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Sound off Hi-Point fans!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by whatnickname, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. whatnickname

    whatnickname Well-Known Member

    Back in the day there were Air Stream only RV parks...you couldn't stay there unless you had an Air Stream RV. We have matches where the 1911 is the order of the day. Then let's not forget cowboy action shooting. Pretty much like a "Trick or Treat" event with guns! I say we have special matches for Hi-Point pistols only with special recognition for the Hi-Point that had the prettiest paint job or the fanciest grips. Then we could have special rapid fire accuracy events starting at say 1000 meters. Special prizes for the most innovative use of a Hi-Point like hammering nails, use as a boat anchor etc. Then we could cap it all off by holding special classes for customization. Perhaps we could get folks like Gary Reeder or Doug Turnbull to turn out some models with case hardened finishes and class A engraving. We need to give the Hi-Point the recognition it deserves so lets hear it from you dyed in the wool Hi-Point fans!!!
  2. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Well-Known Member

    Well if you held a match with them that would be one way for everyone to practice their failure drills :neener:
  3. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    ^^ Hi-Points are known for their butt-ugly appearances, bulk, and price points. One thing they are not known for is failures.
  4. wgaynor

    wgaynor Well-Known Member

    Wow! This thread is going to be entertaining.
  5. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    True dat.

    But blowed if I'd drop any coin on a custom job.
  6. whatnickname

    whatnickname Well-Known Member

    "Wow! This thread is going to be entertaining."

    Do ya think?
  7. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    wouldnt that melt the plastic... :evil:
  8. whatnickname

    whatnickname Well-Known Member

    "Wouldn't that melt the plastic..."

    To that I say: A melted Hi-Point is a better Hi-Point!
  9. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Well-Known Member

    The vids where they jam the bolts in the barrel are impressive. I want a carbine once they come down in price.
  10. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    I don't own one and I have no plans to buy one simply because I do happen to value aesthetics a bit. As to them being butt-ugly, well ... my most favorite pet over the years was described in exactly that same way, one butt-ugly dog. I miss that dog. You should never love anything that can't love you back, and I loved that dog.

    I have a Marine buddy (no such thing as an ex-Marine) and he recently bought a Hi-Point and he really likes it. And he knows his stuff. I told him I was developing a barrel insertion that would allow him to use it as a steady platform for a semi portable drill. He laughed a little and I should send him a prototype to test. I'm still working on but I'm having a problem with rate and direction of drill twist. Battery pack issue has been solved. On the spec sheet I call it the "electro mag".
  11. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    It would be interesting to have a 1000 round endurance contest (weighted by total stoppages and total rounds on target) between .380, 9mm and .45 HiPoint pistols and carbines on one side and the high price spreads (Walther, Beretta, S&W, Kimber, etc) on the other.

    New In the Box, as delivered by factory to consumer. Off-the-shelf generic ammo divided among ?Remington, Federal and Winchester.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  12. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    ^^^ If a HiPoint is all they can afford Im guessing a 1000rds is waaay out of the question..
  13. DeadFlies

    DeadFlies Well-Known Member

    Another Hi-Point bashing thread? Just what this forum needs! Yay!

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  14. brbdwyr

    brbdwyr Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they suck


    Granted, this is from the carbine, but I'd never want to own the handgun - I mean with their lack of dependabilty and accuracy and all....besides, with all that plastic, they're likely to feel like a Glock. :what:
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  15. Browns Fan

    Browns Fan Well-Known Member

    I would really like to know if any of you guys shoot yours in a competition, like IDPA or IPSEC. I think that would really be interesting to see!
  16. marb4

    marb4 Well-Known Member

    I've always wondered what makes people feel better about their gun, car, house, etc. by bashing someone else's they feel is inferior.

    For what its worth, I'm fortunate to own firearms from all over the price spectrum including a Hi Point 9mm. Close to 2000 rounds through it with never a failure of any kind. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another if that's all I could afford.
  17. DeadFlies

    DeadFlies Well-Known Member

    I'm constantly amazed that people will happily pay big $$$ for guns that need to be tuned and tweaked; then dismiss Hi-Points because they aren't World-Class pistols right out of the box.

    They are boring firearms, though. Almost no add-ons, accessories, or modification to be had. About the only thing you can do with a Hi-Point is shoot it.

  18. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Good enough for me! One day I will end up getting one, for pretty much no justifiable reason whatsoever..
  19. Mooseman

    Mooseman Well-Known Member

    I bought a 45 a few years ago on a whim and I like it a lot. It might not be the first gun I'd grab but if it was all I had I certainly wouldn't feel undergunned.
  20. Zastava

    Zastava Member

    impressive shooting DeadFlies :eek:, distance?

    Reminded me of the famous quote from Gorski vijenac
    "U rukama Mandušića Vuka, svaka će puška biti ubojita" (In the hands of Mandušić Vuk, every rifle will be deadly)

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