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Old 10-13-2008, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Point - Total Junk or Just Cheap?

After perusing gunbroker.com for several weeks I'm convinced that I'll never know enough about guns to determine what is a good value.

Hi Point guns are cheap... I mean dirt cheap... $128 for a 9mm, $350 for a pair of 9mm, yet they never sell.

Are they that bad that they aren't worth $150 shipped?
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All I'd say is pick one up and handle one for yourself before you toss down the cash.


They are notoriously heavy, and not exactly pretty, but I generally don't hear reports about them failing to function properly.


I had a HiPoint 40, and it's the only gun I've ever sold I really don't regret
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Supposedly they are decently reliable, have an excellent warranty, and are American made.

I certainly wouldn't buy one, though. My Polish P-64 was $165 and CZ-82 for $235 (and they can be found in the $195 range). I'd much rather have one of those two than a raggedy High Point.
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they feel like crap, top heavy and well feel like crap.
But they shoot and seem to not fuck up.
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I all depends on what you want it for.
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think there was just a thread on this not too far back. yes, they feel and look cheap (cause they are) but they go boom every time you pull the trigger. I have one that I keep around just cause...its cheap and goes boom
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There are a few threads in here about them. Haven't owned one, but shot one a bit. Went bang everytime, but like Gil said, they feel like crap and are top heavy.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a 9 mm that was given to me and I use it as a car gun. Just like everyone says they aren't very ergonomic, and heavy too, but that thing is pretty accurate and never malfs. If it did you could do some damage swinging it like a hammer. plus I think the warranty is lifetime.

If you want a nice shooter don't get one, but if it will be a back up or maybe your first gun which sounds like what it is, get one then upgrade later when you can afford and know better what you want. If you get one in the 150 price range you'll always be able to get your money out of it.

I will say that its not likely I will ever sell my mine.

When the economy is done collapsing, a barter gun would be worth alot.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I attempted a sirch but "hi" doesn't work and "point" returns many, many posts.

I'm not really finding any bargains on gunbroker.com... sign of the times?
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problem with gunbroker and hi point is you can buy them locally and take it home for same price or cheaper by the time you pay shipping and ffl fees. this is not always the case. the c9 can be had around here for 120-150 new!
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I have heard reports of poor reliability and they are akward to shoot. Please save your money and buy a quality firearm, unless you just want a plinker and never will trust it to defend you or your family.
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I have heard reports of poor reliability and they are akward to shoot. Please save your money and buy a quality firearm, unless you just want a plinker and never will trust it to defend you or your family.
On the contrary - I have always heard their reliability is just fine - probably more than other far more expensive guns as far as people reporting that they go boom every time you want it to.

And I never had any problems out of mine - function was flawless every shot, and accuracy was fine too.

But it was just HEAVY as HELL and after just a few shots, you were tired of holding the thing up in the air
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go to www.hi-pointfirearmsforum.com to find out how well they do from actual owners and users. SRBEN on that site has a glock and he chooses to carry his C9 as his CCW gun. There are people that had problems with them mainly because of mag lip issues or a feed ramp that needed polished, or THEY DIDNT KNOW HOW TO HOLD IT, if you limp wrist them they jam often due to the fact that THEY ARE BLOW BACK ONLY DESIGN, and they are heavy but not as bad as people make them out to be. the weight helps control recoil, and I would have any problems running through 100rnds at a time if I had enough mags to do so without a break to reload. I have had the 380 and currently have the 9mm.
The bad guys dont care about your 1k+ Kimber all tricked out and shiny or what your gun looks like when they are raping your wife or stealing your kids or money so get over the "they're ugly", they go boom boom when needed.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I use my .45 as a car gun. I have put about 300 rounds through the thing with no probs. It's ugly, clanky and cheap as hell. I am thinking it's like the moped of guns. It's fun to shoot but you don't want anybody to see you doing it..............
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I am near 1000 rounds through a C9. Good tackle box gun.
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one of the boys at the Columbine massacre had a Hi-Point 9mm carbine. They are cheap and clunky, but unfortunately function reliably.


For cheap, I actually like the InterTec brand. The Cat9 and Cat45 are actually pretty well balanced and shoot well in my experience. I also like the "V" sight down the length of the slide.
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what the heck is InterTech??
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what the heck is InterTech??
IntrATec

Sorry, had to double check that one. I own a couple but have not seen them in a decade at least.
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