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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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I know this is a touchy subject as most people HATE high point firearms. Just wondering if anyone out there owns one and has any good or bad stories about them. Thanks
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I have never shot one.

When I was in the market for a .45acp I went to the gun shop and handled each .45 they had. It didn't matter if it was in my price range or not. I just wanted to get a feel for the various grips.

I did hold the Hi-Point for about 15 seconds. It felt like a brick in my hand. Very very top heavy and bulky. It felt crude.

This is only my opinion. I've never shot one so I don't know how well it functions. All I know is that I didn't like the feel of it.
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I own the C-9 9MM. While all Hi-Points are not the best looking pistols on the market, I can say that it is a very effective little handgun for the amount of money they cost. Fairly accurate and the recoil isnt that bad. I CCW mine and I use a Clip Draw and a Strong Side appendix carry. I would suggest for those of us on a budget that it is an effective handgun. I like mine so much I am going to be getting my wife one once I get her a concealed carry permit.
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I fall into the category of those who like the carbine, but not the handguns.
Perhaps it's because the carbine only has a few others to compete with and the Hi-Point does what I want it to do(plinking)for a LOT less money.

When it comes to handguns, mine are there to protect me and my family. I won't accept a crudely manufactured weapon to fill that role. Most who argue for them point to the fact that they are affordable and that fact can't be argued, but I don't make that much money and MY choice was to slowly save until I had the funds to purchase what I truly wanted. However, if I felt my life were in danger, and didn't have time to "save up", I would choose a Hi-Point over a phone call to 911 any day of the week.

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I was going to buy a Hi-Point in either 9mm or .40 S&W. I actually went to my local gun shop (Duke's in New Castle) looking for one. They were sold out. I then continued looking and found a Ruger P95 in 9mm... The price for the Hi-Point was $169, and the price for the Ruger was $289. I wanted a new gun (had been 2 years, long time to go without buying myself a new toy) and didn't want to wait a week. The Ruger was slightly used but clean and functioned flawlessly and was already broken in, a BIG selling point when you have a budget. With a box of target ammo it was $325 out the door. Mind you, I saved up for months, but it was worth it and I'll never look back. And unlike some, I liked the way the Hi-Point felt. At 6' tall and 300 pounds, I like a heavy gun with large grips... If that is all you can afford, then buy it. My first gun was a Taurus .25acp that I bought for 50 bucks after I traded in my Mossberg 12ga. lol
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And unlike some, I liked the way the Hi-Point felt. At 6' tall and 300 pounds, I like a heavy gun with large grips...

Im also 6 feet tall at 300lbs. I think the high point feels good.
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Im also 6 feet tall at 300lbs. I think the high point feels good.
5'8" 155 lbs lol and I like how it feels, getting the 10 shot mags for the grip extension though.
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My only experience with High-Point is in handling their 9mm Carbine. To be honest it felt cheap. (Well it is cheap so i guess thats not much of a negative) Originally i wanted to get one for plinking, but after handling it I changed my mind. (Instead I am going to save for a MP5 and do the whole NFA thing to boot...)
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Rather than a remark a question and it only pertains if you plan on having this gun in the case of defense, not for sporting, or playing at the range.

I see it like this, Would you trust in your vehicle, a pair of cheap brakes or a mid line or top line set of brakes?

A mid line priced pistol, hecks even a used pistol would be good, you can get used pistols for around 100 dollars, in .380, mainly makarovs i've seen but still, a .380 with JHP would be good for defense.

You dont always have to go with the biggest caliber out there, for example, I want to get a desert eagle and an XD-45 for my collection, but I dont have the cash right now, and dont know about them for carry weapons because of the recoil. I carry and will be CCWing as soon as my permit gets to me again, with my S&W Sigma it shoots a .40 s&w not the biggest shot out there, but still powerful, and with the lower recoil than I experienced with the XD-45 I got to try out, I know I can place more bullets at in the proper position. I paid 260 which was the gun, a 10rd mag, a 14rd mag, and the case, as well as 1 year of any smithing work I need for free.

It all depends what you want it for, if you just want a gun for example to just hang out and shoot at the club/range with your buddies, then go for it. If you want it for defense, what's your life worth?
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I'm going to refrain from turning this thread into a pissing match over the quality of Hi-Point firearms. Just because the weapon doesnt cost 500 dollars brand new, doesn't mean it still isn't a quality weapon. And by no means am I a Hi-Point apologist, but for those of us on a budget that want or need a weapon now and not 6 months from now, this is the perfect solution. I haven't had a mechanical failure to date with my hi-point. It is accurate as most other mid level handguns and the recoil isn't that bad.

The price of the tool isnt going to save my life in a gunfight, but skill in using said tool will.


-Edit: If I had the money for a Glock or a Sig when I purchased my Hi-Point, I probably would have botten one, not because of the reasons that everyone says to buy one though, quality, but because the reason most other people buy them, the name.
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