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High Point firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jutinlee, Jan 19, 2014.

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  1. jutinlee

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    I was approached by a co-worker on Friday, her brother is selling four firearms of different varieties. The two I remember are a High Point Carbine 9mm and a high point 9mm handgun. I'm not very familiar with these guns and would like to know about their quality and any known issues they may have.
    My co-workers brother is apparently selling these to buy a higher quality carry weapon for his wife and is selling them all cheap. Four guns and the highest asking price was $350. I could probably negotiate him down some even.
    I'm especially interested in the carbine as a training gun for the youngsters in the family and a plinker for me over the nicer/ higher caliber rifles available.
    Thoughts and comments all appreciated.
     
  2. Fleetman

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    A friend of my son brought his 995 Carbine over a few months ago. Although I would normally turn my nose up at anything named HiPoint, I have to admit I was pretty impressed. It handled well, fired, ejected, and chambered every time. It was enough fun that I've decided to get one for myself.
     
  3. Dr. Sandman

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    They shoot, but I would not spend my money on them( high points, that is). I always kind of feel sorry for the guys that bring them to the range. Cheaper is not always better.
     
  4. T Slothrop

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    I've never owned a Hi Point handgun, although I've handled and fired a few and found no issues with them beyond the fact that they are butt ugly.

    I have owned one of the carbines (in .45) for about three years now and have found it to be accurate, fun to shoot, and an overall excellent value. The no-questions-asked lifetime fully transferable warranty alone makes them worth a look.
     
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    I hear better things about the carbines than the handguns. I have a 995 also, and it works well for me. It is reliable and accurate, but it is no 'Cadillac' of carbines. For the money, it is worth it.
     
  6. buck460XVR

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    Around here, there isn't ANY Hi-Point that sells new for $350. New Carbines are generally $299 or less, handguns $180 or less.
     
  7. Joshua M.

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    I had a HiPoint .45 pistol. It was big, ugly, and rattled...but it was pretty accurate, lo recoil,(since it weighed like 4lbs), and it went bang every time I pulled the trigger. I used to always make fun of them, but I was pleasantly surprised.
     
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    I have the Hi-Point .45 acp pistol as well. It never jams and shoots fairly accurately. Yes it is bulky and ugly but has been reliable. I bought it for $159 in 2012, last time I looked the LGS was selling them for $200.
     
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    :) I feel sorry for the guys who have never enjoyed shooting a hi point carbine. Their pride is denying them a lot of fun.

    Having said that, I think I paid about $230 for mine.
     
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    Is the carbine a dressed down model? A fugly or tactical stock? If a fugly, and in good shape, I'd offer in the low $200's. For $40 + shipping you can by a tactical stock for Hi-Point. For a dressed down tactical stock, and in good shape, maybe in the $275 range.
     

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    No experience with HP pistols, but I have three HP carbines, two 9mm and one .40. They're ugly, but very accurate and reliable. Put a cheap BSA red-dot sight on them and they're supreme fun. Lifetime warranty no matter who owns it.
     
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    Not sure if I was following. Did you mean all four guns for $350 or that you had remembered that the most expensive one was for $350?

    The most expensive Hi-Point should not go for any more than $300 new. That would be the Hi Point Carbine. Now, if you meant that all 4 were going for a total of $350 - jump at it.

    Hi Points are inexpensive firearms that work. They are duty pistol accurate and fairly dependable once it is broken in. The down side is that HP's are low capacity and large/clunky/ugly.
     
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    Don't feel sorry for those guys. At least they are shooting. Also, those guns work and are as accurate and dependable as most mass produced guns with similar sight radius.
     
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    I asked a guy at the range yesterday if his pistol was a hi point. He said "yes... don't buy one." I asked him in all seriousness if the slide was polymer with some kind of insert for the breech face. He said that it was stamped sheet metal. He then told me that "It's only a six shooter, because it always jams on the seventh round!" Now this was just one conversation with one guy. Having said all that, I'm glad that there is a low cost, american made option out there. I would rather have an iffy hi point than a really reliable sharp stick!
     
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    Hi Point pistols have a polymer frame. I believe the slide is zamak reinforced with steel. No sheet metal on them. They're actually durable, accurate and dependable with the weak point being the magazines. They're simplistic and a bit crude. I wouldn't feel undergunned using one for home defense but they're too heavy, bulky and low capacity for concealed carry. Trigger on my 45 isn't the best but far from the worst.
     
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    Recently I was at the local gun store when a 45 ACP Hi Point Carbine was delivered.
    I asked the manager about it. He said he had three of the rifles in thepast and they were all decent. He didn't like the handguns.

    I thought I'd try it out but I wasn't expecting much.

    I was surprised. It's a decent, accurate and reliable gun for the price. I think it's a little overboard with the tactical look but it does handle well.

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    Used guns, from a private party? I'd never more than 2/3rds of current retail price, in excellent condition and not more than 1/2 of retail unless I really want it, or know where to sell it for a quick profit. Their carbines are ok, but the pistols? OMG.
     
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    Ugly? Check.

    Heavy? Check.

    Accurate? Check.

    Reliable? Check.

    But on the plus side, if you run out of bullets you could realistically kill the aggressor by beating them with it.


    And yes, I own the 9mm. I've had nights at the bar where I spent more than the Hi-Point cost, and didn't have nearly as much fun as I get from it once in a while.
     
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    Ditto.

    And those aren't the "Sale" prices either.
     
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    my brother bought a hi point 9mm carbine several years ago because he is a cheapskate. Its one of the ugliest guns I have ever seen, the stock is just as long as the barrel and they just look horribly mis portioned. his is very picky on ammo and likes to jam but it is very accurate and hasn't broke on him...yet.
    I would put hi point just above Taurus and rossi mainly because I have never seen a hi point blow up like a grenade. Taurus just makes very expensive paper weights if you ask me. I have seen enough of them grenade the cylinder in half that I wouldn't shoot one if I was paid to.
     
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    I own a 9mm pistol. I bought it as a cheap way to shoot while figuring out which nice pistol I wanted to buy. My local range makes you use their ammo if you rent their guns. The ammo is priced about $5 more than other gunshops.

    Yes it was picky. Yes its a hunk of fake steel. Yes it jammed every now and then.

    But more people have picked that gun up and shot better straight off the bat than they do with a gun they have owned for years. I don't know if its the easy to pick up front sight, the grip of the pistol or the shear weight of the slide calming shaky hands... But the gun is accurate.

    Once I sent the gun back for work on the jamming it hasn't jammed since. Key holes certain ammo now tho...
     
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    Freind has the 9mm carbine.Sent it back twice to get fixed under lifetime warranty.Said warranty cost him sixty bucks or so to ship.In my eyes not a good warranty if you have to pay shipping.
     
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    I like the carbines don't trust your life to one but they are a lot of fun. New ones can go for over $300, used are less and older models that don't look as tacticool and don't come with extras can be had for less than $200. You shouldn't pay more than $150 (probably can get for less) for a used hi point pistol.

    Extra magazines are surprisingly expensive. Not rediculiously priced mind you, but given the cheap price of the guns themselves more than you'd expect. The one thing I have heard about hi point is they have terrific customer service and guns have a lifetime warranty.

    Bottom line: they can be fun guns for the price, but don't expect the same reliability and smooth operation as you would their more expensive counterparts.
     
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    Mine was $340 OTD.
    I've spent more for less gun.
     
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    ...and I made no statement good or bad about Hi-Point firearms, just letting the OP know what the going price on them is. As you confirmed, $350 for a used Hi-Point is too much.
     
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