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Hi Point selling a .45 for $179!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Quartus, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. Quartus

    Quartus Well-Known Member

    Any experience with their quality of late? I haven't noticed them for years, and they were always a 3rd rate company, at best. But a lifetime warranty?

    Any RECENT experience out there in THR land?
  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Call me a snob, but I wouldn't buy a hipoint. Unsafe to have one in the chamber, horrid trigger pull, and dubious engineering. (It's a blow-back chambered in .45 ACP! Who thought that was a good idea?:scrutiny: )
    For $179, you could pick up a Makarov and a box or two of ammo.
  3. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    I handled one recently. It was bulky and kind of junky.

    However, if you want a backup car gun or a bathroom gun it might do the job.
  4. DeputyVaughn

    DeputyVaughn Well-Known Member

    The last Hi-Point 45acp thing I saw would not qualify as a pistol. It was more like a brick that might also fire 45acp rounds.

  5. gryphon

    gryphon Well-Known Member

    The only thing that keeps em away from them is having the magazine release at the bottom of the grip. If/when they change that, I'd consider picking one up. I have the 9mm pistol and the 9mm carbine, both have been very accurate and reliable.
  6. Backwoods

    Backwoods Well-Known Member

    I've never owned one of these but I sometimes see people at the range shooting them. As clunky as they are, I haven't seen a malfunction in the limited number of them I've seen used.

    I still wouldn't buy one except to maybe take to some sandy middle east location from which I wouldn't be able to bring it back. I don't think it'd hurt as much, dropping one of these in an amnesty box prior to ETS'ing, as compared to a 1911 or Beretta!

    Don in Ohio
  7. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

  8. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    Tropical Z may have one.... :rolleyes:

    Anybody willing to buy one? A blowback .45 must be something, but count me out.
  9. Quartus

    Quartus Well-Known Member

    What have you got against .45 blowbacks? I'd be delighted to have one!

    The 'one' being a Thompson in 1945 vintage. :D

    Pro'ly wouldn't turn down a grease gun, neither!
  10. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    I've only seen two hi-points at the range in five years. Niether of those two guns managed to fire an entire magazine without jamming. Based on what I have read about them, and witnessed at the range, I would never buy one.:barf:
  11. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known Member

    Too many good used guns in that price range I'd take before considering a Hi-Point (I had a choice this weekend b/t a $155 Firestar 9mm & Bulgie Mak for $149---chose the Firestar)...

    If you're looking for a cheap .45, check out the Ballester-Molina pistols in SHOTGUN NEWS first. Much better quality...
  12. hboy35

    hboy35 Well-Known Member

    to seeker_too

    where did you see the Bulgarian Mak? I am also in central tx and looking.
  13. Quartus

    Quartus Well-Known Member

    I wasn't really looking seriously - I just got a Sistema last year, and I'm delighted with it. A good shooting .1911 with a touch of history for $250 is hard to argue with.

    I was wondering about the Hi Points because I remember them as being junk, which doesn't square with a lifetime parts and labor warranty, but it DOES square with a $179 price tag!

    Moslty I was wondering if they had made a serious change in their quality from years back. From the comments here, it seems the answer is NO.
  14. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known Member

    Praco Gun & Pawn
    2201 West Waco Drive
    Waco, TX 76707

    I'd hurry..:evil:
  15. Tropical Z

    Tropical Z Well-Known Member

    First off,theres NOTHING wrong with Hi-Point triggers.If youve shot a Hi-Power youve shot a Hi-Point!
    Second i lost my Sistema:barf: long ago and kept and shoot and LOVE my compensated 9mm Hi-Point RACE GUN!
    Third,Hi-Points in their current form are reliable and accurate-theres nothing sweeter than shooting happily while the Springfield 1911 in the next lane plays jam city!
  16. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    Your constant propaganda ALMOST makes me want to forsake my vow and break bread with the Devil. :evil:

    Almost, but not even!! :D

    High Points: :barf: :barf: :barf: :barf:

    Been there done that!!!! :neener:
  17. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

    Don't own one, but have watched bunches fired for the 50 round qualification part of the CWP class. Zero jams with ball ammo.

    Meets the first rule of a gunfight - "have a gun". Poor folks have a right to SD too.
  18. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    [Poor folks have a right to SD too.]

    Then lets bring back the OSS liberator

    They would retail for about $19.99 and would be very reliable.
  19. Quartus

    Quartus Well-Known Member

    Well, I will likely have a chance to play with one in the not-too-distant future. A friend of mine mentioned them to me, and when I spoke to him this afternoon, he was planning to pick one up tonight.

    He decided after reading this thread (Hi, Bruce!), so I guess you got a convert, Tropical Z. :what:

    Or at least a willing-to-give-it-a-try-vert. :D

    I'll give you a range report when I can...
  20. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

    Gun Snobs

    We did this one to death on TFL:banghead:! I have fired the 9mm "compact": it ain't no HK, but it did hit the target and no jams, so, for a throw-down or truck-gun-range-beater, IT'SAGUN! One TFL member had a BAD one....seems he got so P.O.'d that he buried it in the desert.:neener: Another member of THR has the Carbine and LOVES it! The downside(or, ONE of them)is, he says each shot fired feels like a punch in the cheek:what: I look at it this way: you can buy the whole Hi-Point catalogue for the price of a Samsung TV.

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