hi-point 9mm compact for ccw??


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seansean
March 23, 2005, 03:33 PM
I've read horrible things about these guns, but I also read that the quality is much improved since they got new owners. anyone have one of these, and are they good for ccw?

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Seraph
March 23, 2005, 03:39 PM
Wouldn't your Ruger P89 be more concealable?

denfoote
March 23, 2005, 03:47 PM
Your P89 is a much better choice!!!
Please do not buy a High Point!!
Do a search on my screen name and High Point to find out why!!!

White Horseradish
March 23, 2005, 03:53 PM
Well, only if you wear a puffy down jacket.

Hi-points are good for many things, but CCW ain't one of them.

PX15
March 23, 2005, 03:58 PM
If you must own a HiPoint then get a 9mm model 995 carbine. I've heard nightmare stories about their pistol line.

You can get a KelTec P11 9mm for about $225. Mine has been very reliable and accurate from self defense range.

JMO :)

Walt Sherrill
March 23, 2005, 04:57 PM
PX15 has a good point: the Kel-Tec P-11 would cost a bit more (not much more if you buy used), but would be a MUCH better weapon for concealed carry.

The Hi-Points are much maligned-- a much as for how they look as anything -- but concealiblity isn't one of their strong points.

WillBrayJr
March 23, 2005, 05:22 PM
Hi-Points are better left for target shooting. Zinc alloy is soft and brittle, plus the firing pins will often break. The Ruger P89 is much much better all around ;)

LoadedDrum
March 24, 2005, 10:15 AM
There are plenty of better cheap carry choices, ie STAR, Markov, CZ52.

355sigfan
March 24, 2005, 11:16 AM
They would be good for drop guns. Lol Just kidding guys.

They suck pure and simple. They are unreliable pieces of trash from my experence.
Pat

wasrjoe
March 24, 2005, 03:47 PM
Makarov, Bersa, Kel-Tec, Star - any of those (and a few others I forgot to mention, I'm sure!) will serve your purpose much better and cost little more.

TheEgg
March 24, 2005, 06:11 PM
no

seansean
March 24, 2005, 07:13 PM
:uhoh: thanks for the opinions, I think I'll wait and save my money for a better gun .

blacksuit
March 24, 2005, 09:29 PM
I have one, a throw down. :neener:

Lennyjoe
March 24, 2005, 11:16 PM
i wouldnt trust my life with a Hi-Point.

Ranger61
March 25, 2005, 12:51 AM
I don't think you should ccw with a high point. The safety is tiny and hard to operate on mine. It has been very reliable and surprisingly pretty accurate but its bulky and not light. I would pick my Keltec P11 or my Star BM as far superior and I really like my smith 3913 for ccw, light , thin but large enough to get a good, quick grip on it. :)

mfree
March 25, 2005, 10:28 AM
For merely asking, you have forgotten the face of your father...

seansean
March 25, 2005, 10:43 AM
mfree said:
For merely asking, you have forgotten the face of your father...
__________________
CZ75B Compact, CZ52, Walther P22, more?

I cry your pardon, gunslinger. :cool:

larry starling
March 25, 2005, 05:07 PM
You have to be kidding!!!!! :eek: A high point :barf: Man you would be better off carrying a hammer!!!!I know for a fact it would be more reliable!!!!!there is no way in h--l,I would trust my life to such an awfull weapon!!!! :what: save your money and buy somthing made with a little more quality!!!!! :evil:

txcoyote
March 25, 2005, 05:08 PM
Ah, you said the magic inflammatory words Hi-Point and will now get tons of responses, mainly from folks that have never shot one,... much less owned one.

This may be a moot point since it appears that you have already made up your mind, but if want input from Hi-Point owners, go read the postings and experiences at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hi-Point/ from a bunch of happy owners. There is also a recent interesting report at http://www.fraternalorderlawenforcement.com/hipoint.html on the Hi-Point 380.

In my case, my Hi-Point C-9 comp has fired hundreds of rounds with no problems and good accuracy. Shucks, I've even cleaned it once..... If it ever does break - first I've heard of the firing pin problem - they have a life-time warranty. For $100, if it gets stolen or banged around in the truck, so what? But a ccw? NO, I don't think so. My S&W 49 is much better suited for that task.

Northslope Nimrod
March 25, 2005, 07:50 PM
As mentioned, Hi-Points are better for target shooting.....Walk them down range...Return to behind the line...pick up a nice BHP, 1911, or CZ and commence to target shoot.....AT the Hi-Point.
My brother in law bought one in a lapse of judgement.
If you want a cheap carry gun....go with a MAKAROV like the one I just bought 2 days ago! ($154)
YES, I have shot it. The trigger is extremely spongey. In a recent officer involved shooting, the bad guy first tried to commit suicide with a Hi-Point. The primer had a light hit on it but failed to fire. Was it the gun? Was it the doofus holding it? Dunno. They are very blocky = bad for CCW. The trigger really stinks = bad for shooting. Just my 2 cents.

355sigfan
March 26, 2005, 02:25 AM
I have shot a Highpoint and I know from first hand experience they are total pieces of garbage.
Pat

Justin
March 26, 2005, 02:57 AM
There are plenty of better cheap carry choices, ie STAR, Markov, CZ52. STAR and Mak, yes. CZ52, no. The decocker on many CZ52's do not work properly and will discharge the firearm if used.
On top of that, the CZ52 has a number of minor mechanical and handling deficiencies that, while not dangerous, are simply not good for a defensive sidearm.

IMNSHO, the CZ52 is a great range gun, much fun to tinker with both mechanically and load-wise, but would be almost as poor of a choice as a Hi-Point.

355sigfan
March 26, 2005, 04:11 AM
I personally don't care for the Mak. its reliable and reasonably accurate but its underpowered for its mission.
Pat

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