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IDVague 07-10-2010 09:49 PM

Hi-Point Firearms
Anyone have an opinion on these guns or have any experiences to relate? The price is right, but sometimes that can be indicative of problems.

sweeper22 07-10-2010 10:22 PM

A HiPoint is a lot of gun for $160 (or thereabouts).

IMO it's sort of like a bicycle at Walmart. There's no question that you get a lot of bike, relative to the cost of $150 or so. For someone who might just putter around a bit and otherwise leave it in the garage, it's a bargain. But for a serious and committed rider, it's bound to be a constant letdown in spite of the "good value".

Same for the gun. If you want a gun just to have one around...not to carry, not to shoot regularly...just to gain a level of competence and tuck away, a HiPoint might be a sensible choice. If want to shoot regularly or eventually carry, you'll be best served spending $300+.

The one difference between the bike and the gun however, is that you'll be able to sell a used HiPoint for probably $120-150.

justdon 07-10-2010 11:45 PM

I have a hi point cf380 that i got for 129.00 2 months ago. Only problem is finding 380 ammo. have put about 400 rounds thru it. no problems. As for as defense i have a keltec p40 and ruger p89. But with the warranty i think its a very good buy. And i do have a friend that uses his hi point c9 for concealed carry. I guess you have to fire one and use it to find out how good it is.

stalkingbear 07-10-2010 11:55 PM

I was given a Hi-Point 9mm by my wife about 6-8 months ago. While there's no way I would carry it for serious social purposes, it does indeed go bang every single time. The Hi-Point unconditional lifetime warranty is a plus but I've not had to use it yet. Naturally I'm not a fan of 9mms or Hi-Points but if you just want something for a range gun it'll be fine.

Rick1967 07-11-2010 12:27 AM

I had a 45. It was a good shooting gun. Acurate and relaible. The only reason I got rid of it was because it was like carrying a brick around.

skullcrusher 07-11-2010 12:31 AM

I bought a Hi-Point .45 a couple of years ago. I have over 2K rounds through it with just a handful of fail to feeds. The mags are cheap with weak springs, the gun is bulky and heavy. It is not a carry piece as Bear indicated, but for plinking or something you won't worry about tossing in your tool box, they are just fine. Would I trust my life to one? Well...let me put it this way. It has never been my first line of home defense, and I bought it knowing it would not be. For a "lifetime transferrable no questions asked warranty" you can't beat if for a beater. Just imagine if the Ford Escort had the same warranty...

Made in Ohio by Ohioans and their customer service gets great reviews. For me, the .45 is the only way to go if buying for yourself. Why? Because it is a .45 ACP.

Here's another thought...I have not fired my Hi-Point since I bought my Springer Loaded 1911...

big shrek 07-12-2010 06:20 PM

The Hi-Point 9mm or .45 are perfect truck/tacklebox guns. You don't mind if they get beat up a bit.

They always go bang...even if they look like something your 12-yr old made in Boy Scout Wood-Carving for a badge.

Cheap, effective, yet blockyer than a Glock...

Kind of like E.T., you can't help but love the ugly lil fawker ;)

gatopardo 07-20-2010 03:58 AM

I have among my collection the c9, the 40 SW-B and the 995ts carbine,
are they good? I'll have to say yes they are a lot of fun ate the range my family love them specially the carbine.

The warranty is unbeatable, which means you'll have a working gun for ever,ever,ever as long as the company exists.

are they accurate? yes they are

I personally prefer the SW40, here with night sights from

NGIB 07-20-2010 10:00 AM

I have to ask, do you work for these "glow-on" folks?

gatopardo 07-20-2010 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 317594)
I have to ask, do you work for these "glow-on" folks?

Not officially not, wish I did, maybe I should.
My friends an I love their stuff, they are Oklahomans which is where I live, we volunteer pictures to their blog when we can, in the end everyone works for someone, you could call me an advocate for their cause, 100% made in the USA, don't you love that...

We love hipoints too, but now i keep from writing too much about it, too many trolls bashing hipoints users.

Maybe hipoints are politically incorrect for some people, you can whip out a Walther at the range and everyone aproves specially if they have one at hand, on the other hand ,if you whip out a hipoint you get condescending looks.

Few people pay attention to how good accurate shooters they actually are, the warranty is the best out there, and yes they are affordable, and to tell the truth you could repair one in a whim with stuff laying around your garage, I personally have an old service colt collecting dust for three years because the gunsmith will charge more than the gun is worth for the repair:(.

Back to glow-on, I used tritium, no brand bashing here, expensive, not for every gun on the market, specially old models. Did you hear the story of the capsule that broke?, it happened to me, short of banging my head on the wall, $150 trashed.

And Look at my pictures from last night:
it's called a bomber, maybe you've used one before, and this is what happens when you apply glow-on:

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