Hi Point vs. 1911

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by hogger129, Oct 10, 2010.

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  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    One of my friends I shoot with has another friend who has a Hi Point .45 that he says shoots as well as my Loaded Springfield.

    In what ways, other than price and warranty, is a Hi Point as good as a Loaded Springfield?
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Are we on Candid Camera ? This has to be a joke or drug testing is in order.

  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I just have a friend of a friend who thinks his Hi Point .45 can outshoot my Loaded Springfield. I told him to join me on the range, but he refuses.
  4. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    maybe his hi point can outshoot your 1911. but a hi point will not outlast a 1911
  5. i think the possibility of the hi-point out shooting a 1911 platform has as much chance as a fart in a windstorm.however i am proud that your friend is happy with what he has.i think any handgunner that shoots enough with one gun will make up some of its failings simply by being consistant.i am sure that if he is given a quality pistol such as the 1911 to shoot,he will not shoot it as well at first as his own gun. old semperfi
  6. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010

    Proof is in the puddin'

    I have seen Hi points shoot very well though. I bet a Hi point in a good shooters hands will out shoot any 1911 in a poor shooters hands. FWIW most hipoints do have good triggers. My brother has had a 9mm Hi point since 1993 and it is still shooting very good.

    It might be possible, but not probable, I mean after all I have seen Glocks out shoot 1911s :p, but thats only because I was shooting the Glock.. Oh man I am just full of it tonight lol......
  7. DogRanger

    DogRanger New Member

    Sep 4, 2008
    Now thats funny....:D
  8. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Does your friend smoke crack? When he means out shoot does he mean out last or more accurate?
    I don't dog the Hi Points like some but has he even considered the Harley over a bad piece of land trigger pull that the Hi Point has?
    If he's comparing a 1911 to a Hi Point then either your Springfield is a real dog or he smokes something illegal. I smell smoke;)
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I think he likes the smell of spraypaint and has prolly only ever owned a hi-point. Hi-point pistols go boom and thats about it... Their carbines are as accurate as a good quality pistol and their pistols are well, doin good to hit hi center chest at 10 feet. What a joker...
  10. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    I have a Hi-Point 9mm AND a 1911, the biggest difference is I wouldn't cry if I dropped my Hi-Point.
  11. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    Yep, and he huffed a bit too much of that painted gun.......
  12. JetGirl

    JetGirl Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    All I can say is that Monday a Hi-Point came in as a transfer and when we took it out of the box to log it in, it rattled. Not just something loose inside...LOTS of somethings loose inside! If there was a part that was supposed to be tight, the wiggles said otherwise.
    Guy came in to pick it up...THOROUGHLY happy with it for the price; wiggles, rattles, and all.
    I can only imagine how it was gonna shoot...I'm glad I don't have to find out.
  13. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    plus they are like 3 feet in diameter and not a very comfortable grip. feels like holding the wrong end of a baseball bat...
  14. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    I think too many people look at the slides of pistols when they think about what holidng them would be like. They look at Glock slides and say they feel like blocks:confused:. The grip on hipoints is actualy pretty darn comfy and far from the feel of the bell of a bat..

    Just my take.
  15. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    you always make me laugh
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