Hi Point 9MM Hand Gun


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Upstate Gun Man
April 25, 2009, 09:38 AM
I have a high point 9MM, for an inexpensive weapon I am pleased with it. I use it primarily for Home Defense. Any other thoughts or comments.

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harmon rabb
April 25, 2009, 09:46 AM
proper way to use a hi point for self defense: hand it to the intruder. when he tries to shoot you with it, it will explode on him and kill him. :D

Upstate Gun Man
April 25, 2009, 09:59 AM
Than ks for the reply, I am going to local gun show tomorrow, guess what I will be looking for?

Redhawk1
April 25, 2009, 10:15 AM
Just look at the Hi-point threads here. Some people like them, and some of use had bad experiences with them. All my experiences with Hi-point handguns were not good at all, and I would not waste my money on one.

Revolver Ocelot
April 25, 2009, 10:54 AM
I have not owned a hi point yet (and am also wondering why this in the revolver forum) and personally I would never own a gun that ever has had or has been claimed to have reliability issues when my intention is to use it for self defense.

just my .02

bigione
April 25, 2009, 12:52 PM
6 Hipoint 45's and 1, 9mm. No fail to fire incidents. No stovepipes. works everytime on any ammo. I will buy more. Excellent customer service. Made in USA

scottishclaymore
April 25, 2009, 02:27 PM
Uhm... Shouldn't this be in the autoloader forum?

Handgunner
April 25, 2009, 03:45 PM
personally I would never own a gun that ever has had or has been claimed to have reliability issues when my intention is to use it for self defense.

That cuts your choices down to 0. :p

EVERY gun manufacturer out there has had a problem at sometime or another. Period.

PONTIACDM
April 25, 2009, 03:52 PM
I've bought Hi end guns that had problems. I have had several hi-points in the past with zero problems. I wouldn't carry one but would not hesitate putting it in the nightstand.

bikerdoc
April 25, 2009, 04:51 PM
Not another Hi-Point thread!:evil:

Just my .02
A few years ago a friend of mine fell a foul of the law and gave me his guns to hold. he was aquitted but thats another story.

One was an ugly Hi-point 9mm

the darn thing ran flawlessly and i tried to abuse it. They work. Plan and simple.

So does the 9mm carbine.

Revolver Ocelot
April 25, 2009, 07:28 PM
That cuts your choices down to 0.

EVERY gun manufacturer out there has had a problem at sometime or another. Period.

It limits my choices to a small selection of revolvers basically, I would ofcourse half to allow for some marginal possibility for failure but at the same time I can't think of a very long list of issues with ruger or pre lock smith's that cause them to stop firing all together (I'm sure it has happened but it is rare)

I would still own some of these guns (S&W's with lock, taurus revolvers etc.) but would never intend to try and use them for defense.

TJ AK-74
April 26, 2009, 12:39 AM
A friend of mine has a 9mm Hi-Point C9 Compact. The first 50-75 rounds he could only get it to function regularly if he loaded the 8-round mag with 5rds. :( It may have also been ammo choice. The first box was CCI blazer FMJ, the next few boxes were Winchester 115 gr. FMJ.

TJ AK-74
April 26, 2009, 12:43 AM
Oh Yeah...I would add a 12 gauge pump-gun like a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500, and Keep the Hi-Point as a back-up.

Elvishead
April 26, 2009, 04:01 PM
It should work. they are known to work best with FMJ, which are fine for SD.

Baneblade
April 26, 2009, 08:21 PM
I bought one, the standard 9mm, to try out as it was by far the most common firearm I was encountering on duty.

I fired approximately 150 rounds through it total. The accuracy was poor to mediocre, however, I hit what I was aiming at. It was not reliable. I had numerous failure to feed issues. Though, in experimenting with it I determined these were magazine related.

As a firearms instructor I would not recommend it for self defense, UNLESS finances were an issue and it was the only choice. I would rather face an attackers with a loaded Hi-point than my fists.

As a side note I dura-coated the slide and grip panels OD green as a seperate experiment. It did improve the looks. I also thought the grip on it felt pretty dang good (at least for my hands).

KevininPa
April 26, 2009, 08:32 PM
It always went bang, even with about 2000 rds of dirty Wolf crap through it. Accuracy wasn't bad. Not great, but good enough for SD. They aren't target firearms. Wish I kept it for a vehicle or hideaway in the house. Go ahead and enjoy. I have higher end pistols now, but I do wish I kept it. Good for the above reasons and as a loaner for range trips to introduce others to semis.

harmon rabb
April 26, 2009, 09:51 PM
eh, i'd rather buy a surplus makarov for the same price.

mgkdrgn
April 26, 2009, 09:58 PM
I have not owned a hi point yet (and am also wondering why this in the revolver forum) and personally I would never own a gun that ever has had or has been claimed to have reliability issues when my intention is to use it for self defense.

just my .02

Well, I guess that eliminates you from the handgun self defense pool then, 'cause somebody, somewhere has had a problem with every gun that has ever been made.

mgkdrgn
April 26, 2009, 10:01 PM
They are butt ugly, crudely made, simple, and heavy, designed to be "smithed" buy a guy that was working on tractors last week.

Rather like every Russian combat aircraft ever made ... and the Russians have been known to make some pretty good combat aircraft.


I have a high point 9MM, for an inexpensive weapon I am pleased with it. I use it primarily for Home Defense. Any other thoughts or comments.

ilbob
April 26, 2009, 10:06 PM
My HP in 45ACP seems to work OK. Had a few failure to feed problems early on, but that is not uncommon in new guns.

Its ugly, clunky, and does not even have a slide release. Don't like the safety lever much.

Its probably too big to carry around. As a truck gun or nightstand gun, its maybe an acceptable choice.

The ironic part is that some of the most vehemently anti-HP people are those who have little direct experience with them. The most loyal seem to be long time HP owners.

I have not shot mine enough yet to say it is really reliable or not.

bensdad
April 26, 2009, 10:07 PM
I wrapped a bunch of hockey tape around the grips on mine. They seemed to get very slick whenever things got hot and sweaty at the range. I'll admit to a few failures. Not many - less than 1/1000. Good enough for me.

Upstate Gun Man
April 26, 2009, 10:19 PM
Went out an fired my HP 9 this afternoon, 25 rounds. it didn't blow up so i guess it is ok. also went to local gun show. prices are thru the roof. Ammo is scarce.

sarduy
April 27, 2009, 02:18 AM
hi-point c9 is a great pistol, you can't be too picky with a 160.00 gun.

makarovnik
April 27, 2009, 02:44 AM
I like mine. I wish they would redesign the striker/safety mechanism , knock down some of the sharp edges and and lower the slide serrations. Another wish would be for a double stack model.

I would gladly pay more for these improvements.

If you like the 9mm, try the .45acp version.

Upstate Gun Man
April 27, 2009, 09:30 AM
thanks for the insight. I will look at the .45 as well as the .40. Is there a great difference in ammo cost?

Madcap_Magician
April 27, 2009, 02:39 PM
Given their straight blowback design, it would take a complete idiot to make them unreliable.

mormandy1
April 28, 2009, 05:45 AM
There is nothing wrong with a hi point that can't be said of keltecs and kahrs. As a matter of fact, I would bet money that a given batch of Hi Point guns would be MORE reliable than either of those much more expensive brands on average.

There is an IMPORTANT place for "affordable" guns like the Hi Point, because especially in this economy not everyone who wants to protect their family can afford $800 for a pistol.

Long ago when I was a broke young man I had to buy a Davis .380 at one point due to finances. I believe they are similar to Hi Point as far as the metals used. The Davis was basically made out of "pot metal", and after 500 or so rounds the slide cracked slowly open, though it kept working. Same of the other Davis pistols my friends bought. But hey, the things were like $60! And they were quite reliable. I call that a decent value for those who can't afford more.

For the money they are fine guns, and serve a very important purpose. The second amendment wasn't written just for the wealthy.

CajunBass
April 28, 2009, 07:22 AM
Ain't Hi-Point threads fun?

I've got one (C-9, 9mm) that's a pretty decent shooting gun. It's not a Colt Gold Cup, or a Smith & Wesson "Registered Magnum," but it cost $139.00 new in the box. What do you expect? It's as accurate as I can shoot a handgun. It's as reliable as any gun I've ever used, but then I've never owned an unreliable gun. The grip is pretty comfortable IMHO. It's really not much worse looking, or much bigger than a lot of other guns.

If you want an inexpensive handgun for whatever reason, they're a good chcoice.

KevininPa
April 28, 2009, 12:42 PM
Always!:D

xstuntman
April 28, 2009, 01:00 PM
I wouldn't carry one if I were a cop or soldier in Iraq but for personal defense and shooting at the range they do go bang every time if you do your part. I had a 9mm that worked flawlessly with over 700 rounds of Winchester white box. Not lefty friendly though which is why I sold it. X

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