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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by floydster, Jan 23, 2008.

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  1. dispatch55126

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    Blowback is a good action, but the ergonomics are not natural. Those FTE's you're talking about is because they limp wristed. If you take the recoil, it cycles fine. Its when you relax and absorb the recoil that you have problems.
     
  2. novaDAK

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    Ruger's aren't big and clunky. No more than any Sig P226. I've compared them side by side before.
     
  3. brentwal

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    Strange, then why does my Hi-Point .45ACP work all the time?
     
  4. SGW42

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    I dunno if it'd fit in with Hi Point's "business model" or whatever, but I think it would be cool to see them do a .22.
     
  5. primer

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    A couple of weekends ago I purchased a Rossi 357 from a gun show. I wanted to shoot it, so I went to my grandparents house and shot it. I also brought my Hi point .45 with me and burned 7 clips through it without a glitch.
    Any mechanical device has the possibility of failure, that includes guns. But just because one fails, doesn't mean they are all junk. Do you think every 900.00 dollar S&W ever made shot perfect every time?
     
  6. primer

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    I've got an idea. Anybody near Lake charles, LA that wants to put a HI point to the test? I have a HI point .45. I will buy 7 boxes of shells for my HI point. I will shot and reload over and over until all 7 boxes are fired. For every clip that malfunctions I will give the challenger 50 dollars. For every clip that does fire complete I get 50 dollars. Any takers? Let me know. When it's all said and done we'll see who comes out better.

    Lets thicken the gumbo a little. Challenger should bring a 45 also and we can go heads up.
     
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  7. snewbie

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    I didnt like my 40 s&w model. I sold it for a loss and never looked back.
     
  8. rdrancher

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    I'd just like to thank you folks for NOT posting any photos on this thread.










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  9. txcoyote

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    Alrighty a new Hi Point thread to liven things up! Haven't seen one of those in a few weeks.

    Hi Points are inexpensive ($105 for my C9), they have excellent service (forever, no matter how many owners), they are no uglier than Glocks, they fit my hand well, and I have shot many boxes and many magazines full through mine with NO FTFs or FTEs. What break in? They are a heck of a buy as far as I am concerned. The rifles are so well regarded, you can't even find them anymore for any sort of deal at the gun shows. I should have bought one of those when they were a steal and no one wanted them.

    hotpig hit the nail on the head for sure:
    Summery of every Hi Point thread on ever gun forum.

    People that own them like them. People that do not own them hate them.
     
  10. TNT.45

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    Here is my staright skinny on these low priced weapons. I have three handguns and one carbine. They all go bang when I pull the trigger. I have had a few FTF and extract but so have I with many other brands. Hi-points are crude, ugly and low priced. Somtimes you want that in a gun like when its bouncing around in the Jeep. I like mine for beaters and am not ashamed to own them. The carbine has worked perfect and is fun to shoot.
     
  11. Constantine-p89

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    I just bought the C9 a few days ago and I am going to shoot it in the morning, I am goint shoot a few hundred through it tomarow and ill tell you guys how it turns out. From the sounds of it from the owners they are GREAT guns for the price, and I think they are too, well ill see. How many semi auto's that you know of for that price can do what Hi Points do................................work:neener:
     
  12. Javelin

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    They are a no frills, lifetime guaranteed, low price firearm. What more needs to be said? They work.

    I personally think their carbine model is a great little idea that Ruger could not pull off but the demand is there for it from Hi Point.

    :)
     
  13. primer

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    Let us know, Constantine. BTW Whats Oklahoma like? I may be going there in a couple months for compressor mechanical training.
     
  14. Constantine-p89

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    Oklahoma, well..........the small towns are like any small hick town you've ever been to, nice but small country town. The big towns like Tulsa, Oklahoma City and what ever else there is reminds me of Dallas but probably not quite as large. But just because the town may have ''good ol boys'' dont mean they dont have lowlife gangbangers.
     
  15. Soybomb

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    They weigh a ton and seem to be mostly functional but really when you can get a used s&w or glock for $250-350, or even maybe a new keltec for about the same I think you really should try to save up for one of those unless you're so poor pan-handlers give you change from their cups.

    Don't forget that for most of us, more mags without failure than mags with failure isn't a victory and we except our pistols to be able to fire 1000+ shots consecutively without malfunction for it be considered reliable enough. ;)
     
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    I posted that because of all the non-Hi point owners out there who said that you couldn't shoot a full clip through them without them malfunctioning. It's easy to sit there and say that a gun is a piece of junk because it's cheap or because you don't own one. But even the more expensive guns have their share of problems. Look around and see the people talking about their Glocks and S&W hand guns giving them problems. No one jumps in and says it's because they are cheap, because they are not. But they still give problems. I guess it's a different excuse when it comes to the more expensive weapons.
     
  17. fiVe

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    I have a .40 caliber Hi-Point

    This gun is heavy and clunky and strange looking (in a major cool way!) and it's accurate (even for me!) and it fits my hand perfectly. It amazes me that I can have a brand-new .40 caliber handgun with lifetime warranty for $180. It is definitely too big and way too heavy for CCW (but that's why I have an S&W 642).

    Having said the above, I won't whitewash things. So far, I've put 145 rounds thru it with multiple jams. I plan to polish the feed ramp and possibly do a minor tweak to the magazines per the Hi-Point forum . There is also something about a break-in period.

    Good or bad, I plan to stick with this thing. Rather than just read the love'em/hate'em posts, I decided I wanted to get first-hand knowledge about Hi-Points. Now that I've jumped into the "fray", I plan to see it thru to the end. There are too many satisfied owners out there to give up now.

    R/fiVe
     
  18. bensdad

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    I've had one for a couple of years. It shoots every time.

    I'm pretty sure that if Hi-Point raised their price by about $300, took out millions of dollars in add space (like Springfield and Glock), and got the gun rags to run some abuse/durability tests (Springfield and Glock) they would be the new darling on the block.
     
  19. primer

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    They are big, but I like a heavy gun. I'm more comfortable shooting something with a little weight behind it. For me the recoil isn't bad at all. I think that's partly because of the size of the gun. I have seen some people talk about jamming with their guns and I don't dispute that. But I have a .45 that has had one malfunction, and I can tell you it was within the first 200 rounds. It was a failure to eject. Basically the spent cartridge didn't clear the slide before it closed. Other than that, no problems. I have run 2000 plus rounds through it. Does that mean they are all that good? Of course not, but thats the same as any other gun. One of my former jobs was at a machine shop. When you deal with clearances and feeds your room for error is critical. When something is mass produced the possibility of having a flawed piece increases.
     
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