The Browning Hi Power pistol is one of the most popular and effective handguns in the history of modern firearms. Based on a design by John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium, the Browning Hi Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun has been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries.

The gun has seen action in several wars since its release in 1935, and it’s of such high quality, that there have even been times when armies on both sides of a conflict have used the pistol against each other.

If you’re interested in the rich history behind the Browning Hi Power, we’ve got you covered. The story begins with a request from the French military and a legendary firearms designer who already had the creation of several excellent weapons under his belt.

In France, a Call For Arms