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deerkiller03 01-20-2012 11:15 AM

glock vs hi point
 
I was at a friends house 1 day, I saw them shooting a pistol. So I went over there to see how he was doing with it, to my horror it was a hi point. I was like wow. (Junk). So he was claming that his hi point was way better than my glock. I was like yea friend that's why they sell them crappy old glocks for 600 bucks. What a idoit. Later on I got rid of my glock for a Xd. I've owned a hipoint and I got rid of it as fast as I coulda.

Sonic82 01-20-2012 11:20 AM

...so, what exactly would you like us to add to this?

Axxe55 01-20-2012 12:08 PM

from what i have heard about the Hi-Points is the warranty is excellent and lifetime, no matter who the current owner is. many say they function perfectly and are decent in accuracy. downside is they are top heavy and butt-ugly! but if a person was on a tight budget and needed a firearm for casual shooting and SD, they could do much worse. now it wouldn't be my first choice, but considering the price of them new, and like i said, if a person didn't have a lot to spend, this would, IMO be a viable option. just because it doesn't look fancy and high dollar doesn't mean it's junk. dont judge a book by it's cover. try one out before you condemn it!

007BondJamesBond007 01-20-2012 12:14 PM

A Hi Point is better then a sharp stick for SD.

Axxe55 01-20-2012 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 007BondJamesBond007 (Post 683040)
A Hi Point is better then a sharp stick for SD.

AMEN! another good thing about the Hi-Point, it's heavy enough to use as a club when you run out of ammo!

Paladin201 01-20-2012 12:41 PM

A lot of people malign Hi Point. But my son bought one after he got married. All he could afford. Ugly and clunky. Heavy enough to use for a boat anchor. The bore of the gun looked like it had been carved out with a hammer and chisel. But when he pulled the trigger, there was a loud bang and a bullet came out of the end very fast. This happened every time he pulled the trigger. Without fail.

Oh, and everyone has heard the horror stories about bad Hi Points. Yep, they do turn them out. But their warranty has already been mentioned. I know a buy who bought one that was basically a single shot. Jammed every single time. He called Hi Point. They sent him a pre paid shipping label to return it. 10 days later he got it back. Since then it has never even hiccuped. It's been perfect.

Would a Hi Point be my first choice? No. But they work. And if they don't, Hi Point will make them work, with customer service that other companies should take example from. And that $120 Hi Point will kill a bad guy just as dead as a $3000 Les Baer custom job.

Axxe55 01-20-2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Paladin201 (Post 683059)
A lot of people malign Hi Point. But my son bought one after he got married. All he could afford. Ugly and clunky. Heavy enough to use for a boat anchor. The bore of the gun looked like it had been carved out with a hammer and chisel. But when he pulled the trigger, there was a loud bang and a bullet came out of the end very fast. This happened every time he pulled the trigger. Without fail.

Oh, and everyone has heard the horror stories about bad Hi Points. Yep, they do turn them out. But their warranty has already been mentioned. I know a buy who bought one that was basically a single shot. Jammed every single time. He called Hi Point. They sent him a pre paid shipping label to return it. 10 days later he got it back. Since then it has never even hiccuped. It's been perfect.

Would a Hi Point be my first choice? No. But they work. And if they don't, Hi Point will make them work, with customer service that other companies should take example from. And that $120 Hi Point will kill a bad guy just as dead as a $3000 Les Baer custom job.

this is what customer service should be. and from what i have read and heard, the warranty goes with the firearm, no matter who it's current owner is. i would call this excellent service.

well put, about the price point difference!

Rick1967 01-20-2012 01:09 PM

I would buy a high point before a Taurus any day. And I have owned both.

tellmaster207 01-20-2012 02:09 PM

I'll go out on a limb here.
I think Glock will price themselves up to the cost of a decent 1911 (add name of manufacturer here).
Hi-point is spending a lot of cash to fix & repair their pistols. I think if they can keep it together for a couple more years they will get that highly sought after cult following.
Their pistols are cheap if they can keep there customers happy they can grow with their current demographic. Raise their prices slowly over time as their models change. Been done many times, old school capitalism @ it's best.
Personally I wouldn't buy a Hi-point firearm but I would buy their stock. as in stock market, no pun intended.

XxChino13xX 01-20-2012 02:26 PM

My old neighbor/friend of mine has a 9mm Hi-Point, and he used to brag and boast about that thing as much as he could. I shot it a few times and like some of you have said, it's clunky and it's not the prettiest of pistols, but it shoots. He used to say that his pistol was better than both of my pistols (XD & XDM), I usually just nodded my head, smiled and said uh huh. It used to be a chore to talk firearms with that guy, gdamn.


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