The Browning High-Power Pistol

Author(s): Leroy Thompson; Alan Gilliland (Illustrator); Adam Hook (Illustrator)

Military

This title explores the history of the accurate and reliable Browning High-Power Pistol, which was considered the world's standard for a semi-automatic combat pistol for half a century.

Making its debut in 1935, the Browning High-Power was the world's most widely used military pistol for much of the 20th century. Military and law-enforcement agencies in more than 90 countries have issued the High-Power and it has seen combat in conflicts from World War II through to the "War on Terror." After conquering Belgium, Nazi Germany produced more than 300,000 High-Powers for use by the Waffen-SS, Fallschirmj ger, and others, and after 1945 the High-Power became standard for most NATO-armed forces as well as scores of others.

Chambered for the 9 19mm Luger cartridge, John Browning's High-Power improved on the classic Colt M1911 design, especially in its use of a far simpler takedown system. The pistol's innovative 13-round magazine, designed by Dieudonn Saive, staggered the cartridges for higher capacity without unduly increasing the grip size. During its 82-year production run at Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, the design evolved slightly, but a 2017 High-Power was still easily recognizable as a descendant of the original model.

Packed with gripping material including detailed technical specifications, contemporary photographs and highly accurate artist's renditions, this title is a comprehensive and informative guide to the world's most iconic semi-automatic pistol.

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  • : 9781472838094
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : 0.01
  • : April 2020
  • : --- length: - '9.76' width: - '7.24' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leroy Thompson; Alan Gilliland (Illustrator); Adam Hook (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 80