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VASH1456 03-23-2012 08:20 AM

new to handguns
 
I was wondering if the .45CAL and 9MM HI-POINT handguns are good and accurate guns for the money.

Ranger-6 03-23-2012 08:25 AM

http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forum/group.php

Sicilian13 03-23-2012 11:56 AM

Not a big fan of highpoint

PlaysWithZombies 03-23-2012 11:57 AM

If quality means anything to you, avoid hi-point

Misfire 03-23-2012 12:17 PM

They are what they are. Inexpensive firearms. But they work. And if they don't, Hi-Point will make them work. Best customer support in the industry, hands down. Friend of mine bought one. Jammed constantly. Called Hi-Point. They sent him a prepaid overnight shipping label. He got it back in under two weeks, and it's been 100% since. And they sent him two free magazines for his trouble. Try that with Glock, Springfield or S&W. I wouldn't buy one for defensive use and bet my life on it. But for good, cheap, fun shooting, you can't beat them.

PositronDave 03-23-2012 01:06 PM

I shot a Hi-Point 9mm before, bulky, didn't like it.

Durangokid 03-23-2012 01:20 PM

Buy a quality handgun. Do not start shooting with low end handguns like Hi-Points. Ruger makes some very good handguns for the money.

bub72ck 03-23-2012 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Misfire (Post 749236)
They are what they are. Inexpensive firearms. But they work. And if they don't, Hi-Point will make them work. Best customer support in the industry, hands down. Friend of mine bought one. Jammed constantly. Called Hi-Point. They sent him a prepaid overnight shipping label. He got it back in under two weeks, and it's been 100% since. And they sent him two free magazines for his trouble. Try that with Glock, Springfield or S&W. I wouldn't buy one for defensive use and bet my life on it. But for good, cheap, fun shooting, you can't beat them.

Can't speak for the others but SA customer service is top notch. I bought a 1911 and the grips were different colors. SA sent me a pre-paid shipping label to return the grips and let me switch the grips to something else that I requested for no cost. I'm sure if one of the guns I own from SA were to have issues they would be more that willing to make it right.

danf_fl 03-23-2012 05:23 PM

If that is all you can afford, then go for it.

Do you remember hearing about how cowboys of old used to pay one month's pay for their firearms (a device they relied on daily, kinda like self-defense needs today).
Now consider accessories (holsters, belts, extra magazines, etc).

I would look at other firearms that have a big following. There has to be a reason that I have not seen or handled a Hi-Point where I shoot.

VASH1456 03-24-2012 09:34 AM

I checked out a Springfield XD today at the gun store by my house. It was really nice. They wanted like $440 for it. I think I might get it. Also my buddy has a Taurus 9mm for $350. I think I might pay $90 more for a new gun instead of a used one.


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