FN High Power

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FN High Power
Category Self-Loading Pistols & Revolvers
Operating System Short recoil operated, locked breech, single action
Cartridge
Length 200 mm
Feeding Box magazine

The High Power is one of the most widely used military pistols of all time, having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries. The pistol is often referred to as an HP (for "Hi Power" or "High Power") or as a GP (for the French term, "Grande Puissance"). Technically, the High Power pistol, also known as Browning HP 35, GP 35 or Model 1935, is a recoil operated, locked breech pistol. It uses a linkless barrel to slide locking invented by Browning. The trigger is single action, with external hammer. Original HPs featured frame mounted safety at the left side of the frame, that locks both sear and slide. Modern versions, since Mark II, also featured ambidextrous safety levers, that are also more comfortable to operate.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The FN High Power is found in 92 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Argentina (ARG)
O
U
Australia (AUS)
O
U
Austria (AUT)
U
Bahrain (BHR)
U
Bangladesh (BGD)
U
Barbados (BRB)
U
Belgium (BEL)
O
U
Belize (BLZ)
U
Bermuda (BMU)
U
Bolivia (BOL)
U
Botswana (BWA)
U
Brunei (BRN)
U
Bulgaria (BGR)
U
Burundi (BDI)
U
Cambodia (KHM)
U
Cameroon (CMR)
U
Canada (CAN)
O
U
Chad (TCD)
U
Chile (CHL)
U
China (CHN)
U
Colombia (COL)
U
Cuba (CUB)
U
Cyprus (CYP)
U
G
N
Denmark (DNK)
G
U
Ecuador (ECU)
U
El Salvador (SLV)
U
Estonia (EST)
U
Finland (FIN)
U
France (FRA)
U
Germany (DEU)
U
Ghana (GHA)
U
Greece (GRC)
U
Guatemala (GTM)
U
Honduras (HND)
U
Hungary (HUN)
U
India (IND)
U
Indonesia (IDN)
O
U
Iran (IRN)
U
Iraq (IRQ)
U
Ireland (IRL)
U
Israel (ISR)
U
Jamaica (JAM)
U
Jordan (JOR)
U
Kenya (KEN)
U
Kuwait (KWT)
N
Lebanon (LBN)
U
Liberia (LBR)
U
Libya (LBY)
U
Lithuania (LTU)
U
Luxembourg (LUX)
N
Malawi (MWI)
U
Malaysia (MYS)
U
Mozambique (MOZ)
U
U
Nepal (NPL)
G
Netherlands (NLD)
U
New Zealand (NZL)
U
Nigeria (NGA)
U
Oman (OMN)
U
Panama (PAN)
U
U
Paraguay (PRY)
U
Peru (PER)
U
Philippines (PHL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
U
Romania (ROU)
U
Rwanda (RWA)
U
Saudi Arabia (SAU)
U
Sierra Leone (SLE)
U
Singapore (SGP)
U
South Africa (ZAF)
U
South Sudan (SSD)
U
Sri Lanka (LKA)
U
Sudan (SDN)
G
N
Suriname (SUR)
U
Syria (SYR)
N
Taiwan (TWN)
U
Tanzania (TZA)
U
Thailand (THA)
U
Togo (TGO)
U
U
Tunisia (TUN)
U
Uganda (UGA)
U
U
O
G
U
Uruguay (URY)
U
Venezuela (VEN)
U
Zambia (ZMB)
U
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
U

Visual identification (Silhouette)

FN High Power (5)