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Old 09-09-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Hi Point 9mm pistol

Any one out there have a hi point 9mm pistol?I see mostly good stuff on them.Im thinking of getting one.Already have the carbine and love it.Please dont respond just to trash them unless you actually had bad experiances yourself.I know they are reliable,american made and life time warrentied.Im curious to here from actual owners about the truth of reliability and accuracy.Im not great shot with handguns so mostly for plinking along side my carbine.I dont want the 40 or 45.if i were to get either it would be a 45 in a 1911 configuration.Thanks in advance
 
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:58 AM   #2
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i am also looking hi point 9mm pistol?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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You may be barking up the wrong tree here, boys. You have chosen one of the most finicky groups on the interweb to ask this of. Gunsmiths as a rule are "Gunsnobs". I speak for myself here, but won't deny it. There are certain guns that you can "Get by" with. I tend not to go for them. I don't want to put my life, or even a match score on the line with any equipment that I see as subpar. That's a big commitment, and one I don't take lightly. As an FFL, I wouldn't recommend them. I find 'em to be terrible, ergonomically. As far as reliability goes, I'm truly not sure. I have known one person that owned one, and had NO issues. They were not a volume shooter. They used factory ammo that was NOT +P ammo, and always FMJ for affordability. I've known one other person that had a carbine from them. That gun was also reliable, but not put through the wringer like most of my guns are. Same deal. Factory ammo, nothing too hot. Both guns were in 9mm, if that matters to you, I'm not sure. Neither were terribly accurate, but that's subjective too. What are you going to be using them for? A carbine that shoots 10in at 100yds is okay for some, but will get you nowhere if you're competing with it. Have you had a chance to handle them or any other pistols you are considering? I'd definitely recommend you at least handle/shoot them a little before you drop your hard earned $ on one. $175 aint a lot, I know. Still, I can't help but think that I'd rather save up another $200 and drop it on a RIA 1911 or a pre-owned pistol of a higher quality. That's if I were counting on 1 gun. I have dropped a $125 on a Jimenez Arms .22. My buds thought I was losing my mind. That gun has eaten every round I fed it, and never gave me an issue. If you look that gun up, you may think I'm nuts by saying one thing and doing another. You may be right. Some say a "Pot metal" gun aint worth a lick. Like I said, I've had plenty fun popping rocks, cans and all types of stuff out in the woods with it. It's a .22 and cheap to shoot. I dont carry it for defense. I wouldn't either. That's because it's a 22. They make larger caliber guns, but I have little experience with them either.

What are you doing with the gun?
 
 
Old 09-19-2011, 12:07 AM   #4
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If you can shoot one before you buy, preferably in comparison w/shooting other make(s) at the same rental range, I think you'd profit by the experience, even if the price of renting, etc. seemed high at the time.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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Just plinking for the most part with it.i already have the carbine and love it.It is more reliable than my marlin camp9(which BTW love that gun too so not bashing it.)And one of the most important things in this economy is it is american made and life time warranty on the gun.People say they are ugly.Well my ruger p95 looks alot better but(know im gonna get bashed for this) I think hi point look about the same as a glock.Ive seen "proper" reviews on both hi point carbines and handguns and to be honest most of the pros have very little bad to say about them.
Also wont buy any more preowned.Bought a savage striker from cabelas years ago.Well cabelas gunsmiths didnt check it out good.It is waiting to go to the gunsmith.It occasionally goes of when chambering a round,not good for a large caliber hunting pistol ,nor any gun for that matter.
Very unlikely that i would carry the hi point concealed.I have a ruger and makarov that i trust more(dont trust internal hammers with one in the chamber) and a ruger blackhawk in 41 mag for when running around the woods.
Thanks for taking the time to answer though.i appreciate it.Gunshow coming up this weekend so may be a moot point if i find something else.lol
 
Old 09-20-2011, 02:58 AM   #6
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If I could throw an opinion out:

When I go shopping for a car, I also look in the repair bay to see if the same model makes a lot of appearances in there.

When shopping for a handgun, which has the most accessories available. I check at a range and see what is available to rent and what others are shooting.

A range will only have sturdy, dependable handguns to rent that have proven to take the abuse (and this includes accessories like mags). I would not rent out a handgun if I have to buy or fix it continuously.

How many Hi-Points have you seen in competition? How many ranges offer it to rent? How many have you seen on the range on a normal shooting day? Can you go to the (insert a chain sports store here) and get mags for the Hi-Point?

Those are the things I look for.
 
Old 09-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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Hi points have a lifetime no questions asked warranty and even with that are one of the least returned of all guns.They have free shipping also so magazines and other accesseries are easy to get.Just ordered some for my carbine thursday and they will be here tomorrow.i spent $17 per magazine.Cabelas sells them but for $25. Almost every professional gun critic ive seen has nothing but praise for it.They all say they go off every time.Ive only seen 3 "bad "things about them.Low magazine capacity,alittle on the big side to carry and they are "ugly".Personally i think they look very similar to glocks for about 1/4 the price.Their are also police departments that use them.Admittedly not alot but if you look you will find them. And the #1 thing is they are 100% american made.Funny how everyone complains when they lose their job to over seas competition but have no issues giving money to a foreign gun manufacterer.
 
Old 09-20-2011, 02:02 PM   #8
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I have a couple of firearms from overseas, but most of mine were made here.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 11:37 AM   #9
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Go to u tube NUTNFANCY does a review on a C9 hi point . I have never owned ,but bought my dad one , and it has always worked and never failed him. Personally i am a glock man and 1911,but inexpensive guns are nice options.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 01:18 PM   #10
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Thx kimber.Ill have to check it out.Thinking of a 1911 also.Local gunshop has citadel's on sale for $450.They any good and is that a good price?
 
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