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    highpoint 40 s&w

    what does everyone think of this handgun?

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    Not much.

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    They have they're own following, but I'm with Rupert. Hi Point equals low expectations to me.

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    Talking

    Your better off throwing it at someone then thinking it will fire!

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    HI POINT






    This is not the quality you're looking for...


    *Note* This is not my gun, it's not my picture, I don't care if the gun actually broke or was cut...but metal used to make guns should not look like sponge cake.


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    Sooooo, are you ready to change your username?

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    Sorry, but not very good in my book.


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    Thumbs down

    I agree with the above.

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    I wouldn't buy or own one.

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    do they actually make those out of cast iron? OMFG

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    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.

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    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!!

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    That pic is Scary.... I don't know much about them but from what I just read, I wouldn't own or shoot one.
    I'm glad I went with the M&P.

    http://www.gunslot.com/guns/hi-point-model-40-sw-poly

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    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.

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    What is the Hi Point of owning one? When you sell it (or give it away).

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy125 View Post
    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 have nothing bad to say about the carbines - except that they are aesthetically challenged.

    The handguns, on the other hand, no way jose.

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    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.

    http://www.fieldandstream.com/files/...blown_gun1.jpg
    http://www.leverguns.com/articles/ta...ges/glock3.jpg

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    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.
    And since it's not noted what caused the failure of the Hi Point, it's logical to consider overpressure as a cause of it as well. I own a C-9 as does my son, neither have had an issue at all with in excess of a few thousand rounds down the tube. I know many other Hi Point owners with similar stories of no problems with their guns.

    That said, my Hi Point is not my carry gun, it is heavy and clunky, the only holsters I've found that work worth squat with them are cheap Airsoft pistol cloth holsters, not the quality of holster I prefer for carry. But the old thing goes bang every time you pull the trigger, as accurately as guns selling for several hundred dollars more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    ...and most importantly, the extra weight of the ammo will be a benefit if you end up having to bludgeon your attackers with it.
    I almost fell out of my chair laughing.

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    Hi Point 40 testing

    Two points, one I personally witnessed a fellow of at 65 yo shoot one next to me and score 99%! He out shot me, and my M9! I asked the range owner after we wrapped, he said that they have had nothing but great service from a $145.00 gun.
    Second point, we are going to test a Hi Point 40 or 9mm shortly, and I will not stop abusing it until is breaks, check it out! Darrell
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    man have any of you ACTUALLY shot that weapon cuz my 40 hi point has had thousands of rounds put through it by me with NO problems what so ever i own glocks smith and wessons bersas colts waffens my hi point was not only the cheapest of all my guns but its also the only handgun i have that has not jammed, or messsed up at all not even once and i bought it used its just the name hi point makes people think they arent good guns all i can say is shoot one i dont see my hi point breaking in half anytime ever i would rather have my hi point than any glock i say this because ive broke two glocks broke em beyond repair because thats what i do for a living buy guns and see how much abuse and nasty conditions they can handle most hi point jcps in the 40 s&w wont jam or break when im trying to mess it up its my everyday carry gun i out shoot any other gun i come across i love em

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    my uncle and my step father both own one. neither can get through a full magazine without jamming. il admit neither of them are gun freaks and neither know much, and with someone more knowledgeable properly cleaning both guns and mabey polishing up a few inside parts they would do ok, i assume. but, out of the box, both of those suck. id rather use my flintlock. atleast i know its gunna go boom once. the only good thing i have to say about hipoint is sence their guns are so cheap, if you do have problems with it, just send it in for "repair" and they send u a new one.

    their pistols suck, but their little carbines are cool.

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