highpoint 9mm how good, or bad?

highpoint 9mm how good, or bad?

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    highpoint 9mm how good, or bad?

    A co worker was showing me ABLE AMMO's web site with highpoint 9mm pistols for very low price.
    Does anyone have any REAL experience with them?


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    Last edited by Captain Crunch; February 27th, 2009 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Beefy beat me to it, but I did find one more.


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    You should also know that the slides are not made of Steel.
    The slides are cast Zinc Die Cast also know as "pot metal" that is why they need to be so bulky and that is why they need to be so top heavy and feel so clunky. That is because what they lack in strength they make up for in bulk and mass.

    I don't know if that makes any difference to you at all.

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    If you want a quality, reliable low cost gun, I suggest a Bersa 380 or 9mm.
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    I had one for a short time. I was impressed with it for the money, and until I was able to get something more quality, used to for home defense. I would own another, but on a budget, you do what you gotta do.
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    ditto on the Bersa s, I own 2 of them, very under rated guns, I also own a Hi Point 45,It shoots as good as any thing but like they said it is real big and real Heavy,but as far as any problems with it it has been trouble free,and eats whatever I feed it.
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    Your money will be better spent on a good used handgun. Hi Point is certainly at the low end of manufacturers. Some people like them because they are inexpensive and do work, but that being said they handle and look like a blow dryer and are made with pot metal parts.

    I personally would not own one, but I guess they fill a nitch for those who need a gun and don't have the money to purchase a more quality unit.
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    I have owned one. Sure it went bang every time, and cost less the $150. But, it feels horrible in your hand, and the weight is just silly. Mine fired every time, which does not seem to be the norm. You can get into much better pistols for just alittle bit more money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You should also know that the slides are not made of Steel.
    The slides are cast Zinc Die Cast also know as "pot metal" that is why they need to be so bulky and that is why they need to be so top heavy and feel so clunky. That is because what they lack in strength they make up for in bulk and mass.
    The size and weight of the slide has a lot to do with the fact that they are a "blow-back" design and not a cam locking design.

    I have one. It works, and I sometimes use it for a target gun. Would I use it as my self-defense gun? Not me. However, for those who cannot afford anything else, it is better than nothing. Fine tuning of the magazines is required to eliminate jamming problems.

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    Here we go again... LOL

    If you want it to plink then go ahead and buy it. It will go bang every time you pull the trigger and eat any ammo you put in it.

    I had 2 of them. I sold one and gave one to my brother in law. He loves it. He threw 200 rounds through it this weekend when we were shooting and he had no problems at all. I never had any problems with either of them.

    That said... I wouldnt carry one around as my EDC. Maybe one to throw in the cars console.

    Im sure there will be plenty on here to tell you how junky they are.
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    On the plus side, if you run out of ammo, they make a pretty good club. A used revolver might be a better option, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    If you want a quality, reliable low cost gun, I suggest a Bersa 380 or 9mm.
    THIS x1000

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    The price says everything. If that's all the bucks you have, consider a used Ruger or something else.
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    For the money..I would add just a little more to that and
    get the Bersa .380 or even a Kel Tec. You can get a Rossi
    38 special +p for that price too. Many options out there.

    Here's pics of the Rossi's

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...n-owner-4.html

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