BarryinIN Posted October 25, 2021 Report Share Posted October 25, 2021 The world’s best handgun… The handgun designed to fit the human hand… The handgun carried by the coolest people… The glorious, celebrated, loved, and admired Browning HiPower… Is back. But not from FN/Browning. Springfield Armory is making them right here in the USA. Or so they say here: https://www.springfield-armory.com/sa-35-series-handguns/sa-35-handguns/ I swear I have ranted on here before that SA or Kimber should start making them, with the small changes it begs for (sights and thumb safety), maybe in stainless and a lightweight alum frame option, and actually TRY to sell them unlike Browning… but I can’t find it now. My dream might be here. Please, SA, don’t screw this up. I won’t even comment that they didn’t extend the frame tang and used the most bite-prone hammer design because I’m so appreciative of this gift to the world. I read rumblings of this a week or two ago but didn’t believe it. Well, boy howdy doo, there it is. Shipping now, they say. The local gun shop is closed today, but I pestered the owner’s son and found they don’t have any yet. He is going to start checking tomorrow. I had another gun purchase in mind, but I might hold off on that one. I do have to wonder about SA’s claim to making them in the US. This could have changed, but they didn’t used to actually make any guns, at least not the way most people think of it. The 1911s had the frames and slides made in Brazil by Imbel. Entry level guns were more or less rebranded Imbels. At the other end of the scale, the Custom Shop guns were made up from not-quite-finished frames and slides, machined and finished by SA. The rest fell somewhere in between. The XDs are made in Croatia and rebranded. At least some rifles had their receivers made in Australia by ADI. So I have to wonder what the situation is with their HiPower. I seriously doubt they invested in a total manufacturing process for them. As much as I like the design, it’s not going to be the biggest seller. But welcome back, wherever you’re from! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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