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NC-336
February 12, 2009, 02:28 PM
I just bought a hi point 9mm can anyone tell me more about a hi point 9mm. good bad can depend on it

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kingpin008
February 12, 2009, 02:47 PM
Pistol or carbine? More info is a good thing.

In general, the pistols are considered hit-or-miss, but the carbines are pretty well liked. I had a 995 carbine, and liked it a lot.

dirt_j00
February 12, 2009, 03:17 PM
I have a Hi-Point .380 (don't tell anybody), and it has discharged everytime I've pulled the trigger. But that hasn't been much.

Most things I've read say the brand is "ok", but I would not depend on one for protection. YMMV

coloradokevin
February 12, 2009, 03:35 PM
I've owned a carbine from hi-point (good deal, couldn't pass up). It was accurate and functioned flawlessly through about 500-1000 rounds (all I ever fired through it).

The gun sat in storage for a couple of years (clean, dry, lubed)... Then I took it out to a range one day and tried shooting it. Just a click sound that didn't sound very forceful. I haven't diagnosed the problem yet, but I think the firing pin spring wore out, or something.

I believe Hi-point claims to have a lifetime warranty, so perhaps I'll contact them. Shipping to send them the gun may cost more than the gun did, though.

These guns aren't premium by any stretch of the imagination, but until this recent problem mine had at least exceeded my expectations (accuracy, reliable feeding, etc).

Clifford
February 12, 2009, 07:50 PM
I own a highpoint 9mm handgun the first one ran great after some "tuning". After 1300 rounds or so the firing pin (that doubles as the ejector) had bent and it had severly worn the track in the slide that it rides in. I sent the gun back to them they replaced the entire gun and sent me an extra mag as well. The new gun has ftf issues every 3-4 rounds, i have tried some tuning as well as 4 different mags but no better. Have fun with it but i would not depend on it for my life.

Eric F
February 12, 2009, 07:54 PM
This company had a very poor reputation when they first opened. I know I had several.......dont ask its a long story. Bottom line because I had such a bad experience I wont go back ever. Besides I have a reasonable income now and can afford better quality guns. On the up side the company revamped some time ago and will fix everything for the life time of the gun. I would avoid it though.

NC-336
February 12, 2009, 08:18 PM
It came from a auction still in box and a guy that works at a gun store looked at it and said he does not even think it has been shot before. I paid only 99.99. So what does everyone think?

sltintexas
February 12, 2009, 08:46 PM
I got a .380 ($89 new) and a 9mm carbine ($155 new). I love them both. So far they have been flawless. I don't expect them to last forever, but if they wear out, I send them back in for repair/replacement.

I wouldn't take them to war, but they are always in my range bag when I go!

Suggestions for new hi points...... for the first few range outings don't load the mag full...leave a round or two out. Once you get a few 100 rounds through it you can fill it to capacity. If you still have any feeding issues there are a few hi point forums out there you can look at. There are some measurements on the mags you can check to make sure you are in line with the proper spces. I didn't have any issues with mine.

Have fun, I'm sure you got a good deal on it.

As a few others have said, they are not my go to gun for HD.

MNinfidel
February 12, 2009, 08:47 PM
Sounds like you got a deal.

Big Bill
February 12, 2009, 08:52 PM
It came from a auction still in box and a guy that works at a gun store looked at it and said he does not even think it has been shot before. I paid only 99.99. So what does everyone think?I personally think you wasted 100 bucks. I wouldn't own a Hi Point if they gave it to me. Every one I ever handled and looked at IMO was junk.

RacingJake
February 12, 2009, 09:35 PM
Buy some ammo and break it in.

I put 3,000 rounds through one in less than 60 days and it's still in one piece and hasn't been clean either :eek: It still puts 8 rounds in a 2" group at 7 yards.

For the price it's not to bad. If you don't like it after alittle range time you can always sell it and break even. I guess you either like them or hate them.

modifiedbrowning
February 12, 2009, 09:36 PM
My neighbor has one that has been very reliable. He likes it so much he just bought a .45.
They aren't what I would buy but they do go bang when you pull the trigger (at least in my experience).

elrod
February 13, 2009, 09:19 AM
I personally think you wasted 100 bucks. I wouldn't own a Hi Point if they gave it to me. Every one I ever handled and looked at IMO was junk.

But have you actually fired a Hi-Point, or even better, owned one? I respect your opinion, but you know what is said about them. "Been there, done that" always trumps "I don't like their looks (but I've never shot one)".

Davionmaximus
February 13, 2009, 09:28 AM
Have shot the 9mm carbine. Fun gun. Did not care for the trigger. Can't really go wrong w/ a hundred buck gun... just would not make my life depend on it if I could avoid it...

The Lone Haranguer
February 13, 2009, 11:47 AM
This is what you buy when you absolutely cannot afford anything better. I would not expect them to last tens of thousands of rounds, but if they shoot a few boxes of cartridges without a stoppage or disabling parts breakage, that is enough under the circumstances. Also, I've paid five to seven times as much for handguns that still malfunctioned and broke anyway.

The one Hi-Point I actually shot was a 9mm carbine. In the brief time I tried it (a magazineful), it never malfunctioned and put the bullets in a reasonably tight group. That has to count for something.

Funderb
February 13, 2009, 11:51 AM
I've fired one, and if it is what you can afford right now, more power to you. The only problem i have ever had with hi-points is that they are ugly looking. They have never failed in my hands though, which is saying a lot.

CoRoMo
February 13, 2009, 12:30 PM
My Hi-Point C9 cost me $80 - $110 IIRC and has been a flawless operator with the only exception of my wife's ability to limp-wrist any semi.
IMHO, it is certainly bulky, ugly, and cheap.
I'm certain that I'll never sale it though.
My kids can learn to shoot using it because if they do something bad enough to break it, I won't care much.

gregj
February 13, 2009, 12:48 PM
I've had my C9 for about a year. It's a fun gun to shoot, and fairly accurate. I enjoy shooting my Sigs more, but, but the C9 gets the job done too. It had night stand duty for awhile, and I had no reservations about it's ability to go bang when I needed it to.

If you want to find out more about your Highpoint, go here:

http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/

Jim K
February 13, 2009, 03:16 PM
My experience has been that they are butt-ugly but they work. I have owned a fair number of expensive, high quality guns that didn't.

Nuff sed.

Jim

Davionmaximus
February 13, 2009, 03:17 PM
HiPoint posts are popular today...

dbarile
February 13, 2009, 04:04 PM
I'm working toward 1000 rounds on my HiPoint I've never had a problem.

I think it looks fine but opinions vary. :)

saturno_v
February 13, 2009, 05:17 PM
HiPoint posts are popular today...


I think the brand is slowly beginning to be accepted as decent very low cost alternative to have no gun at all mainly because of very good average reliability (the occasional lemon can always happen) excellent customer service, and decent accuracy...something the Ring of Fire "ever-changing-name" contraptions makers never ever achieved (in that case the opposite is true, maybe just maybe, occasionally, you get decent reliability and decent accuracy, possibly not together anyway!!! :D:neener:)

I see them more and more at the range and few people that wouldn't even touch them before tried few shots just for fun.

rcmodel
February 13, 2009, 05:21 PM
Some of them must work.

Anyway, I see a lot of them being entered into evidence on the 6 o'clock news out of Kansas City!

rc

RacingJake
February 13, 2009, 06:34 PM
Never notice they were that ugly looking at them like this :) :)

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj208/Racingjake/001-12.jpg

makarovnik
February 13, 2009, 07:16 PM
They can be good guns but the quality is hit and miss. If you have any problems send it in with the mags and they will make it work or send you a brand new gun with the old serial number on it.

betteryouthanme
February 14, 2009, 12:34 AM
ugly fuxin trunk guns. but a hundred dollars for a last resort tool of self defense. why not?

kickert318
February 14, 2009, 03:28 AM
I would not rely on that gun for ANYTHING. It is a low cost lower quality gun. Trade it in on a Glock. While ur at it, you may want to upgrade to a .40 or a .45. I am not too big of a 9mm fan either. I have taken more highpoints off the street from gangbangers than any other gun.

sogarimfire
February 14, 2009, 08:24 AM
Great guns for the $.I have 2 C9 pistols and a 995 on the way.Never had a malfunction out of my C9s.Perfect truck or boat gun.They are not a Glock or Sig or so forth but work for what they are supposed to do.

Tomasco
February 14, 2009, 10:31 AM
I have a 995 carbine, 9mm and it is a blast to shoot. I was going to put a laser sight on it but it was so accurate right out of the box I didn't bother. Winchester white box is cheap ammo for plinking. I love the gun. It may be ugly but it's scary ugly and it will definetly get the job done. I bought a C9 9mm pistol just before Christmas and I love it. It was $190.....prices have gone up thanks to new admin. It is a great gun. I don't think it is ugly at all. I've run about 1000 rounds thru it with not one FTF so far. You have to baby the magazines for the first 15-20 loads. For some reason a new mag will not feed the first cartridge. Spring break in I guess. But after the first few, nom problem. I bought a cheap Crossman airpistol holster at WallyWorld for $6. So, for under $200 with a mag full of Hornady 124 hollow points I'm just as safe as the fellow carrying a Kimber. I have never had a problem with Hi Point and if I do the factory will fix or replace it for free. Shipping is cheap and they send it back with an extra new magazine. Will any of the other companies do that for free? I plan on buying a .40 carbine and a .45 Hi point next. I can buy 5-6 Hi Points for what one 'decent' pistol costs. Yeah, I'm cheap.

Mastiff
February 14, 2009, 01:41 PM
The pistol is a great deal, you did good. If you have problems, just send it back for repair. They will fix it free for your lifetime. :)
I would definitely trust my life to it, after I have done a break in period.

Ohio Rifleman
February 14, 2009, 02:28 PM
Speaking of Hi Point, has anyone heard anything about the alleged .45 carbine that they're working on? If it's as inexpensive as their other guns, I might want to get one for myself when/if it actually comes out.

sltintexas
February 14, 2009, 03:31 PM
Speaking of Hi Point, has anyone heard anything about the alleged .45 carbine that they're working on? If it's as inexpensive as their other guns, I might want to get one for myself when/if it actually comes out.

There is a lot of chatter over it on the hi point forums. Dates keep getting pushed back. The latest rumor is production starts 4/1 ...... april fools day. we'll see. A lot of people waiting on it. Supposedly they will be releasing a new stock as well.

Deltaboy
February 15, 2009, 07:06 PM
I have a 45 and it shoots lights out.

Geezer Glide
February 15, 2009, 07:58 PM
People will talk trash about HiPoints. They are heavy and they won't win any beauty contests, but they go bang every time you pull the trigger. As a very affordable gun, HiPoint has help many a family that can't afford a Glock, Sig, HK, etc. to have a home defense weapon.

ulflyer
February 16, 2009, 09:14 AM
Another kudo. Picked one up last week out of curiosity and they do just what they should: shoot every time, accurately. Will it last for 10,000 rounds? Who cares for $159 it cost me. Besides, ain't never shot that much in
any one gun. Its now a keeper in the car. :)

PS: dang thing comes with adj sights and extra ghost ring sight.

woad_yurt
February 16, 2009, 10:45 AM
I think the warantee follows the gun through succeeding owners, too.

Deltaboy
February 16, 2009, 11:13 AM
Your correct Woad it does.

verdun59
February 16, 2009, 07:54 PM
I have the 9mm carbine and have not had any trouble with it. Sure its ugly but it fires every time is a ball to shoot, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. What's not to like.....

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