Hi-Point pistol reviews?

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    Hi-point !!!

    I must say that all the negatives on their pistols is right on the money.
    Bad trigger, sights, cannot clean.. If your friend is using
    for a house gun, get a Hi-point carbine.. Won't give you all the
    hows and whens.. The Carbines WORK !!! just another suggestion..
    Even better if he is a first timer. Get a Shotgun.. Less time having
    to train and a lot more bang for your buck.. My 2c

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    Not a firearm/handgun that I would ever even consider for personal~defense use.
    limatumes already has it 100% covered in her excellent hands-on/first-hand reply.
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    Never used one, but if it walks like a POS, talks like a POS, and looks like a POS......
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stetson View Post
    I'd buy a Makrov for a $150 before I buy another Hi point.Don't waste your hard earned cash!
    +1 - A Makarov, FEG, and a few other 9x18's can be had for less than a Hi-Point "club". You can also trust one of them to go bang. Heck, you can even clean 'em. I've got a FEG PA-63 that I trust enough to carry when I need something smaller.

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    +2 on the Makarovs. You can also find CZ-52/82/83's under $200, they are also easy to conceal and reliable. You can find them and all the ammo you will ever need here http://www.aimsurplus.com/. I've bought several surplus firearms from them and all have been great quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    Here's what we tell our students during our CCW classes when we are discussing pistol selection:

    "Buy the best gun that you can afford. If a Hi-Point is the best you can afford, then save up your money until you can afford something else."

    I have got to agree with this one. Buy a used Ruger Revolver for a couple of hundred. Friends don't let friends buy Hi-Points.
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    Thanx everyone for the replies and information. I really appreciate it...
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    Tell him to go get a Kel-Tec, similarly priced but actually good guns.

    I swear by the ones I have, I'm going to get more...

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    Is it for carry or just around the house i didnt see where ya said.. If its around the house a good old 12 gauge would work better than a high point

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    I have seen somegood reviews in the gun rags and there are adherents on various forums, but that was all theoretical until last weekend.

    I volunteer as a range safety for one of the ccw trainers here in MI. One of our students last week had a brand new C9. He didn't get his cert that day in no small part to a pistol that did not function well. Jam, FTE, FTF, you name it. That and he couldn't put the requisite rounds on target. That last might not be all the pistols fault....

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    I've had the JHP .45 for a year now, have put around 150-200 rounds through it..

    Pros-
    -Very inexpensive, I got mine for 189$
    -pleasant to shoot, recoil not bad
    -Nice sights
    -no jams, Fail to feeds, misfires, nothing. And its had anthing from 230 ball ammo to 180 grain hydroshoks and handloaded ammo.
    -points well, despite being a little on the heavy side
    -Made in America if you care for that
    -I haven't used their Cust. service yet, but have heard nothing but good of it.
    -My first .45 was a Llama Mark 7 I think it was called and the Hi-Point is far superior to that junk

    Cons-
    -As mentioned, real pain to break down, it can be done. If you can break down a 1911 you can do this
    -I had a trigger issue where the trigger would jam, i took apart the grip and fiddled w/it and now it works fine
    -I'm not a big fan of the safety/slide rel. Very utilitarian.
    -I hate the large magazine well-base. Too big.
    -Too big to carry ccw unless its winter time and you have a large coat

    Overall I am pretty happy w/it. It could use some nice Hogue rubber grips, I ripped one pair trying to put them on and will buy more to try to put them on again. Shooting times had a nice write up about them
    http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun...ipoint_100605/

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