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I need help with this gun. I have a chance to buy one of these and I was wanting to reach out to you guys for some help. Pros or Cons? Anyone with any experience? What should one expect to pay for a 99% LNIB with two mags (1 hi cap and 1 10 rd). Thanks everyone!

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I had one for a couple of years back in the mid 90s. Never had any problems with it. It points naturally and is a soft shooter. Its flat and even with its all-steel frame its light and easy-to-conceal.

Its does have an odd safety. It's an ambidextrous decocker/safety unit that has a big lever that is impossible to miss. But you flip it down for safe and up for fire. That is completely opposite the 1911 & BHP and most every other semi-auto . I never could get use to that.

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When first available I purchased one new for 365.00 I still have it and it has been a nice carry piece.I have seen them for sale anywhere from 350.00 to 450.00. 15 round mags are scarce and they usually sell for about 79.00.

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I need help with this gun. I have a chance to buy one of these and I was wanting to reach out to you guys for some help. Pros or Cons? Anyone with any experience? What should one expect to pay for a 99% LNIB with two mags (1 hi cap and 1 10 rd). Thanks everyone!

Excuse you? I came to this thread to see a picture of a gun. Thanks for disappointing me. Next time use the handgun board. :confused:

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It's got a weird DA/ DAO switch on the left side....

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BDM stands for the Browning Double Mode (or Dual Mode), and it's mean that the pistol can be had in either traditional Double Action mode or in Double Action Only Mode ... in the same gun, and the change of mode can take a split a second, not more. It is done via the small slotted switch in the left side of the slide. The switch has two positions, marked "P" and "R". P stands for Pistol, or DA mode, R stands for revolver, or DAO mode. The switch can be turned from one position to another by any sharp-tipped tool such a knife, skrewdriver or even a coin. BDM is equipped with ambidextrous, frame-mounted safety / decocker levers. To engage safety (and decock the hammer in DA mode) one must pull the lever down, and the lever will stay in this position. To disengage safety the lever must be pulled up, so a red dot will show on the frame.

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It's got a weird DA/ DAO switch on the left side....

bdm_4.jpg

BDM stands for the Browning Double Mode (or Dual Mode), and it's mean that the pistol can be had in either traditional Double Action mode or in Double Action Only Mode ... in the same gun, and the change of mode can take a split a second, not more. It is done via the small slotted switch in the left side of the slide. The switch has two positions, marked "P" and "R". P stands for Pistol, or DA mode, R stands for revolver, or DAO mode. The switch can be turned from one position to another by any sharp-tipped tool such a knife, skrewdriver or even a coin. BDM is equipped with ambidextrous, frame-mounted safety / decocker levers. To engage safety (and decock the hammer in DA mode) one must pull the lever down, and the lever will stay in this position. To disengage safety the lever must be pulled up, so a red dot will show on the frame.

Thank you.

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