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I see them on sale at a local feed & western store for some really cheap prices from time to time. I usually think that you get what you pay for, but just what am I getting? Does anybody here know, or have any experience with these guns?

Last year I saw a 9mm pistol on sale for around $89.00 (reg. price $120.00.) It got me into their store out of curiosity. Gun counter guy said it was a good plinker but not much more. He said that you would have to use a hammer & punch to remove a roll pin to disassemble the slide from the frame for cleaning. Not my idea of a well designed firearm, but I don’t claim to have any experience at designing firearms either.

What I am looking for here is actual experience or knowledge of these guns.

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you get what you pay for. they make good throw down guns (plinkers). i don't think i would carry one each and everyday.
 

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my wife and i have 3. a 9mm, a .45, and a 9mm carbine.

the pistols are heavy and ugly as sin, but both of ours have been perfectly reliable, and are fairly accurate.

my wife calls my carbine that #@!$^ ugly gun, but it's real accurate out to 50-60 yards and totally reliable so far.
it's fun to shoot, except for the 10 round capacity.

you can do better for a carry gun if that's what you're looking for, but if that's all you can afford, get one.

as for plinking/fun, they're some of the best. they'll eat almost any ammo you put in them, and if you drop it, chances are it won't hurt it. might break your foot if it lands on it though.

plus, they do have a lifetime warranty. if it breaks, send it back and they'll fix it, even if you're not the original owner.
 

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Don't Buy One ! All I Can Say .
 

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One reason to pass is that they have absolutely no resale or trade-in value at all.
 

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OK.
I'm getting it.
Craig45 gives the balance I was wondering about. (between "run, do not walk away" and "buy it and have fun.")

Like the sales man said, they are good plinkers and fun guns, but I would not trust my life with them.

I would not EVER concider buying one if I had zero responses in favor, but I still do not think of them as serious protection devices.

Maybe for the purpose of getting a plinker target/squirl gun in .22 for my boys to use. But I wasn't thinking about re-sale value.

Thanks for the feedback!
 

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IMHO a High Point would be such a Low Point in my managrie i wouldnt allow it to roost by the ravins and jennings lol
 

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had a guy with a Hi-Point 9mm in the second to last concealed carry class I taught...

Gun malfunctioned on almost every shot, with 3 different kinds of cartridges...

It only worked (for short preiods) when drowned with lube.

Like Frankmako stated: "You get what you pay for"

Not trying to sound brash, but just calling it like I saw it




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They shoot but I can afford to buy better and will.I purchased the 45
and shot one box of shells through it with no issues.Got rid of it
because I hated it no quality or workmanship to at all.
 

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You need a cheap house gun or something that you go into woods with while you hike or fish. Buy it because it will shoot every time. However, don't buy it if you plan on carrying it as CCW. Don't buy if you plan on going to the range everyday. But , like I said dang thangs shoot every time and I mean it..
 

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This is the classic "love em or hate em" topic. Some people say they'll shoot anything, some say they jam all to hell. I've only shot one - a 9mm and I only ran one clip. It worked, didnt jam, was fairly accurate but this is definately not enough for me to say its a worthy investment. Everyone in the thread has pretty much nailed it down to "shoot it for fun, but dont trust your life with it". I agree with that totally. Its a good beater gun. The carbines arent too shabby for pest controlling either. They'll pretty much take care of anything up to coyote sized critters.
 

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The Hi-Point C9 was rated a "best buy" by Gun Tests Magazine in the May 2006 issue.

FWIW.
 

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A couple of members have had decent luck with them but, many more have had quite negative feelings about Hi~Point firearms.
Just going by memory I would say it has been about 90% Nay & 10% Yea.
 

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Don't waste your 100.00. By some bullets for your ccw and goto the range or let someone else have a blast and but a box of rounds through ccw or other weapon. Take some co-workers out for a day at the range. Your 100.00 will be more well spent.
 

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Personally, I think of the things as bullet powered grenades. I am not really impressed with their construction enough to fire one, just don't trust them.
 

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Wonderful PURPLE, Kansas Shooter, QK. Keep that attitude up. Don't even think about investigating how good this company has become. Carry your prejudices forward and influence other elitists out there to ignore Hi-Point. Maybe, just maybe, the prices won't increase too much along with the demand, which, by the way, is every weapon they make is practically sold before it hits the dealers. Also, Beemiller is the largest manufacturer of CenterFire handguns in the US. Look it up.
 

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maybe all the people who replied badly, have had bad experiences with them

when i first saw them, i thought what a joke.

bought them anyways. they worked so good for us, that i bought the carbine.

they're not as refined as some of my other guns, but for the money and intended use (fun/plinking) it's some of the best money i've spent.
 

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Captain Crunch said:
The Hi-Point C9 was rated a "best buy" by Gun Tests Magazine in the May 2006 issue.

FWIW.
Consumer Reports said it had much more mass and a far taller slide by far than any other gun in it's er, ahem, class.!!! This stand-alone quality is even more apparent when factoring in price.

NO NOT REALLY. Just kidding. but there are ways and there are ways to determine worth.

If you have one that will shoot, then enjoy for plinking. But even if it seems reliable at first, well... :ahhhhh: you get the picture.

My vote is with the cautionary side.

B.
 
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