Cheapie 9mm

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Benning Boy, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Gun show in two weeks. I'll have about $250.

    I want a 9mm to get in touch with my feminine side (Okay, the ammo is cheaper).

    I'm contemplating a Hmphhhahura.

    Okay, a Hi Point.

    If I could wrangle another hundy, I'd consider a MAC clone, but it looks like $250.

    Flame me.
     
  2. Moss99

    Moss99 New Member

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    Did you just throw up in your mouth a little bit? :)

    Why don't you use the 250 for ammo?
     

  3. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster New Member

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    should have saved the money and got a better more respectable firearm, or used it to buy ammo.... or bought a shotgun...or hell really anything other than what you did!:p
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    You don't want a hi-point. Sure, it's cheap and maybe even functional, but you really don't want a hi-point.

    You'll take it out and shoot it a few times and realize how bulky and ugly they are and all the people at the range will be sayin, "hey, how did you get that black&decker to shoot ammo?"

    You'll be unhappy with your purchase before you even leave the building.

    Buy ammunition, buy a .22, buy a new knife, get a taser,but get something you'll be happy with.

    Otherwise, pitch in another $50 and get a ruger 9mm. :)
     
  5. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I have an @$$load of .22 ammo, but ditched my .22 rifle.

    Should I consider a .22 rifle, for the pure joy of shooting all day, since I have no other practical use for it, or a .22 pistol, maybe as a back up?
     
  6. IGETEVEN

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  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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  8. NGIB

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    I have four .22 pistols and love them all. Find a nice Ruger Mk II or III and you will not regret it...
     
  9. jbshoots

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    i think the mid priced .22lr pistol is a way better idea than the cheapo 9mm.

    and talk about cheap ammo, you could plink all day with a .22 for 10 or 15 bucks.

    that's what i use mine for.
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I had a Bersa Thunder .380 and loved it. Bersa makes a quality inexpensive pistol. How about a Bersa 9 and how much do they cost? Anybody have any experience with them?
     
  11. skullcrusher

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    I believe SGT-MILLER has shown some good stuff on the Hi-Points. Don't give into elitism. The Hi-Points are functional and affordable. They are not pretty or sleek. They have gotten a bad rap based on myth and pride. Do you buy cars based solely on looks? If you do, then stay away from the Hi-Point. If you want an affordable and functional pistol backed by great customer service that is built in the USA (Ohio), then don't think twice about a Hi-Point.
    You are buying a plinker, not a carry piece for goodness sakes.
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    What about a 9mm short? For about $250, you could order a CZ82 from those CDNN guys in TX. Rep points: small enough for carry, holds 12+1, cheeeeeeeeeap ammo, if it was gonna blow up it probably would've done it already (surplus).
     
  13. skullcrusher

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    If you are talking about those CZ's that were police issue in Europe, I saw Cabela's had them at $199.

    9x18 Makarov. Czech police issue.
     
  14. rifleman1

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    i had a bersa thunder 380 never had a problem with it actually i liked it alot but a burglar liked it a little more, as for hi-point theres nothing wrong with them had a 380 and a 9mm never used them for self defense but they were fun shooting and cheap to buy and own.
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    BB do you sit down to pee?????

    Do you own a real handgun?

    Have you taken it apart?

    Does it look like this????

    C9andJHP45leftside.jpg

    C9 & JHP45

    C9andJHP45rightside.jpg

    C9 & JHP45

    C9frameandslide.jpg

    C9 frame & slide



    * slapping sounds *

    SNAP OUT OF IT BENNING!!!

    * crying *
     
  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The CZ 82 is an excellent choice Orangello! 9mm Makarov is a good round and it's still inexpensive.
     
  17. SGT-MILLER

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    Canebrake Posted:
    ...but yet they shoot like this at 50 yards:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnHSWFnBkrE"]YouTube - Challenge Entry: Hi-Point C9 (9x19mm)[/ame]

    ...and they seem to function just fine as shown by this:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1mdbMB6UYM"]YouTube - C9 Shooting Demo[/ame]

    ...and this:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96CyDvPbnOQ"]YouTube - Hi Point C9 Range Visit[/ame]

    For the record, I am sitting at over 1500 rounds through mine (I think, it's hard to keep track...lol). The total amount of malfunctions I have had during those 1500 + rounds, I can count on one hand.

    Benning Boy, if you want any REAL advice on the Hi-Point, let me know, and I'll help you out in any way I can.

    If the Hi-Point isn't for you, a good thing to check out would be the surplus market. Tons of excellent firearms there for good prices.

    CZ-82
    Tokarev TT
    CZ-52
    SIG P6 (a GREAT deal!!!!!!)

    ...or you can check out some older revolvers like the S&W Model 10 or Model 64, which are both very reliable wheel guns.

    Good luck, and I'm sure you'll find something that will work great for you.
     
  18. M14sRock

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    Maybe you could look around for a used Argentine Hi-Power (FM)? I have bought a few for $175-$300 and they are excellent. May not be had for your $250, but they won't be much more than that and will last a lifetime.
     
  19. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Walther P22. Shoot it all day with no jams. Functions like a regular semi.
     
  20. bgeddes

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