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Old 08-04-2011, 02:27 AM   #21
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I to have also came very close to getting a high point, out of all the gun shops with in 100 miles only 1 shop sells them so i jump in my car speed on down there very very happy to pick up a C 9 as a beater gun, get there, first i see the price $219 + tax... a little over the MSRP, then i see the gun, the paint on the sights is worn almost all off, the plastic had bubbles in it and the gun had strings hanging every which way off of it and the slide was crunchy when pulled to the rear, ill wait untill i can get one for the MSRP or less.

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I agree about S & W being a better name. But you can buy 4 high points for the price of a lot of S & W s.

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I agree about S & W being a better name. But you can buy 4 high points for the price of a lot of S & W s.
There was a time when I used to do the same. I had to have as many guns as I could get my hands on. But now I'd much rather have fewer guns of higher quality. I would happily buy one Smith over however many Hi Points.

The big question is what happens when you get tired of the 4 Hi Points and want to sell or trade them for something else? If your area is anything like mine, it's about like trying to sell a ketchup Popsicle to a woman in white gloves. People around here can't even give their Hi Points away. Local classifieds are covered up with them and nobody is buying. But I'm just trying to pass along a little knowledge I've learned along the way. And you know what they say about free advice...
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Again, you're not saying you have any actual experience with Hi-Points. No they're not collecters. They're shooters. No more no less. They're great guns, make good truck, bedside, fishing, or all around dependable, go to heavy duty personal protection guns.
They can't be beat for the price. They are reliable and accurate weapons. I actually defy you to name any other handgun in it's price range that will give you the power and reliable service a Hi-Point will.

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Again, you're not saying you have any actual experience with Hi-Points. No they're not collecters. They're shooters. No more no less. They're great guns, make good truck, bedside, fishing, or all around dependable, go to heavy duty personal protection guns.
They can't be beat for the price. They are reliable and accurate weapons. I actually defy you to name any other handgun in it's price range that will give you the power and reliable service a Hi-Point will.

I don't need to sniff a turd to know it stinks. But I haven't made any statements about the function of the gun. It seems you've already formed an opinion of them. You like them. I don't. No big deal. I'm not going to convince you not to like them and you're not going to convince me to like them. No point in continuing to go around and around.
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I don't need to sniff a turd to know it stinks.
HAHAHA!!!! That was funny!

I don't care for hi-points, but they do offer a guy a chance at getting a gun for cheap. Those who have been in tight money situations (pretty much all of us) can appreciate that atleast.
If they made them less bulky, lighter, and not so friggin butt ugly I would consider buying one.
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I have given those Hi-Point .45 ACPs in the gun shop case a good look over from time to time.

Wish I'd never bought that Cobra derringer and had bought the Hi-Point instead I'd be about $30 ahead.

The Cobra's owners manual says never dry fire the pistol and don't carry or store the gun loaded(Que Es Esto???).

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There was a time when I used to do the same. I had to have as many guns as I could get my hands on. But now I'd much rather have fewer guns of higher quality. I would happily buy one Smith over however many Hi Points.

The big question is what happens when you get tired of the 4 Hi Points and want to sell or trade them for something else? If your area is anything like mine, it's about like trying to sell a ketchup Popsicle to a woman in white gloves. People around here can't even give their Hi Points away. Local classifieds are covered up with them and nobody is buying. But I'm just trying to pass along a little knowledge I've learned along the way. And you know what they say about free advice...
Actually that is a good point because there are guns out there that have a very poor track record with trade-in or resale value. The way I look at it is, true if you buy a Hi-Point and you get sick of it you are out the money (let's say about $160) because they are difficult to unload BUT guess what, if you bought a new Glock and got sick of it you are going to get smaked for a few hunderd $$$s when you trade or sell anyway. Unless you are buying VERY high end guns, collectibles or buying at wholesale prices and holding them for a long time, for the most part buying guns to sell or trade is a money loosing proposition.

Now I should say I do NOT own a Hi-Point. But based on Scott's experience with his test piece and others close to me that I trust, if my total budget was in the Hi-Point neighborhood and I needed a decent gun with a good CS reputation I would not have a problem giving them my money.
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Um, I would not buy 4 highpoints. I was simply making a price comparison. I currently own 4 Smith and Wessons. But I do not turn my nose up at High Point. They are a very good gun for the money.

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The #1 off duty carry piece here in Manchester NH is a highpoint. Widlife Taxidermy sold 80 last year, 2 came back. 1 had a bad magazine, the other was a barrel issue, it was not crowned correctly, both were replaced free of charge. $169.00 is there sell price. Hmmmm

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