Hi point weapons?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by bang250, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. bang250

    bang250 New Member

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    Jan 10, 2005
    East central Illinois
    What is y'alls take on hi point? Are they average, below average ect...

    I was considering a .45 but wanted some input. Wouldn't be something that I would shoot very often if that matters.
     
  2. fishermanben

    fishermanben New Member

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    Jan 7, 2005
    Bang, as long as you don't plan on competing with it, or having to shoot someone with it, they will make a cheap plinker.

    Ben
     

  3. Mr. Blasty

    Mr. Blasty New Member

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    Jan 11, 2005
    Crapifornia
    You get what you pay for.
     
  4. BobbyWins

    BobbyWins New Member

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    May 19, 2004
    Central Texas
    I got a carbine for $100 at a pawn shop.Never expected it to compete w/my Brownings,Rugers,Remingtons,etc.But for keepin' behind the seat and not carrin' what it looks like,it's fine,and once I figured out which ammo it likes the best,it goes "BANG" every time.I can't complain.Not sure I'd want to carry onto the battle field though.

    BW
     
  5. ruger270man

    ruger270man New Member

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    May 16, 2004
    Erie, PA
    Guns and weapons for L.E. gave a good review of their carbine, I think it was the .40 S&W model
     
  6. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    i got troy 1 for christmas. he said it was not as accurate as shooting the revolver he got me (taurus .357 mag w/ 38s), but he also said that the fit wasnt quite right w/ his hand.
     
  7. punchie

    punchie Member

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    Apr 27, 2004
    Chesterfield, VA
    MKS is noted for having an excellent Customer Service Depatment. Unfortunately, they are probably the most overworked. Hi-point firearms show the difference between "cheap" and inexpensive with them being "cheap". The quality of the materials used and the degree of worksmanship is cheap where inexpensive guns like the Makarov or CZ52 have quality materials and worksmansip and are a great bargin.
     
  8. MVP

    MVP New Member

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    Jan 11, 2005
    Washington State
    In my experiences with the few highpoints I have seen and firearms in general, I would save a few more dollars and buy something with a little more quality.
    Or at the least, like chorkie said, Buy a quality surplus handgun at about the same price as the Hipoints are running.
     
  9. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    Virginia

    Those idiots would give a potato gun a good review and make a case for having one in every patrol car in Idaho.....

    Hi-point is cheap crap.


    IMHO
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  10. geezler

    geezler New Member

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    Jan 7, 2005
    My wife has a Hi-Point in 9MM carbine. When she got it the trigger was scratchy and heavy. A little lapping compound and some spring work made it into a nice plinker.
     
  11. HiPressure

    HiPressure New Member

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    Jan 25, 2005
    98% junk. Some that I have seen are reliable with FMJ ammo and will actually allow you to print a "group" at 25 yards, but with any good HP ammo will choke. Thanks, my Win 94 Trapper in 45 Colt will let me shoot decent groups at 100 yards and will even feed LSWC's (not to mention 300gr JSP's at some really extreme velocities), my Mini-14 will take care of the semi-auto urge, and for $400 bucks or so I can buy a decent bolt-gun for longer ranges.
    As for their handgun's, run, don't walk, to the nearest store that sells used quality revolvers. You'll have something more reliable and will be able to use decent (self-defence) loads when you need them.
    Just my 2 cents,
    HP
     
  12. Buford Allen

    Buford Allen New Member

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    Apr 12, 2004
    Vernon, TX
    It seems as though this subject is met with a lot of opinion; like something else, we all have one. Here is mine. I have the carbine and pistol both in .40S&W and both have performed and functioned very well. My carbine is equipped with a Tasco 3-9x40 scope (which is a little overkill), but it is fun to shoot. It's true, you get what you pay for and the workmanship isn't the greatest, but for recreational shooting and varmint hunting mine have performed very well. I also believe that Hi-Point wouldn't put something on the market to sell to the public with a lifetime warranty if they expected a lot of them to be returned for repair. They are not for soldiers or police but they make fine weapons for anyone on a tight budget. My .02 :cool:
     
  13. lslubecki

    lslubecki New Member

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    Mar 15, 2005
    A friend and I recently purchased 2-9mm a 40 cal and a 45acp from a hi point dealer. We both shot about 125 rounds of reloaded 125 gr rn lead loaded at 4.4 gn of bulls eye. About three times each the reciever didnt go all the way back and then forward to chamber the next round. We both felt that a little more powder would eliminate this problem. We will reload more and let you know. I've read that after 125-250 rounds the clip is broken in and all chambering issues will go away. No problems with the 40 and we haven't shot the 45 yet. Yes these are cheap guns. I would rather have a cheap gun than no gun at all. Just shoot it often and get a feel for it then decide for yourself. For a hundred bucks its a fun plinker.

    Steve
     
  14. OlcDog

    OlcDog New Member

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    Mar 21, 2005
    The manager at my range told me he would order a Hi-Point carbine, but would NEVER sell one of their hand guns.... I bought a Rugar Carbine instead, love it...
     
  15. cravnsn

    cravnsn New Member

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    Mar 28, 2005
    Here are my experiences with both the 9mm and .40 carbines from Hi Point.

    I first purchased the 9 at a gun show. I had read up on the gun from various on line forums and reviews, and it sounded like a decent buy for $175. Got a 25 round box of Wolf 115g FMJ to start with. I experienced jams right away, and thought it was due to the ammo. Next, I tried Winchester 115g FMJ and Remington 124g Golden Saber HP’s. Same problem. I experienced at least 1, and sometimes as many as 3 jams per magazine. My previous experience with auto loaders was a Browning Buckmark .22 pistol and a Remington 597 .22 rifle. Both guns gave me headaches with jamming also. I just thought it was the nature of the beast, until I called the dealer I had purchased the Hi Point from, and he assured me that should not be the case with this gun. So, I sent it in for service. I sent a detailed letter explaining the problems I had, and included pictures of a round jammed in the gun. The guy at the factory said the have a return rate of 2%. He told me what the found was wrong, replaced the bolt, slide, spring…pretty much everything except the trigger & barrel. He also said they put 150 rounds through it without further incident. When I got it back (2 weeks total turn around) I put 100 rounds through it without any problems. To me, that’s great service.

    While the 9 was out being serviced, I did some reading on the differences between 9mm and .40cal rounds, and decided I wanted the better stopping power the .40 had to offer. The gun was cheap enough, so I picked one up. The .40 with 500 rounds of Winchester 165g FMJ, Win. 155 Silver Tip, Federal HP, Win. 180g FMJ – everything I have fed it has chambered, fired and ejected without incident. Accuracy is good (will be better once I overcome my natural tendency to flinch) and both guns are a lot of fun to shoot. I have laser sights on both, a 4x scope on the 9 and a 2.5x on the .40.

    They are a little finicky out of the box, but with some tweaking, they are as reliable as anything else out there. On a recent trip to the local indoor range, I was seated next to a guy from the Army. He was shooting a .30-06 and came over to see what I had (the .40 at the time) he asked how much I paid, and I said two. “Two grand huh” and I said “No, 200” He was surprised. Once I had my scope sighted in, I showed him my grouping at 50 yards, and he was really impressed.
    With decent arms, low price and great customer service, I will be a Hi Point customer for a long time.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2005
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