Whats with hi-point?are they decent guns?

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      Question Whats with hi-point?are they decent guns?

      I've heard good and bad about hipoint pistols.What's the census with everybody here?

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      Even if they were great guns, they make Glocks look gourgeous! I would never be seen with one.

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      This one has come up a lot. If you do a search, you will find the threads. IMO, the general consensus is they are total crap with a few people who sing their praises. Not owning one, I cannot give you a first-hand opinion, but having "known" a few of the guys here for a while, I trust their opinions and would never own one as even a range gun (one member saw one just come apart on a guy at the line), let alone trust my life or the life of my family with one as a defensive weapon.

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      H-P's are a very basic weapon that although do function, are not looked upon favorably by most people, me included. It's more or less the Yugo (or fat girlfriend) of the handgun world. They'll shoot, but you wouldn't want to show up at the range with one, and if you do show up at the range with one, you will want to put a bag over it.

      I would not fault anyone buying one just for use as a range/fun gun, but I would very much recommend that you don't buy one if you need something for defense use. Or defence use, as others around here would say.....

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      Quote Originally Posted by PhilR. View Post
      you will want to put a bag over it


      And put a bag over everyone elses head incase the bag comes off the gun.


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      You should find lonerang3r and ask him how hi points are....he could tell you all about them and their quality. If you are looking for something to burn a couple hundred bucks on and screw around, they are fine, but don't expect much out of them...


      Ammo, gun, or both?

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      Well said by all. The only high point a Hi Point has is low price!!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by plentyofpaws View Post
      Well said by all. The only high point a Hi Point has is low price!!!
      Exactly, and there are quite a few folks out there that need a gun and can afford nothing else. Hi Points are apparently the most reliable of the modern-day 'Saturday Night Special' variety, though that's not saying a lot.

      I hope to never own one, but I would, if it was the best I could do.

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      honestly, and i cant believe im going to say this......*slaps self* .......i've owned a hi-point..........i would rather own a jennings nine......high points.....are a disapointment lol

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      This topic has been dealt with a few times. Here's the last one (Link)

      It all depends on what you define as a good weapon. For me there's nothing in a HP that will make me want to get one. Yeah they have a grantee but I really don't want to spend the time shipping it back. You can save a few more bucks ad get s weapon that will do what you ask of it and do it all the time. No, you don't have to spend a fortune to get a quality weapon. But you're not going to find it with a HP label on it either in my opinion.

      I carry a weapon because I believe at some point I will need it. And if that time comes I sure as hell want to know without a doubt that it's going to work. I want to0 know that after I get to 10,000 rounds it's just getting started. With the exception of a few springs that I replace after so many rounds anyway I do nothing to my weapon(s) except feat them and clean them.

      you want a decent lower cost weapon look to the M&P, CPO Sigs, XD, FNP, Mil-Spec 1911...There are plenty out there more than the ones I listed. You can get a good weapon and not have to drop a grand+.Look around the general semi auto and revolver forums. You'll see reviews on countless makes and models.

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      Quote Originally Posted by falchunt View Post
      You should find lonerang3r and ask him how hi points are....he could tell you all about them and their quality. If you are looking for something to burn a couple hundred bucks on and screw around, they are fine, but don't expect much out of them...


      Ammo, gun, or both?
      seriously- check that thread- Hi Points are junk

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