The real steel Browning Hi-Power is a single-action 9mm semi-automatic handgun. It is based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and later improved by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols of all time having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries from 1935 right up to the present day. The Hi-Power name alluded to the 13-round magazine capacity; almost twice that of contemporary designs such as the Luger or Mauser 1910.
WEs replica re-creates the externals excellently and while it may not quite emulate the finer texture uniqueness of the real steel it does have a slide and frame of metal and hefty internals giving it a good weight. Typical of WE pistols, the almost entirely metal pistol will no doubt be a robust piece.
Just like the real steel, a cocked hammer can only be fired by trigger pull when the magazine is inserted. Just like the real steel, the rear iron sight is a tangent type with markings from 50 to 500m which means nothing to an Airsoft pistol but is faithful to the original all the same. Due to the magazine-in-only type fire system the trigger does have a stiff pull but repeated use allows an operator to get used to that.
A nice affordable price for a decently shooting weapons that is good enough to play the role of workhorse sidearm for the casual skirmisher whilst playing off that classic look.