Handgun Database

Selected Handgun Detail

Please Note - We do not sell handguns. We simply provide this information as a resource for people who may be in the market to buy or sell a handgun, or who are simply researching a particular handgun model.

Model: Hi-Power Practical
Browning Pistol Hi-Power Practical .40 S&W Variant-2
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.75-in Weight:39-oz
Variant 2 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor177996
  • Recoil Factor5.66 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity11 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor86%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1995 - 2006
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:frame mounted manual safety
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:wraparound Pachmayr rubber
Sights:fixed blade front, adj. target rear
Notes:two-tone finish
Browning Corporation
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$863.00Used Est:$875.00
Last Update:6/22/2017
About the Gun

The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, 9 mm semi-automatic handgun based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and later improved by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. The pistol has undergone continuous refinement by FN since its introduction in 1935. Genuine Browning Hi-Power pistols are still manufactured by FN Herstal of Belgium and Portugal.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .40 S&W
Alias: .40 Smith & Wesson Auto
MV: From 985 to 1325 ft/sec
ME: From 355 to 500 ft-lb
WT: From 135 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

User Rating
0 User Ratings
0 User Comments
User Comments

There are currently no user comments for this handgun.