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Snaps 12-27-2012 01:10

So I'm pretty sure I want a hi point and I don't know why
 
I keep seeing them in the one store I frequent and for some reason I have a terrible urge to get one. I in no way need another gun, I've got everything from Glocks to 1911s to a desert eagle.i have revolvers all the way from black powder to the S&W 500, yet this damn line has my interest.

Never shot one, don't know a single person who owns one, I just wanna see how they shoot for such a cheap gun. Have I gone nuts or does this make any sense?

TxGlock9 12-27-2012 02:11

Maybe you like having variety..? Get it and sell it later on if you don't like it.. Good luck.

Rick305 12-27-2012 02:19

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Originally Posted by Snaps (Post 19784592)
I keep seeing them in the one store I frequent and for some reason I have a terrible urge to get one. I in no way need another gun, I've got everything from Glocks to 1911s to a desert eagle.i have revolvers all the way from black powder to the S&W 500, yet this damn line has my interest.

Never shot one, don't know a single person who owns one, I just wanna see how they shoot for such a cheap gun. Have I gone nuts or does this make any sense?

They are great doorsteps ...

TKM 12-27-2012 02:30

All you have to lose is the price of the gun and the transfer fee. And the respect of your friends, or passersby. The gun store clerk, any clergy you feel you must mention this to, any satellite imaging techs you may inadvertently expose to it and the nice man at the recycling center in a few months.

But aside from that, you should be fine.:whistling:

Chainlink 12-27-2012 03:11

Have you considered rehab? I think your high:D

BicycleDay43 12-27-2012 03:22

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Originally Posted by TKM (Post 19784635)
All you have to lose is the price of the gun and the transfer fee. And the respect of your friends, or passersby. The gun store clerk, any clergy you feel you must mention this to, any satellite imaging techs you may inadvertently expose to it and the nice man at the recycling center in a few months.

But aside from that, you should be fine.:whistling:

:rofl:

Ya dude, it's the same respect loss ratio when you buy a Nissan Cube. :supergrin:

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Bruce M 12-27-2012 05:34

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Originally Posted by BicycleDay43 (Post 19784660)
:rofl:

Ya dude, it's the same respect loss ratio when you buy a Nissan Cube. :supergrin:

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:rofl::rofl:

Actionmonkey 12-27-2012 05:39

Please don't. Hi points are known as the swap shop guns down here that come with 6lbs of dust and are best used to keep the shape of a shoe.


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Z71bill 12-27-2012 08:01

I have a .40 S&W Hi Point carbine - it is fun to shoot.

I was thinking of listing it on GunBroker for $5,000. :whistling:

I almost bought a Hi Point pistol a few times - when we go to sporting events - no guns allowed inside - I hate leaving a gun in the car - hate not having a gun with me even more.

I have considered getting one as a - leave it in the car gun.

I know a guy that got the .45 ACP HI Point handgun to keep in his boat - didn't want his 1911 out in the salt air. He admitted that he actually liked it - shot pretty good and never failed to go BANG.

I use to see used HI Point pistols for $100 or less all the time - last time I noticed they were $179.

CajunBass 12-27-2012 08:09

Then get one. I had the same questions, and that's what I did. I paid $139.00 for a 9mm one. I shot the snot out of it for a couple of years, then put it up when I got bored with it. Sold it a few years later for $100.00, and had people standing in line in case the first deal fell through.

VinnieD 12-27-2012 08:16

I have a hi-point C9 myself. It's big, ugly, chunky, and heavy, but the thing just WORKS. And for $80 I can't really complain.

SiberianErik 12-27-2012 15:09

WE have them in the same case w/the HK's..try explaining to newbie shoppers why one cost $199 and the gun next to it, in the same color/caliber and even looks a bit like it cost $1099..

Redheadhunter21 12-27-2012 15:18

Well my dad has a hi point and ill tell you one thing we have never had a problem with it. Got it used and its been perfect. It's ugly, it's heavy, it's cheap looking and the mags look like oversized 22lr mags. However a friend of my dad needed the money and my dad didn't have a .45 so he got it, it works great for throwing in a bag as a backup and is surprisingly accurate for target shooting.


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ditto1958 12-27-2012 15:37

Actually, if you watch some of the YouTube videos that Iraqveteran8888 of Moss Pawn and Gun does, they seem to kinda like Hi-Points. They have a lot of them in their store, and they love to torture them to see how much abuse they can take and still work.

Berto 12-27-2012 15:54

Everything I've seen regarding those High points has been overwhelmingly positive in terms of function, nothing wrong with an affordable firearm that is reliable...even if it looks like a hair dryer.

NEOH212 12-27-2012 17:12

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So I'm pretty sure I want a hi point and I don't know why

I'm trying to figure out why you want one too. :dunno:

:faint:

grumpy1 12-27-2012 17:30

Only well documented test I have ever seen on one.

A malfunction every 28 rounds. NO THANKS.

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=2527

Berto 12-27-2012 17:59

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Originally Posted by grumpy1 (Post 19787017)
Only well documented test I have ever seen on one.

A malfunction every 28 rounds. NO THANKS.

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=2527


None in 200rnds...:whistling:

http://www.shootingtimes.com/2011/01...ipoint_100605/

janice6 12-27-2012 18:21

What the heck. They don't cost anything, go for it. Cheap toy.

oldnoob 12-27-2012 18:28

It only cost one bill, why not. Add one in your collection. Just so you cross that off your bucket list.

bac1023 12-27-2012 18:32

I bought my C9 years ago in like new condition for $90. It works great. I too was curious about them and for less than $100, I satisfied the curiosity.

Just get one. :)

Oh, and don't listen to some of these guys. They're just jealous. ;)


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Bill Keith 12-27-2012 20:18

I've shot one of the 9mm pistols by Hi Point, the trigger was a bit weird and it felt top heavy because it is a blowback design and the slide is heavy pot metal to help slow down the recoil forces. It was surprisingly accurate, but awful heavy for an 8+1 handgun. Here's a YouTube report by Nutnfancy...I generally like his reviews....

meathead19 12-27-2012 20:27

100% American made.

How can you sorry turncoat SOB's be against an AMERICAN company that stands behind their product for lifetime warranty no questions asked?

Don't like, don't buy.

bac1023 12-27-2012 20:41

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Originally Posted by meathead19 (Post 19787729)
100% American made.

How can you sorry turncoat SOB's be against an AMERICAN company that stands behind their product for lifetime warranty no questions asked?

Don't like, don't buy.

Well, just being American made doesn't mean squat to me. Most the pot metal Saturday night specials are American made. That doesn't make them good products. In fact, some of them are among the worst firearms ever built.

That said, the Hi-Point is MUCH better than your typical Jennings, Davis, Bryco, or Jimenez. The Hi-Point is actually a gun that works.

mjkeat 12-27-2012 22:52

HiPoint makes a POS everything. I had to suffer through an hour private instruction w/ a lady (bail-bondsman) who wanted to become more comfortable w/ her handgun. We spend the majority of her hour trying to get the over-sized, overweight, ugly, non functioning POS to work.

It's common knowledge.

We should be more hateful about our disdain for this POS because it is made in America. It would be nice if this company caught the pride bug and decided to make a quality firearm.


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