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    Hi Point Arms/ Summer carry

    Anyone carry a Hi Point daily? I stumbled over these and was surprised by the price:

    380. $140
    9mm $165

    I was basically looking for an extremely light gun, compared with a price tag of 400 bucks or less. I looked at the Kahr 9mm but that was whopping $700

    Anyone that has any good suggestion for an extremely light firearm, preferably of 25oz or less?! Weight is the most important thing!

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    Stay clear of Hi Point, you get what you pay for. In this case a steaming pile of excrement.

    Look used or check out Kel Tek, plenty of their offerings are less than $400 and they're not that bad.

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    OK...you stumbled over them....now get up and run away from them and start looking in any other direction.

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    Use the search feature...youwill find all you need to about hi points..and then some.
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    Ignoring their well documented about the net cheapness, I just cannot stand to look at them, I mean they take the phrase ugly to a whole new world. I'm no gun snob either, but even if they were the most reliable thing on the planet I don't think I could bring myself to buy one.

    No offense to anyone who has one as a range toy or something.

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    Oh boy.

    They are cheap for a reason...they are CHEAP JUNK!

    If you are on a budget, look at a Bersa, they are 1000x better and you'll find lots of Bersa fans here.
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    There are much less expensive boat anchors out there google cheap boat anchors for the money you cant beat the Kel-tec PF-9...YouTube - Kel-Tec PF-9: Shooting Impressions
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    Light weight? Have you ever hefted a C9? How they got a polymer frame that carries only 8 rounds to weigh in at 30ozs empty is a feat in itself. Of course, it's good that it has that weight, because you'll likely be using it as a club in a self defense situation .

    If you're looking for less than $400 and lightweight 9mm, I'd be all over the Kel-tec PF9.

    Of course, I'd be completely irresponsible not to recommend spending $100 more and getting a G19 or G26 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olsen View Post
    Anyone carry a Hi Point daily?

    I was basically looking for an extremely light gun, compared with a price tag of 400 bucks or less.

    Anyone that has any good suggestion for an extremely light firearm, preferably of 25oz or less?! Weight is the most important thing!

    Thanks.
    Hi-Point are not light, with that huge cast pot-metal slide.

    I'd suggest:
    Bersa .380
    Kel-Tec P-32 or P3AT
    Ruger LCP .380
    Used Kahr PM9
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    Not going to pick on Hi point quality, you can find plenty of people willing to do that. But I will say, on the whole, Hi POints are very heavy for their caliber. I had a HP 380, it was huge and very heavy. Nearly twice as big as a P3AT, and probably 3x heavier. Terrible carry gun. Too big. Too heavy.

    For summer carry there are lots of decent inexpensive weapons, the kel tec P11, p3AT, PF9, the P3AT clones, and more.

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    Your life might depend on it. You don't want to cheap out on something that important. And you really don't want to have a buyer's remorse. I'll admit I've never bought or shot a Hi Point, but it's because no gun shop around has any. I've never seen anyone own one. I can't recall seeing any at gun shows.

    Like others have said, do a little search, and you'll spend the extra bucks on something lighter and more reliable.

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    If it's all you can afford, shop around for a used Ruger. HiPoints are really basic cheap junk.
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    There sure are a lot of hi point people out there. I would ....never mind.

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    More comments about Hi-Point Firearms

    "Just want to say I own the 9mm and 45. I am a retired Police Chief and know my guns. The 9mm C-9 is now my CCW gun in a Houston holster. The 45 is my night stand gun."
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    Kahr CW9 or CW40, either can be had for around $400.00. Keltec PF9s or P11s are selling for around $325.00.
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