Does anyone carry a Hi Power for self defense?

Discussion in 'Tactical And Home Defense' started by In The Ten Ring, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. In The Ten Ring

    In The Ten Ring Well-Known Member

    If you do, tell us about it. Pics would be nice.
  2. Mister Coffee

    Mister Coffee Active Member

    No responses here. Hmm. :(
  3. In The Ten Ring

    In The Ten Ring Well-Known Member

    To be honest, the site doesn't seem to get a lot of traffic.

    I know on another forum (with terrible moderation, that is why I left it) such a question would have received at least a dozen replies with at least a few "I do's!"

    I don't carry mine yet but I hope to change that. :)
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  4. Mister Coffee

    Mister Coffee Active Member

    Well, Ten, I'm thinking if we all start posting more, we'll have a nice little place to hang out here. :)
  5. Mister Coffee

    Mister Coffee Active Member

    By the way, yesterday I was looking at a shoulder holster video that looked good, good, good.

    What holster will you use?
  6. In The Ten Ring

    In The Ten Ring Well-Known Member

    I don't think there are that many dedicated Browning owners, certainly not in comparison with other handgun makers. I cannot say "FB shut down discussion forums" because some are doing very well in spite of FB.

    I am currently trying out a Monarch shoulder holster from Andrews' Leather. I have it for my 1911 and it's one heck of a rig! I may get one for my HP when the HP gets some work done to it. I only plan to carry full-sized handguns in winter so a slow draw isn't really a drawback. In spring, summer, and fall I go with pocket carry/OWB. During hunting/hiking I'll probably wear the Monarch.

    I have the Galco Miami Classic 2 for my 1911 and it hurts my neck. The Monarch is more comfortable. The back strap is pretty neat, tie downs like the Galco SUCK. It's neat having 3 mags, which really balance the gun better. My state legalized the carry of large knives, so having one is pretty fun too. LOL. I've spoken with this maker by phone several times, he's as pleasant on the phone as he is in the video.

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  7. Mister Coffee

    Mister Coffee Active Member

    I sweat a lot. What are the issues with carrying a gun right under your armpit? (Serious question. No sarcasm.)
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    I previously own an FN Hi-Power ( P35 )... { renamed Pistole 640(b) } when the German forces invaded and occupied Belgium in 1940...with an original brown leather holster, two magazines and WaA140 Waffenamt stamp meaning it was manufactured in Belgium somewhere between 1942 and 1944 and inspected by the Wehrmacht inspectors in Luttich, Belgium....but I sold it to a collector for $3000.00 ( and he was ecstatic to get it ) . The barrel, frame and slide had matching serial numbers as well as stamped Eagles over Swastika on the slide and frame....
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  9. In The Ten Ring

    In The Ten Ring Well-Known Member

    No idea. Do you not wear tee shirts? (Something of a joke).

    I don't sweat that much. Shoulder holsters aren't the best carry but for some missions, they do just fine. Call the maker (Bob Andrews) and ask him. Number is on the website www.andrewsleather.com
  10. Mister Coffee

    Mister Coffee Active Member

    Thanks for the Reply, Ten. Wearing anything on my belt is a problem just because of my slim body type. (There. Now you know more about me than you wanted to know. :) ) So, a shoulder rig, or even a cross draw, would be preferable to something on my hip or small-of-back.

    I ask about sweat because, obviously, there are a lot of things that are in our sweat that would not be good for a metal finish, let alone a piece of leather. I'll follow up with the maker, as you suggest.
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  11. In The Ten Ring

    In The Ten Ring Well-Known Member

    No problemo. Never carry small of the back. There was a police officer that I read about, he carried his back up there and when he fell/was knocked onto his back, it fractured his spine.

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