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Bought my first Hi Point. What should I know?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TTv2, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. TTv2

    TTv2 Member

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    That's not the Yeet Cannon tho that Hi Point was showing off at SHOT back in 2019

     
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  2. TTv2

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    It's not that I can't afford more, it's that I'm not willing to overpay at a time when low supply causes prices to go up.

    The other factor is the .45's that do interest that are current production, like the Px4, can't be found in new condition.

    Can't buy what isn't for sale.
     
  3. Hugger-4641

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    True firearms enthusiasts appreciate all of them.
    I own firearms at both ends of the price sheet and quite a few in the middle. There are a few that are more of a novelty and I barely trust them to look at. The Highpoint is not one of these.
    The snobs can sneer at the price or the ugliness, I've made jokes about them myself, but they work reliably, plain and simple.
     
  4. Tallball

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    I bought a Hi-Point carbine because I didn't have a 9mm carbine and it cost something like $150 used. It had been shot quite a bit. All that I could find wrong with it was a couple of loose fasteners.

    That was 3-5 years ago. I've probably had it to the range a dozen times. Zero problems. 100% reliable.

    I'd like to shoot one of the pistols sometime. They look fun.
     
  5. crestoncowboy

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    Well, I own Colts, Nighthawk 1911s, FN 5.7, performance center Smiths, Beretta, Sig, HK. Freedom, Magnum research..... Yet....I carry an ugly Glock. I also own a hi point 45 and a 9mm carbine.

    I've had 3 Smith's, a Ruger, and a Sig that didn't function new. Had a winchester and a mossberg that broke within the first box of ammo. Never had that with a Hi point. Lol.

    The hi point is a lesser gun, no doubt . Massive. Blow back action. Terrible feel and balance. But ive not seen one that didn't work new. And I'd guess that 95% of centerfire guns never hit the 1k round mark anyway.

    My 9mm carbine will outshoot my Tavor, AK or most of my ARs. (All of my mil-spec ones). Its cheap plastic and ugly, but the only failures it ever had was with the pro mag magazines (which I've owned for everything from my old duty p97 to my new Glock 22 amd have never seen a promag work. Not one). Looking at the promag mags they look to be better quality than the hi point ones, but they turned mine into a single shot. It will never see a round count high enough to be meaningful and again, it's a lesser gun, but it is accurate and been reliable for the rounds its been fired.
     
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  6. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Gotcha. I had no idea about the "true" Yeet.
     
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  7. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    And I thought those disappeared with the .45 ACP CX4, yet Beretta still shows the PX4 on their website. Interesting.
     
  8. ilbob

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    enjoy yourself. they are fun shooters.
     
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    I have a 995 carbine that I love to take to the range, but the pistols are just too ugly to consider. If I ever came across one that I had to have it would be for a car/truck gun that I really didn't care about, but would be confidant that it would go BANG when needed.
     
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    sparkyv writes:

    *Shopkeeper. ;)
     
  11. doubleh

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    I received C-9 as a gift. HEAVY trigger pull and the slickest grips know to man. Some work made the trigger much more acceptable and traction grip overlay fixed the slickness. Shot off sand bags on a sturdy table it is surprising how accurate it is. Heavy, ugly, crude but accurate, and with possibly the best warranty of any gun made. I like to take it to the range on family outings and show up the much more expensive and refined guns that are brought by others. :evil:
     
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  12. Zendude

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    Cleaning is somewhat optional. Run a boresnake through it and spray your favorite CLP on the “doll’s head” that the slide rides on and you’re good to go.
    Oh, and don’t rack the slide too hard if there’s a live round in the chamber. The firing pin is also the ejector.
     
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  13. crestoncowboy

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    Accuracy is a given with a high point. The barrel is 100% fixed and can't move. The sights could be off, but the group size is pretty much inherent to the blowback design. Assuming the pins are holding the barrel firmly and the barrel isn't smoothbore...it pretty much has to be fairly accurate.

    Look at it as a handheld competition rail gun. Lol.

    Unless it's the 45. In which case it's almost a bench mounted rail gun, due to weight
     
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    Lol, I've made that joke many times: if I can't shoot you with my Highpoint , I can throw it at you and kill you with it.:rofl:
     
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  15. TTv2

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    I finally got around to shooting the Hi Point and I liked it. Used a near max charge of 700x with a Berry's 230gr. Had an issue in I was using some cases I have already sized and flared, but the flare was for .452 lead .45 Colt bullets and the Berry's are .451, so tension was loose on some of the rounds and I could definitely feel a few were higher pressure likely from the bullets getting set back deeper into the case, but the gun and I survived and it sold me that the Hi Point .45 can take full power +P loads without issue. Accuracy was fine, I was hitting what I shot at and I think I can improve upon that greatly with better ammo and off a rest.

    Also shot the Barkeep. Thankfully the elevation is on, but the windage causes groups to the left of POA. Not nearly as bad as another Heritage I have, so for the money and something new it's fine and I really did enjoy handling that shorter barrel more than the 6" Heritage I have and the smoothness of the lockup on the 6 round cylinder vs the 9 round is noticeable. IDK how much I'll actually take it out to shoot tho as side by side the NAA MiniMaster I always bring with me to the range is still smaller, obviously lighter, and only holds 1 round less and I think is faster to reload.
     
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    Now you need a big Nylon Uncle Mike's drop leg holster so you can proudly show off your Hi Point at the local gas station or Walmart.
     
  17. TTv2

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    I've already got ligament damage in my knee, I don't need to set myself up for a knee replacement by the time I turn 45.
     
  18. halfmoonclip

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    D'ya think High Point could hire an industrial designer with some small sense of style? It can't cost much more to make a pretty gun than an ugly one; that design could surely be cleaned up. The Carbine, especially, could be turned in to something attractive; seen some aftermarket conversions that looked pretty cool.
    Understand about building to a price point, and these are infinitely better than, say, the Rohm revolvers that were the price leaders when I started shooting. Those were not only ugly, they often didn't work.
    For the OP, glad yours is working out for you. Still confused about the Yeet Cannon, the gun and the name. :( It did appear they tried to smooth up that one.
    Moon
     
  19. Chevelle SS

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    Never had one of the 45s but I had a 380 that I bought for $20 that ran like a top.
     
  20. JeeperCreeper

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    I bought mine exclusively as a "test" piece for inherited reloads from my grandfather (I like to live dangerously).

    Those things just flat out run. Accurate too. But they are clunkyyyy.

    I would suggest never taking it apart and instead, cleaning it with aerosol solvents to blast away grime and never worry about it.
     
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