesites Italian 13shot and 200usd.
    You may be on the money about the slide. The HP looks unfired
    from the looks of chamber and magazine. I do not have the black
    plastic box w/wrenches acc or xtra mag. Where was your source
    for value ?

    thanks
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