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Old 04-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #21
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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.


Right on many fronts. I wouldn't be objected to buy a used one cheap to take out when I'm camping of wheeling in the mountains. Who cares if it gets muddy or scraped up.



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I'm looking forward to hearing from someone who actually owns one of these with feedback related to the concern I voiced in my post at 12:39pm yesterday about adequate cartridge case head support in the barrel's chamber. Is anybody out there who cares to weigh in on it? jd45

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Here's my JH 45 polished turd.

Head spacing is fine, but mine is not polymer. Should be the same.


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Why to much plastic parts for me to even concider.

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GoesBang, I'm not concerned about head space, I'm wondering how well the cartridge case head is supported in the barrel's chamber. Since you own one, what can you tell me about that? Thanx, jd45

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My opinion of Hi-Point is as follows...

It's a lot like buying a mountain bike at Walmart (similar price, ironically). You're really getting quite a lot for under $200. But if you intend it for serious business (whether at the range, for HD, or carry), it may fall short of your expectations.

If you absolutely cannot spend more than $200 on a handgun, Hi-Point is a very reasonable option. Maybe the best in fact. If you can afford better, or if you have discerning tastes/demands, you absolutely should find a way to buy a better gun.

So I think they're a fine option at their respective price point, but less than ideal in many cases.

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I'm looking forward to hearing from someone who actually owns one of these with feedback related to the concern I voiced in my post at 12:39pm yesterday about adequate cartridge case head support in the barrel's chamber. Is anybody out there who cares to weigh in on it? jd45
I own Hi Points. I am on their mailing list. I have heard nothing of sny issues with cases blowing out. I wouldn't buy a Hi Point to shoot hot reloads if that is what you have in mind. If you shoot ammo that is close to factory loadings a Hi Point will be just fine. You are the first person to bring up the way the case/head is supported in a Hi Point.

We have a lot of people who are quick to bash a Hi Point. What we don't have is a lot of people with a Hi Point that won't run.
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Well, I have the .45 and it works fine. Never had a FTF. Heavy as hell and if you need a door stop or boat anchor, it will work fine also. I carry mine on my boat just in case for all reasons.

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GoesBang, I'm not concerned about head space, I'm wondering how well the cartridge case head is supported in the barrel's chamber. Since you own one, what can you tell me about that? Thanx, jd45
When the bolt is in full battery, the case head is touching it. The chamber throat has a slight indented space that encircles about 3/4 of the cartridge.

All Hi-Points are approved by the manufacturer for +P ammo. I have read a review by a owner/user of the JHP that he tested it with 45 Super, and zero malfunctions. He did say that although he did not encounter any problems, he did not recommend shooting 45 Super through it.

My JH 45 was built in 1999 and I bought it used. The previous owner(s) apparently shot very few rounds (maybe 50 maximum) through it. Only issues I have ever had were magazine related and easily fixed.
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Why to much plastic parts for me to even concider.
The only plastic on mine are the grips and the mag catch.
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