Hi-Point Firearms

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by IDVague, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. IDVague

    IDVague New Member

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    Anyone have an opinion on these guns or have any experiences to relate? The price is right, but sometimes that can be indicative of problems.
     
  2. sweeper22

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    A HiPoint is a lot of gun for $160 (or thereabouts).

    IMO it's sort of like a bicycle at Walmart. There's no question that you get a lot of bike, relative to the cost of $150 or so. For someone who might just putter around a bit and otherwise leave it in the garage, it's a bargain. But for a serious and committed rider, it's bound to be a constant letdown in spite of the "good value".

    Same for the gun. If you want a gun just to have one around...not to carry, not to shoot regularly...just to gain a level of competence and tuck away, a HiPoint might be a sensible choice. If want to shoot regularly or eventually carry, you'll be best served spending $300+.

    The one difference between the bike and the gun however, is that you'll be able to sell a used HiPoint for probably $120-150.
     

  3. justdon

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    I have a hi point cf380 that i got for 129.00 2 months ago. Only problem is finding 380 ammo. have put about 400 rounds thru it. no problems. As for as defense i have a keltec p40 and ruger p89. But with the warranty i think its a very good buy. And i do have a friend that uses his hi point c9 for concealed carry. I guess you have to fire one and use it to find out how good it is.
     
  4. stalkingbear

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    I was given a Hi-Point 9mm by my wife about 6-8 months ago. While there's no way I would carry it for serious social purposes, it does indeed go bang every single time. The Hi-Point unconditional lifetime warranty is a plus but I've not had to use it yet. Naturally I'm not a fan of 9mms or Hi-Points but if you just want something for a range gun it'll be fine.
     
  5. Rick1967

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    I had a 45. It was a good shooting gun. Acurate and relaible. The only reason I got rid of it was because it was like carrying a brick around.
     
  6. skullcrusher

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    I bought a Hi-Point .45 a couple of years ago. I have over 2K rounds through it with just a handful of fail to feeds. The mags are cheap with weak springs, the gun is bulky and heavy. It is not a carry piece as Bear indicated, but for plinking or something you won't worry about tossing in your tool box, they are just fine. Would I trust my life to one? Well...let me put it this way. It has never been my first line of home defense, and I bought it knowing it would not be. For a "lifetime transferrable no questions asked warranty" you can't beat if for a beater. Just imagine if the Ford Escort had the same warranty...

    Made in Ohio by Ohioans and their customer service gets great reviews. For me, the .45 is the only way to go if buying for yourself. Why? Because it is a .45 ACP.

    Here's another thought...I have not fired my Hi-Point since I bought my Springer Loaded 1911...
     
  7. big shrek

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    The Hi-Point 9mm or .45 are perfect truck/tacklebox guns. You don't mind if they get beat up a bit.

    They always go bang...even if they look like something your 12-yr old made in Boy Scout Wood-Carving for a badge.

    Cheap, effective, yet blockyer than a Glock...

    Kind of like E.T., you can't help but love the ugly lil fawker ;)
     
  8. gatopardo

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    hipoint

    I have among my collection the c9, the 40 SW-B and the 995ts carbine,
    are they good? I'll have to say yes they are a lot of fun ate the range my family love them specially the carbine.

    The warranty is unbeatable, which means you'll have a working gun for ever,ever,ever as long as the company exists.

    are they accurate? yes they are

    I personally prefer the SW40, here with night sights from glow-on.com
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  9. NGIB

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    I have to ask, do you work for these "glow-on" folks?
     
  10. gatopardo

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    Not officially not, wish I did, maybe I should.
    My friends an I love their stuff, they are Oklahomans which is where I live, we volunteer pictures to their blog when we can, in the end everyone works for someone, you could call me an advocate for their cause, 100% made in the USA, don't you love that...


    We love hipoints too, but now i keep from writing too much about it, too many trolls bashing hipoints users.

    Maybe hipoints are politically incorrect for some people, you can whip out a Walther at the range and everyone aproves specially if they have one at hand, on the other hand ,if you whip out a hipoint you get condescending looks.

    Few people pay attention to how good accurate shooters they actually are, the warranty is the best out there, and yes they are affordable, and to tell the truth you could repair one in a whim with stuff laying around your garage, I personally have an old service colt collecting dust for three years because the gunsmith will charge more than the gun is worth for the repair:(.

    Back to glow-on, I used tritium, no brand bashing here, expensive, not for every gun on the market, specially old models. Did you hear the story of the capsule that broke?, it happened to me, short of banging my head on the wall, $150 trashed.



    And Look at my pictures from last night:
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    it's called a bomber, maybe you've used one before, and this is what happens when you apply glow-on:
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  11. UnderFire

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    I'm not into their bulky/ugly handguns, but I would like to check out their rifles. Their rifles look promising.
     
  12. ET1

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    I take exception to that comment! :mad:

    I was given a Hi-point c-9 13 years ago. It is currently in my tool box in the garage. I haven't fired it in over a year but it will go boom if I need it to. But that is where I keep it. All of my other guns stay in the gun safe in my office. I would never think of leaving them out in the garage. That is the nitch that Hi-Points fill in the gun world.
     
  13. gatopardo

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    Hipoints rock!

    They are good shooters, and if you present a HP .45 acp it looks like a canon.

    Also the barrels are not the swinging thing the rest of my pistols have.
    I suppose that is why they are so accurate.

    And no they are not good conceal carry guns, they are too thick and big.

    However a real advantage is, it doesn't matter what did it or how you broke it. You'll always have a new gun sent to you, plus a new magazine.
    Talk about a gun that grows with you.

    Don't go to hipoint forum though, moderators are trolls:eek:

    Anyways check this one out all you hipoint owners, do you know what this is?
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    Or this?
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    Yes they are night sight ghost rings
     
  14. pumpkinball

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    Great for plinking or keeping in the truck, but never keep one in the pipe. Mine two years old and running ammo great, but not some HP, mostly just round nose. For the money its the best buy. I just wouldn't want it as my primary
     
  15. gandog56

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    My experience was not good. Saw an auction for their .45 and put in a joke bid of forty bucks, and won the darned thing. (That in itself should have raised a red flag) So after paying the shipping and a transfer fee, it came lose to 80 bucks total.

    Never EVER had a single magazine not have a FTE or FTF, and usually MULTIPLE failures. This was after thoroughly cleaning and lubing it. The sucker weighed like half a ton, even though it was half plastic. The grip forced my to hold it high, causing the slide to bite me every time I fired it. Finally got a 1911 and gave this sucker to my little brother, explaining all the problems I had with it. He uses it as a single shot shark killer when he goes fishing out in the Gulf.

    The only good thing I have to say about it is if you did mange to get the round chambered, it went bang when you pulled the trigger.
     
  16. gatopardo

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    You could've just sent it to the manufacturer, receive a new gun plus a magazine for your trouble, that is their warranty.
     
  17. Flint Rock

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    I've never owned a Hi Point nor had any experience with one. I was wondering about the warranty that many of the posters have mentioned. If you send a gun back for service do they not try to repair it? Is it automatic that any gun that comes back gets replaced? What happens to the old/broken gun? The replacement gun that you get, is it a refurbished gun that the previous owner sent in for repair/replacement:confused:? Does anybody actually know these answers? I was just wondering. That kind of warranty sounds great, but that's a big expense for a company and I just have to ask.
     
  18. gatopardo

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    It depends you see, if your problem is your pistol is not recycling smoothly, you send it back they might replace the firing pin, spring etc. you don't have to diagnose yourself or fall prey to a gunsmith or pay for gunsmithing.
    Lets say you drive over your pistol, is bent ,send it over they replace it:cool:
    I my experience most problems with my hipoints is about the magazines feeding properly, a lot of people will testify to this which can be solved with real fine sandpaper, as well as the feeding ramp, it can be polished etc, small potatos you could say, lets say this don't solve your problem you send it back and problem solved, you get your pistol back plus a new mag.
    I purchase a HP 40 s&w, the barrel shoot 2" to the left at 15 yards, had to move the rear sight extremely to the right, the obvious problem was IMO the barrel was installed wrong, sent it back, got a new gun with same serial number.

    The old parts like slides get recycled to the foundry, everything is recycled, the business model is exemplar, you can't ask for more.

    Mind you if you are efficient with target acquisition, this pistols won't let you down, they are accurate, the barrels are affixed to the frame, they are not the regular swiveling barrel of most guns, anyways get one they are cheap, the worst thing that can happen is that you'll like it and now people will give you confused looks.

    Here is one of mine with night sights from glow-on.com
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    and another with night sights too
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  19. ghendi

    ghendi New Member

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    Night Sight Ghost Rings?


    What Brand are these you have? I've been looking for a full illuminated rear ring night sight, and your photo is the 1st one I've seen with a full circle lighted ring. Please advise.
     
  20. ghendi

    ghendi New Member

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    Or is that paint from Glow-On.com?