Ok guys sell me, Hi Point Carbine or 10/22


July 18, 2007, 10:54 PM
Upgrading my plinker and am still torn , I KNOW a 10/22 is a very reliable very good gun but the Hi Point has a fun factor not found in any .22 but I still find myself being very leary of it, it doesn't have the look of a quality firearm by any means. The 9mm version I looked at didn't seem to accept the clip like it should, had to fiddle with it to get it to slide in properly, the .40 didn't have the same problem, has anyone else noticed this? Does the .40 operate as reliablely as the 9mm??? Seems like going by my previous post the 9mm works great and is very reliable. I have the .40 on hold for now but need to make a decision. I like the idea of a plinker with a bit more pop then a .22 but the higher quality of the Ruger is undeniable, at least as far as appearance goes. It is down to a Ruger 10/22 stainless/synthetic or the .40 carbine I guess, what do you guys think???

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July 18, 2007, 11:26 PM
Got a 9mm Hi-Point. May not be pretty, but goes bang everytime. Also got a 10/22, very pretty and goes bang, although a little less bang, everytime.

If I were buiying one, I'd probably go 10/22, for niceness. The Hi_Point would be the next purchase though.

July 18, 2007, 11:36 PM
The FBI wanted to issue full power 10mm pistols but they recoiled too much for accurate shooting for the average Fed. A full power 10mm load is a heck of a stopper.

Guys hunt deer with 10mm pistols and it's one of the few auto cartridges recommended for defence against bears.

The carbine barrel gives the .40 the velocity of a 10mm. And it will be a *****cat to shoot.

That makes the .40 Hi-Point way more than just a plinker IMO.

But, the ATI 9mm stock doesn't fit the .40.

If you can stand the Hi-Points looks get the .40. If you can't, get the 9mm.

July 19, 2007, 02:39 AM
kel tec sub 2000, glock configuration, or beretta storm

chris in va
July 19, 2007, 02:44 AM

And I have a HiPoint 9mm.

July 19, 2007, 02:51 AM
Wait, some one is considering a Hi-point? I thought those were just for drug dealers...?

Haha, only slightly kidding...I'm sure they are worth their weight in coal (which sells for about a $1 a ton.)

July 19, 2007, 02:55 AM
Ruger 10/22 or Marlin model 60.

Don't buy an ugly gun.

After you get your .22 if you still want a pistol calibre carbine I'd suggest looking at a Kel Tec sub2000 or get a Marlin 1894 in .44 calibre.

Just some suggestions. You should get whichever one you like and then buy another one when you can. And another.

July 19, 2007, 03:05 AM
They make those CX4-alike stocks for the hi-point carbine to make them less ugly.

Even after saying that, I still say, "10/22"

July 19, 2007, 08:27 AM
.22 is still the better plinker.

500 rounds of 9mm = $75
500 rounds of .22rf = $10

When you look at it that way the .22 is way ahead.

July 19, 2007, 09:07 AM
Get the 10/22 or better still get a Marlin 60. Quality is remembered long after price is.

July 19, 2007, 09:26 AM
Get the 10/22, its the 1911 of small caliber rifles. You can customize the sh*t out of it.

July 19, 2007, 09:37 AM
I own both. You don't say what your current plinker is, or what you mean by "upgrading" it. Do you mean replacing it, or just adding something else to your arsenal that then becomes your everyday plinker. You need a .22. If that's your current plinker, and you intend to keep it, then okay, consider a Hi Point. They are both cheap enough that there's little reason not to have both. But a .22 belongs in everybody's kit, preferably more than one. Plus lots of ammo for it. Lots and lots.

July 19, 2007, 09:48 AM
I also have both, and the 10/22 is definitetly the better plinker. the hi-point is cool, don't get me wrong, but it gets old. plus, 22lr is a lot less expensive. and, if you get bored of the 10/22, you can slap some aftermarket accessories on there, and you've got yourself a brand new gun.

July 19, 2007, 10:04 AM
Have a 9mm Hi-Point.
My 9 year old boy loves it.

Big Daddy K
July 19, 2007, 10:57 AM
I have 10/22s. They are a great gun If ya dont have one ya need to. That being said, I would get the hi-point 9.

July 19, 2007, 01:07 PM
Get the 10/22 or better still get a Marlin 60. Quality is remembered long after price is.
this guy knows what he's talking about

July 19, 2007, 04:53 PM
A +P+ 110 gr 9mm has a little more muzzle energy than a 357 magnum 110 gr bullet fired for a 6 inch revlover at 100 yards. The 995 carbine in my experience is more accurate.
The 22 lr is a great plinker and small game cartridge. Within 100 uards the Hi-Point 995 is a better defensive firearm. It is also just a couple of pounds heavier that a most 9mm Pistols and can be shot and reloaded like a pistol if pressed.
My experience with the Hi-Point people on sevice is very good. My fault I dropped and bent the sight. Out in woods and on some tall rocks. They sent me a replacement sight and tee shirt no charge.
That 995 carbine is in one of our vehicles just in case but is pulled out fo some serious tree cutting on ocassion.

Big Daddy K
July 19, 2007, 05:00 PM
What would be a good price on the hi-point?

Rex B
July 19, 2007, 05:28 PM
You have to have a 10/22. It's the Law.

Consider a 10/22 in .22WMR (Magnum).
Fine gun, with more pop.
Get the SS version

Seriously, a year from now, when the new has worn off and it's getting boring, all you can do to a Hi-Point is change the stock.
With a 10/22 you can change something every month and always have a "new" gun.

July 19, 2007, 06:18 PM
why not get both, they are both relatively inexpensive firearms, i love my 10/22 and the only way i would get a hi-point carbine is if i got the aftermarket stock for it, cause the factory stock looks terrible

July 19, 2007, 09:11 PM
By upgrading I really mean replacing my current .22 plinker, a very unreliable Savage/Stevens that has had feed problems since I purchased it new. Thanks for all the replies guys, I am going to opt for the .22 due to ammo price , customizable options,and as previously stated everyone should own a .22. Will look into the Carbine again in the not so distant future, for now I guess when the .22 seems a bit under powered I'll just throw 50-100rds through my GP100, that should do the trick!!!!! Called and had them put the Hi Point back on the shelf and pull a Stainless 10/22 off and into the back room, thanks again

July 20, 2007, 09:36 AM
Hi-Point OR Marlin 60

THAT is the correct question:evil:

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