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My buddies STUPID mistake

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by chrisbritt15, May 19, 2012.

  1. chrisbritt15


    Mar 28, 2012
    A guy I work with has been bugging me to death asking me what kind of Glock he should buy, because he loved the look and the feel of their guns and just had to have one, so naturally knowing he was just starting out, I recommended the Gen 3 G19. cant go wrong there... good solid pistol for someone starting out. goes to the Gun shop today to pick up up. money in his hand. and what does he come out with?????? a HiPoint 9mm. I was floored. he was told buy the guy at the gun shop that everyone around was out of these guns and they was the hottest guns around. so he feel for it. went in for a G19 came out with a Hipoint...... Story of my life

  2. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    May 2, 2010
    Hi point.... Ugly yes!!

    Reliable? Every person I've known that owns one has had no complaints what so ever!

    Would I carry one, heck no but at some point I'd buy one to give it a shot.
  3. TxGlock9


    Nov 22, 2010
    BMT, TX
    I'm shocked. I'm pissed for him geez. That's almost as bad as sharing my gf.
  4. RandomHero


    May 14, 2012
    did you tell him to go back and demand a refund?
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    At least he can wash the Hi-Point in a dishwashing machine.
  6. kahrcarrier

    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

    Jan 8, 2004
    Southern IN
    Meh. Give him a couple of weeks........ He'll probably own both a Hi Point and a GLOCK.............
  7. jp3975


    Nov 13, 2008
    Texarkana, Tx
    True enough...but the asshat salesman lied to him.

    Hottest thing around as if its the gun everyone is talking about and wants?:rofl:

    Do they make more on hipoints than glock? Im surprised he tried to sell a less expensive gun.
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Ask yourself why would a salesman sell your buddy a $100 gun instead of a $500 gun?

    Maybe your buddy doesn't want to spend the money on a Glock? It's one thing to read about it on the intrawebz and in the magazines. It's another to pony up the cash at the counter.
  9. jp3975


    Nov 13, 2008
    Texarkana, Tx
    Thats probably it. The friend probably was taken aback by the price and asked about it. Then was sold by the guy talking it up.

    But seriously....taking a high point around gun people is like riding a pink vespa to Sturgis.

    Cant believe a gun salesman would say its the hottest thing around instead of trying to upsell.
  10. oldsoldier


    Jun 22, 2008
    A person at work tried to find one to buy in Rolla, MO. He went to a couple of local gunshops. One dealer told him he doesn't carry them but could order one in. The other dealer carries them but said he couldn't get enough of them to meet demand. He had to order it. Maybe they are a hot item in some areas. :dunno: I suggested he buy a Glock or a good used gun instead but he is sticking with the Hi-Point.
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  11. Bob Hafler

    Bob Hafler

    Sep 13, 2011
    Sounds like that Gun salesmen saw a nooby fish walk in the door giggled the bait a little and it was fish on. Bet he's glad to get that ugly gun off the self. As how happy your friend will be? Time will tell. I wish him luck.
  12. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Wow, that sucks.

    Hi Points work, but are ugly and clunky as sin.
  13. ParisArms


    Aug 14, 2011
    Sounds like my first gun purchase. I went into my LGS looking for a Glock or HK. After talking to the sales guy, I walked out with a Taurus.
    Moral of these stories, guns are like cars. You should never make an impulse buy unless you know exactly what your buying.
  14. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007
    Must have over heard it 100 times while at a gun show.

    LOOK at this one! It is only $99!!

    Look over and see a guy with a Hi-Point in his hands.

    IIRC when Bud's sends out the "Top 10 list" Hi-Point is on / or near the top.

    I have almost bought one a few times - just because I am Hi-Point curious. :rofl:

    Go to the range with him - I bet it shoots just fine.
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  15. chrisbritt15


    Mar 28, 2012
    he took it to the range that day and shot 200 rounds throught it, said he didnt have any problems with it so it may work out for him. he got ripped off on it though, he said he paid 219 for it, idk if that was before or after taxes thought
  16. I've never owned one so I don't know about function. I have seen them at the LGS, I think I would have saved up for something else or asked a buddie :supergrin: for some $$$$ first!
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  17. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL

    If you buy one don't ask and don't tell about it...

    I don't like how they look and have never had one, nor desired one. That said more than a few who are more skilled and have way nicer guns than me have tried one and suggested it functioned fine.
    Last edited: May 19, 2012