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Old 05-09-2008, 01:19 PM
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Is this gun any good? I saw one for $100 at my local gun dealer and that seemed quite cheap for a pistol.
Old 05-09-2008, 01:22 PM
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they are good for the price and reilable with a lifetime warenty but the onily way you can take them apart is with a hamer and a punch ! not user frendlly to clean
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that depends on your definition of "good".
would I bet my life on it....no.
would i take it to the range to burn ammo with.....yes, if ammo were a lot cheaper.
would it be comfortable to carry for a long time.....no.
woud it make a concealable weapon for ccw.....no.
can you get quality accessories like holsters....maybe, i've never shopped.
will it shoot a bullet....yes. 500 in a row? i'd venture to say no.
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they are good for the price and reilable with a lifetime warenty but the onily way you can take them apart is with a hamer and a punch ! not user frendlly to clean
Well I suppose if I get it and it ends up breaking I can just get a brand new one for free with the warranty. I would mainly only use it for the range anyway
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Well I suppose if I get it and it ends up breaking I can just get a brand new one for free with the warranty.
Sure ... untill you find out the crap gun will spend more time in the mail then at the range.

Its your 100$ burn it your way, with a match or with a hi-point, either way its burnt and gone.
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Sure ... untill you find out the crap gun will spend more time in the mail then at the range.

Its your 100$ burn it your way, with a match or with a hi-point, either way its burnt and gone.
Really that bad eh? Thats a shame. I wanted something that would just consistently shoot no matter how ugly it looked
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I think you'd be happier if you saved anouther $150 and bought a used Glock....or police trade in Sig or something.
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I think you'd be happier if you saved anouther $150 and bought a used Glock....or police trade in Sig or something.
Yea I was looking at the Glock. Those are nice guns. I just want something for the Range to use that will actually shoot well.
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there is no question that a glock will shoot strieght and be reilable !! i trust my life with mine !!!
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I hate to say it, but 100 bucks is pretty fair. Personally I hate high point. Before you buy the guy, empty a clip with cheap ammo. If it doesn't jam up, then buy it. If it jams even once, hand it back to him. I have owned 2 highpoints and I was unhappy with both. If the gun can empty the clip 3 times in a row, with no jams, then go ahead and buy it.
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there is no question that a glock will shoot strieght and be reilable !! i trust my life with mine !!!
Haha yea I just want a pistol for cheap also
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Me holding a high point 9mm years and years ago. Is that a zit? ROFL!!
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I hate to say it, but 100 bucks is pretty fair. Personally I hate high point. Before you buy the guy, empty a clip with cheap ammo. If it doesn't jam up, then buy it. If it jams even once, hand it back to him. I have owned 2 highpoints and I was unhappy with both. If the gun can empty the clip 3 times in a row, with no jams, then go ahead and buy it.
Yea? Not a bad idea. I wonder if my gun dealer will let me rent it. That would be a good test
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Me holding a high point 9mm years and years ago. Is that a zit? ROFL!!
Haha still though .45 all the way!
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I heard a lot of good reviews until now. I wish I would have read this before I bought one today.
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Really that bad eh? Thats a shame. I wanted something that would just consistently shoot no matter how ugly it looked
If you want an ugly gun that consistently shoots get a glock.

This is the deal, if you want a hi-point knock yourself out, itís your money. People repeatedly have had problems with hi-point. Glock has had a proven track record for people.

Am I saying that if you buy a hi-point it will blow up and the world will end? Nope But I am will to bet my next paycheck against yours, that if you put your hi-point on the firing line it will breakdown before my glock will, and itís an old second gen with a round count of nearly 50k. I will be more then happy to take that Pepsi cola challenge any day of the week.
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I heard a lot of good reviews until now. I wish I would have read this before I bought one today.
Reviews from the dealer you bought it from? From thugs on the street?
Did you ask anyone who has actually pulled a trigger before? I donít mean to sound like a prick but hi-points are sh*t and have always been known as such. I can say that if anyone tell me that hi-point is worth its weight then that person doesnít know their ass from a hole in the earth and I would never ask that person for advice on anything again.
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Did you ask anyone who has actually pulled a trigger before? I donít mean to sound like a prick but hi-points are sh*t and have always been known as such. I can say that if anyone tell me that hi-point is worth its weight then that person doesnít know their ass from a hole in the earth and I would never ask that person for advice on anything again.
ROFL!!.........
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Many people here talk trash on the hi-point brand because it's an inexpensive firearm. My experience with them is limited to the .40 carbine and its taken everything I've thrown at it. No complaints, jams, or problems (1000+ rounds through). For what its worth thats my take on them. I can't say anything about the pistols as I've never used one before. The hardest part for you is going to be shifting through the responce posts of people who have actually used a hi-point pistol and had a problem from the masses of gun snobs who don't own one and have never even put 50 rounds through one. Good luck with that.
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Many people here talk trash on the hi-point brand because it's an inexpensive firearm. My experience with them is limited to the .40 carbine and its taken everything I've thrown at it. No complaints, jams, or problems (1000+ rounds through). For what its worth thats my take on them. I can't say anything about the pistols as I've never used one before. The hardest part for you is going to be shifting through the responce posts of people who have actually used a hi-point pistol and had a problem from the masses of gun snobs who don't own one and have never even put 50 rounds through one. Good luck with that.
I'm going out to look at em now. Going to see if I can find a cheaper Glock to buy if not I may try my chances with the High Point .45 but I'm not sure because I've seen 50/50 positive and negative all over the internet about this gun. Sounds like you just got to get lucky
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