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