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#5897436 - 08/26/15 02:43 PM HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good
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Registered: 11/16/07
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I was just looking at the Sportmans Guide online and noticed they are selling guns now. They have a Hi Point 9mm semi auto for $155 (may be cheaper elsewhere, I just saw them there). At that price, I wouldn't be so worried about leaving in the truck, but dont want it if it's just a toy.. Any thoughts? I know nothing about them.
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#5897445 - 08/26/15 02:50 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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We have problems with them at the range pretty regularly, failing to feed properly, eject, etc. On the other hand, most people that buy hi-point pistols probably don't take care of them as well as they should.

For me, the reliability of a glock (for example) is more than worth the price. On the other hand, I don't leave a pistol in my car at all times, and a $150ish dollar pistol might be a gamble worth taking in that respect.

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#5897466 - 08/26/15 03:03 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I own 2 Hi Points: a 45ACP pistol, and the carbine in 45ACP. They are not "pretty" firearms, but for all the years I've owned and shot mine, I've never had a failure to fire or eject, and I've put hundreds and hundreds of rounds through them. For close range work on feral hogs, as I reloader, I use either a 230 grain personal defense bullet loaded to the safe max, or 200 grain cast SWC, also loaded to the safe max. I own Kimbers and Colts and S&W's; all are fine firearms, but are a bit picky about what I feed them, and I've had FTF and FTE problems with all of them. The Hi Points just keep on running, regardless of what I have put through them. My pretty, fine pistols are in my main safe; the ugly Hi Point pistol is in the handgun safe by my bedside. One other thing about Hi Points: if it ever fails, the company will fix it for you, quickly, whether you're the original owner or not! No questions asked!! The life time warranty follows the firearm, not the owner. And, one last thing: all your gun snob buddies will heap ridicule on you when you show up with your Hi Point. Just smile and take their grief, and then step up to the line and outshoot them all!!

Here's a morning's work with the 45 carbine:



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#5897528 - 08/26/15 03:32 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
We have problems with them at the range pretty regularly, failing to feed properly, eject, etc. On the other hand, most people that buy hi-point pistols probably don't take care of them as well as they should.

For me, the reliability of a glock (for example) is more than worth the price. On the other hand, I don't leave a pistol in my car at all times, and a $150ish dollar pistol might be a gamble worth taking in that respect.


This was my experience owning one. I ended up selling and getting a Springfield.


Edited by Nivlac (08/26/15 03:33 PM)

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#5897558 - 08/26/15 03:49 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
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boss owns 2 and a carbine... he likes them, they go bang... and are CHEAP.... I think I'll take a tours Millennium for just a little more...
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#5898206 - 08/26/15 09:42 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 01/14/12
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I have a Hi-Point 9mm Pistol. I have put 1300 rounds through it and I have never had a failure to feed or any issues. The gun is accurate and has very clean sites. It is ugly as heck but it is a very good gun. It only holds 8 rounds but if you need more than 8 rounds you are in the wrong place.

I think of it as an AK, it has big parts and it is simple.

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#5898235 - 08/26/15 09:55 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2134
Loc: Valley View, TX
I got one in 380acp. fun little gun to shoot - surprisingly accurate too.
never any failures or feed issues; goes bang every time - hits the bull too!
was $139 on buds w/free shipping. lifetime guarantee. hard to beat that.
bought another magazine on ebay for $15. best $150 I ever spent.

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#5899056 - 08/27/15 12:57 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Have a carbine in 9mm, never a single issue and very accurate at 50 yards with a red dot.

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#5899187 - 08/27/15 02:41 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Thanks y'all. Sounds like a no brainer for me. I drive 120 miles a day just to and from work. And about 2 days a week, I am at different locations all over Dallas & Fort Worth looking at different construction projects (parking in downtown lots, parking garages, etc.) so I am always worried about losing a 4- 500 dollar pistol to a thief. I have never been broken into (knock on wood) but losing $150 sounds better than 400 to me.
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#5899290 - 08/27/15 03:41 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
mikei Offline
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One thing you could consider when leaving your piece in your truck is to use a cable lock arrangement. Run the cable through the trigger guard and then around one of the seat support struts. If the bad guy wants your pistol bad enough to take your seats out or cut the cable with a BIG cable cutter, he will have to be pretty desperate! And, when he finds out he's trying to remove a $150 pistol, he may move on to the next truck, as fencing one these ugly dudes won't bring him much money!

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#5899412 - 08/27/15 04:52 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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They may have improved, but around 15 years ago a buddy showed up at hunting camp with a new HiPoint 45 pistol. I was a little intrigued by the price, but not so much by the heavy weight. So we took it out and shot it. Can it shoot? Well, it went bang and spit out an empty shell. Was it accurate? Not at all. I think a lead ball out of a smooth bore might have been more accurate than that pistol. At 15 feet, it was hitting way off to the side. Like I said, they may have improved since then, but I wouldn't pay $150 for the pistol we were shooting.
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#5900109 - 08/27/15 10:04 PM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I had the 9mm carbine. Itwas very accurate and cycleed well. Withthat being said it was very cheaply made.
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#5900329 - 08/28/15 06:45 AM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Toxarch, the Hi Points of 15 years ago were definitely not the same as the last 5 years of so of production. They're still homely and heavy, but they shoot very well!

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#5900387 - 08/28/15 07:44 AM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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The only one I have shot was pretty unreliable.

As a snake/ranch gun it might be OK. But I wouldn't trust it as a self defense gun.
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#5902336 - 08/29/15 10:27 AM Re: HI POINT PISTOLS? Any good [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I've had 3 of them, all were several years ago. One of the 9mm's never ever malfunctioned the other one did at times. Both shot well.

The 45acp was far and above the best, it never missed a beat with every kind of reload and factory ammo there is. Ran like a Singer sewing machine. Very big and heavy though if that's a factor. Hi-Points have to be big and heavy because they are direct blowback actions, not locked breech.

They have the best warranty in the gun business too.


Edited by parisite (08/29/15 10:28 AM)

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