The world's most famous military handgun has been improved.
In the early twenties, John Moses Browning and FN Herstal
jointly designed the original Browning 9mm Hi Power single
action pistol. Today, FN's HP pistol is in service in more than
100 countries around the world, and it has a well-established
reputation for high quality and total reliability. FN's newer,
product-improved MK3 represents decades of user feedback
and offers a subtle balance between tradition and evolving
Improvements over the HP pistol include:
Ergonomic grips that significantly improve handling
and contribute to the shooter's comfort.
New sights for improved accuracy. These are
precision machined and notched for optimum contrast.
Both front and rear sights are dovetailed to ease zeroing
and to allow for the installation of tritium night sights.
Ambidextrous safety for added security during
The MK3 retains the Hi Power's original
mechanism as well as all of the major parts and vital
advantages of its venerable predecessor. This precludes
any deviation whatsoever from the Hi Power's long-standing
reputation for safety and reliability under even the most
adverse conditions. The MK3's sturdy and simple mechanism
also ensures long component life and simple maintenance.
To simplify the transition from Hi Power to MK3 and to take
advantage of an existing and highly-effective design, the
MK3 also retains the Hi Power's numerous and proven safety
mechanisms. These include:
a mechanical safety lever, now ambidextrous, that
allows the weapon to be carried fully safe,
a visable hammer which indicates whether or not
the weapon is cocked,
a half-cocked notch that catches the hammer if it
slips during cocking or de-cocking,
a firing pin spring design which prevents inadvertent
discharge if the weapon is dropped with a round chambered
a magazine safety that disengages the trigger when
the magazine is removed.