questions about hi-point firearms

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by shadowbryce, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. shadowbryce

    shadowbryce New Member

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    I am looking for information about hi point firearms. I was wondering if there was anybody that could give me any information about them. I'm thinking about buying one.
     
  2. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    I'm by no means a Hi-Point expert, but I'm sure someone more in the know about them will be along shortly.

    I can say this however. They get a bad rap. Don't let other peoples opinions influence your decision to buy one, or not buy one, however. If its your first gun and your on a budget, they make a perfectly acceptable handgun. Those that do own them here keep them as "truck guns" or simple range guns for the most part.
     

  3. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    You get what you pay for and my life is worth more than a 100 dollars to me. My friends first pistol was a highpoint 9mm. When we first took it to the range it jammed up about every three rounds. Now after a few cleanings and a little more use it fires fine most of the time. Fine pistol to play around with at the range but I would never trust my life to this firearm. If my life was in danger and I had a choice between a black powder revolver and a highpoint firearm I would pick the blackpowder revolver.
     
  4. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    My buddy has one, it is ugly as all hell but goes boom every time he pulls the trigger. YMMV.
     
  5. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have to agree with the other poster. I agree you get what you pay for, in most instances, and i certainly agree in this case. And this could stand for any product really. I dont see how a company can sell a pistol for a hundred and something dollars, turn a profit, and still make a quality product. Especially when your dealing with products that have expensive materials and allot of parts that have to be manufactured. If you think about it, it just doesnt make sense, especially if your using something to protect you and your family. Just my opinion, not trying to offend anyone. Thanks, Ed
     
  6. 9mmgun

    9mmgun New Member

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    There are tons of " hi-point " info threads. Just hit the search button & type in hi-point.
     
  7. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    I look at a HiPoint a lot like buying a mountain bike at Walmart.

    Do you get a fair deal for the minimal price? Sure. Will it essentially perform as advertised? Yes. Will it fall way short of your expectations if you're any kind of serious enthusiast? Absolutely.

    Both the bike and the gun are practical options for a certain market. If you're going for a leisurely ride around town or along a paved bike path a couple times a month, that Walmart bike will serve you well enough. But if you want to pour a couple hours into a single track in the woods, it'll immediately let you down.

    So the real question is: What kind of shooter are you and how much do you intend to shoot? Again, I think HiPoint is a viable option under the right circumstances (and it won't fall apart as easy as a WM bike). If this is all you can afford, go for it. If you have little interest in regular shooting and mostly intend to tuck it away "just in case", it makes sense. But if you intend to make a habit of shooting or at some point carrying, you're likely best served finding your way into the $300-600 price range...which opens up pistols in almost every style from a variety of reputable makers.
     
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  8. 97cobra

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    My dad bought a .40 and a .45 and has never had a single issue with either. We shoot them regularly at our gun club and probably have 1000 rounds through both. Like the other guys said, I wouldn't use it as a home defense gun, but neither does my dad. He has a glock 23 shooting pdx1 rounds. They are fun guns to shoot though. They are fairly bulky.
     
  9. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I love the example.
     
  10. crackshot

    crackshot New Member

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    I have a 995TS and I have mixed feelings about it. The firearm is a 9mm carbine, which is nice because I have lots of 9mm ammo. It looks intimidating, is pretty easy to handle, is compact and made in America. I'd talk about it's accuracy, recoil, and ease in cleaning if I had the chance to fire it. My first time loading the 10 round magazine resulted in the plastic cap on the end popping off and scattering 9mm rounds all over the floor. When I tried calling the 800 number, I was relayed to a voicemail box (even though it was within business hours) and no one called me back. I sent an email to the address provided over 2 weeks ago, and still nothing. However, I did order a mag holder and 2 extra clips and oddly, those showed up very quickly.

    I'm looking forward to trying out my 9mm carbine, and will post a comment on it shortly thereafter.
     
  11. Wambli

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  12. lief69

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    Hi-point hand guns are bulky because the straight blowback simple system used needs a slide with enough inertia to stay close until the bullet is well underway an pressure has dropped low enough to allow extraction and ejection of the case. This system uses a fixed barrel, so the guns are fairly accurate, and quite reliable for the dollar spent. A coworker got a .45 as a bear repellant gun when moving to western Montana. Don't think he ever got the idea that his life and limb was worth more than $179.95!!!
     
  13. 97cobra

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    For the price you can't beat them. Around 100 dollars for a 9mm, around 140 for a .40 S&W, and 179.95 for a .45. We have never had a single problem with my dads at all. He uses them just as range guns and has them in various places just in case.
     
  14. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I had a 45. For what it cost it was a great gun. Does it compare with my Smith and Wessons? Of course not!!! Would I defend myself with it if it was all I had or could afford? Yes I would.
     
  15. Polygon

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    Honestly, this says more to me than anything else. I agree that you get what you pay for. I also agree that I wouldn't trust one with my life. I think that BigByrd47119's & sweeper22's posts are relevant to that respect.

    That being said, I can live with a lack luster product when I'm paying that price. I can forgive failures. I cannot forgive a company that will NOT back up their product. For that I wouldn't give them a dime of my money.
     
  16. MrWray

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    How much is a walmart mountain bike??