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Hi-point 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by NC-336, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. NC-336

    NC-336 Member

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    I just bought a hi point 9mm can anyone tell me more about a hi point 9mm. good bad can depend on it
     
  2. kingpin008

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    Pistol or carbine? More info is a good thing.

    In general, the pistols are considered hit-or-miss, but the carbines are pretty well liked. I had a 995 carbine, and liked it a lot.
     
  3. dirt_j00

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    I have a Hi-Point .380 (don't tell anybody), and it has discharged everytime I've pulled the trigger. But that hasn't been much.

    Most things I've read say the brand is "ok", but I would not depend on one for protection. YMMV
     
  4. coloradokevin

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    I've owned a carbine from hi-point (good deal, couldn't pass up). It was accurate and functioned flawlessly through about 500-1000 rounds (all I ever fired through it).

    The gun sat in storage for a couple of years (clean, dry, lubed)... Then I took it out to a range one day and tried shooting it. Just a click sound that didn't sound very forceful. I haven't diagnosed the problem yet, but I think the firing pin spring wore out, or something.

    I believe Hi-point claims to have a lifetime warranty, so perhaps I'll contact them. Shipping to send them the gun may cost more than the gun did, though.

    These guns aren't premium by any stretch of the imagination, but until this recent problem mine had at least exceeded my expectations (accuracy, reliable feeding, etc).
     
  5. Clifford

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    I own a highpoint 9mm handgun the first one ran great after some "tuning". After 1300 rounds or so the firing pin (that doubles as the ejector) had bent and it had severly worn the track in the slide that it rides in. I sent the gun back to them they replaced the entire gun and sent me an extra mag as well. The new gun has ftf issues every 3-4 rounds, i have tried some tuning as well as 4 different mags but no better. Have fun with it but i would not depend on it for my life.
     
  6. Eric F

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    This company had a very poor reputation when they first opened. I know I had several.......dont ask its a long story. Bottom line because I had such a bad experience I wont go back ever. Besides I have a reasonable income now and can afford better quality guns. On the up side the company revamped some time ago and will fix everything for the life time of the gun. I would avoid it though.
     
  7. NC-336

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    my hi-point 9mm handgun

    It came from a auction still in box and a guy that works at a gun store looked at it and said he does not even think it has been shot before. I paid only 99.99. So what does everyone think?
     
  8. sltintexas

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    I got a .380 ($89 new) and a 9mm carbine ($155 new). I love them both. So far they have been flawless. I don't expect them to last forever, but if they wear out, I send them back in for repair/replacement.

    I wouldn't take them to war, but they are always in my range bag when I go!

    Suggestions for new hi points...... for the first few range outings don't load the mag full...leave a round or two out. Once you get a few 100 rounds through it you can fill it to capacity. If you still have any feeding issues there are a few hi point forums out there you can look at. There are some measurements on the mags you can check to make sure you are in line with the proper spces. I didn't have any issues with mine.

    Have fun, I'm sure you got a good deal on it.

    As a few others have said, they are not my go to gun for HD.
     
  9. MNinfidel

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    Sounds like you got a deal.
     
  10. Big Bill

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    I personally think you wasted 100 bucks. I wouldn't own a Hi Point if they gave it to me. Every one I ever handled and looked at IMO was junk.
     
  11. RacingJake

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    Buy some ammo and break it in.

    I put 3,000 rounds through one in less than 60 days and it's still in one piece and hasn't been clean either :eek: It still puts 8 rounds in a 2" group at 7 yards.

    For the price it's not to bad. If you don't like it after alittle range time you can always sell it and break even. I guess you either like them or hate them.
     
  12. modifiedbrowning

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    My neighbor has one that has been very reliable. He likes it so much he just bought a .45.
    They aren't what I would buy but they do go bang when you pull the trigger (at least in my experience).
     
  13. elrod

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    But have you actually fired a Hi-Point, or even better, owned one? I respect your opinion, but you know what is said about them. "Been there, done that" always trumps "I don't like their looks (but I've never shot one)".
     
  14. Davionmaximus

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    Have shot the 9mm carbine. Fun gun. Did not care for the trigger. Can't really go wrong w/ a hundred buck gun... just would not make my life depend on it if I could avoid it...
     
  15. The Lone Haranguer

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    This is what you buy when you absolutely cannot afford anything better. I would not expect them to last tens of thousands of rounds, but if they shoot a few boxes of cartridges without a stoppage or disabling parts breakage, that is enough under the circumstances. Also, I've paid five to seven times as much for handguns that still malfunctioned and broke anyway.

    The one Hi-Point I actually shot was a 9mm carbine. In the brief time I tried it (a magazineful), it never malfunctioned and put the bullets in a reasonably tight group. That has to count for something.
     
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    I've fired one, and if it is what you can afford right now, more power to you. The only problem i have ever had with hi-points is that they are ugly looking. They have never failed in my hands though, which is saying a lot.
     
  17. CoRoMo

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    My Hi-Point C9 cost me $80 - $110 IIRC and has been a flawless operator with the only exception of my wife's ability to limp-wrist any semi.
    IMHO, it is certainly bulky, ugly, and cheap.
    I'm certain that I'll never sale it though.
    My kids can learn to shoot using it because if they do something bad enough to break it, I won't care much.
     
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    I've had my C9 for about a year. It's a fun gun to shoot, and fairly accurate. I enjoy shooting my Sigs more, but, but the C9 gets the job done too. It had night stand duty for awhile, and I had no reservations about it's ability to go bang when I needed it to.

    If you want to find out more about your Highpoint, go here:

    http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/
     
  19. Jim K

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    My experience has been that they are butt-ugly but they work. I have owned a fair number of expensive, high quality guns that didn't.

    Nuff sed.

    Jim
     
  20. Davionmaximus

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    HiPoint posts are popular today...
     
  21. dbarile

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    I'm working toward 1000 rounds on my HiPoint I've never had a problem.

    I think it looks fine but opinions vary. :)
     
  22. saturno_v

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    I think the brand is slowly beginning to be accepted as decent very low cost alternative to have no gun at all mainly because of very good average reliability (the occasional lemon can always happen) excellent customer service, and decent accuracy...something the Ring of Fire "ever-changing-name" contraptions makers never ever achieved (in that case the opposite is true, maybe just maybe, occasionally, you get decent reliability and decent accuracy, possibly not together anyway!!! :D:neener:)

    I see them more and more at the range and few people that wouldn't even touch them before tried few shots just for fun.
     
  23. rcmodel

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    Some of them must work.

    Anyway, I see a lot of them being entered into evidence on the 6 o'clock news out of Kansas City!

    rc
     
  24. RacingJake

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    Never notice they were that ugly looking at them like this :) :)

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  25. makarovnik

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    They can be good guns but the quality is hit and miss. If you have any problems send it in with the mags and they will make it work or send you a brand new gun with the old serial number on it.
     
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