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JMAtactical 06-01-2013 09:29 PM

HI Point vs all others
 
I was recently in a very heated discussion about the quality and reliability of Hi point. Most of ou know I would never own one as I love my Sigs and Glocks and even my spring field 1911. But I had a guy try to tell me that he would defend his house and family with the Hi point over all the rest Any day. How do y'all feel about this

towboater 06-01-2013 09:41 PM

I think that guy is an idiot. There are many great reliable handguns out there.

TekGreg 06-01-2013 09:48 PM

Hi-point is good for exactly what it was built for: to provide home protection and concealed carry for those of a lower income bracket that can't afford a Sig, Glock or Springfield. They are not meant to fire 10,000 rounds nor are they a "Legacy Gun" that you can hand down to your children. It's meant for the rare shooter that needs to defend himself, and in that capacity it is adequate.

I must add that it is a great entry gun for the family where the spouse controls the purse strings and any more than $150 will have the other half screaming, "You spent HOW MUCH on a gun?!?!" This gets them introduced to shooting without the high expense to start, and you can always upgrade.

JMAtactical 06-01-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TekGreg
Hi-point is good for exactly what it was built for: to provide home protection and concealed carry for those of a lower income bracket that can't afford a Sig, Glock or Springfield. They are not meant to fire 10,000 rounds nor are they a "Legacy Gun" that you can hand down to your children. It's meant for the rare shooter that needs to defend himself, and in that capacity it is adequate.

That is probably the most respectable answer I have heard so far. Not even on this forum but on Facebook and discussions with friends and co workers. I personally would never use one but I see what your saying. This is a touchy subject for the HP fans out there but the facts you have said give me a more balanced answer next time I am asked.

MisterMcCool 06-01-2013 10:24 PM

I have better and more expensive rifles and shotguns locked in the safe. But I do keep a Hi-Point JHP in a drawer for fast access home defense. It is reliable and has a lifetime warranty.
I would not say I prefer it over all others, but it does the job.

JMAtactical 06-02-2013 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
I have better and more expensive rifles and shotguns locked in the safe. But I do keep a Hi-Point JHP in a drawer for fast access home defense. It is reliable and has a lifetime warranty.
I would not say I prefer it over all others, but it does the job.

I am just one I those guys that likes my high end pistols. I can't rest easy with a cheap gun at my side. I know that my Glock could fail and I know Hi Points have worked just fine for many people but I wouldn't have one. My friend has a 380 HP and he likes it a lot. When I hold it and shoot it something about it just turns me away.

chipotlejoe 06-02-2013 01:22 AM

I've owned one and I wouldn't recommend one to anybody for home protection or self defense. Unless you plan on hitting them over the head with it. I practically had to give it away because there is no resale value.

JMAtactical 06-02-2013 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by chipotlejoe
I've owned one and I wouldn't recommend one to anybody for home protection or self defense. Unless you plan on hitting them over the head with it. I practically had to give it away because there is no resale value.

I agree man. I know we all have our opinions and beliefs and mine is that you should defend your life with a firearm you know and trust will operate. I am always preaching this to the people that come to me for tactical advice or training. I tell them just like a certain firearm add " when it comes time to defend your self do you want the deal of the day in your hand or the most dependable weapon you can buy" my own words but I still stole it lol

trip286 06-02-2013 04:47 AM

Just damn near any modern handgun is generally very reliable.

If all I had were a hi point, I wouldn't hesitate to use it.

If all I had were a couple hundred bucks, and no great prospect of getting more in pocket, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

They go bang. Their CS is stellar.

I'm glad I have something a bit easier to pack around though.

ScottA 06-02-2013 04:55 AM

The torture test I've seen Hi Point go through is impressive.

They are ugly. They are heavy. They are cheap. Would I pick it over a knife or stick? Yes. Would I pick it over a Jimenez? Probably. Would I buy one? Not likely.

If it's all you can afford, then go for it.


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