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    Would like honest opinion

    I was at the Gun Store today and was thinking of getting a Hi-Point .45 JHP. Could have got it for $150. I thought of keeping it in the car as a general use gun. Would like anyones opinion on it not as a primary gun, but as just a inexpensive addition. How could I go wrong for the price? Or is it a mistake?

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    I have never seen a high point that functioned right. I've heard stories of people liking them but for the most part it's classed with weapons like Jennings, Bryco and the like.

    Combine that with the brick like feel of the weapons and I wouldn't take one for free. I'm no gun snob at all. I do not think you have to pay a grand for a quality weapon. The several High Points I've seen were so poorly made that if you got a full mag to fire with no problems you were really cooking.

    Just my .02

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    I've never owned one, but the complaints eclipse the positive comments by such a high ratio that I'd never waste the money on one.

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    http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun...605/index.html
    saw this review. Maybe I'll spend the 500 on Springfield 1911

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    Personally, I'd rather have a 20 year old Glock.

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    Wow. It's been a long while since I've been around a Hi Point. For Pete's sake, they are FUGLY. That's my honest opinion.

    Now I've got to go find that new Fusion 1911 I stared at a moment ago to ease my mind a bit.

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    I own one for the heck of it and a friend of mine has two one 9 mill the other in 45. They are fun to shoot and easy on felt recoil because of their heavy slide. We have never had any FTF's or FTL's even when using light reloads. High Points also have an unlimited lifetime warranty even if you are the third or forth owner. I own several handguns and in pinch I would not hesitate to use my High point for self defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeere9750 View Post


    Wow. It's been a long while since I've been around a Hi Point. For Pete's sake, they are FUGLY. That's my honest opinion.

    Now I've got to go find that new Fusion 1911 I stared at a moment ago to ease my mind a bit.
    That makes my Glock look like a beauty queen

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgeparker View Post
    I own one for the heck of it and a friend of mine has two one 9 mill the other in 45. They are fun to shoot and easy on felt recoil because of their heavy slide. We have never had any FTF's or FTL's even when using light reloads. High Points also have an unlimited lifetime warranty even if you are the third or forth owner. I own several handguns and in pinch I would not hesitate to use my High point for self defense.
    I guess there's an exception to every rule. I'm in a pretty small group of people that will not call a Taurus a POS.I wish you luck with your HP weapon(s)

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    Would like honest opinion

    I bought my first handgun in 1966. It was a Browning Hi Power for my service carry. I currently own 2 Brownings, a Keltek P-11, 2 Sigs - P225 and 2022, 2 Norincos, a Colt 1911, and 3 Hi-Points - 2 carbines and a C9. The Sigs and the Hi-Points are the only guns that have NEVER failed, ever. I use the C9 for my glove box gun, and for this, it's perfect. It's practically indestructible and utterly reliable. Most people who put down Hi-Point have never owned one or are just gun snobs. Inexpensive is not necessarily cheap.

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    Let the hate begin..

    Bought this from a friend for $35. It is not the Pot Metal slide. Full steel No Polymer frame.
    Shot 100 rds. No problems.

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    I have loved all three of mine. C9, Carbine and .45. Even qualified on my CHL with the 9mm. Kinda like a scooter, fun to ride but you wouldn't want someone to see you with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benaiah View Post
    Kinda like a scooter, fun to ride but you wouldn't want someone to see you with it.
    Yeah, and Fat Girls. I am Going to get the .45 and keep it in the car. Nice Shooting by the way.

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    Sorry guys..but I would have to agree with DevilJohnson..I would not own one even if it was for free..I hold one at the range the other day, and boy this thing is ugly and unbalanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
    The Sigs and the Hi-Points are the only guns that have NEVER failed, ever. I use the C9 for my glove box gun, and for this, it's perfect. It's practically indestructible and utterly reliable. Most people who put down Hi-Point have never owned one or are just gun snobs. Inexpensive is not necessarily cheap.
    No offense, to each their own... but the only pistol I've seen spontaneously disassemble NOT related to ammunition was a Hi-Point. I'll take my chances with my Glocks, HK's and Kimbers long before I take a chance on a Hi-point. The worst part is, the guy who owned it was telling me that his Hi-Point was far superior than my Beretta 92. Right after he said that, it literally fell apart in his hands onto the loading table. I said.. "sure it is". His response was "Oh, that happens sometimes, but it's got a lifetime warranty". I responded with, "Well, I sure hope the bad guys know not to rob you when it's out for warranty work, that'd suck". It went on and on until I finally just packed up my stuff half way through my session and left because he wouldn't stop talking about how much better it was.... even though it "sometimes" falls apart. No thanks.

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    I have no experience with Hi-Point's pistols but a freind of mine has a 9mm carbine and it is awesome. From what I have heard I would not trust one to save my life but I would have one to play with if I could get it for under $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benaiah View Post
    I have loved all three of mine. C9, Carbine and .45. Even qualified on my CHL with the 9mm. Kinda like a scooter, fun to ride but you wouldn't want someone to see you with it.

    You have that 9mm rifle? I always thought it looked like the guns on Planet of the Apes I knew a guy that got one for his kid. He said they liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
    I bought my first handgun in 1966. It was a Browning Hi Power for my service carry. I currently own 2 Brownings, a Keltek P-11, 2 Sigs - P225 and 2022, 2 Norincos, a Colt 1911, and 3 Hi-Points - 2 carbines and a C9. The Sigs and the Hi-Points are the only guns that have NEVER failed, ever. I use the C9 for my glove box gun, and for this, it's perfect. It's practically indestructible and utterly reliable. Most people who put down Hi-Point have never owned one or are just gun snobs. Inexpensive is not necessarily cheap.
    I beg to differ . I am in no way a gun snob and I believe anyone that has any working knowledge of my posting history can attest to that. I gave my opinion from the experiences with the weapon. No, I have not owned one. I did got my hands on a Hastings (the pre high point highpoint), and it was the same as the several I have been able to see fire or have fired myself. Two of those I got the displeasure to shoot were new in the box.

    Before you start tossing out accusations you might want to look at the posts and read them for what they are.From what I've seen no one has said anything about them being cheap priced so they are crap. I've sen people that made observations based on their experiences.

    As for me I have been shooting for many years and have been doing much of my own work for several years on my 1911's. One of which is a PT1911 that gets a bad wrap because it's a Taurus. You will see on these boards that most the people that have a little history here will give a good report on a weapon and wont trash it just because the weapon didn't cost 1500.00 bucks.

    My review stands on it's own merits. It comes from a good bit of experience with the weapon(s) in question and a pretty dang good working knowledge of handguns in general and how they work. If I didn't have the experiences I would have said so or just not posted. I find it foolish to make unfounded statements and it undermines my credibility. And for me that's a pretty bog deal. You got a good one...Great...I hope it keeps being "flawless". I pray it does really.I 'd hate to hear it didn't the one time you night need it.

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    I have enjoyed the carbine so much. With a little 4X scope I can reach out to 150yrds...with a 9mm! What fun! No, I really don't want either my Hi-Point 9mm or .45 in a real fight, but hey, I don't want my Cooey model 60 in a drawdown either. Doesn't make them any less enjoyable to shoot. MY experience with MY guns has been what it has been. I personally like having a hammer in my hands. When that .45's monster slide kicks back, you know you're holding a handgun. On the flip side of that, I don't lose my sight picture with the .45 BECAUSE the slide is so heavy. The barrel doesn't rise. I am of the mind that if it puts bullets downrange reliable and accurately, who cares what you use? If you are comfortable with the weapon, use it.

    P.S. I will concede that Hi-Points are quite possibly the ugliest things next to Kel-Teks. And a bit bulky for concealed carry. Cheap fun is still fun.

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