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Highpoint 45acp

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by therifleman, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    Has anyone else bought one of these ? I got one in acp and 9mm and cant figure out why they are so cheap. Griggs in pasco sells the 45 for 148 bucks and it shoots just like any other ive shot. I cant get it to jamb or screw up no matter how dirty it gets. Hand cast lead bullets with 700x at 900fps is awfully cheap shooting!
     
  2. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They are not 'cheap', just inexpensive.
    HI POINT makes a GREAT product, and the life time no BS warranty is wonderful.

    They are made of 'plastic', and die cast metal (the slide), so those two factors help keep costs down.
    They are durable though, and shoot great!
    Enjoy yours, it should last you a long time!
     
  3. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna have to go with, THEY ARE CHEAP, but they work well.
     
  4. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just inexpensive. :)

    "Less Filling" "Tastes Great"

    Either or, they are great, fun guns.
     
  5. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The reason they're so inexpensive is probably because they're rather impractical in some respects. Hi-Points tend to be oversized and overweight given their respective calibers and capacities. As a result, they offer poor conceal-ability. They're also a pain to disassemble for cleaning. Can't think of any handgun made in the last hundred years with a worse procedure for field stripping. They work, and they're inexpensive, but I think there are better choices if you want cheap, functional, AND practical.
     
  6. theLEMband

    theLEMband Southeast WA Member

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    I've considered getting one just to take apart and practice gunsmithing on, but I'm afraid I would put it back together correctly and have to use it.:laugh:
    I'm just kidding about that, but I can't get past their looks. No one can accuse them of being a knock off. Glad you are enjoying it though.
     
  7. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    I bought my c9 brand new for about 98 bucks out the door 2 years ago. The ONLY problem with it was ammo related. The only reason I sold it was to finance my PF9. You're right, pain in the receiver to take apart, good thing it'll go for ever with out a strip down clean. Excellent customer service, a warranty that is second to none, HiPoints offer more bang for the buck than any other out there. Would I carry one? No, I'd throw my back out! Fun gun to shoot that'll eat anything? You bet'cha!! I'd buy another one if I could find one for sale!
     
  8. RevJimII

    RevJimII Lane County, Or New Member

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    I have to chime in on this one.. my first .45 after moving back to Oregon from California was a used HP, I loved it.. simple, dependable and inexpensive.. I did move up to a nice S&W .38 but I plan on trying other High Point weapons just for fun. Just keep a good wrist and polish the feed ramp good and hit the range.

    Rev. Jim
     
  9. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Do the carbines work as well as the pistols. They (the carbines) have the be the ugliest rifle EVER made, but I see you can get a stock that kinda looks like a Beretta. Could be interesting.
     
  10. dave

    dave Independence Member

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    Ive got the 995 carbine. Added a stock to it. Sure looks a lot better. And its a blast to shoot. I dont recommend the 15round mags. They dont feed well. Weak spring it seems.
    But they are inexpensive and eat any ammo Ive put to it.
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  11. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    One word.......yetch! Geez, this is a gun forum for enthusiasts. I guess you could use one as a boat or tackle box gun; you never know when you might need a replacement downrigger weight....lol.
     
  12. tonyspdx

    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    I haven't heard anyone mention the obvious. They are one UGLY pistol, but that said they don't cost much. Thats a plus.
     
  13. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yep, they certainly are ugly. I sometimes wonder why the people that designed them made them so horrible in appearance. I just don't think it would have been hard to make a gun that looks good if you can make one that works well.