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I'm thinking of getting a new auto in .40 S&W. I'm weighing the Browning HighPower MarkIII vs. the CZ 75B single action only. Reliability and accuracy are my main objectives.

I've heard good reports on both guns. Any thoughts on what the best choice would be? Are new High Powers availalbe?
 

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If I were going to buy a new pistol using your choices I would opt for the CZ75B. Why? It is the better buy in today's market. Both guns are truly excellent. If you intend to carry the pistol both are a little big for my taste in CCW pistols. Regards, Richard:D
 

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Just a thought. I have a 9mm cz75b(double action). When I got my cz I also checked out the single action version. The trigger on my gun was much better than on the single action cz I checked out. That is the only single action version I checked though. If you can, handle the gun before you buy it.Just remember the regular cz can be carried cocked and locked anyway. As for hipowers I have never owned the browning version but I did own 2 FM hipowers and an arcus hipower. These were good guns but the cz would out shoot them. Here's a nice witness 40 for sale by the way. Good luck with your decicion. http://pub105.ezboard.com/fczechpistols82792frm11.showMessage?topicID=1037.topic


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Mark-Richard, thanks. I did look at the FN HP and CZ75 (I'm not sure if it was DA/SA or SA only) side by side and dry fired (with a snap cap) both. The trigger pull was much better (SA mode) on the CZ than on the FN; lighter and crisper. Both guns felt great and of course are good looking. I haven't actually fired either, though. The CZ was about $200 cheaper!!!! (around $480 vs $680 give or take)

My primary use will be home protection, range, hunting and carry in the car or luggage (yep, I've got a CCW permit). I rarely carry on my person, and when I do it's a nice little Kel-Tec .380 (about 10 oz empty).

Any other input on these two fine weapons?
 

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Try a Tanfoglio

Both are very good. But I'd go with the Tanfoglio Witness line. Get a large frame in 10mm for home defense and get the optional caliber conversion kits. Easily change to .40 S&W, or .45 or .22 LR, etc. These Witnesses have beavertail grip and cock and lock. You'd be pleased. Or go small frame or polymer....you decide. High-cap mags still out there.



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http://www.handgunreview.com/make.asp?make=EAA
 

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Here is my BHP .40 cal with Nill grips.Gun is full size and the weight makes the recoil quite mild.A solid good shooting gun that fits even smaller hands.
 

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I've got both a BHP in 9mm and a CZ75B 9mm.

The CZ75B is really a great gun, but if money is no object, I think the Browning is a better gun.

The factory trigger-pull is heavier with the Hi-Power, but it's still a nicer trigger.

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This is a rough thread. I love both guns....the triggers on the SA CZ's are poly (plastic) and really make the trigger feel worse than it is. Alloy and Steel units are available from CZUSA and are a gunsmith fit project. The BHP trigger is just a magsafetyectomy away from being very good also.
Either way you go you could do alot worse. Heres my (now not mine anymore) CZ SA.......but its not stock by any means.
Shoot well.
 

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Well, in my experience once again they both have their strengths and weaknesses. The Browning is the nicer looking/higher quality seeming gun. CZ's are sort of utilitarian, not that thats necessarily bad. In general, out of the box, I have found CZ's to be more accurate/easier to shoot. HP's generally have a crappy trigger, but this is partially because of the magazine lock thingy and if this is removed it improves things. Overall? The browning is probably the nicer pistol, but might need some work to be as accurate and smooth operating as the cz. If you're strictly looking for function the cz's hard to beat--they tend to always go bang and be pretty accurate.
 
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