Hi-Point Owners (I know you are out there) How often do you clean?


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Woody_in_MN
December 9, 2005, 10:23 PM
My new 40sw JCP manual says "clean barrel at 300-400 rounds". Yips! I brush clean the barrel, and oil gun after every shooting. Am I over-cleansing, over-oiling my Hi-Point?

- w

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MCgunner
December 9, 2005, 10:44 PM
My new 40sw JCP manual says "clean barrel at 300-400 rounds". Yips! I brush clean the barrel, and oil gun after every shooting. Am I over-cleasing, over-oiling my Hi-Point?

- w

I clean all my weapons after every use, one round or five hundred. A weapon cannot be too well cleaned.

scubie02
December 9, 2005, 10:51 PM
wait, you're supposed to CLEAN a hipoint!?! :evil:

I rarely clean my hipoint carbine, and it just chugs along without seeming to notice.

Crosshair
December 9, 2005, 11:33 PM
Never cleaned mine yet, (and I bought it used) just a light oil coating to prevent rust.

therealsteamer
December 9, 2005, 11:41 PM
The C-9 is a real pain to clean so it rarely gets cleaned, the dissasembly sucks. Lots of Q-tips and swabs.

My carbine gets much more atention and a "detailed" cleaning. It is rather picky and has been back to the factory twice for major repairs. Great customer service though. I try to clean it after every shooting but it can wait till it has eaten about 200-300 rounds before it starts to have questionable reliability...

bfox
December 10, 2005, 12:06 AM
Hi Woody

I do the same as you .
I always thought they meant 300 rds or so
till you take that pain in the Butt roll pin out .

I got the 45 shoots good I like it .

Bill

CajunBass
December 10, 2005, 12:26 AM
I run a patch through the barrel and clean around the ejection port of my C-9 with a Q-tip and a Hoppes No 9, every once in a while.

If I think about it.

If I don't? Oh well. It'll work anyway.

Woody_in_MN
December 10, 2005, 06:20 AM
bfox -

The manual says "clean barrel every 300 to 400 rounds...DIS-ASSEMBLE to clean every 1500 rounds..." !!!

I agree the dis-assembly on the C9 is not the best.

- w

CajunBass
December 10, 2005, 07:13 AM
Yea, but all you have to do it knock a pin out. That is not brain surgery. I have to do that all the time to break down my pump shotguns.

armoredman
December 10, 2005, 10:43 AM
I actually have considered one of those carbines....so disassembly is a PITA, eh?

MCgunner
December 10, 2005, 10:47 AM
Never cleaned mine yet, (and I bought it used) just a light oil coating to prevent rust.

Zinc alloy rusts?

iamkris
December 10, 2005, 12:05 PM
Hi-Point Owners (I know you are out there) How often do you clean?

I never knew Hi-Point owners took showers...

wingman
December 10, 2005, 12:36 PM
40 cal carbine, using FP10 as a lube, clean after shooting with an air compressor, run cloth through barrel with FP10, lube and put away until next
time, no failures. Accurate, fun, cheap, ugly, what more could I ask for.:D

hotpig
December 10, 2005, 12:46 PM
These are not frilly little guns. If you want a gun that has to be cleaned often you need to spend a lot more money on other brands.

jerkface11
December 10, 2005, 01:48 PM
This reminds me i haven't cleaned my hipoint 9mm carbine yet.

Tag
December 10, 2005, 05:54 PM
I don't own a High Point, but if I did I probably wouldn't clean it out of spite...

Woody_in_MN
December 10, 2005, 06:23 PM
A side note:

I shot 2 boxes of rounds thru my new JCP 40sw. No jams or mis-feeds. I have about 200 rounds thru the carbine - no jams or mis-feeds. I get occaisional misfeeds with the C9. I think its the magazine. I'm replacing that.

- w

Crosshair
December 10, 2005, 08:35 PM
MCgunner

Zinc alloy rusts?

The barrel cover as well as the reciever cover do, though the actual guts of the rifle do not.

Javelin Man
December 10, 2005, 09:56 PM
Ditto on just swabbing the barrel and hitting the breech area with a patch. A dab of oil on the slide where I can reach it and back in the safe it goes.

BTW, I do shower. The new moon is coming so it's about time.

Gonzoinc
December 11, 2005, 09:10 PM
Never

Although I haven't shot it in a couple of years.
It was my first handgun purchase.
Have bought several others (1911's, wheelguns, etc)
Would you drive a Yugo when you have a garage full of 'vetts?:D

idahoberetta9000s
December 13, 2005, 01:22 AM
I do not own a Hi Point, but your handgun, whatever it is, can never be too clean.

hboy35
December 14, 2005, 02:35 PM
"A dab of oil on the slide where I can reach it and back in the safe it goes."

In the safe it goes--same as my HiPoint 9mm carbine. I sure dont want my most reliable weapon to get stolen. It rests next to the other fine firearms.

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