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Hi-Point Owners (I know you are out there) How often do you clean?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Woody_in_MN, Dec 9, 2005.

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  1. Woody_in_MN

    Woody_in_MN Member

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    My new 40sw JCP manual says "clean barrel at 300-400 rounds". Yips! I brush clean the barrel, and oil gun after every shooting. Am I over-cleansing, over-oiling my Hi-Point?

    - w
     
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  2. MCgunner

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    I clean all my weapons after every use, one round or five hundred. A weapon cannot be too well cleaned.
     
  3. scubie02

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    wait, you're supposed to CLEAN a hipoint!?! :evil:

    I rarely clean my hipoint carbine, and it just chugs along without seeming to notice.
     
  4. Crosshair

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    Never cleaned mine yet, (and I bought it used) just a light oil coating to prevent rust.
     
  5. therealsteamer

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    The C-9 is a real pain to clean so it rarely gets cleaned, the dissasembly sucks. Lots of Q-tips and swabs.

    My carbine gets much more atention and a "detailed" cleaning. It is rather picky and has been back to the factory twice for major repairs. Great customer service though. I try to clean it after every shooting but it can wait till it has eaten about 200-300 rounds before it starts to have questionable reliability...
     
  6. bfox

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    Hi Woody

    I do the same as you .
    I always thought they meant 300 rds or so
    till you take that pain in the Butt roll pin out .

    I got the 45 shoots good I like it .

    Bill
     
  7. CajunBass

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    I run a patch through the barrel and clean around the ejection port of my C-9 with a Q-tip and a Hoppes No 9, every once in a while.

    If I think about it.

    If I don't? Oh well. It'll work anyway.
     
  8. Woody_in_MN

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    bfox -

    The manual says "clean barrel every 300 to 400 rounds...DIS-ASSEMBLE to clean every 1500 rounds..." !!!

    I agree the dis-assembly on the C9 is not the best.

    - w
     
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    Yea, but all you have to do it knock a pin out. That is not brain surgery. I have to do that all the time to break down my pump shotguns.
     
  10. armoredman

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    I actually have considered one of those carbines....so disassembly is a PITA, eh?
     
  11. MCgunner

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    Zinc alloy rusts?
     
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    I never knew Hi-Point owners took showers...
     
  13. wingman

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    40 cal carbine, using FP10 as a lube, clean after shooting with an air compressor, run cloth through barrel with FP10, lube and put away until next
    time, no failures. Accurate, fun, cheap, ugly, what more could I ask for.:D
     
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    These are not frilly little guns. If you want a gun that has to be cleaned often you need to spend a lot more money on other brands.
     
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    This reminds me i haven't cleaned my hipoint 9mm carbine yet.
     
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    I don't own a High Point, but if I did I probably wouldn't clean it out of spite...
     
  17. Woody_in_MN

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    A side note:

    I shot 2 boxes of rounds thru my new JCP 40sw. No jams or mis-feeds. I have about 200 rounds thru the carbine - no jams or mis-feeds. I get occaisional misfeeds with the C9. I think its the magazine. I'm replacing that.

    - w
     
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    MCgunner

    Zinc alloy rusts?

    The barrel cover as well as the reciever cover do, though the actual guts of the rifle do not.
     
  19. Javelin Man

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    clean

    Ditto on just swabbing the barrel and hitting the breech area with a patch. A dab of oil on the slide where I can reach it and back in the safe it goes.

    BTW, I do shower. The new moon is coming so it's about time.
     
  20. Gonzoinc

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    Never

    Although I haven't shot it in a couple of years.
    It was my first handgun purchase.
    Have bought several others (1911's, wheelguns, etc)
    Would you drive a Yugo when you have a garage full of 'vetts?:D
     
  21. idahoberetta9000s

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    I do not own a Hi Point, but your handgun, whatever it is, can never be too clean.
     
  22. hboy35

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    funny

    "A dab of oil on the slide where I can reach it and back in the safe it goes."

    In the safe it goes--same as my HiPoint 9mm carbine. I sure dont want my most reliable weapon to get stolen. It rests next to the other fine firearms.
     
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