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Old 05-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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It's not as bad as you think!!!

http://youtu.be/AbvvurXmAmg

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Old 05-03-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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I for one never thought it was bad. The one I rented jammed horribly, but only because it was fouled up beyond description. Try that with any blowback pistol. I like the scrappy American company that makes affordable firearms. How many more are still there.

P.S. If only they redesigned the smooth grip shaped like a teenager's bowel movement. They totally could make the gun look better.



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Functional. Not refined. Didn't do well with wet grit. Survives overloads. Not a big economic loss if it does die.

A pretty honest product.
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My little brothers got one in 9mm & he loves it, tough as nails is what he says !............
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I think I speak for many, when I say the product may

be so-so, but the warranty, and company support is

impressive.

A reasonable way to get a financially stressed person

into gun ownership.
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I think there is little doubt about the functionality of this brand of firearms. But function is only one of the many aspects that are taken into consideration when most people make firearm purchases.
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I've got 2 Hi-Points. 1-40S&W and a 9mm TS Carbine. Both work very well.

When getting a Hi-Point you got to remember that you're not purchasing "fashionable nice looking" guns. They're a blowback design which has been around since 1940's I believe, which requires a different design to properly work. Which makes them large, heavy and bulky. I'll take reliable function over looks any day. If you have small, weak hands/wrist these ARE NOT the gun for you.

I own a High Standard 22LR and a Bersa Thunder Deluxe 380 and both these Pistols are worth 3 times more and jam more. I've only had 1 jam in my 40S&W, and it was due to me doing a mag dump(after polishing feed ramp and cleaning) and pistol slipped position in my hands. No jams whatsoever in the Carbine in 7yrs ownership.
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I've got 2 Hi-Points. 1-40S&W and a 9mm TS Carbine. Both work very well.

When getting a Hi-Point you got to remember that you're not purchasing "fashionable nice looking" guns. They're a blowback design which has been around since 1940's I believe, which requires a different design to properly work. Which makes them large, heavy and bulky. I'll take reliable function over looks any day. If you have small, weak hands/wrist these ARE NOT the gun for you.

I own a High Standard 22LR and a Bersa Thunder Deluxe 380 and both these Pistols are worth 3 times more and jam more. I've only had 1 jam in my 40S&W, and it was due to me doing a mag dump(after polishing feed ramp and cleaning) and pistol slipped position in my hands. No jams whatsoever in the Carbine in 7yrs ownership.
The 1940`s, I do believe the simple blowback design has been around sense the late 1890`s !.................
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there are much worse pistols available than a Hi-Point.

pros:

decently reliable.
decently accurate.
inexpensive.
lifetime warranty with the pistol.
great customer service.


cons:

butt ugly.
top heavy.
some have problems right out the box. (but, refer to the pros and it does have an excellent warranty)

this about sums up my thoughts on the Hi-Point.

if you can afford better, then there are better options available. but if on a tight budget and need something for SD usage, the Hi-Point is good option to consider.
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The 1940`s, I do believe the simple blowback design has been around sense the late 1890`s !.................
I know the Mauser Broomhandle was invented back in late 1890's and used very successfully in WWI, but I don't know if it's called a blowback design due to the "knee" action of the slide.

There's also the old Astra's, Jennings and such that predates the Hi-Points by 30+/- yrs, but I can't think of anything older off top of head that are a TRUE blowback system. Browning's came out in late 1899? early 1900's, but they still aren't a blowback design---unless the early models in 38 or 9mm were, but I don't know Browning's early works with pistols.


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