Similar in appearance to Browning's P-35 model Hi-Power pistol, the BDM was a new design created to compete in service trials as a standard issue pistol for the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and eventually sold to the civilian market. The Browning Dual Mode is a magazine fed, self-loading, hammer firing type designed with a trigger mode switch installed on the left-hand side of the slide, which toggles between double-action/single-action pistol mode and the double-action-only or "revolver" mode. The BDM and has an ambidextrous slide-mounted safety/decocker lever, which when operated always returns the pistol to the hammer down double-action setting. This pistol features a matte black finish, one-piece plastic grips, 3-dot sights, and a 15-round magazine. Its grips and metal are in very good condition and its bore is in excellent condition.