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    Looking for a new Pistol

    I have recently been looking at a Hi Point 40SW. I was wondering if anyone out there has any knowledge as to the reliability of it. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Unless you are absolutely strapped for cash and can't even afford a good used 'name' gun, I suppose Hi Point is OK. Far better stuff out there, though
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    I'd look at the used market before I purchased a Hi Point. There are much better quality police trade in's that have been carried a lot and shot very little that will offer you better performance and value.
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    Speaking from experience, I can't say enough bad things. I would recommend at any other brand over that.
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    I'd buy a Taurus before I'd buy a Hi Point. please, consider something with some good reputation behind it. I don't know what a Hi Point Piece of cra- er, gun is selling for these days but, you can buy a Ruger SR9 for about $400, a Ruger P95 for about $320 and there are a tone of others out there that are good quality guns. Hi Point is NOT a good quality gun. Don't waste your money on them.

    The two Ruger prices I got in less than a minute buy going to to GunBroker and doing a quick search for each.
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    The Bersa is a good, reliable and inexpensive gun. Take a look at one--- it's worth your time.
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    If I had to choose between a Hi Point and a hammer... I'd pick the hammer
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    In the ~$200 range, you might consider a CZ-82 (9x18mm). I friend of mine has a high point, and though I've only dry fired it, I can say with absolute certainty that it is a crude pistol.

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    for not a lot more money you can get either the Keltec P11 10+1 9mm or the Keltec PF-9 9mm. I carry both, and they are a good little pistols for the price. Totally reliable after the break in period, and now I'll sound like a gun magazine writer: " I would trust my life with either."




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    If I couldn't afford anything else...I couldn't get past the UGLY to buy a High Point!!!
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    In this case the statement " You Get What YOU Pay For ", is true !!
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    I would look at Summit gun broker and see if I can get a police trade in Glock. It will be more reliable than a Hi-Point.

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    I actually used to own a Hi Point when I first got into guns and needed something cheap to try out and decide if this was something I wanted to get into more. Generally Hi Point gets a bad rap because they are ugly and cheap, but honestly, the one I had was pretty darn reliable. Of the folks here who are knocking them, I can guarantee you 99% of them have never held one, much less shot one. They're just regurgitating what they've read online and haven't formed an opinion for themselves from first hand experience.

    That being said, you're probably better off saving a little more money and getting a gun with better warranty and customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toorop View Post
    I would look at Summit gun broker and see if I can get a police trade in Glock. It will be more reliable than a Hi-Point.
    Summit has good prices, but the OP is from here in Ga. By the time he pays for the gun, shipping, FFL transfer fees and taxes, he could just about buy a new gun locally.

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    I guess it depends on what your looking for. If your looking for a good durable defensive weapon, keep looking. There are plenty of better choices than Hi Point.

    If your looking for a paperweight or a boat anchor, then the Hi Point is a good choice.
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