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March 11, 2008, 18:13
Is the frame the same size for the Mark III Browning HP in 9mm vs .40 S&W? Thanks a ton.
March 11, 2008, 18:34
My quick answer is yes. I have both but the .40 is at the shop right now so I can not compare but I am pretty sure they are the same. I REALLY like my 9mm HP but the trigger on my .40 is HORRIBLE. I have not shot it much and do not intend to until I get the trigger smoothed up and a set of the Micarta grips like I have on the 9.
Not that you asked, and I would not want to talk anybody out of a HP, but speaking honestly there are an awful lot of nice .40s out there that hold 10 (or more) rounds of ammo.
March 11, 2008, 19:03
Yeah, I think that the High Power would be a 'nice to own' pistol, not a 'need to own' pistol. I'm working on a couple of purchases first.
Thanks again for your time.
March 11, 2008, 19:05
frames are the same, slides are not. barrels are not (3 lugs vs 2)
March 12, 2008, 11:41
So a guy could, or couldn't buy a new slide and barrel and use the same frame?
sorry for the stupid question.
March 12, 2008, 12:17
yes, I believe so, but the cost would be about the same as buying a second gun. From memory I think the ejector wis wider too but I'm not sure - don't have one in the shop to check.
what you cannot do is just swap barrels.
Now if you had a .40, and someone made a 3-lug 9mm barrel, that might work for hot ammo.
Personally, I have no use for .40
March 27, 2008, 20:31
Several companies manufacture "9mm conversion barrels" for
the .40 cal HiPowers. They also make .357 sig barrels for them.
A 9mm barrel in a 40 Cal slide is considered "the" +P+ platform
for 9 mm.
Should be very durable.
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