hi point. 45apc

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by proffitt, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. proffitt

    proffitt New Member

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    Founf a hi point 45 cheap. Polyner frame. I was wobdering if anyone has had any orovlems with these guns
     
  2. AZL

    AZL New Member

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    Hi Point is making Armored Personel Carriers now?

    Who'da thought? j/k

    Not the most sterling reputation in the firearms business...but my goodness they make AWESOME paperweights!
     

  3. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

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    I worked at a gun shop for a few years and we sold hi-points there... We probably sold 500 of those things and we only had one customer report problems (that I know of) but if your looking for a cheap gun that u can go do some plinking around with that should work
     
  4. gollygee

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    Seems most all the bad reports I've read are by those that do not own them & base their comments on what they've heard & on their cheap price. Any feed issues that I've heard about have been promptly taken care of by the manufacturer & they pay the freight both ways.

    All my purchases, since I became licensed to carry, have been for pistols I wanted to add to my carry rotation, otherwise I would own one. I do intend to have one if I can find a used one at a cheap price. Since their warranty stays with the gun, doesn't make much sense to buy a new one.
     
  5. boatme98

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    The HP .45 is a great inexpensive gun. Mine ran flawlessly. The only reason it's gone is someone offered me enough to part with it. I'd buy another if it comes along at the right price.
     
  6. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    Yeah they do. My buddies back home worked really well on his desk. Plus it looks like a real gun! ;)
     
  7. proffitt

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    I went ahead and ordered one for $150. after seeinng a bunch of you tube videos seems like bottom line gun but for the price i ll try it. Problems posted were feeding which was corrected by new mag or 1911 mag spring. Its no replacement for my 1911 caspian but its gun that seems to take abuse well
     
  8. unclebear

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    I know a few people that have bought them they ain't pretty but the ones I've shot have ran fine never really had any problems look up the torcher test it's crazy.
     
  9. gwk4667

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    If you are trying to impress your new girl friend they might not be the gun to show but if you want an inexpensive ( I did not say cheap ) 45 that will do the job they are great.

    Heavy, ugly but reliable.
     
  10. murraywc

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    I have the hp 9mm it was the first gun I bought myself, saw it a gunshow cheap and i wanted a 9 and didnt have much money. I turned out after I built a pretty good collection it is one of my most accurate and I've never had a problem. I even took it to my cc class and I the intructor said i would probably have a problem passing with that gun and I shot the best grouping in the class. 48/48 all center mass. My wife and daughters like shooting it better than any of my others because it is heavy so the recoil is minimat but they have trouble pulling the slide because it is a little tough. But for the money it is hard to beat.
     
  11. mcb

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    I bought a 9mm several years ago at a gun show. You get what you pay for. I don't trust it enough to carry. It's an ok plinker.
     
  12. proffitt

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    Ya i seen on you tube torture test that its heavy accurate ugly gun but many videos on the gun by owners show they like em. There a video on converting 1911 mags to fit as well. I like the concept of 100% america made as well. Thks guys for sharing
     
  13. JonM

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    my only real beef with em is the weight and size. they function great and warranty stated previously is outstanding. the only hipoint i have ever seen malfunction was last year temperature was around 3 above zero and the guy that bought it did not clean the packing grease out of it and it wouldnt cycle.

    im all for cheap reliable guns as the more guns in the hands of honest folk the less crime there is. you wont see my knocking hi-point just cuz they are cheap.
     
  14. trip286

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    I will never knock hi point either. A friend got his hands in one when we were teens, and we tried to break it. We did manage to break the safety, hi point customer service had a new one at his door 2 days later. Now, 10 years later, the only cleaning it's had is a squirt with the water hose, and it still runs like a top. Still reasonably accurate too.
     
  15. gollygee

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    I saw my first one a while back. A new .45 & it is definitely almost the ugliest pistol I've ever seen! I say "almost" 'cause it'd be hard to say if it or a g***k is uglier. ;) (just kidding)

    Definitely too heavy & bulky for carry. But, maybe a good truck tool box gun that you didn't mind getting scratched up. If I do get one, will probably be a 9mm for cheap range fun.
     
  16. nccinstaller

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    They seem to solid firearms. My buddy has a 9mm carbine that is a blast to shoot we have run who knows how many rounds through over the years and it keeps tickin
     
  17. proffitt

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    I waiting on my to be shipped to my ffl dealee now. The more i here from yall the more it seems i made a good choice. I plan to use ot as shooter and hd. Is there anything i need to do to tje gun once i get it? One post here mentioned packing grease
     
  18. therewolf

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    Hi-Point has a reputation for great Customer Service.
     
  19. UrbanNinja

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    Pretty much a good scrubbing,cleaning and oiling... then just load it up and shoot it. Simple.
     
  20. downsouth

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    This is important! ! Even before you open the box, start cussing it. Tell it how cheap it is and thats the way your going to treat it. Like the cheap dirty. @@__~+ it is. Start the relationship out real, keep it real. If you do this, one of two things will happen. Your ffl dealer will laugh his butt off and give you the gun. Or he will clear the shop and you may not be able to buy a gun for awhile. Glad to be of help. Let us know how that works for you. Seriously, good guns, I think you'll be real happy with it. The above was for all those who look down on an affordable American made pistol. It was what they have been wanting to say but have said everything else.