When looking for my first handgun I was on a very small budget so started researching Hi Points, I am in California so only 2 of them are on the approved list. The more I searched the more I seemed to find that 99% of the negative comments were from people who have never owned or even shot a High Point. And 99% of the owners of a High Point had mostly positive things to say about them. They are ugly, they are heavy but there warranty is unbeaten by anyone, send it in no matter what happened or who owns it and they will fix it PROMPTLY. I have never had a single issue with mine. I now Have a Glock and a Sig but continue to shoot my High Point and still enjoy doing so.
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
oh well there is the problem then while your looking this post over for grammer errors i got a m4 to shoot thx for the tips though teacher ted
Shot 2 versions, the 9mm-compact version and the .45 version. No problems when I shot them, however, I would rather for 200 bucks extra buy something I know will stand the test of time even a used Glock you can get for around 300
If you can get one for around 100 bucks, do it, any more than 100 is a waste of money
I hate Hi Point threads..............the only people in them that make sense aren't the ones who shoot them. Although they are generally the ones who have a bunch of other high buck guns, but still love their Hi Points and can't help but go back to them.
I for one, believe them because I have a Yugo I bought used, it was cheap but it had 4 wheels and a gas cap.
Now I have a Caddy STX and an Accura ZDX but I still drive my classic Yugo and I love it.
Damn I could have had 2..............
sounds like their getting a majority of good feedback.i just bought one,and want to get a lazer sight.does this weapon have a weaver rail?
Putting a laser on a hi point....................wow.
With air shocks and 5 spoke Chromed wheels............I am looking for a decked out Vega right now to trade my Pinto in on but if I can't find one it's a supercharged Yugo again for me. With a good enough stereo you'll never even hear the engine run out of oil.
Yeah, but you can just send it back to the factory for a free.... oh wait.
one of the "features" of a hi point is that each and every one of the comes with an "Operations & safety sheet", their manual is a sheet of paper.....
The main advantages of zinc die casting are that they can produce parts very, very cheaply; the parts can be cast with great accuracy and they take chrome plating very well. It is not a traditional firearms material. It is weak and it cracks easily; it is soft and wears quickly. But if you chrome plate the parts they will wear well in the configuration of the slides and if you make the parts beefy enough they will be strong enough (mostly). All of this explains why they fail, and why they have fat, clunky frames and slides.
I personally would never own a weapon produced from a zinc die casting (even if it were alloyed with some aluminum--which makes it stronger, it really sucks as a firearms material.) It should be used for plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures.
But the weapons are cheap and they work for a while and for some people that is enough.
Note: Some newer plumbing fixtures use plateable grade ABS plastics in place of zinc die castings. So maybe there will be a plastic gun in our future. :mrgreen:
other than being big, bulky, and heavy, they are also ugly as sin. but good thing about the massive sidearm, is that you will have no problem beating someone to death with it. other than that ive heard nothing but good things, so to my surprise there are alot of used ones for sale. keep that in mind cause theres only a couple reasons why someone will sell a barely used gun which usually consists of: upgrading to higher quality (but if its such a good deal, any gun guy would keep it), in bad need of quick cash, something was found wrong with it that either is dangerous, or something the manufacturer will not cover under warranty, etc... so think hard about it $160 for a new 40s&w isnt bad at all but if you add another $250, you could find a good used beretta or glock in the same caliber
raven, jennings, jiminez, bryco, lorcin, rohm, rg, smith and wesson, walther , davis to name a few have all turned out guns with significant zinc castings and without fail, they have been huge pieces of crap.
Yes a hammer would be best but the op is wanting a gun that can double as a hammer in case an emergency roofing situation occurs in a shootout. Gotta stay prepared right?
Does High Point make a hammer?