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Why did the Hi-Point 9mm, 45ACP, and .40's price drop so much?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by schibbyzoltan, May 25, 2013.

  1. schibbyzoltan

    schibbyzoltan Seattle, WA Member

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    I was looking at handguns and noticed a Hi-Point 45ACP for sale for $149.99 with free shipping. I remember looking at these not too long ago on GunBroker and they were upwards of $300-350. Why the sudden price drop?
     
  2. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    They've been that price for as long as I remember. You were probably looking at gun broker during the panic.

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  3. schibbyzoltan

    schibbyzoltan Seattle, WA Member

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    Come to think of it, I was. It was like 2-3 months ago I was looking at them as consideration for my first pistol so right during it all.
     
  4. mcathcart

    mcathcart Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    dont do it
    If you have to go cheap, go Taurus
     
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  5. JV100

    JV100 portland/wilsonville Active Member

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    yeah, high point is trash..
     
  6. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Hi-Point is cheap. I have a .40 pistol and carbine and neither of them have ever had any failure at all. I wouldn't trust my life to it, but it is fun and I paid about $450 for both. The pistol is my garage gun, the carbine is one of my wife's favorite toys. I can't knock Hi-Point. They go bang every time. What else matters?
     
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  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Accprding toHi-Point tech support by the time you need a deep cleaning ( detailed stripping) on a hi-point it is time to buy a new gun.
     
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  8. schibbyzoltan

    schibbyzoltan Seattle, WA Member

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    I don't really know why you guys are knocking on Hi-Point. I'm not looking to keep it as a CC or OC, but just a gun to play around with at the range and on my friends property in Goldendale. They're cheap guns for price and pretty ugly, but if it goes boom, as far as I'm concerned, it works. I don't know about you guys, but I've shot them before and they're pretty damn reliable. My friend's dad has one of the originals and hasn't had a single jam in all it's time. And it's got an amazing warranty. If anything happens to it at all, send it to them and they fix it for free and they send a spare magazine. Plus, the warranty is transferable for the life of the gun. How could you shoot thousands of rounds through a gun and call it "trash." Yeah, it's cheap, but who really cares? When did shooting turn into "who has the best gun?" Last time I checked, shooting and the community of it all is what it's about. You have your guns, and I have mine. Don't knock on something you haven't really experienced. Plus, it's $200. That's like two-three weeks of gas. For hours of fun, I'm all about that.
     
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  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    They are ugly, heavy but your right they go bang and accurately at that to. Some ppl equate a good firearms to a high price. Personally I would not be seen owning a Hi-Point pistol, But that is because when i handled one I did not like the fit.I do like the carbines.
    Remember in the forum everyone has thier opinions about any gun. You don't have to like them.
     
  10. schibbyzoltan

    schibbyzoltan Seattle, WA Member

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    The price equaling good firearm thing is so true. Some people aren't a fan of the Hi-Point for good reason, but I feel like half of the people on here, no offense, but almost talk out of their *** because they've seen or heard someone say, "Oh, this happened when I did this, etc., etc." I understand that not everyone will like a certain gun, but it doesn't mean people should necessarily rip on it because they saw one video where it jammed lol. On the point of the carbines, I had the chance to test it not too long ago, and I'd definitely make that a home defense weapon and a gun range day weapon. Fun and inexpensive to shoot for the most part.
     
  11. lazerblazer

    lazerblazer Portland Active Member

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    I have reliably shot my Hi-Point 9c thousands of times with no issue, sans a bad magazine. I could not have asked for a better pistol to get into the world of firearms, it was inexpensive, reliable, tough and stayed as much throughout me getting pistols from different manufactures. If you want capacity, light weight, different sights and more accessories then you need to find a different manufacturer; but if you want a major caliber pistol on the cheap that will go bang every time go hi-point!
     
  12. schibbyzoltan

    schibbyzoltan Seattle, WA Member

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    That's pretty much exactly what I'm going for. I'm not looking for any thrills or anything. Just functionality. Mainly want to do clay pigeon events at my club and just something to have fun with on the cheap.
     
  13. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    If it were me I would save up a little more and get a Taurus. I am interested in getting a hi point carbine though. Just sucks your stuck to no more than a 15 round mag.
     
  14. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Just remember opinions are cheap and Hi points are cheap, if it goes bang when you pull the trigger that is what you want, also with opinions you post on here then you have to wait to get a report. sounds like high point is a little more reliable then opinions.
     
  15. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I'd by the Hipoint before Taurus.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You can pick up a wheel chock out of any wood pile,why spend even a buck fifty for one?
     
  17. mcathcart

    mcathcart Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Buy it, what do we care.
    Just don't expect to receive any more advice from experienced gun owners here. What do we know here, we're just haters.

    If you like heavy, ugly guns equipped with horrible triggers and sights, having no resale value, and a PIA to break down for cleaning, then hi-point is your weapon of choice.
    Rock on brother.
     
  18. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Experienced gun owners know that Hi-Point is far better than their price(and far better than a Taurus).

    I happen to own many fine S&W revolvers and other high quality guns. You in fact can have it both ways. I do not think buying a Hi-Point for your first gun or for any real purpose is a good idea. I do subscribe to the idea that you get what you pay for. Still, for a fun time gun(carbine) or a truck/outbuilding gun(pistol or carbine) they are fine. Remember the stone age when folks thought Ruger was of lesser quality?
     
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