Got one fires everytime . Accuracy is good , it is a pain to strip .
Heavy its a .45
Got a carbine I really like it .
April 20, 2004, 01:09 AM
Buddy of mine has a Hi-Point .45 he got from his brother. Ugly, heavy, yes, but it works well enough.
I read that during the Second World War, the US looked into making a pistol out of stamped metal, so that'd it'd be cheaper and would require a lot less machining than the M1911A1 and various revolvers that were in production. It never got anywhere, but the Hi-Point is always what I imagined it'd look like.
My buddy has the older one without the polymer frame. Obviously a poly framed pistol wasn't under consideration in 1943.
Ugly as all he11 but dependable... kinda like an Irish wolf hound. :D
(btw, I've never fired one, only handled--but on my limited budget they look... alright ;) ) I might get one eventually...:uhoh:
April 20, 2004, 05:49 AM
Picked one up at a local store to fiddle with it, considering it as a truck gun/boredom plinker. Got to lookin at it close, wonderin what was up with the crazy accessory rail/block where the rear sight would've been.
Figured out through further inspection of other Hi-Points that the rear sight was just broken off. Not an accessory attaching point at all.
My two cents is that it ain't worth two cents. My guns go through much more abuse than a display case can dish out.
April 20, 2004, 12:24 PM
I... would rather have something else, but for $90, I'm sure the 9mm will protect you better than a hacksaw or a sharpened screwdriver.
I'll admit that I own a Jennings Bryco 380. And I won't sell it to anyone because it has never fed an entire magazine without some sort of failure. I think the Hi Points are a solid step up in reliability. A 9mm shooting ball ammo should be very reliable.
April 20, 2004, 01:10 PM
Ugh! Nightcrawler, never post that again! That is fugly! JMB could probably defecate a prettier gun!:eek:
April 20, 2004, 02:19 PM
:D JMB could defecate guns.....Thats interesting LOL :P
April 20, 2004, 03:35 PM
liliysdad Hi-Popints are ugly, non-ergonomic, unbalnced, and heavy. But they are serviceably accurate, and usually totally relaible
That's been our experince as well . We sell several hundred each year .
April 21, 2004, 12:57 AM
Please Nightcrawler don't post another picture of that thing. My dawg saw it ,yelped and took off like stink. Still can't get 'er out from under the bed.
April 21, 2004, 11:55 AM
Gun porn with a hi-point is like a fat amatuer nude website ;)
April 21, 2004, 01:41 PM
A friend has a hi-point .45. He likes it as a range shooter/HD weapon. It's too bulky for concealed carry and I doubt you'd find a holster for it.
Ugly as all he11 but dependable... kinda like an Irish wolf hound.
Hey, wolfhounds are much better looking than hi-points.
April 22, 2004, 10:02 AM
They're a pain to break down until youve done it a couple of times.Besides that,they are reliable and accurate,much more so than any gun in their price range has a right to be.Dont listen to the naysayers-try one for yourself and then decide!
April 22, 2004, 11:19 AM
I met a guy at the range that just loved his Hi Point. My buddy and I kind rolled our eyes, but he could shoot very well with that crazy gun. On the way back to the house I decided that I was being a "gun snob" and should be more accepting of a gun that is reasonable accurate and dependable. I get sick of people picking on all of my Rugers, I guess I shouldnâ€™t look down my nose at a Hi Point. I would draw the line at Lorcins and Jennings. I donâ€™t mind being a snob when it comes to those manufacturers. :D
April 22, 2004, 02:27 PM
Finally got the dawg out from under the bed. Had to bribe 'er with a porkchop. Don't pay any attention to those anti-ruger guys,strumruger. I've owned and still own several Rugers. Very,very good quality weapons. These are the same guys who have an SP-101 stashed somewhere.Have a Security Six i bought new in '77 and and wanna be buried with it unless my son steals it from me. Oops!Muttered Lorcin out loud and there goes the dawg again!
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