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Feed back on Hi-Point

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rich2u, Apr 3, 2004.

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  1. rich2u

    rich2u Member

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    Just saw the prices for the hi points. any feed back on the guns? I assume for $100-180 bucks they must be cheap. Just curious if anyone owned one & had the stones to admit it:D
     
  2. WonderNine

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    My limited experience with them has not been good, but that's just me. I have not owned one.



    Paging Tropical Z.....
     
  3. liliysdad

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    Hi-Popints are ugly, non-ergonomic, unbalnced, and heavy.

    But they are serviceably accurate, and usually totally relaible.
     
  4. Satch

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    Hi-Points

    I looked at one and asked about it at a gun store and on some other web sites and----------------. Picked up the Ruger P89 I bought this past Tuesday, tried it out and know I made the right buy.
     
  5. TonyB

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    Better than a sharp stick:cool:
    I'd save my money and get a used something.....
    but some people(even on this high falutin' board )love them...:D
     
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    Not pretty, some idiosyncrasies, heavy, not the best trigger, but mine has worked very well in reliability.
     
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    Got one fires everytime . Accuracy is good , it is a pain to strip .
    Heavy its a .45

    Got a carbine I really like it .
     
  9. Nightcrawler

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    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.

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    Polymer Framed Hi-Point .45, from Hi-Point's website. MSRP $179.99.

    As far as I'm concerned? As long as it works...
     
  10. Dionysusigma

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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Ugh! Nightcrawler, never post that again! That is fugly! JMB could probably defecate a prettier gun!:eek:
     
  14. Joshua Hutchison

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    :D JMB could defecate guns.....Thats interesting LOL :p
     
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    That's been our experince as well . We sell several hundred each year .
     
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    feed back on hi point

    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.
     
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    Gun porn with a hi-point is like a fat amatuer nude website ;)
     
  18. Series 70

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    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.

    Hey, wolfhounds are much better looking than hi-points.
     
  19. Tropical Z

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    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!
     
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    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 shouldn’t look down my nose at a Hi Point. I would draw the line at Lorcins and Jennings. I don’t mind being a snob when it comes to those manufacturers. :D
     
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    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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