View Poll Results: What is your opinion on Hi-Points?

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  • Hate 'em, never owned one

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  • Hate 'em, currently own or used to own one

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  • They're OK, never owned one

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  • They're OK, currently own or used to own onee

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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Just to play "Devil's Advocate" here; I rather have a product that has only a 1 year warranty that will perform flawlessly over its lifetime versus something that has a lifetime warranty that has to be repaired again and again.

    What was it they said in Tommy Boy? "Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer's sake, for your daughter's sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product."
    I would like to state that my husband has put well over 3000 rounds in it since April of this year and has no problems with it. We go to the range every weekend and he shoots it every time. Just because a company offers superior gaurantees for their products does not neccisarily mean the product is a piece of crap. High Points are cheap and thus have earned a reputation for being crap and thug guns. Do you think only people with a lot of money to spend need protection? This being said my hubby calls me a gun snob because I like my Glocks, Ruger and Smith and Wesson.
    He will be the first to say that a High point is not on par with a Glock or other high end pistols. What he likes about it is he feels he has a reliable gun (the proof is at the range EVERY weekend) at a very reasonable price.
    I am speaking from personal experience with the product... are you?

    Your arguement of wanting a gun with a 1 year gaurantee that will work flawlessly over it's lifetime is flawed. No brand of gun will work flawlessly over the course of it's lifetime. Else why the market for parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by finski View Post
    I am speaking from personal experience with the product... are you?
    Nope. Just like I will never speak from experience from some off brand audio/video equipment or some cheap appliance. If a product has a bad overall reputation (read: more people hate the product than like the product), then I don't even give it the time of day. I have no intention of wasting my time or money trying out a product that so many people have already tried and disliked.

    Quote Originally Posted by finski View Post
    Your arguement of wanting a gun with a 1 year gaurantee that will work flawlessly over it's lifetime is flawed. No brand of gun will work flawlessly over the course of it's lifetime. Else why the market for parts?
    The point is I will take a product with less of a warranty that will work longer over an inferior product with a longer warranty.

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    Question Poll on Hi Point

    I goofed, big time!! I didn't read the original poll, close enough, I guess. My thoughts were on a Browning Hi-Power, not the Hi Point. I in turn voted,pm Hi Point "own one, and love it". My mistake. When I was shopping, I looked at one, and I have friend who swears that his is top notch, BUT, the lack of a safety, for pocket carry, scared me off. In turn, I went for a revolver, rather than the Hi Point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSarge View Post
    I goofed, big time!! I didn't read the original poll, close enough, I guess. My thoughts were on a Browning Hi-Power, not the Hi Point. I in turn voted,pm Hi Point "own one, and love it". My mistake. When I was shopping, I looked at one, and I have friend who swears that his is top notch, BUT, the lack of a safety, for pocket carry, scared me off. In turn, I went for a revolver, rather than the Hi Point.

    ????? How big of a pocket do you have?

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    We will just have to agree to disagree, I guess Todd. I love my guns and don't shoot his but I do know his High Points work every time he pulls the trigger. That to me speaks true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSarge View Post
    I goofed, big time!! I didn't read the original poll, close enough, I guess. My thoughts were on a Browning Hi-Power, not the Hi Point. I in turn voted,pm Hi Point "own one, and love it". My mistake. When I was shopping, I looked at one, and I have friend who swears that his is top notch, BUT, the lack of a safety, for pocket carry, scared me off. In turn, I went for a revolver, rather than the Hi Point.
    I believe do they have a thumb safety, but not positive on this point.

    KG

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    Quote Originally Posted by finski View Post
    High Points are cheap and thus have earned a reputation for being crap and thug guns.
    I wouldn't call it a thug gun. Not even the thugs want anything to do with them.

    -Jeff-

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    I wouldn't call it a thug gun. Not even the thugs want anything to do with them.

    -Jeff-

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    According to Hi-Point's reputation, they mostly cater to "thugs" looking for a cheap "throw away".

    Seriously, if that's all you can afford then buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    I wouldn't call it a thug gun. Not even the thugs want anything to do with them.
    I thought all the thugs wanted Glocks complete with these special sights ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    I thought all the thugs wanted Glocks complete with these special sights ...

    SOOOOOOOOOOO Cool. Great pic.

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    If all of the thugs in the world carried Hi-Points, we would have less murders and more thugs in jail. It's easy to get a fingerprint when the gun is laying in pieces in the middle of the street.

    -Jeff-

    Okay...I'll stop now...

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    I have one, athough not on purpose, it was handed down from a family member. This is the only one of my guns that gets neglected, ive cleaned it once in probably 1000 rounds, and to my supprise it just keeps going bang. There clunky, heavy and ugly but mine works, (not sure of the model .380) and for some reason my wife fell in love with this gun and that led to her passion for firearms which in turn led to my ability to own more guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    If all of the thugs in the world carried Hi-Points, we would have less murders and more thugs in jail. It's easy to get a fingerprint when the gun is laying in pieces in the middle of the street.

    -Jeff-

    Okay...I'll stop now...
    You aren't helping your side much, I'm almost tempted to buy the thing to see if it falls apart in the first five minutes now.

    KG

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg333 View Post
    You aren't helping your side much, I'm almost tempted to buy the thing to see if it falls apart in the first five minutes now.

    KG
    It's your money, not mine.

    -Jeff-

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    Quote Originally Posted by finski View Post
    We will just have to agree to disagree, I guess Todd.
    Fair enough.

    For the record, I'm not doubting your husband's gun works fine. I'm just going with the majority of reviews I have heard.

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    I had a Hastings..The pre- Highpoint Hi-point(I Think..It looked exactly the same). The things just are not built all that well. Made in Lima Ohio he Hastings was. Parts from Hi-Point would fit them and I could not imagine two people making that gun.

    As to thug guns..All the less expensive guns get a rep like that because they can be had...cheap!. Jennings is about the same as to rep. I have met LEO that have told me with both they are forced to take Hi-Points and Jennings to the ballistics labs to make sure they fire and cycle being lawyers have been using the This gun really don't work defense and got many a gang member off because the weapon was mor of a paperweight. Man..A Glock aint pretty but it will work and that's what keeps people buying them. That Hastings I had was lucky to get two mags through it with out having to drop it and clear a jam. They are like holding a cast iron pan with the exception that the pan will be of more use to me. I like my breakfast.

    I ended up destroying the Hastings. I would not have sold to to anyone else. They might have needed a gun and grabbed by mistake.

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    I have hard the carbine is their best gun. I do agree that people either love them or hate them.

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    I won't be a gun snob and diss something that I have never shot before. Well, this weekend I got to shoot a 9 mm High Point. I had held one before and it is a blocky gun and isn't very pretty. You don't get pretty for the High Point price. I only shot a few mags through it but it did function correctly and shot pretty close to point of aim.

    Would I buy one? No, because I can afford something more expensive, but if it really is all you can afford a High Point is better than pointing your finger and saying 'bang, bang'. If you can afford a more expensive gun buy a more expensive gun. Using a low end gun for plinking is certainly different than trusting your life to it for a defense weapon.

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    I plan to buy a couple of the .40 cals and bury them in my backyard just in case something happends to my other guns.

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