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Old 08-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #21
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Before you buy any firearm, do considerable research first.

Some people have bought firearms with the first consideration being the cost.
After they found out that most of the time inexpensive does equal cheap, they were stuck with the firearm (cuz everybody else was aware).

Look at a firearm like getting a tattoo. What would you like to be stuck with for the rest of your life?
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What actually are the down falls of it.
The slides are made of zinc which is known for cracking.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #23
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Thanks everyone. Great info I will not be buying an HP. As far as price range 4 to 5 hundred.
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400-500 there are a lot of options and in .45 RIA is a nice 1911, XD's run in that range as well as quite a few others.
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I am leaning toward RI 1911.
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There's about 8 million 1911A1s in circulation right now.

I'm guessing about a million of those are for sale right now.

Get one of those...
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For $4-500 you have a ton of options. Rugers, M&P, RIA 1911's (I have one and it's a nice little gun). Try as many as you can before you buy. I don't know anyone who ever regretted buying a quality firearm, I do know plenty that regret buying a cheap gun.
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Thanks for more great info.
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For $175., get the HiPoint. There is nothing wrong with HiPoints. For a reliable shooter, they can't be beat. Fugly, yes, I'll say it - cheap -, reliable, heavy, accurate, lifetime warranty, fugly, and cheap. They can't be beat.
I have a safe full of S&W's, Colt's Ruger's, Winchesters, and other nice guns, but a HiPoint is just plain affordable and fun.
Oh, and did I say, they're freakin' ugly? Chew your arm off in the morning ugly. Two bag ugly. 03:00 beer drunk ugly. They're ugly, O.K. So what.
Enjoy it.
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For $4-500 you have a ton of options. Rugers, M&P, RIA 1911's (I have one and it's a nice little gun). Try as many as you can before you buy. I don't know anyone who ever regretted buying a quality firearm, I do know plenty that regret buying a cheap gun.
Yes I regretted buying a Jennings back in the 80's. But I have never regretted buying my HiPoints. If you want to shoot you can shoot just as well with HiPoint mine go bang every time and as far as I can remember I have had only FTF with it same as my sig and with my rock island, and if you were to get one that have a problem their warranty is the best around.. Now I'm not saying if I were only going to buy 1 gun that it would be a HiPoint but I just will not see them bashed and trashed when my experience with them has been just as good as any, and better than some. I have an Erma La that is a jamamatic, a chioppa 1911 22 that has been very disappointing , aS&W signa that blew up in my hand. Some say they are ugly, ok but to me not more than most glocks and pretty doesn't make it shoot better. Yes they are bigger on top so what I have no problem holding them up to sight in a target and with the design it absorbs some more of the recoil. I find them very comfortable to shoot. And yes I do rely on it it, it is the gun I keep in my truck 1 in the chamber safety on. And if some one were to break in my truck I would rather them take one I paid $139 for than $500 or more.
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