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Old 03-28-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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If it were me, I would save a little longer and get something else. Yesterday a friend of mine just bought a Ruger LCP for $300 out the door. While it's not a 40 or a 45 I would trust it long before a high point. Are you sold on a semi auto or would a revolver work for you? You can pick up used 357s in the $300 range without doing too much hunting. There are other, IMO better, options out there for slightly more money.

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Old 03-28-2010, 02:31 PM   #12
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Buying a bottom of the barrel firearm for self defense is like putting a price tag on your life and your loved ones' lives-because that's exactly what you're doing. Once the defense situation happens and your defensive firearm is woefully lacking, malfunctions, or comes apart it's too late to go back and get a good defensive system.

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This won't be for defense. I carry my Ruger P95 for that. It's mainly a target/plinker gun. Unfortunately after my recent experience with a low priced hand gun it has me thinking twice.

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Sell Hi-points and Jimenez arms at the gun shows like no tomorrow. They are both acceptable guns, between the two, i'd choose Hi-point, it does have a good warranty, have sent one back to factory no questions, also they are handy in self defense situations cause if you get a FTF, it is heavy as a brick and made out of cast metal. Personally wouldn't carry one, but for plinking, cheap, handles alot of the recoil for you, and can be fed cheapo WOLF steel case. Minuses they are heavy, ugly, heavy, do have some "thinner" components, heavy, very big and did I say heavy.
Here's a hypothetical question about the great Highpoint warranty.

If someone buys a highpoint from you for personal defense and is shot and killed due to a malfunction during the act of self defense, does the warranty transfer to the dead owners family so the gun can be repaired?

That would be an excellent selling point (no pun intended) at your gun shows.
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Buying a bottom of the barrel firearm for self defense is like putting a price tag on your life and your loved ones' lives-because that's exactly what you're doing. Once the defense situation happens and your defensive firearm is woefully lacking, malfunctions, or comes apart it's too late to go back and get a good defensive system.
Bear, that's sig worthy right there!
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Here's a hypothetical question about the great Highpoint warranty.

If someone buys a highpoint from you for personal defense and is shot and killed due to a malfunction during the act of self defense, does the warranty transfer to the dead owners family so the gun can be repaired?

That would be an excellent selling point (no pun intended) at your gun shows.
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You might consider taking a look at a Sigma .40
Very good Pistol for a great price.

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Here's a hypothetical question about the great Highpoint warranty.

If someone buys a highpoint from you for personal defense and is shot and killed due to a malfunction during the act of self defense, does the warranty transfer to the dead owners family so the gun can be repaired?

That would be an excellent selling point (no pun intended) at your gun shows.
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Perhaps I gave the wrong impression, i encourage all persons looking for a S.D. gun to look in the $400 level and above (NIB price). But the scary thing is how many people don't believe me and buy a Jimenez, or a Taurus derringer two shot to put in their pocket.
As for Hi-point absolutely, after the family picks up the possessions from the coroner they can have it shipped in for service.
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Sorry but there is no way the words acceptable and Jimenez (or Bryco, or Lorcin) belong in the same sentence. No gun that has a penchant for self-destruction and routine failures can even be remotely considered acceptable. If you are selling these things to people that need a gun for defense - I hope you are including a free baseball bat as they deserve something reliable...
Reread my section about the heavy as a brick and made of steel for Hi-point (re: baseball bat), and believe it or not I have three J.A.'s and have shot maybe 500-600 through each with only 1-2 issues, that is actually better than my sig's I have had 3 with an issue each and 1 has had so many I sent it back, But BEFORE ANYONE HOPS ME I AM NOT SAYING THEY ARE BETTER THAN SIG's, just that they get better with each name change in 15 years they might be good.
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When I buy a firearm it's usefulness for a club is not on my list of expectations.

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