Glock vs HighPoint

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by nchunt101, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    I am in the market for a tackle box/ Truck gun. I have looked at both Glock and High Point. What is actually the benefit of a glock over a high point. Both are ugly enough that i dont need to worry about the finish and both go bang when you pull the trigger. Could some one tell me what benefits Glock has over High Point other that Price, Made In Austria instead of US, Kool Aid and acessories?
     
  2. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I can strip and clean my Glock in just a couple minutes and reassembly is easy as can be. I have never used a Hi Point but I've seen the pictures and it looks a lot more complicated.

    Also the Glock is so simple that ugly isn't appropriate IMO. Purposed would be how I describe it, it was purpose built and aesthetics were not part of that purpose.
     

  3. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    I mainly want something I can just leave in my trucks lock box and forget about unless I need it. I see a lot of varmints around my deer feeders. I have a couple of Glocks but the idea of a 150 dollar beater is appealing.
     
  4. spack762

    spack762 New Member

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    Hi-Point all the way. Better fit in the hand. So much cheaper. Just as accurate and reliable as my buddy block. I have never disabled mine, no need, spray it with cleaner, a little lubricant and good to go. Hi-Points warranty is sweet too.
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Hi-Point has a zinc alloy slide and polymer frame; does zinc alloy rust? For a toolbox gun, you want less rustability.

    Also, the Hi-Point is a blowback operated pistol; shouldn't it be simpler to disassemble and clean? I have not tried and do not own one (or a block).
     
  6. grandpubba

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    I sold my high point to date it's the only gun I've sold. Mine required a hammer and center punch to"field strip"

    If you don't care about cleaning or maintenance of it get the hi point
     
  7. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    Which Glock have you used LEAST recently? Isn't that an already bought beater?
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'd get a Hi-Point in 40 or 45, spary it down with a very light oil, wipe it down, insert the loaded mag, and put it in a plastic zip-lock bag and be done!:D
     
  9. kryptar19

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    Why not get the S&W SDVE in either 9mm or 40??

    It's priced in between the Glock and High Point and prettier than both. :D

    The SD series is just as reliable as a Glock, although it is very vanilla. The stainless finish isn't very susceptible to rust either.
     
  10. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Glock all the way. A $350 LE trade-in G17 or G22 would be perfect. Probably would have cosmetic wear but few rounds down the pipe. Ultra reliable and night sights, too.
     
  11. John_Deer

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    For a tackle box gun I would go with a Hi Point. I have several Hi Point pistols I have bought used. One of them has been in a feed tub for several years. Every so often I shoot all the ammo out of it and spray it down with CLP. It goes bang every time I shoot it. It is an extremely good chance the Hi Point bashers have never actually fired a Hi Point.
     
  12. vincent

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    Not sure if this applies to all Hi Points but the one I had the displeasure of field stripping had a pin that needed to be removed with a drift punch just to get the slide off...IIRC...

    Hi Point is known for great CS...they kind of have to be good with that though since they have so many service calls...
     
  13. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    If your going to beat someone, something or an animal with it get a high point..
    For something you can shoot and expect to work each time buy a Glock..

    Herd good things about HP rifles but everyone I've ever met or known with a HP pistol swore it was the biggest POS they ever had and felt like it was a waste of $150.
     
  14. John_Deer

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    Hi Points are difficult to field strip. You need a punch to field strip the pistols. You need an allen wrench, box end wrench and a punch to field strip a carbine. Once you have field stripped a couple Hi Points they are as easy as field stripping a pump shotgun. The first time you field strip a Hi Point it is a challenge. Luckily there are a zillion how to video's on youtube.

    I have never had to wait for someone to answer the phone at Hi Point. The CS staff is knowledgeable and patient. They are far better than the CS team at remlin or Kel Tec. When I need a part I get it in less than a week most of the time and it is always on Hi Points dime.
     
  15. John_Deer

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    I can say this much about both Hi Point and Glock. If you throw one of each pistol in a pile of cordless drills you would have a hard time finding either one of them.
     
  16. p35bhp55

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    I have shot a Hi Point and also worked on a couple, I wouldn't have one on a bet. If the right grip panel comes loose it won't fire. There is a lever that rides in a molded slot in the grip panel, if there panel does not stay tight the lever misses it's connecting point and the trigger won't work. I'm guessing a broken panel will put it down the same way. There has got to be a Rossi or Taurus floating around used in that price range if it's gonna get beat anyway. Who needs a 9 that kicks like a hot loaded 45 anyway?
     
  17. rjd3282

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    I absolutely positively hate glocks but I'd rather have a glock than a hi point. I've shot both stripped and cleaned both. No contest as far as quality, glock wins hands down.
     
  18. MisterMcCool

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    I have never fired a Glock so I cannot speak of them.
    I do own a Hi-Point JHP (my only pistol) and have never had a single problem from it. I have seen complaints about the 9mm Hi-Points having feeding issues.
    I have several rifles and shotguns, just not much of a pistol guy.
     
  19. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I do not own either one myself. I have fired, fieldstripped, and cleaned both. there is a reason I went with a 1911 instead, neither one impressed me much. My suggestion:

    Place one of each in front of the tires of a 1 ton truck that is fully loaded. Drive truck over both 2 to 3 times, and then check functional capability of both. If one survives, use it. If both survive, you're SOL. I can't help any more than this.......... :p
     
  20. bntyhntr6975

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    Since I have NO good, and very little bad, experience with Hi-Point, I'd go with Glock as I have a few and never had an issue. The limited experience with Hi-Point has been nowhere near enough to convince me to trust it. Maybe others have. I can really only attest to the Glock's (block, brick, 2x4, etc as the haters call them) reliability and durability over the last 12 yrs. I have never had an issue. Ive never been around any that had issues. Maybe others have. Can anyone name any agencies or depts that issue Hi-Points?

    Try them both out, and go with what you feel best. Thats really a better option than our opinions.