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Old 10-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #61
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I own a carbine and a compact 9 mm. Both work well. I own several dozen firearms and while Hi Point is not my favorite it is an okay brand. The pistol uses a fully compressed striker spring when a round is in the pipe,not my favorite. Also would be great if there was a way to disassemble without using a punch.

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I own a carbine and a compact 9 mm. Both work well. I own several dozen firearms and while Hi Point is not my favorite it is an okay brand. The pistol uses a fully compressed striker spring when a round is in the pipe,not my favorite. Also would be great if there was a way to disassemble without using a punch.
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I have the Hi-point 9mm and it does exactly what I need it to,,,go bang. Haven't had any issues with it. Not sure what all the hype is over it being an ugly gun. Are pretty guns more effective in a life or death situation?

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I have the Hi-point 9mm and it does exactly what I need it to,,,go bang. Haven't had any issues with it. Not sure what all the hype is over it being an ugly gun. Are pretty guns more effective in a life or death situation?
This topic comes up on here at least every week. Pretty much everyone agrees that if you only have $200 to spend, Hi-Point is your best choice. I personally, choose to buy nicer firearms that function well AND look nice. But I have no problem with anyone who chooses to spend THEIR money as they see fit. Now can we all PLEASE move past the Hi-Point topic?
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I have the Hi-point 9mm and it does exactly what I need it to,,,go bang. Haven't had any issues with it. Not sure what all the hype is over it being an ugly gun. Are pretty guns more effective in a life or death situation?
The point is i guess...in a country where there is an abundance of choice...why settle for a polished turd...i believe one can choose beauty over doody...
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The point is i guess...in a country where there is an abundance of choice...why settle for a polished turd...i believe one can choose beauty over doody...
Some can only afford a polished turd, which is better than just a turd.

Plain and simple, hi point is the best, or one of the best, inexpensive firearms in the handgun world. When its all you can afford, its better than nothing.
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Some can only afford a polished turd, which is better than just a turd.

Plain and simple, hi point is the best, or one of the best, inexpensive firearms in the handgun world. When its all you can afford, its better than nothing.
Trip286: no disrespect to you or hipoint...i know times are hard for some and we must spend thriftfully in such times...and if you are happy with your choice great...we buy what suits our needs.lets face it . Guns ,like cars are a means to and end nothing more. They serve a need. They dont have to be pretty to get the job done. Its mostly about personal preference . If it works,it works...many folks have the money to spend or are willing to save longer before they buy their weapon of choice...The bottom line is...if it works then work it the best you can and dont forget to have fun along the way... Satajet...
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Yeah... There's no need for me to be offended...


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But I've shot hi points. Have had friends that have them. I like them for what they are. And I'll own one someday.

I bought this when I had some money. If I were shopping for a handgun right now, I'd probably be getting a hi point, as I'm pretty damn broke at the moment. I have two magazines loaded, and seven loose rounds rattling around in my glove box, THAT'S how tight my pocket book is at the moment, and I don't foresee getting more ammo anytime soon, although I have asked for "nothing but ammo" for Christmas.

I just can't stand it when people down a gun, or most especially, as I've seen before, fling personal insults at or deride people for buying a particular gun. Not saying you've done that, but I've seen it happen.

Hi point is what it is. A functional, inexpensive firearm for people who need a gun but don't have the money to really open up their options.

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Yeah... There's no need for me to be offended...

But I've shot hi points. Have had friends that have them. I like them for what they are. And I'll own one someday.

I bought this when I had some money. If I were shopping for a handgun right now, I'd probably be getting a hi point, as I'm pretty damn broke at the moment. I have two magazines loaded, and seven loose rounds rattling around in my glove box, THAT'S how tight my pocket book is at the moment, and I don't foresee getting more ammo anytime soon, although I have asked for "nothing but ammo" for Christmas.

I just can't stand it when people down a gun, or most especially, as I've seen before, fling personal insults at or deride people for buying a particular gun. Not saying you've done that, but I've seen it happen.

Hi point is what it is. A functional, inexpensive firearm for people who need a gun but don't have the money to really open up their options.
Trip286 : you have hit on a good point...For some, the gun of choice is the one that turns the most heads...kinda like "look @ me...aint i special...i shoot a (fill in the blank)"While quality and reliability must never be overlooked . It must not be the only factors to consider. Satajet...
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My first handgun was a hipoint in .40 S&W. I just mainly bought it for plinking and later got my permit. It did go bang everytime I squeezed the trigger, except when I tried to shoot hollow points through it. It wouldn't feed hollow points at all.

I traded it about a year ago for my 870 express magnum.

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