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Hi Point 9MM Hand Gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Upstate Gun Man, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. Upstate Gun Man

    Upstate Gun Man Member

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    I have a high point 9MM, for an inexpensive weapon I am pleased with it. I use it primarily for Home Defense. Any other thoughts or comments.
     
  2. harmon rabb

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    proper way to use a hi point for self defense: hand it to the intruder. when he tries to shoot you with it, it will explode on him and kill him. :D
     
  3. Upstate Gun Man

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    9mm high point

    Than ks for the reply, I am going to local gun show tomorrow, guess what I will be looking for?
     
  4. Redhawk1

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    Just look at the Hi-point threads here. Some people like them, and some of use had bad experiences with them. All my experiences with Hi-point handguns were not good at all, and I would not waste my money on one.
     
  5. Revolver Ocelot

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    I have not owned a hi point yet (and am also wondering why this in the revolver forum) and personally I would never own a gun that ever has had or has been claimed to have reliability issues when my intention is to use it for self defense.

    just my .02
     
  6. bigione

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    6 Hipoint 45's and 1, 9mm. No fail to fire incidents. No stovepipes. works everytime on any ammo. I will buy more. Excellent customer service. Made in USA
     
  7. scottishclaymore

    scottishclaymore Member

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    Uhm... Shouldn't this be in the autoloader forum?
     
  8. Handgunner

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    That cuts your choices down to 0. :p

    EVERY gun manufacturer out there has had a problem at sometime or another. Period.
     
  9. PONTIACDM

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    I've bought Hi end guns that had problems. I have had several hi-points in the past with zero problems. I wouldn't carry one but would not hesitate putting it in the nightstand.
     
  10. bikerdoc

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    Not another Hi-Point thread!:evil:

    Just my .02
    A few years ago a friend of mine fell a foul of the law and gave me his guns to hold. he was aquitted but thats another story.

    One was an ugly Hi-point 9mm

    the darn thing ran flawlessly and i tried to abuse it. They work. Plan and simple.

    So does the 9mm carbine.
     
  11. Revolver Ocelot

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    It limits my choices to a small selection of revolvers basically, I would ofcourse half to allow for some marginal possibility for failure but at the same time I can't think of a very long list of issues with ruger or pre lock smith's that cause them to stop firing all together (I'm sure it has happened but it is rare)

    I would still own some of these guns (S&W's with lock, taurus revolvers etc.) but would never intend to try and use them for defense.
     
  12. TJ AK-74

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    A friend of mine has a 9mm Hi-Point C9 Compact. The first 50-75 rounds he could only get it to function regularly if he loaded the 8-round mag with 5rds. :( It may have also been ammo choice. The first box was CCI blazer FMJ, the next few boxes were Winchester 115 gr. FMJ.
     
  13. TJ AK-74

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    Oh Yeah...I would add a 12 gauge pump-gun like a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500, and Keep the Hi-Point as a back-up.
     
  14. Elvishead

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    It should work. they are known to work best with FMJ, which are fine for SD.
     
  15. Baneblade

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    I bought one, the standard 9mm, to try out as it was by far the most common firearm I was encountering on duty.

    I fired approximately 150 rounds through it total. The accuracy was poor to mediocre, however, I hit what I was aiming at. It was not reliable. I had numerous failure to feed issues. Though, in experimenting with it I determined these were magazine related.

    As a firearms instructor I would not recommend it for self defense, UNLESS finances were an issue and it was the only choice. I would rather face an attackers with a loaded Hi-point than my fists.

    As a side note I dura-coated the slide and grip panels OD green as a seperate experiment. It did improve the looks. I also thought the grip on it felt pretty dang good (at least for my hands).
     
  16. KevininPa

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    I had a C9

    It always went bang, even with about 2000 rds of dirty Wolf crap through it. Accuracy wasn't bad. Not great, but good enough for SD. They aren't target firearms. Wish I kept it for a vehicle or hideaway in the house. Go ahead and enjoy. I have higher end pistols now, but I do wish I kept it. Good for the above reasons and as a loaner for range trips to introduce others to semis.
     
  17. harmon rabb

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    eh, i'd rather buy a surplus makarov for the same price.
     
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    Well, I guess that eliminates you from the handgun self defense pool then, 'cause somebody, somewhere has had a problem with every gun that has ever been made.
     
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    They are butt ugly, crudely made, simple, and heavy, designed to be "smithed" buy a guy that was working on tractors last week.

    Rather like every Russian combat aircraft ever made ... and the Russians have been known to make some pretty good combat aircraft.


     
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    My HP in 45ACP seems to work OK. Had a few failure to feed problems early on, but that is not uncommon in new guns.

    Its ugly, clunky, and does not even have a slide release. Don't like the safety lever much.

    Its probably too big to carry around. As a truck gun or nightstand gun, its maybe an acceptable choice.

    The ironic part is that some of the most vehemently anti-HP people are those who have little direct experience with them. The most loyal seem to be long time HP owners.

    I have not shot mine enough yet to say it is really reliable or not.
     
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    I wrapped a bunch of hockey tape around the grips on mine. They seemed to get very slick whenever things got hot and sweaty at the range. I'll admit to a few failures. Not many - less than 1/1000. Good enough for me.
     
  22. Upstate Gun Man

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    Hi Point 9MM

    Went out an fired my HP 9 this afternoon, 25 rounds. it didn't blow up so i guess it is ok. also went to local gun show. prices are thru the roof. Ammo is scarce.
     
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    hi-point c9 is a great pistol, you can't be too picky with a 160.00 gun.
     
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    I like mine. I wish they would redesign the striker/safety mechanism , knock down some of the sharp edges and and lower the slide serrations. Another wish would be for a double stack model.

    I would gladly pay more for these improvements.

    If you like the 9mm, try the .45acp version.
     
  25. Upstate Gun Man

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    Hi Point 9mm

    thanks for the insight. I will look at the .45 as well as the .40. Is there a great difference in ammo cost?
     
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