I 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.