Maybe going back to a Hi Point...BUT....

Maybe going back to a Hi Point...BUT....

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    Maybe going back to a Hi Point...BUT....

    So money is tight, saving is not easy for a single parent in this economy. As posted earlier, I had to sell my M&P when I was off work due to an injury and we had to choose to pay bills, buy food or have a gun, so it served its purpose well and we "survived the encounter".

    Well, not having a weapon has been something on my mind daily, and not something I really like. I really want a revolver due to the injury I had, my arm is now weak and it is hard to rack the slide on anything, but the Hi Point maybe the only thing I can afford to get.

    I have thought about putting a revolver in lay-a-way but I really would like to have something when I make a trip to West Memphis next month, and if so, it is my only option.

    I have looked for a revolver or used Kel Tec or something, but not had any luck in finding anything affordable for my budget. but that is life.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
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    Carry gun or house gun?
    The hi points go BANG reliably, so I would have no problem as a house gun, but they really don't conceal or carry well, but if they work for you given that, great.
    Given your injury though, I do think you should consider the revolver layaway.

    FWIW, I am in a similar financial situation, so I know how you feel. I sold all my guns except a CZ82 for me to carry (no resale value, but decent CC piece) and a revolver for my wife.

    Have you considered a used gun for now? My wife bought my 82 for as a gift for me under $200.

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    For the price how about a Comanche III? .357
    Magnum

    They run new for around $250.. best bet is to find
    them at a gun show. The one below is a 6 in but,
    you can get a 3 or 4 inch barrel. The .38's are even
    cheaper.



    I know Hi Points have went up in price now. I think
    the C9 is around $175..in the south.

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    I'd get a Bersa .380 or 9mm before a Hi-Point.

    They are great firearm and can be had for $250-$350 brand new.

    Bersa .380:$239.99
    http://www.impactguns.com/store/091664903820.html

    Bersa 9mm:$320.99
    http://www.impactguns.com/store/091664950220.html
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    Thanks for the ideas/replies. I am seeking something I can carry and use around the house. Range time is expensive, so I wont be able to go shoot often, but it has to be something that will go bang.

    I had a Hi Point for a short time, I actually sold it for more than I paid back at the start of the year due to the gun rush.
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    How much are you looking to spend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    How much are you looking to spend?
    IF i can save or put one in lay a way, i can go 250 or so, but at one time, no saving, and then if the bills are not to bad, I could do 160 or so.

    Not much of a budget, I know, but I work for under 10/hr and raise a child on my own, plus pay support for 3 others. Extras are not usually in our budget except at tax time, but even then, I will need a new car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justherenow View Post
    IF i can save or put one in lay a way, i can go 250 or so, but at one time, no saving, and then if the bills are not to bad, I could do 160 or so.

    Not much of a budget, I know, but I work for under 10/hr and raise a child on my own, plus pay support for 3 others. Extras are not usually in our budget except at tax time, but even then, I will need a new car.
    If its a HD gun I know there are a lot of shotguns you can
    get. Nothing beats a shotty for HD.

    If you are looking for a CCW gun. What caliber? and do
    you prefer new or used?

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    Since the weapon will need to be "general purpose" for both home and ccw, I need a pistol. At this point new or used does not matter. I have always shot 9mm, have some 9mm hydrashocks in the safe, but am open to almost anything, I say almost because .22 would prob not be the best choice (but better than nothing).
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    You shoud be able to pick up a used revolver for $250. A used S&W j frame is a nice little gun to serve your purpose.
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    Honestly I would take any used S&W revolver that was holster worn, beat up, scratched and missing half of it's finish before I bought a brand new Hi-Point.
    If you shop around you can find a Police "trade-in" in fair to poor cosmetic condition for a very reasonable price.
    It might not be an ideal concealed carry gun but, it will work out very well for reliable home and "in vehicle" protection.

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    The layaway plan would work good. Pay it out over a little time and get a better gun. A Hi Point is less than good enough. Don't compromise on quality for a quicker purchase.

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    I have not been to our local shop lately, but was looking at Buds and such. Does any of the online dealers like Buds do lay a way? I am in Central Ohio, and deal with Vances and Buckeye Outdoors.
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    Well, my Hi-Point 9mm carbine that I bought for fun has surprised the hell out of me with it's reliability and overall durability. Not that I beat the crap out of it or anything, I just didn't expect it to hold up to as much shooting as it has, and still keep asking for more. Just as perfect as the day I bought it, it has definitely earned a spot in my safe. The ATi stock was a must though...

    Anyway, if their pistols are built like their carbines, I'd trust one. Much like the carbine was before the ATi stock, they are ugly as sin, and I don't think they'd be great for ccw, but owners do praise their reliability.

    Myself, if I were looking for a ccw gun, I'd look elsewhere. Hi-Points are pretty blocky and I don't imagine the holster selection for them is great.

    Rossi or Charter Arms make nice quality revolvers for a low price. I believe their new snubs are around $250.
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    I am considering a Rossi or Charter, Rossi more over due to being made by Taurus. If only there was more $$$$$ in the picture.
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