what does everyone think of this handgun?
They have they're own following, but I'm with Rupert. Hi Point equals low expectations to me.
Your better off throwing it at someone then thinking it will fire!
Sooooo, are you ready to change your username?
Sorry, but not very good in my book.
do they actually make those out of cast iron? OMFG
I had the HiPoint 995 carbine and it shot very well. Everytime I pulled the trigger it went bang..ugly as sin though. I can't say anything about the handguns, as I have no experience with them.
My girlfriends dad had one . was pretty accurate. As for if i would own one, No when it comes to a firearm I find reliability to be kinda important. The Hi Point is known to not be.
P.S That pic of the snapped HiPoint WTF!!
If you do a web search you may be surprised to find a lot of good reviews on Hi-Point pistols.
They all say about the same thing. Large ugly inexpensive pistol that fires when you pull the
trigger. Handgun Magazine did a review of the .45 last year (Same gun different caliber).
These guns are made to sell to people who can't afford a new $400+ pistol. My first pistol was
a Hi-point .380. I still have it and it has never failed to function. I'm now a Beretta owner(several)
but keep the Hi-Point in the night table. I figure if I'm ever robbed they will find the Hi-point and
not bother looking for my Gun Safe. Just remember that if your gun ever breaks or Splits in half
you can send it back to Hi-Point and they will repair it no questions asked. For an honest answer to your question visit the Hi-point forum where you can read reviews from people that actually own and shoot
the gun you asking about.
What is the Hi Point of owning one? When you sell it (or give it away).
never owned one..........but have met several folks that do (9mm) and they like them and call them affordable and reliable for their limited budgets.......and to be honest, these folks really don't get to the range every month because of ammo costs. The c9 i see at the public ranges along with the 9mm carbine.
a 20,000 round durable range gun.....i seriously doubt especially in 40 cal. but for a house gun that sees a couple of range trips a year it might last a lifetime........i question the 40 though....purty intense both in pressure and recoil.
i know a couple of officers that carry the 9mm carbine for several years and they are quite pleased with them. never seen the carbine fail on the firing line and they always qualified with no problems. They can't afford ar-15's. Their only complaint is the magazines tend to wear and need replacing from time to time.
the 45 carbine has been anounced for later this year......august i believe. Already know a couple of poor boy officers that are seriously thinking about it.
I've seen that photo before. Question was brought up about it looking like it was sawed open.
I have also seen photos of other more expensive gun manufactures pistols that look as horrible.
Glock comes to mind. Seems they had a problem with shooting 40 cal reloads. Did I get rid of my Glock 27? No way its a great gun.
When I got back into shooting I bought a used Hi point C-9 for $100 to test the waters. The c-9 was a accurate, reliable, cheap shooter. I now have much better guns but still own and shoot the Hi point.
It has been 100% reliable more than I can say of some of my friends guns that cost 5x's as much.
About that Hi-Point: Look at the granularity of the exposed metal at the break. This happens only when metal fails catastrophically. Nobody took a saw to it.
The revolver in the photo to which you supplied the link also suffered catastrophic failure, if I remember correctly, because of an overpressure-loaded cartridge. It was not the gun's fault, but rather a result of shooter (reloading) error.
The Glock failure, too, was a matter of shooter error, I believe. Its overpressure failure may have been the result of using lead bullets without proper maintenance.
A Hi Point is better than no gun at all, as long as you don't expect a lot from it. If it tests out pretty well at the range, there is a chance that it will fire when you need it, and that may be better than having nothing at all, in some situations.
I would recommend the .45, though, because it's a low pressure round that probably won't be as hard on that bubbly zinc alloy metal-like stuff that the slide is made from...and most importantly, the extra weight of the ammo will be a benefit if you end up having to bludgeon your attackers with it.