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Old 04-08-2014, 12:21 PM   #11
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My roomy (RG) works at our LGS, she says HP customer service is better than most of the big name gun manufacturers..and if you have any problem with their products, send it to them. When you get it back, it will run as good as ANY gun you own...
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I have several Hi Point 9mm pistols and a planet of the apes carbine. My idea of caring for them is to pull the slide back, if it sounds dry I spray some CLP on the gun.

Other forum members mentioned the Hi Point magazine. The Hi Point magazine doesn't fail in the traditional sense. Hi Point ships their guns with a magazine that is rubbing the slide. One either has to file the slide down until the gun functions properly or they can call it a POS and sell it to me for $50. That is how I got all the Hi Point pistols I own now.

In Ohio many gun ranges have Hi Point only matches. A Hi Point match is low budget shooting it's finest. These matches have high turnouts and the few matches I shot in had many female competitors.

In the IDPA type matches shooters are achieving the same times with a Hi Point as shooters with guns designed for IDPA (under 25 seconds). The Hi Point bullseye matches are as competitive as it gets with box stock pistols. I wish I could spend more time in Cincinnati. I really enjoyed competitive shooting with a Hi Point.

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One question I have is how much of the case head is supported by the rear of the barrel. I've heard that's a concern. The Glocks come up related to that, I'm told. I tried to call Hi-Point all day yesterday to ask about the issue.....never got past the busy signal. jd45
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duplicate...............

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Thanx for the prompt replies guys. My shootin buddy told me they're not a carry-type weapon. I'm lookin REAL hard at the .45 gun.....9 shots, polymer grip frame, weighs only 35 oz. I was thinkin I wanted another 1911 type, then I started lookin at the Glocks, but this will be just the ticket with me on a fixed income now. 200 bucks & I'm in business, except for reloading dies & components. jd45
I would look at the 40 cal Hi Point. 40 cal is one of the bright spots in todays ammo shortage. I can usually get 40 cal ammo for the same price as 9mm ammo. Check out www.ammunitiondepot.com www.sportsmansguide.com. Shopping for the best price is easy using www.ammoseek.com and www.gunbot.net

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So I'm reading here they're big, ugly, blocky, but function very well.

Sounds suspiciously like a Glock. Except a third of the price.

Hmm...
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I think thats how they got the nickname "poor mans Glock"
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So I'm reading here they're big, ugly, blocky, but function very well.

Sounds suspiciously like a Glock. Except a third of the price.

Hmm...

Bigger, more ugly, more blocky, heavier, less capacity, more problems right out the box. Most make a trip back to the factory before they are "as good as a glock", and this is from a couple of guys I know who sell them


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So I'm reading here they're big, ugly, blocky, but function very well.

Sounds suspiciously like a Glock. Except a third of the price.

Hmm...
They also look a whole lot better than a glock.
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Hi-Point is not a carry type gun. it's top heavy, blocky and ugly as sin. but in it's defence, it's damn good choice for someone on very slim budget who needs a dependable SD/HD pistol. yes, there are much better choices, but if you are limited in how much you can spend, it's not a bad option to consider, especially since it has a pretty damn good warranty.

not everyone can afford to spend $300 plus for a pistol for SD, and Hi-Point stepped up the the plate and brought a dependable inexpensive gun that fits right in. you might luck into a higher quality pistol used for the price of a new Hi-Point, but i doubt you will find another pistol new, that's higher quality for the price.
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