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Guys,

 

Anyone use or own one of these?  I am looking at the .380 as the price is right and it looks and feels pretty nice.  Also, may look at a 9mm carbine in the future.  Thanks in advance

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They're cheap (and I don't mean priced low.)

 

They're ugly.

 

They're incapable of guilt-edge accuracy.

 

 

Having said that, they also have at least a decent reputation for going "BANG" whenever the trigger is pulled and I would much rather be found carrying a Hi-Point then to be unarmed. (Of course, I'm almost never unarmed so; carrying a Hi-Point probably isn't in my future - at least not anytime soon.)



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Try these sites

http://www.defensereview.com/modules.php?name=Reviews&ro p=showcontent&id=23

Search Hi Point here

http://www.packing.org/search/

I personally have not used them.

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I had one in .380 and it was fine for a plinker/knock around gun.  It was accurate enough for what I wanted.  I put about 200 round thru it and it never jammed or had any other problems.  I just sold it last month to a friend of mine's Dad.  The Dad had a hard on for a .380 and payed me $75 more than I paid for it.  I figure I can get another one anytime.

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Get a Bersa if your'e looking for an inexpensive and reliable .380. Hi-Point is an oxymoron.
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A lot of people associate cheap + ugly = crappy firearm. Are they cheap? yes. Are they ugly? yes. I have shot a couple and never experienced a problem, and they both(.380 and 9mm) exihibited pretty good accuracy. I have known a few people that have owned a Hi Point and had the same experience with them. You get a lot more gun than you pay for. I believe a lot of their parts are die cast, so I wouldn't think they would be a good high volume firearm but good for the money.
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I have two high point firearms.. I have the compact 9mm and the 45 acp..Both have been excellant and fire and handle very well.. I have contacted the factory a couple of time, and they have been more then satisfactory about answering my questions.. The 9mm I carry in a paddle holster and have had no problems
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I had the 9mm and loved it....

 

Unfortunately the robber a few years back loved it also....

 

 

 

 

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hey i have had the 45 and the 9mm both were heavy. but what a fun time,, for the price its unbeatabel, every time i hit the range someone always wants to see it and shoot it..
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I was at a Gun Show couple of weeks ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa and a dealer there was selling the .380 for $99.00.

I would have bought one right there but I'm not from Iowa.  Will have to find an FFL to ship it too for that price.  Would be a good gun for my kid.  I got him a .32 S & W Long at the Tulsa gun show last April, but the ammo isn't cheap like .380 is.

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My son just bought a 45 and it shoots pretty well and has no feed or jamming issues. A good starter pistol and a lot of bang for the buck. I enjoy shooting it and my only complaint would be a heavy trigger pull.

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Yes I have a 380 and a 9mm carbin there both great life time warrenty and made in USA both shoot very good and the carbin is very populer at the range every one loves to shoot it
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the 9mm carbin is great fun to  shoot, wouldn't mind get my hand on one.

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They are junk.  My buddy bought the 9 and twice the whole end of the slide blew apart while shooting it.  They have a lifetime guarantee........ see sig line.   
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i think for what you pay for jigh point you get a fun gun that is a blast to shoot the carbine is fantastic and everyone at the range always wants to give it a try,
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My buddy who owns a gunshop has had more trouble with Taurus stuff than Hi-Point...as far as how many he had to send back. 

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They do ok for a knock around/truck gun but I wouldnt trust my life to one
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ive owned a highpoint 40 and a 9mm and had no probs at all.that more than i can say about to 40cal milliem sry spelling.
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I have the 9mm carbine, it's a blast to shoot, really acurate with reloads, and I've shot about 8 hogs with it in the past 2 years.
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I have never owned a hi-point, but I have shot several of them.  They felt and shot OK, but dirtied quickly and failed OFTEN.  A .40 cal pistol I shot would only properly cycle one of the three types of ammo we tried through it.  The others went bang ... stovepipe ... tap ... rack .... bang ... stovepipe ... tap ... rack ... bang ... stovepipe ... etc.  I could see using one as a training tool for introducing someone to shooting, but I would only trust my life to one if the alternative was being unarmed.  Reliability is paramount in life-saving gear ... period.
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i have one in 9mm no jamming problems it always goes bang i wounld use to carry but to shoot at bowling pins not a big deal
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I had the rifle/carbine in 9mm.  Very picky with ammo and very apt to break. Sent it back to HI-Point no three different times.  Each time they repaired/replaced it and sent it back with a crap load of mags for it amd my trouble.  When I sold it to a buddy I had over twenty mags.  The only time it would run good was with good ammo. Didn't seem to like value pack ammo or cheaper stuff.  I think with HI-Point it is completely luck of the draw.  Some friends have theres that they bought at the same time as mine and one has never been cleaned and still shoots whatever crap you put in it.
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yes i think your on to something, seens hit or miss, with high point my 9mm carbine is great no problems but my 40 cal chokes on any ammo i run in it,
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