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The truth about Hi-Points
#1
When is comes to Hi-Points you hear many stories that they are junk or stories that they are quite good. Here is the real truth that I learned from my extended experience with them.
I bought a Hp 45 a few years ago from a trade I did. I knew nothing about them but I thought I would play around with it. After shooting for a few months I noticed I was shooting smaller groups than when I shot with my G17. I took it shooting with my father in law and he tried it out. He was amazed that it was under $200 and he shot a 4" group at 25 feet. I had my wife shoot it and she was shooting under a 7" group at 50 feet which was much more accurate than her daily carry. Last week I had my father shoot it which he has only shot less than 12 guns in his life and he was amazed at how easy it was to shoot and it's accuracy.
So the truth is that early productions of hp's were made very unreliable. The newer models have these problems fixed and still have a lifetime warranty. I personally have 2000+ rounds through mine with only 1 jam with a steel shell.
More truth about Hi-points are if you shoot at a gun range full of gun snobs who criticize anyone not carrying a 1911 you may get some funny looks. also a Hp is not comfortable to carry due to it's size and weight. But if you are just an everyday guy who wants a gun to have at home or in the car, tacklebox, toolbox and you think a 6" group at 50 feet is good enough than a HP is an excellent weapon at a affordable price.
That is the truth
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#2
The fixed barrel has a lot to do with the accuracy.

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#3
Like every other gun, they have their purpose. I had a .45 which I shot at the range once or twice. First shot ever was dead center of the target. I found it to be accurate and never had a problem with it. But it was a gun that did not see any range time after the first time or two.. I sold it a year later when I decided to go with all 9mm.

I would not use it as a carry gun, but is fine for home defense. I had no regrets about spending $175 for it, but I can't say I ever saw it as a go to gun either since I had other guns that fit all my needs. While it shot well, it was not one of those guns that I thought, "can't wait to shoot this one today at the range".

Best gun ever........No, not even close.

A gun I would feel comfortable with if I did not have others? Yes

Can it fill a role for some people........ Absolutely.
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Internet troll;165727 Wrote:Like every other gun, they have their purpose. I had a .45 which I shot at the range once or twice. First shot ever was dead center of the target. I found it to be accurate and never had a problem with it. But it was a gun that did not see any range time after the first time or two.. I sold it a year later when I decided to go with all 9mm.

I would not use it as a carry gun, but is fine for home defense. I had no regrets about spending $175 for it, but I can't say I ever saw it as a go to gun either since I had other guns that fit all my needs. While it shot well, it was not one of those guns that I thought, "can't wait to shoot this one today at the range".

Best gun ever........No, not even close.

A gun I would feel comfortable with if I did not have others? Yes

Can it fill a role for some people........ Absolutely.

BOOOOOM!!!! Nailed it on the head there
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#5
Bricks > Hi Points

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#6
Friends dont let friends buy High Points!Tongue
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#7
I had an early model, when they were still marked Haskell. Unreliable garbage. My brother bought the later version, which was uglier and more awkward looking than the original...but it performed admirably. Not a single jam, not a single failure, and accurate, more accurate than the S&W Sigma 9VE I was shooting. If I could find one for under $200, I'd buy it and leave it on the nightstand or in the truck.
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jahwarrior72;165769 Wrote:I had an early model, when they were still marked Haskell. Unreliable garbage. My brother bought the later version, which was uglier and more awkward looking than the original...but it performed admirably. Not a single jam, not a single failure, and accurate, more accurate than the S&W Sigma 9VE I was shooting. If I could find one for under $200, I'd buy it and leave it on the nightstand or in the truck.

That's what this forum needs. The Hi-Point vs Sigma thread. Roflmao
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spblademaker;165803 Wrote:
jahwarrior72;165769 Wrote:I had an early model, when they were still marked Haskell. Unreliable garbage. My brother bought the later version, which was uglier and more awkward looking than the original...but it performed admirably. Not a single jam, not a single failure, and accurate, more accurate than the S&W Sigma 9VE I was shooting. If I could find one for under $200, I'd buy it and leave it on the nightstand or in the truck.

That's what this forum needs. The Hi-Point vs Sigma thread. Roflmao


Yes! LOL....make it so.
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#10
I had a sigma. I'd rather use throwing knives.

I've heard good things lately about the high points. Especially the carbines.

Never know, They may surprise us all and become a reliable gunmaker some day.
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