The Truth: Hi Point Firearms

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  • Yes they are fine as is

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  • No they are not acceptable

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  • yes but could use definite improvements

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  • No but with a few adjustments are a fit weapon

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    I have seen one, and it shot, so I'd say it was better than nothing.

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    The poll needed to be split into, rifles and handguns.
    Would most likely have voted yes for rifle.
    voted no, in the poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    The poll needed to be split into, rifles and handguns.
    Would most likely have voted yes for rifle.
    voted no, in the poll.
    Truth.

    I would never own one of the handguns.

    The carbines are neat, and fun. The stocks they come with are awful though.
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    I'd buy a used gun before I'd buy a new Hi Point. I do not consider a gun with so much pot metal acceptable for defending my life.
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    Folks seem to be happy with their carbine purchases. I know nothing about those and what they may or may not be constructed of so you'll notice that I have no opinion on the carbines. Because...I cannot have an educated opinion on one because I've never even seen one except in pictures.
    My gun shop does not stock anything Hi-Point.
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    Unless it was the ONLY WEAPON I could afford ,,,, it would not be my choice
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    American made.
    Lifetime warranty.
    Reliable.
    Ugly.
    Big.
    Heavy.
    Cheap.

    I had a .40sw pistol. it had a horrible trigger but went bang every time. The gun cost less that a good S&W revolver trigger job. I sold it and bought an M&P40c. I got most of my money back on the High Point.

    They're better than a rock or a sharp stick. I'd never carry one but as a bed side gun or a range toy, sure.

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    IMO, the handguns are crap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Folks seem to be happy with their carbine purchases. I know nothing about those and what they may or may not be constructed of so you'll notice that I have no opinion on the carbines. Because...I cannot have an educated opinion on one because I've never even seen one except in pictures.
    My gun shop does not stock anything Hi-Point.
    Well, the carbines are also constructed of pot metal. At least the outer shell of the carbine is. The barrel and other important parts are constructed of steel.

    How this mixture holds up long-term remains to be seen.
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    As the owner of two C9's, I've earned the right to say the handguns are UNACCEPTABLE.
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    Are you kidding? They are ghetto garbage, period. I used to work at a range, every saturday afteroon during a gunshow suckers who bought his junk would bring in ther new "prize" to try it out. They'd be out there for a bit then come dragging arse out asking "what's wrong with my new gun"? Pieces of potmetal were flying off of the slide and frame, I personally saw this on many occasions. Don' waste your time or money on trash, if your hind end means anything to you, but a quality firearm.

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    Given their price point, I don't even think that asking for alterations, tweaks or refinements is all that realistic, since probably about anything you put on a wish list would increase the price and then it really would be competing with "better" firearms.

    My carbine has mechanically performed without any functional problems at all. If my life depended on it, I wouldn't fear it not working.

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    I base my opinion on the High Point that i own... its a 45 ACP in OD Green. It has functioned flawlessly, love the contrasting adjustable sights, and it goes bang every time. I do not carry it do to its heavy weight, which is due to its overly large slide (needed for the blowback operation). I carry J frame Smiths, but leave the High point bedside, and do trust not only the gun, but how i shoot it also. I personnaly commend High Point for producing an inexpensive self defensive weapon platform that anyone can truly afford . Not every can spend a grand on a new H&K, or even $400 on a Ruger... but for roughly $150, you get a tool that CAN save your life. If YOU trust something that costs more, than do what you please, it does not matter to me... just please dont bash my opinion that i do trust it with my life. If i did not trust it, is would not be in my arsenal. Bunker
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    As I said , I haven't owned one of the pistols & know nothing about their reliability. However the slide on the pistols is not technically "potmetal" it's zamak 3. Zamak 3 is a zinc alloy but only where stress is low is zamac 3 used. All high stress areas are made of steel. The carbines have no zamak 3 & the upper is again, not pot metal it's sheet metal & their is no stress where the sheet metal is at.

    I would like to ask once again though if you have not personally used one please do not poll or reply to the thread.

    I have however handled the pistols (.45). It was clunky & ugly. This should not be construed to mean it is not a reliable weapon because I do not know.

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    Be that as it may, it doesn't take a metallurgist to know, after handling one of these carbines or pistols, that the metal used is not what could be called the best of quality. I say this after using my carbine for several years and loving what it is capable of. It's obvious that the materials used are the best they can get away with on the lowest of cost. Fortunately for the carbines, a significant amount of this cost savings can be attributed to the flimsy plastic stock rather than the actual mechanical guts of the weapon.

    I will refrain from further posts on this subject but I would not recommend a Hi-Point for carry or self defense purposes on the pistol platform. Check out the CZ-82 instead.
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