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Aquarius
22-04-2010, 08:23 PM
Today I visited a dealer and he has BROWNING PRO- 9. Just by looking at the pistol, I was in love with it. Now I just want my seniors to advise me whether I should go for it or not. I took some quick pictures of it to show it to all my dear friends. Your input will be highly appreciated. Its just about the size of Glock 19. It has ambidextrous manual safety which acts as a decocker as well. Magazine capacity is 16+1. So you all are requested to guide me accordingly. Price tag is 180K which can be negotiated.

Here are few pictures which I have taken.

http://s2.postimage.org/5MFGS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts5MFGS)

http://s2.postimage.org/5N3Di.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts5N3Di)

http://s2.postimage.org/5NszJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts5NszJ)

This is the picture I have taken from the net.

http://s2.postimage.org/5NHxA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts5NHxA)

Now it all depends upon your suggesion whether I should go for this beauty or not.

Abu Al Hawl
22-04-2010, 08:34 PM
Aquarius, is it NIB?

Aquarius
22-04-2010, 08:35 PM
Yes it is NIB brother... :)

Abu Al Hawl
22-04-2010, 08:39 PM
go for it, bring it down as much you can but dont loose it!

Aquarius
22-04-2010, 08:50 PM
go for it, bring it down as much you can but dont loose it!

Thanks AAH brother as he also told me that he has just two pieces left with him, and the other one is already reserved..so.??

Abu Al Hawl
22-04-2010, 08:52 PM
but why i see that on the net pic the ambidextrous manual safety, slide catch, slide lock are in silver color and your one having black, plus browning is printed in black and your one having white, i just wanted to check to be suer that you buy an authentic piece

Aquarius
22-04-2010, 09:00 PM
No AAH brother the writing (Browning) etc is written in black, but due to the reflection of flashlight its looking whitish.. And the dealer is also the most reliable in Peshawar.. as far as the controls are concerned this is just one picture I have downloaded from the net..other pictures may have black controls...... :)

Abu Al Hawl
22-04-2010, 09:19 PM
ok if you are fully satisfied then Minia Biwi Razi toh kiya kare ga Kazi, ab jaldi se nikha pardh wa lo bhaiya :D :lol:

KageFox
22-04-2010, 09:21 PM
Looks pretty good actually... I like the low profile controls... Would make for a good mid-sized CCW... :)

Aquarius
22-04-2010, 09:25 PM
ok if you are fully satisfied then Minia Biwi Razi toh kiya kare ga Kazi, ab jaldi se nikha pardh wa lo bhaiya :D :lol:

:lol: wo toh theek hai bhai leken how can I sleep tonight :(. I should have reserved it. BTW I will be there in the morning waiting for him to open his shop and grab that piece as soon as possible..thanks my friend for your advise...... :)

Aquarius
22-04-2010, 09:27 PM
Looks pretty good actually... I like the low profile controls... Would make for a good mid-sized CCW... :)

KageFox brother: Whats your opinion about this peice. Shall I go for it.?

Dr Zakir
22-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Haven't seen one so can't comment upon it . I personally would wait for xdm make a comparision between two and then decide

KageFox
22-04-2010, 10:26 PM
Not a very famous or widespread pistol, but the reviews it has are usually pretty favorable, at least from my research. If you like it... sure go for it... if the price doesn't bother you... :)

Before you buy it though, try to fiddle around with the controls. A few samples are known to have stiffer controls than usual from what I read.

Denovo87
22-04-2010, 10:29 PM
ok if you are fully satisfied then Minia Biwi Razi toh kiya kare ga Kazi, ab jaldi se nikha pardh wa lo bhaiya :D :lol:

:lol: wo toh theek hai bhai leken how can I sleep tonight :(. I should have reserved it. BTW I will be there in the morning waiting for him to open his shop and grab that piece as soon as possible..thanks my friend for your advise...... :)


Aquarius bro, although donot have 1st hand experience of this gun but everything I read on net forums is nothing than very good reviews on its reliability, accuracy, trigger etc. So just go for it, it really looks something worth sleeping with ;)

Aquarius
22-04-2010, 11:46 PM
@Denovo & KageFox Sirs: Yes ofcourse the reviews on the net are very good regarding this handgun, thats what I was attracted to it.. Now I am a little bit confused in choosing between this handgun and CZ 75 P07.. plz advise me........ :|

Ilyas
23-04-2010, 01:52 AM
Doc... why does it have a FN cable lock??? Did it come with the gun, or is it complimentary
from the dealer? Check if the other piece has it, as well.
As far as chosing between these two is concerned, from the pics the CZ seems to have a
bigger frame and as u already have a G17, I would suggest going for something smaller,
which is more suitable for CC. But before that, I hope you'll go through PRO9's reviews
available on the net :)

Denovo87
23-04-2010, 10:57 AM
Doc... why does it have a FN cable lock??? Did it come with the gun, or is it complimentary
from the dealer? Check if the other piece has it, as well.
As far as chosing between these two is concerned, from the pics the CZ seems to have a
bigger frame and as u already have a G17, I would suggest going for something smaller,
which is more suitable for CC. But before that, I hope you'll go through PRO9's reviews
available on the net :)


Ilyas bro Browning Pro9 is the civilian model of FNP-9, so FN cable lock suplied with Pro9 is nothing to suspect about.

Aquarius
23-04-2010, 11:31 AM
@Ilyas: Brother the cable lock labelled as FN, comes with the gun which has a proper place in the case supplied with the handgun as you can see in the picture..Denovo Sir is rite as its being the civilian model of FNP-9.. And as regards rewievs on the net its good, infact its very good. I think I shall go for it by saying"BISMILLAH E TAWAKALTO" Thanks my friends for helping me........ :)

Abu Al Hawl
23-04-2010, 11:57 AM
Aquarius, is cz75p07 available there in peshawar? how much?

Kamranwali
23-04-2010, 12:29 PM
Good luck Aquarius.

From what we read online, its a good gun to have.

Aquarius
23-04-2010, 12:40 PM
Aquarius, is cz75p07 available there in peshawar? how much?

Yes AAH brother: its available at 180K.. I posted pictures in window shopping thread yesterday.. its also very good piece but I wanted a smaller compact handgun, therefore I went for Browning Pro..... :)

Denovo87
23-04-2010, 06:01 PM
So it has been aquired, congratulations Aquarius bro Browning pro9 is a gem is your magnificient collection :)

Abu Al Hawl
23-04-2010, 07:36 PM
aqurius am intrested in CZ75P07

Aquarius
23-04-2010, 09:03 PM
aqurius am intrested in CZ75P07

So how can I help you brother...?

Abu Al Hawl
23-04-2010, 09:06 PM
how much did you pay for your stuff, if am not asking confidential thing!

Aquarius
23-04-2010, 09:10 PM
So it has been aquired, congratulations Aquarius bro Browning pro9 is a gem is your magnificient collection :)

Thanks Denovo Sir.. Yes it has been aquired this morning, but due to my busy schedule today, I was'nt able to post pictures.. will do tomorrow Inshallah..... :)

Aquarius
23-04-2010, 09:17 PM
how much did you pay for your stuff, if am not asking confidential thing!

At 175K finally.. the dealer to my surprise was quite rigid on its price... he even told me that if I can get it at this price anywhere else, then he will give it at 150K...

Abu Al Hawl
23-04-2010, 09:19 PM
so that means cz is also for the same price?

Aquarius
23-04-2010, 09:22 PM
May be or may be not, becoz I was'nt interested in it so I did'nt negotiated for it... my main aim was to reduce the price of Browning..

Abu Al Hawl
23-04-2010, 09:24 PM
ok, so tomorrow pls bother to call them and ask for the final price

Aquarius
23-04-2010, 09:55 PM
OK, tomorrow I will do it Inshallah brother........ :)

Maximus
24-04-2010, 12:10 AM
Congrats Aquarius buddy. Awesome pistol selection MashAllah.
Found a review by a competent youtuber/reviewer Nutnfancy. Its for the FNP-9 but thats basically your firearm in two tone. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfymM5WbdH8&feature=related

Dr Zakir
24-04-2010, 12:10 AM
Congratulation on buying browning . Range report will be great

Shariq
24-04-2010, 12:13 AM
I am glad you bought Browning. It looks better :)

Aquarius
24-04-2010, 12:56 AM
@Maximus: Thanks brother for the video..its nice..I have seen it before as well........ ;)

@Dr Zakir Sir: Thank you very much and Inshallah I will post reviews...... :)

@Shariq Sir: I dont know whether she looked better or not, but I was in love with her, the moment I saw her... now I will sleep with my new mistress in peace..... :lol:

Gilani
24-04-2010, 01:50 AM
Aquarius bother, hearties congrats on buying a top grade handgun. Hope to see a range report soon and if possible, do post the test results in the handgun accuracy thread, using the same method. :)
regards

Salahuddin Ayubi
24-04-2010, 11:50 AM
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S brother Aquarius.

Your new mistress is ummph ummph. ;)

Glockcohlic
24-04-2010, 12:01 PM
@Aquarius,

Congrats bro on the new purchase. Seems to be a nice compact gun. Pls do share the performance when U have time to put this lil fellow on test.

Would you mind sharing the dealer name?

Dr Zakir
24-04-2010, 02:08 PM
Yes kindly tell dealer name please

iffe
24-04-2010, 02:29 PM
congrats on ur new buy

very good gun indeed

Denovo87
24-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Yes kindly tell dealer name please

Fakhr E Alam, Peshawar :)

Naveed_pk
24-04-2010, 03:18 PM
Aquarius bother, heartiest congrats on buying a top grade handgun :)

Aquarius
24-04-2010, 03:51 PM
@Gilani Sir..

@SA Sir..

@Glockcohlic Sir..

@iffe brother..

@Naveed_pk Sir.

Thanks a million brothers for your appreciation... :)
Will try my best to post reveiws....

Regarding dealer its already mentioned by Denovo Sir.... will post pictures in a while after load shedding INSHALLAH.... ;)

Aquarius
24-04-2010, 03:58 PM
ok, so tomorrow pls bother to call them and ask for the final price

AAH brother: Talked to the dealer in morning regarding CZ 75 P 07.. final price 175K.... :) but I think its too much for CZ.. as you wish..

Abu Al Hawl
24-04-2010, 04:01 PM
yeah very true! bro

Aquarius
24-04-2010, 07:11 PM
Here is my new compact companion.

http://s4.postimage.org/EGLWS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEGLWS)

http://s4.postimage.org/EGYpA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEGYpA)

http://s4.postimage.org/EH4U0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEH4U0)

http://s4.postimage.org/EHhmJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEHhmJ)

http://s4.postimage.org/EHoR9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEHoR9)

http://s4.postimage.org/EHrli.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEHrli)

http://s4.postimage.org/EHtQr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEHtQr)

http://s4.postimage.org/EHyPJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEHyPJ)

http://s4.postimage.org/EHIOi.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEHIOi)

http://s4.postimage.org/EI9eS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEI9eS)

http://s4.postimage.org/EIgJi.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEIgJi)

http://s4.postimage.org/EIqHS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEIqHS)

http://s4.postimage.org/EIvH9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVEIvH9)

http://s2.postimage.org/cGqWA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscGqWA)

http://s2.postimage.org/cGKTJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscGKTJ)

http://s2.postimage.org/cH1lJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscH1lJ)

http://s2.postimage.org/cHdPr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscHdPr)

http://s2.postimage.org/cHFg0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscHFg0)

http://s2.postimage.org/cHZd9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscHZd9)

http://s2.postimage.org/cIOB9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscIOB9)

http://s2.postimage.org/cITAr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscITAr)

http://s2.postimage.org/cJa2r.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscJa2r)

http://s2.postimage.org/cJBu0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscJBu0)

http://s2.postimage.org/cJVr9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscJVr9)

http://s2.postimage.org/cK9p0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscK9p0)

http://s2.postimage.org/cKjnA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TscKjnA)

OOOPS...almost took 2 hours to download her.. Is'nt she COOL.... :cool: ;)

Gilani
24-04-2010, 07:30 PM
A very nice handgun and beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing :)

HammadArshad
24-04-2010, 08:41 PM
A very nice handgun and beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing :)
+1

Shariq
24-04-2010, 08:56 PM
Nice pics. Gun looks awesome.

Denovo87
24-04-2010, 09:22 PM
Mashallah one lovely gun Aquarius bro, congrats for having this beautiful & reliable CC cannon :)

Skeeter60
24-04-2010, 09:35 PM
Aquarius congrats a Browning is a Browning

AK47
24-04-2010, 11:02 PM
O.K Aquarius bro, sorry for some belated congrats, nice to see you finally went for one of these two, really like your "killer" instinct, you wanted something new, you found it, you took it! :) That's how things are ideally supposed to be in life! Great. :)

Now let's hear from your firing session, sooner or later. Btw, sorry for still not being able to make it to Peshawar, yet very soon, Inshallah, in the meanwhile I suggest your "taping" method for the ammo! ;)

Nabeel
24-04-2010, 11:08 PM
@ Aquarius

Congrats Sir :)

Aquarius
25-04-2010, 01:34 AM
@Gilani.
@HammadArshad.
@Shariq.
@Denovo.
@AK47.
@Nabeel.

Brothers thank you all very much....... :)

Aquarius
25-04-2010, 01:40 AM
Aquarius congrats a Browning is a Browning

Ofcourse sir no doubt a Browning is a Browning indeed.. Thanks for your encouragement..... :) :)

Faheem
25-04-2010, 01:56 AM
Aquarius brother bohat bohat mubarak ho for purchasing Browning. Its a great addition in your collection......

Aquarius
25-04-2010, 09:46 AM
Aquarius brother bohat bohat mubarak ho for purchasing Browning. Its a great addition in your collection......

Faheem brother thank you so much for your appreciation... :)

Muhammad Musharraf
25-04-2010, 01:07 PM
@ Aquarius : Congratulations brother she is a real beauty Masha ALLAH Give us a range review

Aquarius
26-04-2010, 09:45 AM
@ Aquarius : Congratulations brother she is a real beauty Masha ALLAH Give us a range review

Thank you brother for your appreciation... will do Inshallah...... :)

Aquarius
06-05-2010, 11:22 PM
Today I tested this beauty and overall its performance was excellent. I fired different type of ammunition with it (Chinese white box, Winchester nato, American Eagle by Federal, Armscor JHP, POF 2Z). Even I mixed JHP with FMJ in few magazines and all rounds were fired without a hiccup, with not even a single FTF or FTE and all 200 rounds fired like piece of cake. The accuracy was also fantastic for a 4" barrel, as I was hitting standard size bricks at 15 & 20 Meters. One more thing on which I would like to comment is its trigger pull, which was very sweet and crisp, the sweetest trigger than all the handguns I have come across..

But the only drawback of this gun is its bulkiness, specially for carry purpose in summer clothes.. in winters underneath a Jacket or Coat its fine.. before I put it to the above test, I carried it for almost a week on trial basis and did'nt feel comfortable with its bulky feeling, specially of its grips.. even I feel comfortable in carrying my TT which is bigger in size than this little fellow but has thinner grips.. this one and only issue with the gun made me think to switch over to Glock19, which has a thinner profiles than browning Pro-9..

Wish me best of luck..... regards...... :)

Faisji
07-05-2010, 12:14 AM
Wish me best of luck..... regards...... :)

Good luck

But srsly are you using a holster or just packing.Try different type of holsters to see how it works.Also consider off hand side cross (9 o'clock carry).

Gilani
07-05-2010, 12:40 AM
Aquarius brother, congrats on the wonderful performance of your new beauty. Pro 9 is a duty gun and is not supposed to be a conceal carry. However, I agree with Fasji sahib that an appropriate holster would make the carriage much more comfortable (but not really concealable). Enjoy your time with very nice handgun :)

BTW; if possible, please do post range results in Handgun Accuracy Thread. It would be a very nice edition........

AK47
07-05-2010, 11:15 AM
Nice initial review Aquarius bro, 200 rounds right out of the box is one serious test, good to see smooth and trouble-free "exits" of such a large variety of ammo, consecutively! Great gun!

As far as "concealability" during summer is concerned, well, very few guns will give you that "comfortable" feeling in summer dress, it's my opinion, we should have different weapons for different seasons!

Kind of the situation our ladies feel being in, when dressing up for consecutive party days, which "set" to wear this eve! :lol:

Closet must be "full"! :lol:

Denovo87
07-05-2010, 12:11 PM
You always have to dress arround your CCW :) there is no holster or gun that will go with everything you like to wear.

Salahuddin Ayubi
07-05-2010, 12:44 PM
You always have to dress arround your CCW :) there is no holster or gun that will go with everything you like to wear.

True. Learn't it during the last couple of months.

Gilani
07-05-2010, 03:09 PM
As far as "concealability" during summer is concerned, well, very few guns will give you that "comfortable" feeling in summer dress, it's my opinion, we should have different weapons for different seasons!
Fully agree with AK sahib.





You always have to dress arround your CCW :) there is no holster or gun that will go with everything you like to wear.

True. Learn't it during the last couple of months.
Same here Sir. :( There is quite a dearth of genuine CC handguns in our market and options are very very few. Genuine CC guns are either phenomenally expensive (like Glock 26) or they are not available at all. Something like Glock 26, Kahr MK9, Kahr K9, Ruger SR9 C etc are all genuine conceal and carry handguns with a reputation of reliability and accuracy but.................... :(

ARlover
07-05-2010, 03:44 PM
price info about pro-9

Aquarius
07-05-2010, 04:50 PM
@Faisji.
@Gilani.
@Denovo.
@AK47.
@SA.

Thank you all for your valuable & wonderful information... :)

Kamranwali
07-05-2010, 05:05 PM
A very late CONGRATULATIONS

Sorry abt it, but from from the heart, none the less.

Aquarius
07-05-2010, 09:31 PM
A very late CONGRATULATIONS

Sorry abt it, but from from the heart, none the less.

Its my pleasure kamran brother..thank you very much.. :)

khurramdool
07-05-2010, 11:23 PM
Congratulations bro Aquarius Very fine gun
like a friend in need is a friend indeed :D

Aquarius
08-05-2010, 01:46 AM
Thank you very much khurramdool brother....... :)

Salahuddin Ayubi
08-05-2010, 09:44 AM
You always have to dress arround your CCW :) there is no holster or gun that will go with everything you like to wear.

True. Learn't it during the last couple of months.
Same here Sir. :( There is quite a dearth of genuine CC handguns in our market and options are very very few. Genuine CC guns are either phenomenally expensive (like Glock 26) or they are not available at all. Something like Glock 26, Kahr MK9, Kahr K9, Ruger SR9 C etc are all genuine conceal and carry handguns with a reputation of reliability and accuracy but.................... :(

Actually I mean't that I learn't that one has to dress around his CCW (in my case the PT 145) and with my IWB, a jeans and shirt hanging out, I have learn't how to manage myself, my attire, my stance, my walk, et al while I'm carrying, without anyone getting even the slightest notice of my weapon.

MIdreesTaj
08-05-2010, 04:45 PM
Congrats Aquarius i missed this thread before... Now that is a very very nice pistol you got. Already famed as FNP-9 has form/factor, reliability and accuracy of true combat/service pistol. The design is simply gr8 and solid.
Nice purchase friend u'll love it.

Aquarius
08-05-2010, 11:57 PM
Thank you very much MIdreesTaj brother for your valuable comments ... :)

KageFox
09-05-2010, 12:16 AM
@Aquarius: Great to see you got the gun you had your eye on! And great pictures!

I guess you just need a good platform to carry it comfortably...

Aquarius
09-05-2010, 12:24 AM
Yes KageFox bro... the gun is excellent in overall performance but its a bit bulky to carry, which doen't fulfill my requirement.. therefore I am leaning towards Glock19... :)

PsiFactor
13-05-2010, 08:43 PM
First of ALL CONGRATULATIONS Aquarius Bro.
The gun looks very cool.Can you tell me about its trigger?How much pounds is the trigger pull?.
this Must be written in the owners manual.


Regards

Aquarius
13-05-2010, 09:23 PM
First of ALL CONGRATULATIONS Aquarius Bro.
The gun looks very cool.Can you tell me about its trigger?How much pounds is the trigger pull?.
this should be written in the owners manual.
Regards

Can't say anything about the trigger pull rite now because you better go through my thread in Clubhouse " my new Glock19".. ;) , but as far as I remember, it was arround 9 lbs in double and arround 4 lbs in single action.. but it is one hell of a sweet crisp trigger.. breaks up quite cleanly of all the handguns I had before.... :)

GUNFREAK
10-05-2011, 12:02 AM
Sorry Guys to dig up old post, but Aquarius bro just wanted to let you know that after searching for a month for a new toy; i today came across Browning Pro9 today in khi as i was just window shopping for CC. Actually there were two shops who had them. One shop was demanding stupid money for it and another was asking somewhere close to your paid price. So i went for it. There were two weapons brought to khi and i guess they were bought by different shops by the importer. What a masterpiece it is. Just pure solid when i held it. Other American arms like S&W and others come nowhere close to this one.

Regards

GUNFREAK
10-05-2011, 12:13 AM
I don't know whether i will fire it or not, because it is just awsome just to look at it and hold it. It is such a rare weapon in Pakistan; excellent for my addition in my collection with sig and glock. US forums are right; it feels like HK.

regards