GUN How bad do High Points suck?

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  1. NomaN

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  2. Ford4Life

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    That's $149 too much.

    Seriously though, a High-Point isn't even worth the rental fee and ammo.
     
  3. Ivy Mike

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    Some folks on The High Road who actually own them have said they are fine for what they are. Inexpensive range guns.
    They aren't pretty and they aren't sleek, but they do work...at least that what some of their owners say.
     
  4. spooney

    spooney WTF Sony?

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    I've never heard anyone who actually owns one complain about it. The way I look at it is it is a 100% American made gun, with a company who stands behind their product. I personally have no use for one but I wouldn't hate someone else for having one.
     
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    For $150 you're better off going with a Bulgarian Makarov. They're rock solid handguns and one of the best values out there. My Bulgie has been very reliable and one of my favorite pieces.
     
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    The new High Points are fine. Granted, like everyone has said, they are cheap guns. But they work. I know 2 guys that have at least one HP pistol and like them. The older ones were worthless and I think the company is trying to or has already turned their ways and products around for the better.
     
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    I second the motion for a Bulgie Makarov.

    Mine has been 100% reliable after breaking it in a bit.
     
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    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    If you get a new Hi Point, you get a gun with a lifetime warranty that also is capable of shooting P+ ammo. Maks are nice option too though.
    Hi Point used to suck major ass until they were bought out and the new owner basically replaced the entire factory and redesigned the guns. Stay away from the old ones.

    Best thing to do, rent one and try it out yourself.
     
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    If you want something cheap, just get a Makarov or a CZ52. Though if you get the CZ, get an aftermarket firing pin. The original pins suck.
     
  10. NomaN

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    What is P+ ammo?

    1. I like that it is all american made
    2. Lifetime warranty is cool

    I just wanted another gun to have another, So I might get one.
     
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    I'm not sure about their pistols, but I sure like my Hipoint 9mm carbine. It's a lot of fun, and I haven't had a single problem with it.
     
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    http://www.taurususa.com/safety/ammoguide.cfm

    +p or +p+ ammo is ammo loaded ABOVE the pressure specs for that particular caliber. Usually it is done for defensive ammo simply to generate more velocity.

    It is hard on guns because of the increased chamber pressure as well as the increased velocity of the slide or bolt in a semi-auto. Most modern handguns can run +p ammo just fine.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    My dad has a Hi-Point 9mm and my brother has a Hi-Point .380 Comp. Neither had had problems with them. The dealer they bought them from said they are very picky about the Ammo you shoot through them though. The 9mm Carbines are supposed to be pretty decent.

    If your wanting a cheap target pistol. They are okay. I would go with something a little better made if your wanting a CCW.
     
  15. krott5333

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    i havent heard many complaint about their carbines :dunno:
     
  16. NomaN

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    This would be for a range bitch.
     
  17. NomaN

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    Illinois does not allow CCW.
     
  18. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    Fine for the range and plinking, horrible for self defense/concealed carry.
     
  19. NomaN

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    I just may get one.:o
     

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