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    Hi Point .45 JHP

    Ok guys, Hi Point, har har har! Seriously though, I purchased a HP in .45 ACP last week, and finally shot it today. I am blown away at how accurately I shot this 200$(NIB) pistol. I ran 100 rounds thru the gun with zero malfunctions, zero. The gun will be used for a house gun only because the damn thing weighs around 45 onces when loaded up, and is uglier than hell, but it shoots like a house on fire. I ran 230 grain ball and JHP ammo down the tube, from 12 yards, and was shooting 1.5" - nine shot groups - offhand! I will probably be lucky to run 300 rounds a year through this gun, but I now feel I have found the "house handgun" that not only I can grab at a moments notice, but one that my wife will use if I am not at home. She shot two magazines (18 rounds) thru it and, other than the weight, was really happy with her results. It is the only .45 ACP that she said she would shoot again and again.

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    Good deal man! I own a hi point 9 mm, have prob close to 1000 rounds now and never a problem other than shooting reloads. I bought it because it was 149 bucks and i wanted to see how a cheap gun like that would perform.. I would never carry it or use it for protection but if it was all a man had, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charger5579 View Post
    Good deal man! I own a hi point 9 mm, have prob close to 1000 rounds now and never a problem other than shooting reloads. I bought it because it was 149 bucks and i wanted to see how a cheap gun like that would perform.. I would never carry it or use it for protection but if it was all a man had, go for it.
    Thats good to see at least one other person admits to owning one of these pistols. The Aluminum/Zinc alloy slides are such that I would bet to get maybe four to five thousand rounds out of them, but I seriously doubt I will put that much thru this pistol in my lifetime. Like I said before, I will be lucky to put two to three hundred rounds per year thru it and it will not get carried. I keep it in a drawer for us to use JIC. Good to hear that you have got that many rounds thru your 9. I hope that my .45 holds up well too.

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    Good to hear something nice about these.

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    Well, I have been kicking around the idea of having a "house" handgun for a long time. I knew I would not carry the gun and it would probably not get taken to the range, but infrequently, and I did not want to spend tons of money on it. I chose the .45 ACP from the performance of the round in FMJ form, so naturally I went to the .45 ACP from my military background and knowing I did not want a .40 or 9mm due to the fact that those rounds most certainly will probably "blow thru" a target, with the bullet being in ball form. The .45 ACP can, but it has a solid reputation of being a man stopper in ball rounds. I know it could still blow thru a human body, but I also know from practical experience that it will deliver more energy than the others will, while in FMJ form. I felt that the Hi Point has a good enough reputation, from others that I know own them, that it would fit the bill for this type of gun and what it will be used for. Time will tell, and it is always a little bit of a gamble when buying inexpensive guns, but I am happy with the purchase so far. I could not believe how accurate it was - that blew me away.

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    may not be for "gun snobs", but I like it

    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    Ok guys, Hi Point, har har har! Seriously though, I purchased a HP in .45 ACP last week, and finally shot it today. I am blown away at how accurately I shot this 200$(NIB) pistol. I ran 100 rounds thru the gun with zero malfunctions, zero. The gun will be used for a house gun only because the damn thing weighs around 45 onces when loaded up, and is uglier than hell, but it shoots like a house on fire. I ran 230 grain ball and JHP ammo down the tube, from 12 yards, and was shooting 1.5" - nine shot groups - offhand! I will probably be lucky to run 300 rounds a year through this gun, but I now feel I have found the "house handgun" that not only I can grab at a moments notice, but one that my wife will use if I am not at home. She shot two magazines (18 rounds) thru it and, other than the weight, was really happy with her results. It is the only .45 ACP that she said she would shoot again and again.
    I have a variety of handguns, rifles, shotguns and wanted a 45 to add to my ammo stockpile for the, in my opinion, inevitable zombie apocalypse. I did not want to spend a lot of bucks so I gave the Hi-Point 45 a try. I am happy with the guns reliability and accuracy out to 15 yards (most handgun fights occur at 3-7 yards) and, other than its failure to feed hollow point ammo (two brands so far), it is well worth the $200 I paid for it. yes, it's far too heavy to carry, but its fine for a house gun and will serve me well. So, now I'm handgun ready with 22/22 mag, 38/357, 9mm, and my Hi-Point 45 house gun.

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    If it ever does puke on you,you can bludgeon them to submission.Sorry,had to

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    Glad to hear that you like it and that it performs well.

    Nothing wrong with the price either.

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    Well, as an update. The JHP has ran 1,050 rounds down range, with only one FTE and three FTF. This was with 165 grain JHP ammo. It still is ugly, but is still running like a champ.

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    Just tried out my new .45 JHP and I am very impressed. Only ran 50 rounds of Silver Bear 230 gr but had no problems. Very accurate. Easy to aim. Good trigger pull. Don't know why people are bashing this as too heavy (although I am 6'7"). Grips fit very well and I put all rounds in 2" group at 5-10 yards. My opinion is very solid handgun for $200.

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    I was thinking about buying a CZ, as I've heard good stuff about them.

    But, with all the hot talk about Hi-Point, I'm thinking I'm going to have to get one.










    Just kidding.....I'd never forgive myself.

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    What's a "house gun"?

    How does it differ from any other self-protection gun?

    Is a "house gun" one that you keep in a drawer or cabinet, somewhere in your home, so you have to run somewhere and quickly dig it out in a dire emergency?

    That's really bad tactics: If you're not wearing it, you won't have it when you really need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    What's a "house gun"?

    How does it differ from any other self-protection gun?

    Is a "house gun" one that you keep in a drawer or cabinet, somewhere in your home, so you have to run somewhere and quickly dig it out in a dire emergency?

    That's really bad tactics: If you're not wearing it, you won't have it when you really need it.
    I call mine my "sleep gun". On the night table as I go to sleep". Back in the drawer after I get up.
    The shotgun stands there permanently. Hidden from view from the doorway. But very handy.
    The "sleep gun's" purpose is to provide a "delay" if the dogs fail to alert me, and the SHTF really fast.

    I have a great deal of faith in the dogs. Our County Deputies are really good too. But, their average response time here in the boonies is 45 minutes.

    I have plenty of other handguns that just beg me to carry them around the house. "Me !", "No, ME !", "NO, NO, ME !!, ME !!" etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    ?..The Aluminum/Zinc alloy slides are such that I would bet to get maybe four to five thousand rounds out of them, but I seriously doubt I will put that much thru this pistol in my lifetime. ....:
    It's got a lifetime warranty. Send it back and get a new slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwiksdraw View Post
    It's got a lifetime warranty. Send it back and get a new slide.
    I think that the actual problem is not knowing exactly when the Zymak slide will disintegrate.

    It would be truly unfortunate, if it picked the climax of a fire fight to self-destruct.

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    I've never heard the siren song of the Hi-Point myself but I'm glad to know you have one and you're happy with it. From all I've been able to glean about the Hi-Point line of pistols, they are good, reliable shooters but are way too heavy to be carried. Sounds like you've found a use for one and I'm happy for you.
    I do think Steve makes an excellent point that, in this day of home invasions, it is best to never be more than an arms length away from your weapon.
    Is this your first .45 ACP ?

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    well, if it waited till the fire fight then I guess its game over anyways!!

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