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    Quote Originally Posted by lapetrarca53 View Post
    I have NO complaints about my Hi Point.

    Yeah, it's big and ugly but, it goes "bang" every time I pull the trigger and it puts every shot on paper and comes with a lifetime, transferable warranty. For less than $200 for the C9, it got me started shooting again after a 30+ year absence.

    In all honesty though, I recently "upgraded" to an S&W SD9 VE.
    Now that's a real "UP-GRADE" junk for junk.......

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    I still can't understand why people would buy a firearm of marginal or dubious quality when for only a few hundred $ more they can have excellent quality. A used CZ-75 can be had for @$500 and you will likely never have a quality problem over decades of use. Is $200 extra that much money to go from marginal to excellent quality? Maybe I am just an out-of-touch rich guy. Note to self, don't run for President I guess...

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    i don't think you have to add $200
    adding $100 will bring you into several new handguns if you are not picky about caliber choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm38 View Post
    Now that's a real "UP-GRADE" junk for junk.......
    I see the gun snobs are here. Have you ever even handled and shot an SD or a Sigma?

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    I am thinking about and looking at the S&W SD9/40 as a gun choice for me. It is on my list to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1mp13m4n View Post
    I am thinking about and looking at the S&W SD9/40 as a gun choice for me. It is on my list to look at.
    If you are going to get a Smith and Wesson it is highly advisable that you go with the M&P over the SD9/40. Even the Ruger SR9/40 is preferable to the SD9/40

    Price seems to be your main concern which if your looking for something that fires bullets is kind of a dangerous criteria to set for yourself. You seem like you are the kind of person who is going to only own ONE handgun in your lifetime. You should make that ONE handgun a quality firearm so you never have to buy another one ever again.

    If it means buying a used Glock / M&P / or whatever do it! But yest the new Ruger SR9 will work for around 300 and something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm38 View Post
    Now that's a real "UP-GRADE" junk for junk.......
    Junk? Really?

    Just curious.....do you speak from experience or have you been listening to the "I've got a friend, that has a cousin, that knows a guy with a friend that has a (insert brand to be bashed here) and he said......" stories? They seem to be ALL OVER the internet. Not much in the way of first hand horror stories though. Most first hand reports are generally favorable.

    In most cases, 90% of Hi Point bashers have NO actual experience with the brand. Third and fourth hand stories are the basis of their determination. We ALL know how stories are embellished as they get passed down..........

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    Just for giggles I was trying to get my hands on a hi point to hold, look at, and shoot at my local gun store/range. They do not have any in stock and do not rent them. They rent Rugur, S&W, Springfield, and Glock. Kinda hard to see what all the good or bad press about a Hi-Point when I can not find one locally to behold. The local pawn shop here only sells riffles and shot guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapetrarca53 View Post
    Junk? Really?

    Just curious.....do you speak from experience or have you been listening to the "I've got a friend, that has a cousin, that knows a guy with a friend that has a (insert brand to be bashed here) and he said......" stories? They seem to be ALL OVER the internet. Not much in the way of first hand horror stories though. Most first hand reports are generally favorable.

    In most cases, 90% of Hi Point bashers have NO actual experience with the brand. Third and fourth hand stories are the basis of their determination. We ALL know how stories are embellished as they get passed down..........
    Please buy one and put a thousand rounds through it and report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    Please buy one and put a thousand rounds through it and report back.
    Already did that. Not a single hiccup with that piece of junk. Damned POS!

    Just out of curiosity, how about yourself? Ever shot one?

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    Nope, but I think I may have lit a cigarette with one, along time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    Nope, but I think I may have lit a cigarette with one, along time ago.
    ....thought that would be the case. Pretty typical actually. Gotta' be junk though huh?

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    lapetrarca;
    It's understandable that you would not want your choice of pistol "bashed," and would therefore defend it.
    Nevertheless, Zymak is not the very best material from which to make a self-defense pistol—or a pair of pliers, or a hammer, for that matter, all of which have indeed been made of Zymak at one time or another. A Zymak gun may work now, but I am not sure that I would trust it to work all of the time, and particularly when I need it the most.
    If, for just a bit more money, you could buy a well-designed, machined-steel—or even partly cast-plastic—pistol, you might not want to hazard the $200.00 required to purchase a cast-Zymak gun. You wouldn't have to actually buy one and shoot it, to know that it's not as good.
    That's called "critical thinking." As in: I don't have to actually join the Communist Party, to know that I don't want to be a Communist. As in: I don't have to actually eat fecal material, in order to know that I don't want to make it a part of my diet. And so on.

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    Re: Should a newbie consider a Hi-Point firearm?

    My thought is your buying something to hold what amounts to a small shaped charge. Why take a chance on what may be an inferior containment vessel when for just a little more you can by something with a proven track record. But I'm may be just a little overly attached to my fingers and eyes. I view it as prudence, or maybe I'm just overly cautious.

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    SteveM.....

    Truth be told. I don't have a dog in this fight any more. I sold my Hi Point to buy my S&W "junk". Seems odd referring to S&W as "junk" but I guess that's another thread.

    My point was that it's almost ALWAYS the ones that have NEVER seen, held or shot a Hi Point that bash them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapetrarca53 View Post
    ...My point was that it's almost ALWAYS the ones that have NEVER seen, held or shot a Hi Point that bash them.
    Critical Thinking: You don't actually have to do something, or actually experience it, in order to rationally decide that you don't want to do it or to experience it. You can make a completely rational, well-informed decision based entirely upon actual facts, particularly those seen in a manufacturer's own brochure, or discussed by users whose opinions you trust.

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    Did we get off topic a bit? LOL The "OP" has spoken. LOL (just having fun)

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    Even though I do not have any statistics to support my theory, basically because no studies have been done, that I am aware of....... I do believe that there could be a correlation between the purchasing/shooting of Highpoint firearms and the eating of feces......accomplishing one, without getting hurt, may sway someone towards the other. It could have something to do with the amount of zinc in both, along with the weight, aesthetics, and ease of cleaning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    lapetrarca;
    It's understandable that you would not want your choice of pistol "bashed," and would therefore defend it.
    Nevertheless, Zymak is not the very best material from which to make a self-defense pistol—or a pair of pliers, or a hammer, for that matter, all of which have indeed been made of Zymak at one time or another. A Zymak gun may work now, but I am not sure that I would trust it to work all of the time, and particularly when I need it the most.
    If, for just a bit more money, you could buy a well-designed, machined-steel—or even partly cast-plastic—pistol, you might not want to hazard the $200.00 required to purchase a cast-Zymak gun. You wouldn't have to actually buy one and shoot it, to know that it's not as good.
    That's called "critical thinking." As in: I don't have to actually join the Communist Party, to know that I don't want to be a Communist. As in: I don't have to actually eat fecal material, in order to know that I don't want to make it a part of my diet. And so on.

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    berettabone, you show all of the earmarks of a true scientist!
    I suggest that you apply to the federal government for a study grant, so that you might develop useful statistical information for us all.

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    ummmmm....you guys DO know that the brake housings, alternator housings and several other CRITICAL, cast parts of many modern vehicles, are made of Zamak? Oh yeah....airplanes too! Now there's some critical" stuff for ya'!

    Again, I don't have a dog in this fight but, as I stated earlier, the bashers are most often those with no exposure to the product. If you want to apply those "critical thinking skills", you should at least make sure the facts are gathered from legitimate sources and not based on third and fourth hand accounts.

    Applying those "critical thinking skills" to incorrect data or assumptions could get you killed some day!

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