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Old 04-06-2012, 07:00 AM
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I know this is a boating forum but it's raining like the devil outside so other thoughts enter the mind. Does anyone have any experience with this companies handguns? I would appreciate any comments good or bad. I understand that they're made in Ohio and carry a life time warranty. Plus the pricing is awesome.

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:11 AM
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Read some reviews on Hi-Point handguns. You probably won't want one. A cop buddy once told me they were cheap gang-banger guns. Reviews I read agreed.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:00 AM
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Hi Point = Junk.

A friend of mine had one the first time he shot it the magazine fell out it.
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some different opinions here

http://forum.pafoa.org/pistols-41/16...int-today.html
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:42 AM
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youve opened a can of worms with this one...a relatively inexpensive gun and not built to high standards...but dependable...

theyre reputation isnt great...but they have a following....for someone who cannot a fford much gun they are definately a step above the saturday night specials available out there (jiminez, etc.)

they are rather big and clunky to handle but they do go bang...not a first choice for a defensive firearm...
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I've got a .45high point loaded and ready to rock n roll in a place in my safe in case I or my wife is ever forced to open it. I figure if it ever comes to that we are dead any way may as well take a chance. They are cheap guns and I would never use it for a cary gun.
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I have two--a C9 and JCP 40--happy with both.
Are these a Kimber or the likes--no way.
Do they go bang everytime I pull the trigger--yes. I have shot hundreds of rounds through both--no problems.
I am happy with them--they are heavy (same weight as some 1911's) and bulky--not good for concealed carry.
Most people who own them are pretty happy and do not have a lot bad to say about them----most people who bash them have never shot one or owned one personally. Hipoint threads are like a Regulator vs. Sea Fox thread---if you catch my drift. I have shot mine enough I am comfortable with them for home protection. Keep it clean and well lubricated and they function fine. Will you win any internet threads for owning one?? No. Will you impress others with it?? Most likely not. Will it go bang when you need it to? Most likely yes. To each their own.
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How inexpensive are they? I have a Charter Arms off duty and have been happy with it and paid about $300.00. Thats about half what a comparable S&W would cost. .................................................. ......
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Originally Posted by oceandansar View Post
I've got a .45high point loaded and ready to rock n roll in a place in my safe in case I or my wife is ever forced to open it. I figure if it ever comes to that we are dead any way may as well take a chance. They are cheap guns and I would never use it for a cary gun.

What?????

If you are not willing to to rely on the gun as a first line (carry) gun You should not even think of it as a back up.

Please rethink what you are doing.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:06 AM
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they're under $200 new.
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Originally Posted by Mist-Rest View Post
What?????

If you are not willing to to rely on the gun as a first line (carry) gun You should not even think of it as a back up.

Please rethink what you are doing.
This gun was 150. I take it out and shoot it on occasion I carry an xd9 sub compact . I'm sure the high point will go bang when I pull the trigger no worries here. hope I never have to.
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i've never shot one, never held one. But I do lots and lots of reading online. From what I've seen, HiPoints are considered garbage when discussed on forums such as this. BUT, when you actually read a review from someone who shoots the gun, puts lots of rounds downrange, they generally come away giving the gun a thumbs-up. It's ugly, it's cheap. But all of the actual gun reviews that I've read seem to be positive in regards to the gun going bang, the accuracy of it, and the unlimited lifetime warranty that HiPoint offers.
Will I ever buy one? Don't know....
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:52 PM
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In the same price range, maybe a few bucks higher, you might want to consider the Skyy cpx. I did a video on YouTube if you look for Skyy cpx-2 the look for my user name you'll find it. I think if money is an issue the HP is good too. Let's face it we don't all have 800 bucks to drop on a gun!
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Seen a few come to ccw classes... They are cheap, big heavy and fail, jamb etc on occasion. I wouldnt carry one for self defence. Spend your money on something of some quality.
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Just curious. What is your goal? Do you want an inexpensive concealed carry handgun? Do you want something for target practice? Some other goal? Might help in giving any further advice.
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They are popular with the street thugs, we see them with some regularity...
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I have a 380 high point......It has been reliable on occasion i have used it as my carry beore I got the wife her new ruger LC9 it was used a lot in her glove box. rapid fire ( of 7 rounds) you can keep a good pattern the size of a fist. action is slow (kinda weird) its cheap price wise. it comes with a lifetime guraentee. For the record my carry weapon is a 1911
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yarcraft, i am looking for a ccw weapon. having read the info here, i think the hp is out

Thanks to everyone for the info
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Big, Rattley, Heavy Turd that goes bang everytime and actually hit fairly accurately at less then 18 feet.
CCW, absolutely not.

I had one that a customer ordered then decided to lose his deposit rather then complete the deal... So, I took it to the range
to see how it did, It fired as expceted with the horrible trigger pull and crappy quaity. We ended up shooting at least 2 boxs
through it (mostly as a joke..) but, it fired everytime.
As far as I know, None of my shooting buddies converted to the Hi-Point.

Best suited as a back-up to your back-up or blunt force weapon... IMHO

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