It’s difficult for me to be excited about a new handgun design. Don’t get me wrong, the semiautos being produced today are the finest defensive and competitive handguns ever devised. Most of them, though, are tools, and they lack any soul from my perspective. To me, a firearm is more than the functional sum of its parts; it is the history, engineering and craftsmanship that make it special.
Imagine my joy when I received word that Springfield Armory was redesigning one of the greatest handguns of all time — the Browning Hi Power/FN P-35.