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Thelt 08-17-2010 11:25 PM

Hi Point Firearms, know the pros and cons!
 
I have seen the Hi Point pistols in my local gun store for a while. A guy I work with bought a 9mm model a while back. I keep asking him what he thinks of it and he has never shot it. I guess he got tired of me asking so he brought it to me and told me to go shoot it. I did that tonight. I was impressed. I put 50 rounds through it with no failures. I was able to hit with it from the first round. I found it accurate with manageable recoil. It is a much better shooter than the Kel Tec PF9. Granted it is larger and heavier.

It has a manual safety. You must have the safety in the fire position or it will not allow you to rack the slide. It will not let you pull the trigger when the safety is engaged. The magazine release is button just behind the trigger on the right side (where it should be IMHO sorry lefties).

For the price it is a pretty solid gun. I would be confident in it if I needed to use it. I will probably pick up one for myself now. Now I just have to decide if I want the 9mm or the 45. I am wonder how much more recoil the 45 has.

If they can make these pistols in the USA and sell them as cheaply as they do it makes me wonder how much margin Ruger and the other big names have in their pistols.

Freedom-1911 08-17-2010 11:30 PM

The 45 is manageable but the 45 ammo is going to cost a great deal more than the 9mm which means much less shooting.

willfully armed 08-17-2010 11:30 PM

money better spent elsewhere.

canebrake 08-17-2010 11:35 PM

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...s/facepalm.jpg

Did you field strip and clean the gun?

I suggest you do that before you buy one.

Thelt 08-17-2010 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 333445)
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...s/facepalm.jpg

Did you field strip and clean the gun?

I suggest you do that before you buy one.

I have not done that yet. Based on your pic I assume that is going to be a problem....

canebrake 08-18-2010 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Thelt (Post 333449)
I have not done that yet. Based on your pic I assume that is going to be a problem....

I assume you would like to do that before you jump into this HiPointie bargain.

Get back to me after you do.

You can PM me if you would like to avoid public embarrassment.

Jpyle 08-18-2010 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 333463)
I assume you would like to do that before you jump into this HiPointie bargain.

Get back to me after you do.

You can PM me if you would like to avoid public embarrassment.

You field strip and clean them? I thought you shot them till they were all gunked up and sent them back to the factory.

pumpkinball 08-18-2010 12:37 AM

Good plinker, but not a carrier. Yes suck to strip and clean. Yes good to me. Had a 9 for few yrs, bro-n-law had 45 few yrs as well. 45 always better, however my 9 kills his with accuracy and comfort. I have fairly large hands and just don't feel comfy with his. Would be good for beginner like we were. For the money I figure why not.

canebrake 08-18-2010 12:41 AM

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You field strip and clean them? I thought you shot them till they were all gunked up and sent them back to the factory.

Na, that's a glock.

danf_fl 08-18-2010 01:04 AM

When purchasing a handgun, I look at it like I am getting married.
Would I respect myself in the morning? How about the rest of my life?

Buy the best quality you can afford. You can get a handgun for $150.00 or $1500.00. Compare the $150.00 to the $1500.00 and you will feel, see, sense the quality difference.


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