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Ace Midnight
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re: Hi-Point guns, any experiences or opinions?
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The carbines are fun.


I think this is the consensus - the carbine is their sweet spot. Pistols require too much compromise and there just isn't room for error in the smaller, lighter package.

Of course, too big and the blowback operation isn't going to be great, so that's why the middle ground seems acceptable.

Nobody "swears by them", by the way, but some have complimented some of their product offerings on a value basis.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 3:05 pm


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SaDaTayMoses
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re: Hi-Point guns, any experiences or opinions?
may have been $100 then...it was about 10 years ago


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go_tigres
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Member since Sep 2013
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re: Hi-Point guns, any experiences or opinions?
I have the hi-Pernt .45. Use it as a sidearm while hog hunting or running alligator lines in the swamp. Have had it a little over 6 years and zero issues. I sunk down into some good swamp mud back in February damn near up to my waist. After I finally got out realized the hi-pernt had been submerged in swamp mud, figured it was done. Cleaned it up in the canal and fired through the magazine like it was new.

I like it.


PawnMaster
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re: Hi-Point guns, any experiences or opinions?
Worked at a Pawn Shop through out college and so I’m quite familiar with Hi-Points, also known as a “Glah” or “Smit & Western” by the folks that make up most of their customer base.

Bottom line is, you get what you pay for. A big, ugly, awkward pistol with questionable reliability. They only cycle FMJs and require more maintenance than most but hey, it’s a $150 firearm. Take care of it and use only FMJs and it’ll work... most of the time.

What others have said about Hi-Point’s warranty is true. It’s phenomenal. There is nothing you can do that they won’t fix/replace and I’ve seen a lot. One guy tried to drill (with deck screws) a stock (random piece of metal) into each side of the rear of the slide. Hi-Point sent him a brand new gun.


ctowntiger
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re: Hi-Point guns, any experiences or opinions?
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also known as a “Glah” or “Smit & Western”


You forgot “Uzi gat”


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aileron
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Member since Apr 2018
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re: Hi-Point guns, any experiences or opinions?
Had a .380 about 15 years ago. It's only gun I've ever sold (all the others were of course lost in a boating accident). It wasn't terrible but not great. I'd like to try the carbine.


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TigerOnThe Hill
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Hi-Point guns, any experiences or opinions?
I don't have a pistol, but I have a 9mm carbine. Someday I'll guy a Hi-Point pistol. I'm not really a gun snob and I have a tendency to root for the underdog. For these reasons and because I thought it would be a lot of fun, I bought the carbine. I've not shot it a lot, but it's been reliable and fun. I put a cheap red dot sight on it. It only came w/ a single 10 shot mag. I actually think it would be something to consider as a part of one's home defense plan. A decent handgun round shot from a carbine should be a good self defense round. Yes, it's clunky, ugly and heavy, but it's fun and could serve a purpose. I wish it came w/ a folding stock or had an aftermarket one available. One day I'll buy a HP pistol so I can evaluate it on my own.


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