Ted Yost Signature Grade Browning High Power

Discussion in 'Autoloaders' started by WVsig, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

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    Mar 8, 2018
    So my BHP has returned from Mr Yost's shop. The base gun that was used is forged framed MKIII. The gun was in very good condition when I sent it in but it was not new and had some minor finish issues. Mr. Yost did his magic on the gun. I went with is Signature Grade I package minus the beavertail. I prefer the BHP without a beavertail. I tried to swap the pistol out at one point with a T series but the grip strap on that gun was too thin to be checkered so I stuck with the MKIII base gun and I am glad I did. This will be a better more durable long term shooter.

    This gun is shooting quarter sized groups with the factory barrel at 15 yards all day long if the shooter is up to the task. Mr. Yost and I talked about replacing the barrel and he recommended keeping the factory barrel and I am happy with the results.

    I have several custom BHPs. I have ones from Don Williams, Novak, Garthwaite, West and Bob Cogan. Each one has their own flare to them. Each one is a functional piece of art to my eyes but this Yost pistol might be the best of the bunch. The custom thumb safety is a thing of beauty. The devil is in the details of this pistol. The nitre pins, screws and accents are striking. The machining work on the hammer really cleans up the factory part. The pistol is super smooth and the reset modification that Ted does really improves the pistol. I have only had a short range session with this one but I am liking it so far.

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  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    I'm normally not a fan of full size 9 mm service pistols but you'd have to be dumb & blind not to like that a lot. Congratulations, beautiful.
     

  3. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Mouche said it better than I could! Very nice shooting iron you have there! Would even consider one like that for me and I am NOT a HP guy.
     
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  4. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Very nicely done
     
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  5. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Well-Known Member

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    Apr 12, 2018
    I love that signature front sight! That is an awesome looking Hi Power, and apparently a fantastic shooter to boot. I know my knowledge is fairly limited when it comes to BHP's, but I just wanted to comment, and pay a compliment!
     
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  6. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Very very nice BHP by the master Yost.
    May I inquire as to the turnaround time? Start to finish.
     
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  7. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

    814
    Mar 8, 2018
    I contacted Mr Yost in Aug of last year and sent him the base gun to hold my place in the queue shortly after that. He build BHPs once or twice a year depending on demand. He builds them in batches. The non-beavertail guns were the first of the 2019 runs. I received the gun from him yesterday.
     
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  8. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

    814
    Mar 8, 2018
    It is Mr Yosts design. You can get them from John Harrison and any good smith can install them on BHPs or 1911s.

    https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/yost-001
     
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  9. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Congratulations on fine p35. Unlike others here, I am all in on the BH-P nd this yost is beautiful. I've got a toe in the water of 1911 9mm commander sized pistol and I like it. But to me the H-P is perfection. Height is shorter than full-size 1911 and capacity more. Anyhow, what great pistol, I'm drooling.
     
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  10. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
  11. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Absolutely Fabulous..
     
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  12. Razer

    Razer On The Razers Edge Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Jul 1, 2012
    Looks nice, she's ready for lot's of rounds.
     
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  13. Fogbank

    Fogbank New Member

    26
    Jan 13, 2016
    A beautiful job. Big fan of BHP's, too bad FN stopped making them.
     
  14. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Exceptional P-35.
    And you have one by all of the BHP heavy hitters.
    Well done.
     
  15. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

    814
    Mar 8, 2018
    Thanks I am working on procuring an Austin Behler from a fellow member and BHP fan. I just need to round up some funds.
     
  16. Fogbank

    Fogbank New Member

    26
    Jan 13, 2016
    WVsig,
    Is the thumb safety a Yost made piece or from another source?
    TY
     
  17. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

    814
    Mar 8, 2018
    He makes them. It is my understanding he only sells them with a complete build. The same is true for Mr. Garthwaite who makes a similar safety.

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  18. Fogbank

    Fogbank New Member

    26
    Jan 13, 2016
    First and foremost I am a huge fan of the BHP. If a pistol can be sexy it is the BHP. Did Yost do anything to improve the excessive take up on your trigger. The trigger's excessive take up is the only complaint I have on my BHP with adjustable sights. TY
     
  19. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

    814
    Mar 8, 2018
    He does a proprietary trigger travel modification on Signature Grades. It is very nice and also helps the reset. More time on the pistol will be needed before I can comment more.
     
  20. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

    703
    Jun 15, 2017
    Beautiful piece. IMO Ted's BHP thumb safety is the absolute best for the Hi Power, and his stippling is so sweet it made me change my previously negative opinion about stippling.
     

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