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Toolbox gun....HiPoint?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Randal45, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. Randal45

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    I need a handgun that I can place in a toolbox that I cannot worry about. It will be in a holster, banged around a lot, will not bother me if it goes missing, and inexpensive. My current thoughts are that a HiPoint will fill this role. My question is: Will a HiPoint go "bang" when needed? I know that there are better options out there but please keep in mind my criteria. All things aside, are HiPoints reliable?

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. withdrawn34

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    based on reports, most likely.

    You could get a Kel tec though. A bit more spendy but most models are fairly proven.
     
  3. olderguns

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    Yes hi-points are fine the price you pay.
    ? why a gun in a toolbox mine is either on me or locked in the glovebox.
     
  4. Dnaltrop

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    not touching on my own personal distaste of keeping a gun in a separate container not in my direct control... (well any more than this sentence at least)

    Excellent choice for a gun you don't mind destroying... for the price range I usually tell people to get a cz-82, but I'd rather not see one beat up by free-roaming ratchets.

    Its exactly why we have cheap guns, not everyone can afford a $500 polymer/300 Bersa etc... and for the folks like you, it's just good economical sense to preserve your nicer weapons.
     
  5. David E

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    It's the PERFECT niche for a Hi Point!

    In a pinch, it can double as a hammer........

    (be sure the chamber is empty)

    Any dents it might incur during such use can only improve its aesthetics......:)
     
  6. Mike1234567

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    It should be fine. Just shoot a couple hundred rounds through it with no FTF or FTE before relying on it... more if you can afford the ammo. Be aware that some folks have issues with the .45 ACP mags which may need tweaking. Mine did. I intend to buy some decent 1911 mags and modify them to lock into the gun so I won't worry about reliability.
     
  7. Drail

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    If you think you're really going to need a gun I wouldn't settle for a HiPoint. You need a gun that's going to be a little more reliable than that. I also don't understand why it can't be protected by a holster just because it's in a toolbox. Any gun that gets treated like that is going to have serious problems in time. I would consider buying a quality firearm and wearing it on my person. It will be faster and closer than a toolbox and it will probably work when you really need it to. Will a HiPoint go bang when needed? I wouldn't bet my life on it. If you need one you need it to work. Of course you can do some serious damage with a large Crescent wrench if you can get close enough.
     
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    I thought the Hi Point was designed for going in a tool box, it even looks like a cordless drill too! Just becareful no one thinks it is and tries to use it or they will put a hole in the wall in a way they weren't expecting.
     
  9. Drail

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    I would almost bet that there are tools in your toolbox that are more lethal and more reliable than anything produced by HiPoint.
     
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    Oh, gawd... here we go again with the Hi-Point bashing. I'm not fond of them either but they're reliable and tough enough for the OP's intended purpose.
     
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    THIS - exactly!

    And THIS month (July) if you buy the larger Hi-Point 9mm semi-auto, you get 25% off (mail-in rebate) for the cordless drill attachment!
     
  12. 303tom

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    I always have kept a .25 ACP in my toolbox.
     
  13. isc

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    hi points are ugly, have crappy low capacity magazines, are big and bulky, and just don't feel good in your hand.

    But they are fairly reliable and pretty accurate (thanks to the simple blowback design).

    I would never recommend one as a carry piece or primary weapon for serious work, but for a just in case disposable or cache gun they're perfect.
     
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    So ugly, but if I had nothing else I would bet my life on mine. I have the c9 and it goes bang and sends lead down range just as well as my P99.
     
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    I guess I just don't understand the concept of a "truck gun" or "tool-box gun" at all, but if you're going to do it, I suppose a Hi-Point will work just as well as anything else. The one I've got works just fine.
     
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    When you say tool box I assume you mean the one on your truck? Why not use a couple of self tappers or drill some bolt hole and mount a holster just inside the driver's side of the box? It'll save on wear and tear and help keep it clean too.

    I have no opinion on the gun, I just don't like any tool getting dinged up and dirty, not matter how cheap.
     
  17. Mike1234567

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    Good idea!!
     
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    Where are you guys working that you need a gun in the toolbox? You guys doing roofing projects for the mafia or something?
     
  19. Mike1234567

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    USAF_Vet... sometimes roofers do indeed work in some pretty nasty areas.
     
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    People don't always get to pick and choose where the job that puts the food on their table is USAF.

    Tow truck drivers... construction... surveying work...
     
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    Get an EAA Windicator .357 revolver.
    It will be more reliable than a Hi-Point after banging around in a toolbox for a period of time and no magazine spring to go soft and spongy in the meanwhile.
     
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    Same here. Guns are tools, but not in the same sense as a wrench where you use it as part of a group as needed.

    If you think you need a gun when you're around the toolbox - wear one.
     
  23. Mike1234567

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    When one is doing manual labor during which there is much movement, e.g. squatting or leaning, then carrying isn't usually an option... such labors and movement can lead to accidents.
     
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    Uh, get a gun with a manual safety?
     
  25. Randal45

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    No, I do alot of remodeling and it will spend most of its time in a 5 gal bucket in the company of hammers, pipe wrenches, hand saws, etc
     
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