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Old 02-13-2020, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by FullySupported View Post
I have two Browning Hi-Powers. Both made in Belgium, but assembled in Portugal. One is all stainless, the other is two-tone.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe FN/Browning ever sold a Hi-Power in stainless. It should be hard-chromed if I'm not mistaken.

Back to the Glock 19, I have owned one since 1992 or so. First I had an early second-gen, then I traded it for a 3rd gen, and finally a Gen4 which I still have. Despite that I have never warmed up to it. All of my mags are as old as the first one I bought back in the 1990s, except for the ones that came with the Gen4. The pistol itself has only a few thousand rounds through it. I just simply can't get used to the square grip, steep grip angle and spongy trigger. But at the same time I can't fault it as it runs like a top. It's an early Gen4 so it still has all the "bad" parts in it that Glock eventually upgraded. I just never bothered to send it back to Glock to fix what doesn't seem to be broken.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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