GUN HI-POINT 9mm carbine

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  1. Cool~Breeze

    Cool~Breeze New Member

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    Anyone have any experiance with on of these. The gun show is this weekend and they are fairly cheap and kinda neat looking, pluse I can use the same ammo that my pistol uses. It is either this or a pistol grip shot gun (I am lean towards this though).
     
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    the word is that the high point carbines are overall pretty decent. they arent the most accurate guns out there, but they appear to be reliable. i personally have no experience with them though. :hs:
     
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    Cool~Breeze New Member

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    I have heard good and bad about the accuracy of the gun
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    have owned 2, very accurate and they will shoot anything you feed it up to the P+ rounds. they are not the easiest to disassemble but a borebrush works just fine. They also make aftermarket 15 round mags for the 9mm model now.
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    they are ok at best. My friend had one and it was decent, at least their customer service was good to him when it had problems.
     
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    i saw the 15 round mags. You owned the carbine? any more info?
     
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    Yeah I was looking at this or a used Mossberg 12 guage, I figure the 9mm will be a little easier to handle for me :)

    Where can you pickup the 15 rd clips from?
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    It's just a simple reliable blowback design. Plastic looks goofy but it's pretty comfy egronomics-wise. Both of mine never had a single problem and I beat the hell out of them, literally. (I used one to nail in tent stakes)

    for the 15rd mags, go here
    http://www.promagindustries.com/highpoin.asp
     
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    This would be my first gun purchase... if I buy online and have it shipped to an FFA, how much should I expect to spend to have the local shop fill out the paperwork and crap?


    I notice they go for like $159 online, but with shipping + possible cost to have the dealer fill out crap... should I just buy it locally???
     
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    wait for a gun show. you can usually see them pretty cheap
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    Depends on the local shops and gunshows. Alot of times you can find them for less than 200 bucks. with FFL and shipping you can usually add on another 35-45 bucks to the cost over the net.
     
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    Gun show is sunday for me:x:
     
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    What the hell one is completely different from the other. Thats like saying I want a m4 and you give me a shotgun.
     
  14. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Hi-Point firearms are generally classed with other greats like Jennings, Bryco, Lorcin, etc.
     
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    The pistols, yeah. The carbine is only really seriously frowned upon by the folks that have never shot one, and judge it completely by the fact that it has the same name as the pistols. Most people are only concerned with the opinion of folks who have ACTUALLY had, and shot the firearm.
     
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    The original pistols were definately in the same class, but after the buyout and the redesign of the company and factory, the new pistols are completely different design and manufacturing.
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    But they still suck.
     
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    If you are strapped for cash and you want a reliable gun that works when you pull the trigger and puts the bullet where you want it to go, they fit the bill.
     
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    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Yeah, I've never owned one and most of my opinion is based on hearsay. I have shot one of their pistols though. Some guy at the range let me try his out. It had the ergonomics of a brick. Things were rattling and it just looked and felt cheap, but not in a good way like an AK for example.
     

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