September August RSS Feed. The BDM was the first Browning that I purchased, I was talked into it by the salesman who stated that it was thinner than the High Power and held more rounds. I had strapped together a lot for the pistol and was upset that I couldn't get hicap magazines for a decent price this was
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September August RSS Feed. The BDM was the first Browning that I purchased, I was talked into it by the salesman who stated that it was thinner than the High Power and held more rounds. I had strapped together a lot for the pistol and was upset that I couldn't get hicap magazines for a decent price this was I also did not like how the thumb safety operated pressing down activated the safety, so you had to press up to fire - very different than what I was used to and I didn't like the idea of having to change my thinking or training to work with one pistol that I intended to carry occasionally.
I would press down on the thumb safety to release the slide as mentioned in the owners manual , but that put the gun in safe, so I had to push up in order to fire. Just didn't like that idea at all. Of course now I don't use the slide stop at all, I rack the slide after a reload to get the gun into battery. Gross movements are a lot easier to perform under stress.
It shot well, just the ergonomics didn't suit me. Oh and now I don't trust salesmen as much - know before you buy. Now I own a few High Powers and am totally happy. Thanks to all. I went ahead and got the BDM and fired it yesterday. I liked it a lot. Yes, the safety setup is unusual, and yes, having to use round mags is a pain, but the piece feels darn good and shoots where I point it.
I also like being able to insert a fresh mag and close the slide using the safety lever without having to change my grip on the pistol to operate the slide release.
I won't be trading away my HP, but I will be keeping this one. I ordered 3, and while I haven't shot too many rounds through them, they all functioned flawlessly.
They were very reasonably priced, they don't have the visual indicators in them like the factory small complaint really. I've heard bad things about Pro-Mag jamming, so I knew I didn't want to buy from them. Oz: No, I don't work for Browning. I bought a BDM when they first came out, and I liked the looks. The novelty of being able to 'change' action types was a major selling point at the time, but the trigger on mine was not very good either way, so I traded it for something else.
Takedown is pretty simple - use the takedown lever located just above the trigger on the slide. Here's a place you can see more about the pistol. I still have mine. It shoots like it has eyes! I ran the local P.
Qualification course with it one year and I beat everyone! That and it just feels right in my hand. Holsters are a problem but I think it'll fit a Sig holster. Too bad it wasn't made in. It might have caught on.
It was designed by Czech-born designer Peter Sodoma. The Secret Service chose to forgo the most interesting feature the dual modes of operation in favor of what they called the BRM or Browning Revolver Mode.
They wanted DAO. It took Browning longer than the alloted 1 year time frame to make the changes the SS wanted of course they kept changing the requirements too so they let the order lapse.
ATI built the gun from 92 - 95 until FN became impressed enough to want to sell to their overseas customers so they started to build them in Columbia, SC. I've always wanted one so if you see one that's lonely and needs a home. I've always been a fan of the BDM, probably the greatest pistol that was a total failure ever made. It is so slim it is a joy to CC, mine has been rock solid reliable since day one, very accurate and fun to shoot. The two tone one in the world guns link above is my BDM.
Now if the supply of higher capacity mags for the BDM comes about it may be near perfect. When talking about slim, it is particularly so through the grip area. Roads are constantly changing — which is why our maps are too. Is your GPS map up to date? Updated maps provide details such as the best route, new roads, a reliable detour, the closest petrol station, the nearest hospital, restaurants, etc.
Dvd navi software update. The BDM has been one of my 'chase' pistols for awhile now, Ever since I found a manual for one at work I don't know why, but we have a stack of old and odd owners manuals in our gunroom I would love to own one, as soon as I get my Garand.
Does anyone carry them? If there are any distributors out there that you guys know of I'd love to hear. Did FN ever make a version? The owner's manuals contained here are in PDF format.
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We recommend you click the links below with your right mouse button, then select Save Target As from the menu. I just ran across a nice looking Browning BDM in 9mm at a local gunstore. Anyone have good, or bad, things to say about the BDM?
What little I've read says they are all steel and just about the flattest lightest double stack 9mm pistol out there. Thanks for any info. There really isn't a lot on the BDM out there as the poor pistol kind of never had a chance. The pistol is very flat while still packing a double stack magazine and is probably the most concealable of any of the wonder nines. My biggest complaint about the BDM is the 'combination' lever which acts as both a safety, slide release, and decocker.
The big issue here is that if you use the lever as a slide release or decocker, you automatically place the pistol on safe and must manually take the pistol off safe again to shoot.
Still, its manual of arms is different enough from most pistols that many 'experts' did not like it and initial reviews were not overwhelmingly positive.
In a world inspired by the Glock, the BDM has just has too busy of a manual of arms. Browning also made a DAO only and 'Pistol Mode Only' version which did not have the combination lever - these are very rare. The pistol was initially used by the Secret Service in limited numbers, but they replaced them with the P fairly shortly.
If you do a little research, there are some posts written by one of the Secret Service officers who carried it and he had largely positive things to say about it. You are right, it is an all steel pistol and the build quality is very very good. Despite its all steel frame, the pistol is lighter than many with alloy frames and as mentioned before, has very lean lines.
It does not take the Browning High Power magazine and magazines are no longer made for it. Kotor 2 pc full version. If you are looking for a small, high capacity handgun, the BDM will serve you well. Just keep in mind that you will need to familiarize yourself thoroughly with its manual of arms.
When Browning discontinued the pistol, they could be had in the dollar range. Still, if it is in good shape and you like it, it wouldn't be a horrible price. I think the BDM had a lot of good things going for it. The crime bill kind of killed it as it meant that the wonder nines had lost a lot of their appeal. However today there seems to be a resurgence in the popularity of the 9mm round and high capacity magazines are available again with an emphasis on concealability.
I really think that if Browning were to revisit the BDM, paying particular attention to the 'combination lever' basically getting rid of it , they would sell like hot cakes.
I doubt it will ever happen though Hope this helps. So far I've found 2 sources for Browning Factory 15 shot magazines. Sunday I was dryfiring it and finally put it away. A couple hours later I got it out to clean the barrel got a cleaning kit to keep in the bag with it and saw a small pin lying in the box. I took it back to the shop where I bought it since they have a 30 day warranty on used guns.
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That issue has kinda sorted itself out, and the caliber that took home all the marbles is the old 9 mm. With few exceptions, this ocean of Nines all have double-column magazines and some form of simplified trigger action. In this column, I would call to your attention to one that did not survive, although it did have the requisite round magazine and not just one, but two trigger actions. The gun was made in the U. In evaluating this gun back in those days, I developed a healthy respect for its performance. I first saw the pistol in the early s, well after the mids military test trials that chose the Beretta 92 for our armed services as the M9.
The Browning BDM: A Gem That Never Sparkled
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