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5 years 44 weeks ago, 10:03 AM

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Hi Point

Ok now I know these guns are about as ugly as sin, but I've never actually used one. I've heard that they're ok, great, crappy, and just plain ugly. Does anyone actually like these guns? I have to admit a cheap .45 is interesting. I've even thought about the 9mm. Comments?

5 years 44 weeks ago, 10:14 AM

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Hi Point

Colonel,
I really have no hands on experience but from what I have read, they are not very good. I would suggest you go to gunbrokers.com and look for a .45 on there. It looks like you can make some good buys on the S&W's.
Also look at the CZ's, great guns. 9mm and very reasonable.
I just bought a Glock 19 on there and it is a great deal.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 1:36 PM

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Hi Point

I personally own a C9. When i bought it i was looking for a cheap backup CCW gun. I paid 149.00 for it. The only problem i have had is for the first 100 or so rounds i ran through it the mag had some feed problems.
After that, absolutely no problems what so ever... Sure its ugly and it doesn't have a big fancy high price name on it, but it is just about as accurate as my XD40. Not quite as good as my XDm40. Honestly i am just about sick and tired of EVERYONE mouthing these handguns. About 99% of the bad stories of these are from people who have never even held one. Of course, to each his own, but at least you need to have some hands on before you can spread hate on it. I always take it to the range with me and have shot about 1000 rounds through it. Still maintains about a two-two and a half inch group at 25 yards, and that is off hand not with a sand bag. So for the money, i couldn't find a better pistol.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 3:02 PM

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hi point

i own ever cal they offer and once you put a hundred rounds they r a nice working gun ,yes these guns r cheap to by and a real gun nut like myself see a gun for its pure beauty. i have one of the first ones they made the 9c with silver and black . i love that peice. and from that 1 gun i ended up buyinh the whole series of them i would rather have that on my side the my p99 .

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 6:04 PM

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just thought i'd chime in on this one. What i'm about to say comes from my experience with these weapons and is just my opinion. I don't need everyone getting all heated at me.... I think Hi Points are one of the lowest grade handguns on the market!! A very close friend of mine had a Hi Point .40. I have shot it a few times, and don't care to ever shoot it again. First, his weapon would not feed JHP's. he had to rely on plinking ammo for defense. Eventually his frame cracked. Yes, I know Hi Point offers their "Lifetime Warrenty" but that doesn't make the quailty of the gun any better. If you are exeienced with any kind of weapons... you will be able to feel a major difference if you were to just hold another gun next to one.
Of course the gun will shoot a round when you pull the trigger. If that is what you are looking for, you may like the Hi Point. If you are looking for ruggedness, reliability, quality, accuracy, etc... i would suggest you save up a couple hundred more dollars and buy something that will last you your lifetime. I'm just stating my opinion, but I personally would never trust my life or the lives of my family on a Hi Point. You get what you pay for. ask yourself...If your driving through a rain storm with your family... would you rather be driving on some acme tires, or michelins? Hey, don't take my word for it... just go ask you local gunsmith what they think.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 6:18 PM

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i could'nt resist

I had one... I did'nt hate or like it... I enjoyed it. I put couple hundred rounds thru it, did'nt have to worry about wearing it out. It's like a chevy inexpensive parts. The best part was i sold it for 20 bucks more than i paid for it!

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 8:50 PM

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Hi Point

this is what frustrates me on this subject. no one here is saying that you have to defend your home and family, or stake your life on, or use this as your service weapon. there are a lot of other hand guns that are far cheaper and of far lesser quality. if you are "experienced with any kind of weapons", you know this. not everyone has 600-1000 dollars to spend on something to take out and shoot just on occasion. i have had,
and shot right along side Glocks and think they are the most over rated
guns around. i own and carry an XD40, and do bet my life on it daily. but i will not tell everyone that this is what they need and should save 600 dollars for it to use in the back yard or at the range.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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my thoughts

this is exactly why i was a little aprehensive about sharing my opinion. I don't like Hi Points, and I think they are junk. its just my opinion. obviously you like them. there no need to get defensive, everyone is entitled to share their thoughts. All i'm saying is that I would not recommend one, and that comes from my experience with them. you don't need $600-1000 to get a reliable weapon, you can get one for under $300.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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to be honest

I was personal security for a ceo once, I carried my high point as a back up. It was a fun gun... but it did grow on me. I preferred my 45 acp with my life but new I could depend on my back up. A little polishing and the right amount of oil and it performed flawlessly.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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I had a few hollow points that did not want to feed within the first 100 rounds fired, but after that i have not had a failure. I now only load HP using federal and hornady 115, 124, and 147 gr. as hot a load as +P+ with no failures. Even with winchester FMJ 115 gr. off the shelf ammo, VERY good accuracy and no problems. But yes, the C9 is only my back up, the XD40 is my primary.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 9:30 PM

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hollow points

I did fire some hollow points but mostly starred ball ammo. Could'nt ask for a better hand gun for the buck.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 3:45 AM

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Cheap guns

well thanks for everyone's input. I had bought a cheap 9mm by the brand Jimenez, DON'T BUY THEM! long story but if you're really interested look them up on the web. That's really what made me apprehensive about Hi Point. I do understand people who say you get what you pay for. I'm definitely going to think about this some more.

5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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Hi Point Carbines

Anyone ever use these? I've seen some aftermarket stocks that can transform them into waaay less uglier guns.

5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:11 PM

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you don't want my opinion

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

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well...

Well any opinion negative or otherwise would be cool because I am trying to make sure I get both sides. It's not like I'm trying to find only cheap guns. I have guns that value from around $700 to a gun I bought from a friend for $90. I am just trying to find out more about this company as a whole from actual people, not just a company's standpoint.

5 years 44 weeks ago, 5:10 PM

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carbine

im not just gonna sit here and bash them. i just don't like them. obviously some people like them. I have shot the 9mm carbine once. my opinion of it was the same as their handguns.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:43 PM

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this has to be the most hate it or love it gun, im on the love it side

5 years 38 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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funny thing about those who doubt a cheap priced gun. i used my hi-point c9 at a small tactical shoot a couple weeks ago. i have never shot at one of these before. it was set up as a 50 shot 5 station. scored as points minus time. we were only allowed to use factory FMJ ammo (winchester). i placed 5th out of 40. all other shooters had Glocks, XD's, Taurus, S&W's, oh and one really sweet Colt 1911. i am no pro shooter. and no, none of the others shoot for a living either. but it just shows you that some cheap priced guns are of decent quality. i did have one failure to feed. it was the last round in the mag and i do believe it was just the follower tilting as the rim of the case got to the end of the feed lip. i do value my XD's, and my Taurus by far but this is a good gun to have around. also i did make a point by using it in the shoot, and made a lot of people scratch their heads.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 9:45 PM

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use what works

Use what works for you. I bought a kel tec and it functioned flawlessly. Worked great, but my friends rode me for having a cheap gun. Bottom line is judge it on its performance. If you break it in and you have confidence in reliability-cool. If you have to question its reliability for self defense, time to but a better quality weapon (not to say more money=reliability). I had great luck with walther products so I stayed with them. Other people I know had bad experiences so they never bought another one.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 11:47 PM

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i have one have never properly cleaned it since i bought it 900 round + spray some oil in it shoot it it has never jambed yet with round nose ball ammo it a 9mm

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 9:33 AM

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hi point carbine

I have a Hi point c9 and hi point 9mm carbine. I am not interested in winning and beauty pagents with my guns. people that are into that never really shoot their guns to begine with. Yes the carbine is ugly but the ATI stock makes it look exactly like a berreta cx4 storm. I have added rails, lights, laser and a shorty foregrip as well as a nice red dot scope. No problems at all. yes some may have problems with them but nothing that hi point wont gladly fix or replace? You dont think people that spend 800 and up on a gun never had any problems??. just like cars, take care of them and it works. I love them. I taget shoot with them and would not hesitate to defend my family with them either. it will make the same hole as a cx4, but i still have that extra 5oo dollars in my wallet. Ammo is costing enough to not waste it on overpriced weaponry. I will have pictures of mine up soon. Also might be selling it to get a kel tec su-22 only to stop the neighbors from whining about the noise. if anyone is interested let me know chase_bryan@hotmail.com sell or trade for kel tec su 22

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 9:41 PM

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9mm

I owned one sold it nothing against the gun just didn't need it and made profit!
It shot well and never jamed on me shot about 200 rounds of ball through it. I had bought mine used for 90 bucks shot it some sold it for $125.
My personal opinion is it is ugly and a little bulky would not be suitable for conceled carry, again personal opinion.
Lets look at it this way it is made pretty heavy and with ammo prices now you are not likely to put enough through it to wear it out anyway.

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