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Neutering the BHP, Slowly…

Browning P 35I truly miss my Browning High Power.  She was one of the guns I lusted after for years, and finally obtained in 1995.  Traditionally, they were always cost a little more than a 1911, but, I made out.  I purchased her from a private party who was selling her for a neighbor’s widow.  With six factory magazines.  At one of the few times in my life I actually had spare cash.

But, she was one of the collection in the gun vault when it was stolen.  Many firearms are gone, but just a few are truly missed.

So, here it is years later, and I visit Mike’s Spot, trying to live vicariously, as he tells the tale of acquiring a Mark II Belgian HP.  Mine was older and a little fancier, but, he has his.  Okay, I was little jealous.

Until I read this part:

The gun shipped with 1 formally legal NYS standard capacity magazine. I now have a 10 round, neutered mag in the gun, that has been re-neutered (neutered harder) to 7 rounds to comply with current NY SAFE 13 legislation.

Not only is the whole point of John Browning’s design to have an ergonomic machine, but it’s designed to hold 13 in the magazine, +1 in the chamber!  And one may find aftermarket mags which hold more.

This New York law is an anathema to all of our rights, and also our esthetics.  I truly hope Mike resettles in a region of the country which still follows the Constitution.  All of us deserve better than such a law.  Or its federal counterpart.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “Neutering the BHP, Slowly…

  1. Here’s hoping. I’m on the market this year for a job, and leaving NYS is definitely high on the list. Sorry to hear about the loss of your BHP. Even neutered, I find this gun is growing on me 🙂

    Posted by Mike's Spot | February 10, 2013, 9:17 am
  2. Since we live a state that believes in gun rights, I just can’t see how folks continue to put up with the crap in CA, NY, NJ or MA.
    Tucson and Flag libtards hate that most of the population is in the Valley of the Hellhole but it helps the lawmakers keep a conservative majority. So T&F, TS.

    Sucks that your HP got stolen. I never got the HP bug. It never really jumped into my head that I needed one.
    My SIG P226 however was love at first grip.
    I’m not a fan of no mag, no boom. Even though I never fire a pistol w/o the mag in place, (’cause its improper to bang the extractor over the rim), it just bugs me.

    Posted by KM | February 10, 2013, 9:33 am
  3. I never had the experience of losing any to theft, but still miss a couple that were given away, a decade ago. I hope not to experience such theft, either.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 10, 2013, 10:40 am
  4. I love my BHP too… And sad to lose ANY gun, much less all the ones in the safe.

    Posted by Old NFO | February 10, 2013, 11:45 am

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