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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Woody_in_MN, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Woody_in_MN

    Woody_in_MN Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2005
  2. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I clean all my weapons after every use, one round or five hundred. A weapon cannot be too well cleaned.
  3. scubie02

    scubie02 Well-Known Member

    wait, you're supposed to CLEAN a hipoint!?! :evil:

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

    Crosshair Well-Known Member

    Never cleaned mine yet, (and I bought it used) just a light oil coating to prevent rust.
  5. therealsteamer

    therealsteamer Well-Known Member

    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...
  6. bfox

    bfox Well-Known Member

    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 .

  7. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Woody_in_MN

    Woody_in_MN Well-Known Member

    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
  9. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I actually have considered one of those carbines....so disassembly is a PITA, eh?
  11. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Zinc alloy rusts?
  12. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

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

    wingman Well-Known Member

    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
  14. hotpig

    hotpig Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Well-Known Member

    This reminds me i haven't cleaned my hipoint 9mm carbine yet.
  16. Tag

    Tag Well-Known Member

    I don't own a High Point, but if I did I probably wouldn't clean it out of spite...
  17. Woody_in_MN

    Woody_in_MN Well-Known Member

    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
  18. Crosshair

    Crosshair Well-Known Member


    Zinc alloy rusts?

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

    Javelin Man Well-Known Member


    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.
  20. Gonzoinc

    Gonzoinc Active Member


    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

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