glock vs hi point

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by deerkiller03, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. deerkiller03

    deerkiller03 New Member

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    I was at a friends house 1 day, I saw them shooting a pistol. So I went over there to see how he was doing with it, to my horror it was a hi point. I was like wow. (Junk). So he was claming that his hi point was way better than my glock. I was like yea friend that's why they sell them crappy old glocks for 600 bucks. What a idoit. Later on I got rid of my glock for a Xd. I've owned a hipoint and I got rid of it as fast as I coulda.
     
  2. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    ...so, what exactly would you like us to add to this?
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    from what i have heard about the Hi-Points is the warranty is excellent and lifetime, no matter who the current owner is. many say they function perfectly and are decent in accuracy. downside is they are top heavy and butt-ugly! but if a person was on a tight budget and needed a firearm for casual shooting and SD, they could do much worse. now it wouldn't be my first choice, but considering the price of them new, and like i said, if a person didn't have a lot to spend, this would, IMO be a viable option. just because it doesn't look fancy and high dollar doesn't mean it's junk. dont judge a book by it's cover. try one out before you condemn it!
     
  4. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    A Hi Point is better then a sharp stick for SD.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    AMEN! another good thing about the Hi-Point, it's heavy enough to use as a club when you run out of ammo!
     
  6. Paladin201

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    A lot of people malign Hi Point. But my son bought one after he got married. All he could afford. Ugly and clunky. Heavy enough to use for a boat anchor. The bore of the gun looked like it had been carved out with a hammer and chisel. But when he pulled the trigger, there was a loud bang and a bullet came out of the end very fast. This happened every time he pulled the trigger. Without fail.

    Oh, and everyone has heard the horror stories about bad Hi Points. Yep, they do turn them out. But their warranty has already been mentioned. I know a buy who bought one that was basically a single shot. Jammed every single time. He called Hi Point. They sent him a pre paid shipping label to return it. 10 days later he got it back. Since then it has never even hiccuped. It's been perfect.

    Would a Hi Point be my first choice? No. But they work. And if they don't, Hi Point will make them work, with customer service that other companies should take example from. And that $120 Hi Point will kill a bad guy just as dead as a $3000 Les Baer custom job.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    this is what customer service should be. and from what i have read and heard, the warranty goes with the firearm, no matter who it's current owner is. i would call this excellent service.

    well put, about the price point difference!
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I would buy a high point before a Taurus any day. And I have owned both.
     
  9. tellmaster207

    tellmaster207 New Member

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    I'll go out on a limb here.
    I think Glock will price themselves up to the cost of a decent 1911 (add name of manufacturer here).
    Hi-point is spending a lot of cash to fix & repair their pistols. I think if they can keep it together for a couple more years they will get that highly sought after cult following.
    Their pistols are cheap if they can keep there customers happy they can grow with their current demographic. Raise their prices slowly over time as their models change. Been done many times, old school capitalism @ it's best.
    Personally I wouldn't buy a Hi-point firearm but I would buy their stock. as in stock market, no pun intended.
     
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  10. XxChino13xX

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    My old neighbor/friend of mine has a 9mm Hi-Point, and he used to brag and boast about that thing as much as he could. I shot it a few times and like some of you have said, it's clunky and it's not the prettiest of pistols, but it shoots. He used to say that his pistol was better than both of my pistols (XD & XDM), I usually just nodded my head, smiled and said uh huh. It used to be a chore to talk firearms with that guy, gdamn.
     
  11. DustyDawg48

    DustyDawg48 New Member

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    I'm not too sure that Hi Point wouldn't get more love if it just didn't look different. I have nothing negative to say about them since I know people who own them, they don't shoot a tremendous amount per year, but they haven't had a problem yet. I don't know that I would ever own one, but I wouldn't honestly mind shooting one just to see what all the fuss and/or hate is all about.
     
  12. Riverg420

    Riverg420 New Member

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    Glock vs Hi point are you serious ? lol
     
  13. MrWray

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    It almost doesnt seem like it could ever be true but...you have a manufacture that charges 1k+ for their firearms and wont hardly lift a finger to help anyone...then you have Hi-point that charges like $150 for their firearms and they will bend over backwards and pay for everything needed to make you happy,even if its sending you a brand new gun... Hi-point may not be the most desirable firearm but their company has my upmost respect 100%.
     
  14. trip286

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    They (hi point) actually have raised their prices over the past few years, but I think it's just to keep up with inflation.

    Used to be able to find them for 100 brand new, now I think their cheapest model is 125.

    Personally, if I had to choose, I think I'd pick the GLOCK, but it would be a very hard decision. I have experience with both, and really the only thing I like about GLOCK better is the ammo capacity. I don't like the ergonomics of either, my personal experience has been that both are accurate and reliable in my hands, although I've heard the horror stories related to both.

    In the end, I might would decide to save a little money and take the hi point, who knows... Leaves more money for ammo...
    But not for my next gun purchase, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a Colt 1911.
     
  15. Paladin201

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    I know a guy who bought a Hi Point and it wouldn't work at all. Simply wouldn't fire. Hi Point paid the return shipping for him to return the gun. Two days later they notified him that the gun was simply manufactured incorrectly and couldn't be fixed. They sent him a brand new gun. They overnighted it to his FFL dealer.
     
  16. DeadOn300

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    Hi Point Firearms are actually good weapons, there is several youtube videos of gun snobs trying to kill the hi point, but cant.
    I own all 3 pistols 9mm, 40s&w, and .45acp. A little stiff at first but after you polish the feed rail and get them sighted in, they are really OK guns.

    I like the fact that we have "Lower-End" Gun Companies like HiPoint, KelTec and Saiga. Not Everyone can afford a glock on their side but its nice to know that you have affordable protection or hobby guns in reach for under 200$ in a decent caliber
     
  17. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    I like the video on youtube where the guy says he is going to demo a hi point 45 he shoots one clip through it turns around and throws it in the fire. Then goes and proceeds to demo a glock.
     
  18. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    Yeah, that's a good one. But then some people have the money to buy guns and throw them in a fire. Some of us don't.
     
  19. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Hi-point, like kel-tec, etc are a tool for a specific purpose. Reliable, affordable tools which one can use to defend themselves if it is ever needed. It is not a "range gun" that you would buy specifically to put thousands upon thousands of rounds downrange...although I would suspect that you could.

    Just my opinion.
     
  20. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

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    Well I wouldnt waste my money on one in the first place.