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    A local gun shop sales Hi-Point pistols for $149.00. Has anuone ever fired one or own one? I am not expecting a Kimber or Sig here, but is it an OK gun? They have them in 40, 380 45 and 9mm.
    ~Lyon~

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    Here is a link to the Mfg. page
    http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com/hand..._handguns.html
    ~Lyon~

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    • #3
      All I can give you is my opinion as an auto-afficionado.....NO!!!!

      IMHO, these guns are dangerously cheap....not just in price, but in materials...they are usually manufactured with cheap zinc barrels, and even cheaper interior parts...

      Most of their handguns fail, in one way or another, the first time out on the range...and their perfomance is, at best, hit-or-miss.

      Be afraid....be very afraid....:eek:
      "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

      "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
        All I can give you is my opinion as an auto-afficionado.....NO!!!!

        IMHO, these guns are dangerously cheap....not just in price, but in materials...they are usually manufactured with cheap zinc barrels, and even cheaper interior parts...

        Most of their handguns fail, in one way or another, the first time out on the range...and their perfomance is, at best, hit-or-miss.

        Be afraid....be very afraid....:eek:
        I've heard of Glocks blowing up but never a hi-point. People that own them say.. they are big, ugly, heavy, and people laugh at you,
        but they go bang when you pull the trigger, decent accuracy, and fairly dependable performance... if anything goes wrong they have a lifetime guarantee even if you are not the original owner.
        That's what I've heard from the owners.

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        • #5
          I have one in 40 caliber. Ive not had a problem. It can be used as a backup hammer.lol It is really heavy and bulcky and the trigger is abnoxious.I dont shoot it alot maybye 2 clips a year just to make sure it funtions. In all honesty I leave it in the truck at all times and if it gets stolen o well im out 129 bucks. (bought it 8 yrs ago). If it gets stolen I will get another one for the truck. IMHO thats about all the are good for.

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          • #6
            Good feed back on this!
            I was looking for a gun to do exactly that. Leave it in the truck and really not worry if it comes up missing.
            ~Lyon~

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
              All I can give you is my opinion as an auto-afficionado.....NO!!!!

              IMHO, these guns are dangerously cheap....not just in price, but in materials...they are usually manufactured with cheap zinc barrels, and even cheaper interior parts...

              Most of their handguns fail, in one way or another, the first time out on the range...and their perfomance is, at best, hit-or-miss.

              Be afraid....be very afraid....:eek:
              Gotta go with Saw on this one. I'm affraid of them myself. No way I would trust one. Besides, you'll shoot your eye out!;)
              The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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              • #8
                Originally posted by beebopcop View Post
                Gotta go with Saw on this one. I'm affraid of them myself. No way I would trust one. Besides, you'll shoot your eye out!;)
                I fired one a couple of times. They are to firearms what the Yugo was to the Automobile industry. The one I fired had fixed sights and at 15 yards shot 8 inches to the right and 3 inches low. It did function ok, but it felt like it was going to fly apart everytime I fired it. I think they are kind of hit or miss. If you get a good one, it is probably fine, if you get a bad one, well, they may nick name you lefty. Wear a Kevlar glove when firing it the first time.

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                • #9
                  I don't know anything about the handguns but these guys love the carbine.

                  http://carolinashootersforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=14345
                  Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" while picking up a big stick.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
                    A local gun shop sales Hi-Point pistols for $149.00. Has anuone ever fired one or own one? I am not expecting a Kimber or Sig here, but is it an OK gun? They have them in 40, 380 45 and 9mm.
                    I've fired them before and don't like them... I also had to help the kid who bought it (without letting me go to the gun shop with him... not that I'm a super gun guru or anything... but I have a few decades of experience and military training) take it apart to clean it... it was really something I personally would steer clear of.... just my opinion of course, but I like Springfield Armory, Kimbers and Colts... there are others but I like these... the one .45 that I have that breaks from the 1911 mold is an H&K USP45... it's good... but I'm not a fan of double action autos because of the loooooong trigger pull... again just my opinion.

                    Rick in NH

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                    • #11
                      I personally would save my money. I've fired one and it was junk... If you are looking for a dependable throwdown weapon, there are others fairly cheap and much better suited for emergency use and dependabillity. Just my 2cents though
                      Wolverines!!!:D

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                      • #12
                        I have also fired one b4... I didnt like it to much felt very unstable... plus it made alkind of noise when you shook it up and down... I guess if ur looking for a good throw away gun or you think it has a good risk of getting stolen it would be ok , you would just be taking a chance on accuracy or it might jam up or miss fire who knows?
                        proper preparedness prevents poor performance

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                        • #13
                          I have to agree with SAW as well. He hit it right on the nose. Bad Ju Ju! The gun is so bulky so as to compensate for poorer quality of materials/metalurgy. I would recommend a good used handgun if you are looking for something dependable and inexpensive.
                          Last edited by Bayou Blaster; 02-03-2009, 09:42 PM.

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                          • #14
                            I have a Hi-point 380! I have put about 100 rounds through it with no problems or jams! I've hit everything that shoot at. Nice tight group at twenty yards!
                            John 3:16 Joshua 24:15

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rednekdaddy View Post
                              I have a Hi-point 380! I have put about 100 rounds through it with no problems or jams! I've hit everything that shoot at. Nice tight group at twenty yards!
                              Good luck with the next 100......;)
                              "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                              "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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