Hi Point vs. 1911

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  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    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

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    Are we on Candid Camera ? This has to be a joke or drug testing is in order.
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    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.
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    maybe his hi point can outshoot your 1911. but a hi point will not outlast a 1911
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    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
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    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......
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    Now thats funny....:D
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    Ummmmm:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    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;)
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    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...
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    I have a Hi-Point 9mm AND a 1911, the biggest difference is I wouldn't cry if I dropped my Hi-Point.
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    Yep, and he huffed a bit too much of that painted gun.......
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    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.
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    plus they are like 3 feet in diameter and not a very comfortable grip. feels like holding the wrong end of a baseball bat...
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    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.
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    you always make me laugh
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    I have three 1911 model pistols. I have never held let alone shot a Hi-Point pistol. A lot of people swear by the Hi-Points. I know how well my 1911 pistols shoot but I honestly can not say just how well a Hi-Point shoots so the thread is a non-issue as far as I am concerned.
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    its like saying a pinto will out perform a ferrari. while the pinto is adequate, it is not on the same level. but in bracket racing a good driver in a pinto could beat a bad driver in a ferrari
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    I do not own one either, but my brother has had one since 1993 and I have shot it alot. All original parts and he shoots it often. It shoots good. It feels good. It is accurate. It also has a better trigger than you would think. Infact you will need to pay more than the gun cost to get a trigger job on a cheap 1911 to get it to feel as good as the one on my brothers.

    It is clunky and chunky. Ugly as sin. It also is a shooter. Not Les Baer accuray, but it rivals these cheap 1911 wannabe clones. It is also MORE reliable than 90% of some of these guns that look alot like 1911s, but are far from it. He got rid of a 1911 he had in 9mm and kept the Hipoint. It was also around before I got my only two 1911s I had, he still has it.

    It might be junk, ugly, cluncky, chubby, whatever you want to call it. the gun shoots folks.......
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    The Hi Point will out preform the Springfield if you are out of ammo. It weighs more.
  20. bigd1590

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    i own 4 1911's a rem 1911 that was bought and put in a gun safe since the 60's a colt and two AMT's i also own hi points i won't say that the hi points are the best but i can do a 3inch group with all my hi points at 20-25 yrds my 1911's may get half that but my hi points all shoot great for the money but over all these guns give me my EAA witness and i am happy with my 10rnders and two 14 rnders i have for my EAA witness's in 45acp
    honesty what i think is funny is most of you look at the name on the side of the gun you don't test it my hi points have withstood bein shot in a sand storm here in nv, very few pistols have been 100% in that test even my colt wasn't my amt's on the other hand have been 100% too untill recently. it isn't about the name on the side of the gun its all about how that gun performs there are lemmons in the gun world i won't lie but out of my hi point 45's 40 and 9mm all have funktioned flawlessly after polishing the feed ramp. but here is the funny thing how can you compair two gunsd that arn't even ment for the same thing the 1911 is tried and true all metal then the hi point is like a cheap glock when u look at it from where i sit i still think my glock and hi points are alot a like while still so different. just my 0.02$
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