Newbie Question.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by d3ad_eye, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. d3ad_eye

    d3ad_eye New Member

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    Figured I'd go ahead and ask a question.

    I've got a Hi-Point .380 ACP. 8 Round Clip. Nice little gun, it could be nicer though.

    I've fired a couple of magazines with it and it fires well, and it's fairly accurate.
    But I've found a rattle, well the rattle was there when I bought it... so is it normal for an empty gun to rattle? Or is it just brand related? (cheapness!) ..

    Thank you.
     
  2. BigO01

    BigO01 New Member

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    I recently read a similar question about a Glock .

    Both the HighPoint and Glock are striker fired weapons and the owner of the Glock was told this is normal when the gun is uncocked and that it is just the firing pin with some freeplay when uncocked .

    Unload the weapon remove the magazine and cock it on and empty chamber and see if the rattle stops , it may indeed be a quirk of the striker fired guns .
     

  3. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Rattles are OK on most auto-loaders. It isn't because it's a cheap gun, it's the design. Some pistols simply rattle more than others, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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  4. right winger

    right winger New Member

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    It is just the nature of the beast. Do not sweat it.
     
  5. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    I have to set the record straight here! It's not a CLIP, it's a MAGAZINE. An 8 round magazine... Please don't get sucked into a way of gun ignorance just because Jo Blo says clip... Trust me, Jo Blo is dumber than snot on a door knob.

    Here is a detailed explaination if you are interested: http://www.thegunzone.com/clips-mags.html
     
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  6. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    The rattle from your Hi-Point .380 most likely comes from the back of your mag well.

    stick your finger up the mag well, and hold it against the back. There's a bar that runs up the whole length. Now shake your gun a little (make sure it's completely, absolutely, positively unloaded).

    If there is no more rattling, then you've found it. My Hi-Point C9 does the same thing. Your weapon is fine. Like others here have already said, sometimes different guns rattle. It's the nature of the beast.

    Posted by Mark F:
    Dude! It's not gun ignorance! It's firearm ignorance! NOOB! *kick* *punch*

    .........just playin with ya.:D
     
  7. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Tanx Sarge!
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Shoot I bet it doesn't rattle as much as the first 45 I was issued in the CANG. It sounded like a handfull of pee gravel in a metal lunch box. I guess that when you have seen combat in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm and plenty of range time you tnd to get a little loose.