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Okay, I was just looking at gunbroker and saw a few hi-points for sale. I got to thinking, there are enough gun lovers here that a few of us must own these. So, fess up. Who owns a hi-point, which model, and do you like it?

I don't own one yet, but am considering buying one of the 9mm carbines they have for sale for under 200 bucks.
 

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I almost bought one. I had limited funds was at a gun shop and they were selling the .45ACP version for $145. I thought damn that was a good deal. Then I held it and I thought for a moment it was made by black and decker or DeWalt.

I think it'd probably be ok for a truck gun or boat or cheap enough to have one stashed in each room in the house for a just in case scanario but I can't imagine ever concealing it since they're HUGE.

I can't speak to their reliability since I've never owned one...but did come close.
 

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Had a Hi-Point 9mm Carbine. It was fun to shoot and suprisingly accurate. I did end up getting rid of it because I just wasn't shooting it much and since I belong to an indoor range I rather just used my handguns. Probably put about 500-700 rounds through it without a problem though.

But, as I'm sure many will agree...IT WAS A BITCH TO CLEAN.
 

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owned the 45 handgun hated it gave it away didnt even botha to sell it , had a carbine traded it to my friend for some ammo and PS1 awhile back not a hi-point fan , if u want a good gun thats good on ur wallet get a styer MS they sell for like $250 there a good gun u can take them apart to clean i didnt even try to take apart my 45 hi-point for the short time i owned it god i hated that thing i would not like to get in a firer fight with that thing i shot at a tree from like 5 feet away AND MISSED THE TREE lol and thats when i just said here dad its urs
 

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I've got one of the carbines in 9mm. It's cheap. No other way to really describe it. The stock is hollow plastic, held together with nuts and bolts. Pain in the a$$ to clean(I normally just hit it with break free and a bore snake). For It's price it's very accurate. I wouldn't want it as a primary home defense weapon , but if you are on a very limited budget, it's a whole lot better than nothing. In 9mm, it's a cheap firearm, ammo is fairly cheap, and it's a fun plinker. I'll post pics a soon as I can.......Good luck with whatever you choose
 

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I've owned 2 carbines and they both were 100% reliable with every ammo I could toss in them including +P+. They were also extremely accurate. Take down was a pain but then again. they never really needed to be taken down.

Now that there are aftermarket 15rd mags and boresnakes I am looking for a couple more to replace those. One goes in the trunk of the car mounted on the lid and other goes to the range. Would I rely on one in a life and death situation? You bet your ass I would, and it would do a damn fine job too.
 

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icwtumn said:
Anyone own a .380? How big (or small) is it? Concealable?
same size as the 9mm compact. They are not light. The slides are massive (which helps with accuracy and their ability to shoot even the +P stuff)

If you are looking for something inexpensive for concealed carry, you would be better off looking for a Kel Tec P11.
 

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I was going to buy their carbine on Tuesday, took wife with me and everything. Unfortunately her hands are small and she is left handed, when she tried to pul the trigger she keeps hiting the mag release. It ended up a no sale on the carbine, :( . She did let me get a SA XD-9 Tactical and a CZ-83 in .380 though :D.

The carbine is supposed to actualy be a good gun. Guntests Magazine said it be one of their best buys. Ergonomics seemd good for me. It does look a bit cheap and cheesy but hey, if it shoots good. Well, maybe soemtiem in the future, I blew my gun budget for the year on the XD-9 tactical.
 

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When i went to buy my XD....I had already shot a Glock and XD so I knew which one I wanted. He showed me the XD, and then I looked over and seen like $150 on a price tag...I was like hey let me see that gun (I just wanted to see what the hell it was for $150) and I got closer and seen it was a Hi-Point...i turned back to see if he was going to let me hold it, and he started laughing and was like "your shittin me right?" then he stated "i would rather throw the XD at a bad guy, then to have the Hi-Point fully loaded" sooooo I learned pretty quick they aren't good weapons.
 

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I dont own one, but all of the local ranges seem to have the carbines for rent. They say that they are a blast, for plinking anyway. The range owner swears that these get major use with very poor cleaning(he just sprays them down with a can of spray oil.) and they just keep working.

It seems to be the Poor mans AK47.

I wouldnt buy one, but the carbines get good feedback.

KIM
 

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When i went to buy my XD....I had already shot a Glock and XD so I knew which one I wanted. He showed me the XD, and then I looked over and seen like $150 on a price tag...I was like hey let me see that gun (I just wanted to see what the hell it was for $150) and I got closer and seen it was a Hi-Point...i turned back to see if he was going to let me hold it, and he started laughing and was like "your shittin me right?" then he stated "i would rather throw the XD at a bad guy, then to have the Hi-Point fully loaded" sooooo I learned pretty quick they aren't good weapons.
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That's typical gun snob talk. I don't own a hi point, but I have shot one and I've read things from many people that own them and don't own them. People talk crap about them all the time, but 99.9% of the time those people have never even shot one. They are cheap, therefore quality craftsmanship is nonexistent. But I had no problems with the one I shot, and everything I've read from people that own them has been postitive. Most people that own a hi point say that they're reliable and cheap but they're big and clunky.
 

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I took one of the guys I work with to the range so he could practice with the Hi Point he bought. We switched guns a few times, so I have shot a Hi Point side by sidewith a 9mm SC.
negatives:
I thought the plastic felt overly slick, the magazine was difficult to load, the pistol was very chunky, and I did not care for the sights.

positives:
200 rounds with no malfunctions, fair accuracy (20 for 20 rounds on 8.5x11 paper at 50 feet), cost $79.

having used both, I would pay the extra for the XD again, but the Hi Point I shot was functional. I would have to shoot one more extensively before I would be comfortable using one for any kind of lifesaving purposes.
 

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Verm said:
I've owned 2 carbines and they both were 100% reliable with every ammo I could toss in them including +P+. They were also extremely accurate. Take down was a pain but then again. they never really needed to be taken down.

Now that there are aftermarket 15rd mags and boresnakes I am looking for a couple more to replace those. One goes in the trunk of the car mounted on the lid and other goes to the range. Would I rely on one in a life and death situation? You bet your ass I would, and it would do a damn fine job too.
Verm, where did you find 15-rd mags for the 995 carbine?

Tony
 

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brian40 said:
For anyone here that does own a Hi Point, let's see some porn!
Here is my Hi-Points. I actually like to shoot them :shock:
The C-9 pistol

The C-9 again showing orange sights and orange accent near safety lever.

Here is my 995 carbine. Fun to shoot and accurate. No jams of any kind!

This rifle is held together with nuts and bolts. You need to put some locktite on the threads so they don't come loose. The charging handle also could use some loctite to keep it in place. As long as you keep the nuts from coming loose, this rifle just goes and goes! Both rifle and pistol are crude, but effective. Lifetime warranty helps too.
 

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Oooooooo.....Sexy! Ya had 'em all oiled up and everything! :twisted:
Actually that isn't oil its beads of sweat. My Hi-Points didn't want their picture taken cause they said people will just make fun of them. I said, "don't worry, cause you were born a Hi-Point instead of H&K" They both started to nervously sweat oil, but agreed to be put on display. :mrgreen:
 

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I went to the range to shoot my XD-9. Was finishing up, went in to pay for targets, saw the Hi- Point. "Let me see that chunk of lead", I scoffed.
Went out and ran a mag through it. Wow ,this thing is accurate for a chunk of lead! Wemt to the truck and got my Kel-Tec P-11 just for kicks to compare. 15 minutes later I'm buying the Hi-Point and leaving my Kel-Tec to be asold! Sounds crazy, Huh! It out shot the P-11 for speed and accuracy. I've carried the P-11 for over a year in my truck, only shot it rarely, but always depended on it. I found out very quickly that in a pressure type situation I couldn't hit very close to where I pointed in a rapid fire situation. Maybe it's just me, but that Hi-point did what I thought I could do with the P-11.
Just my .02
Robert
 
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