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Hi-Point of Nothing?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by StarShip2100, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. StarShip2100

    StarShip2100 Futurist

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    OK, I don’t like them either. But a silly question to all that dismiss them. If you had no alternative, and no means to get any, would you choose nothing over a hi-point?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
     
  2. gatorhugger

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    They are big and clunky but if it's all I had, then it would work.
    My first pistol was a Jennings j-22, it worked, I felt safer than just
    carrying my keys so I am sure I would feel the same at the Hi point.
     

  3. Scared_of_zombies

    Scared_of_zombies

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    you can get an old .38 for the same price.
     
  4. oldnoob

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    I feel better with any gun in my hand. Hi Point beats hell out of a rock.
     
  5. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    I had one and it worked fine. A bit bulky and low capacity but its like the Glock of SNSes.
     
  6. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    I have shot a .40 and a .45, and I would have no problem using one to protect myself. Both of them I shot were reliable and plenty of accurate. Its a tool, and it will get the job done. I would not prefer it, but I dont beleive in the stupid internet bravado of "I would rather have a pointy stick." Take the pointy stick, I will take the .45!
     
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    Mine work. I bought two for under $100. I would do it again. I've seen hammers cost almost that much so who knows.
     
  8. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    I'd take the Hi-Point.
    Matter of fact, I've thought about buying one as a trainer for relatives.
     
  9. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    I'd take one, if the alternative was nothing. 8 rounds of 9mm is better than no rounds of nothing.

    A lot of it is just internet bravado- "I'd take a stick/rock/harsh language over a Hi-point!!!" Yeah. Right. I promise you that if you were to have a duel and you put a Hi-point and a pointy stick on a table, and said "Choose"... everyone would take the Hi-Point.
     
  10. bac1023

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    My Hi-Point actually works well.
     
  11. Slotback

    Slotback Glock 35 Millennium Member

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    I'd just save up until I could buy a Glock.
     
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    Bac has a Hi-Point. I'm impressed. :cool:
     
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    I'd take a 12 ga shotgun shell inside of a 3/4" pipe over nothing...
     
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    Paperweight to hold down a stack of custom 1911 work orders? Wedge to hold the safe open while doing inventory? Deadblow hammer for seating barrel bushings?
     
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    CajunBass Silver Member

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    That's not the question. The question was would you chose a Hi-Point or nothing.

    I'd chose a Hi-Point. Like Bac's mine works quite well. (It's probably the only gun Bac and I have in common. :) )
     
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    I would take a Hi-point over no gun any day. Sure they are ugly and cheap but they are relatively reliable. Also if you pull one on a BG he will stop what he is doing just as fast as if you pulled a $5000 custom 1911 on him. :dunno:
     
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    I always pass by them. Thought about buying one just to see. My local smith shot one, I was impressed at how well it worked. Its fugly, awkward to hold, low capacity, kinda heavy for what it is, yea I'd take one over nothing. I think I may buy one in the next month or 2 and try and trump people with far more fancy guns
     
  18. StarShip2100

    StarShip2100 Futurist

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    So the consensus is that the internet / pointy stick bravado is just that. Hi Points have a place in the food chain. Its just some are too haughty to admit it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
     
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    I believe it is. I know someone that has one it works. Thats about the best that can be said about it. They are ugly, but they work. I would take one over nothing any day,however luckily I don't have to make that choice.
     
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    Over nothing: I had and will.[​IMG]
     
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