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Old 04-11-2013, 22:47   #1
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Saw this and thought about GT

and all those here who recommended Hi-Point as a viable defensive handgun.

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Old 04-11-2013, 22:48   #2
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Old 04-11-2013, 23:52   #3
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It is a viable defensive handgun, every manufacturer puts out bad product.
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Old 04-12-2013, 00:00   #4
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It is a viable defensive handgun, every manufacturer puts out bad product.
don't break his heart by telling him about Glock Ka-booms, best he doesn't know.

Didn't Ruger redhawks blow a few barrels off?

I heard some S&W's had problems. Didn't some model 19 forcing cones crack?
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Old 04-12-2013, 00:19   #5
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don't break his heart by telling him about Glock Ka-booms, best he doesn't know.

Didn't Ruger redhawks blow a few barrels off?

I heard some S&W's had problems. Didn't some model 19 forcing cones crack?
You had to go and let the cat outta the bag, didn't you?
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Old 04-12-2013, 00:21   #6
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Not 100% sure, but it looks like a .40 model. Sorry, but the .40 and blown up handguns are too common to fault Hi-Point on that one. Other calibers can do it too, but over the past 15 years of me making a mental tally of blown up handguns, the .40 has them all beat.
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Old 04-15-2013, 16:07   #7
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don't break his heart by telling him about Glock Ka-booms, best he doesn't know.

Didn't Ruger redhawks blow a few barrels off?

I heard some S&W's had problems. Didn't some model 19 forcing cones crack?
And....

I've seen G17 slides crack, a G17 frame crack, various model breachface cracks and failed Glock compound recoil springs.
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don't break his heart by telling him about Glock Ka-booms, best he doesn't know.

Didn't Ruger redhawks blow a few barrels off?

I heard some S&W's had problems. Didn't some model 19 forcing cones crack?
Well actually not the forcing cone but I did cracked a S&W Model 19 frame just beneath the barrel. It is very thin there so weakest point. This was back in the 1970's and S&W fixed it. Well they replaced the frame.

S&W brought out their L frame and stopped making K frame in 357 magnum. Today K frame 357 magnum, Model 19, 66, 13 and 65 bring a very good price in Gun Broker.

So take very good care of yours Countrygun and your estate will appreciate the resale value.
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Well actually not the forcing cone but I did cracked a S&W Model 19 frame just beneath the barrel. It is very thin there so weakest point. This was back in the 1970's and S&W fixed it. Well they replaced the frame.

S&W brought out their L frame and stopped making K frame in 357 magnum. Today K frame 357 magnum, Model 19, 66, 13 and 65 bring a very good price in Gun Broker.

So take very good care of yours Countrygun and your estate will appreciate the resale value.
I was smart enough to put a couple back for a rainy day. But I enjoy having the 3"65 so much that I actually considered committing an atrocity and having it engraved, as a BBQ gun, and putting fancy grips on it "carved" holster. Then I came to my senses and realized that I live in Oregon and nobody knows how to throw a real BBQ in these parts anyway. It would be kind of "All dressed up and no place to go" .
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I was smart enough to put a couple back for a rainy day. But I enjoy having the 3"65 so much that I actually considered committing an atrocity and having it engraved, as a BBQ gun, and putting fancy grips on it "carved" holster. Then I came to my senses and realized that I live in Oregon and nobody knows how to throw a real BBQ in these parts anyway. It would be kind of "All dressed up and no place to go" .
You should have it engraved and get fancy holster. Life is too short and you can't take it with you. If you do I will have a BBQ. My wife makes the best baby back ribs in Wyoming. She is too modest to say that but I do. Nobody argues after eating hers. We have a block party ever fall and the neighbors look forward to them.

Now I don't have a fancy leather gun belt but I do have a Kimber Grand Raptor II and my mostly carry gun is a Kimber Carry Pro. The commander version of the Grand Raptor II.

Make you a deal. If you do get all gussy up I will gussy up my leather gear. Then we wait for invite from other GT from Texas and maybe they will show up a proper BBQ. Until then Wyoming BBQ offer always good if your are ever coming through Wyoming.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:50   #11
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My Hi Point works fine. I never had an issue with it. I feel it's a viable option for someone who has a very tight budget. They are ugly and clunky, but they work. There are many guns in their price range that don't.

By the way, Mike, HPs are built from the same materials that your beloved M&P22 is, plastic and zinc.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:51   #12
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don't break his heart by telling him about Glock Ka-booms, best he doesn't know.

Didn't Ruger redhawks blow a few barrels off?

I heard some S&W's had problems. Didn't some model 19 forcing cones crack?
Mike can't be reasoned with, my friend.

He's a one trick pony.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:50   #13
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Mike can't be reasoned with, my friend.

He's a one trick pony.
Preach it, brother.
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Not sure if that physically hurt someone when it happened (hopefully not) but I bet it surprised whoever was there.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:28   #15
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I seriously doubt that it's Hi-Point's fault. Regardless, I bet they replaced the gun for free. They seem to have one of the best warranties in the industry.
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I seriously doubt that it's Hi-Point's fault. Regardless, I bet they replaced the gun for free. They seem to have one of the best warranties in the industry.
I agree. If not, this will be a Low Point for Hi Point...
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don't break his heart by telling him about Glock Ka-booms, best he doesn't know.

Didn't Ruger redhawks blow a few barrels off?

I heard some S&W's had problems. Didn't some model 19 forcing cones crack?
Never heard of Ruger Redhawks blowing barrels off, but I had a barrel break right where it screws into the receiver on a S&W 64.

Guess we shouldn't count on S&W revolvers for self defense either.

posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
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A little J-B Weld, some duct tape, and one of those schticky thingies--to clean the shrapnel out of the shooter's face and eyeballs--and it's good to go!
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A little J-B Weld, some duct tape, and one of those schticky thingies--to clean the shrapnel out of the shooter's face and eyeballs--and it's good to go!
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A little J-B Weld, some duct tape, and one of those schticky thingies--to clean the shrapnel out of the shooter's face and eyeballs--and it's good to go!
This is assuming the shooter is not dead from the unfortunate event.
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