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NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 3:33 PM
So im getting rid of my glocks. I found a gun that only costs $150!!

Lol just kidding
my brother got rid of his g27 and got a ruger 9mm.
My gf decides shes ready fir a 9mm too. So I bought her a hipoint hahaha. Anyways do any of you know about them? Mag is a little sticky going in, pistol is very heavy for its size. But do any of you own one? Whats your impression?
Fyi I will buy her a g19 if she likes shooting 9mm, but I figured if she dont like 9mm I can give it away and lost very little money.
Right now she shoots a sig mosquito I got her.

RED VASQUEZ
04-29-2012, 4:09 PM
I also bought my GF a Hi-point C9. Its a snappy little pistol for $150, you'll be surprised what a good value it is. Hers had problems feeding from the factory 8-rounder, turned out the feed lips were out of spec. Didn't find out until after I bought a couple of 10s but her and I both seam to prefer the extra grip. It is a fixed barrel pistol so if your girl has a problem with limp wristing that could also cause ftf. So far I haven't found any sight upgrades for it and the only other manufacturer of magazines is Pro-mag. Magazines are tight at first but will gradually go in smoother, one plus is that the 9mm carbine mags also fit. You should be pleased with it, and I hope my experience helps out.

sammy
04-29-2012, 4:17 PM
High points are a mixed bag.

Like you state, very heavy, horrible trigger and sights. Very accurate, at least the example I tried. I have seen a few High Points that had failures. Not sure what kind but was probably limp wristing. I would assume that with such heavy slides they need a firm hand to cycle reliably.


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Lead Waster
04-29-2012, 4:30 PM
I would LOVE to see Dave Sevigny or Todd Jarret or Jesse Abbate or some other top shooter take a stock Hipoint C9 to a match and own that match. Just to prove a point (or not). If I were Hipoint, I would invest in a decent shooting team. I might buy a Hipoint just to support a company that decided "Guns should not be so expensive that people who might need them can't afford them".

ElvenSoul
04-29-2012, 4:39 PM
Is this the new Glock vs. 1911?

STROLLER
04-29-2012, 4:44 PM
Mine is complete hot trash, but I bought it used and I think someone messed with it. I get light primer strikes and the mag releases its self every 2nd or 3rd round. It's on its way back to hi point for repair. Thank you hi poi.t for the lifetime warranty. I blame previous owners not the gun. On the plus side it is accurate and recoil is low because of its weight. Happy shooting

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InGrAM
04-29-2012, 5:42 PM
You guys must hate your GF's... Jk

I would be sleeping on the couch if I bought my GF a hi-point for anything but a joke. :rolleyes: lol

RED VASQUEZ
04-29-2012, 6:00 PM
You guys must hate your GF's... Jk

I would be sleeping on the couch if I bought my GF a hi-point for anything but a joke. :rolleyes: lol

Mine actually wanted a Browning High Power like the one Anita Blake carries (comic book character). I found Hi-point at a local gunstore and said "Sorry baby this is all I can afford right now". I've thought about getting her a M&P9 as an upgrade, but she likes my .45 1911 so much as to raise concern.

ArmyMedicMoose
04-29-2012, 6:02 PM
ewww, good thing you guys don't love your GF's.

Meety Peety
04-29-2012, 6:24 PM
I've seen some pretty amazing stress tests on the highpoint 9c that made it look pretty good for being a $150 pistol. As far as accuracy and fit/finish go, obviously it will resemble a $150 gun, but in terms of reliability I was pretty amazed that it was still shooting by the end of the videos. Take a minute to search some of the stress tests on youtube and see what you think.

InGrAM
04-29-2012, 6:39 PM
Mine actually wanted a Browning High Power like the one Anita Blake carries (comic book character). I found Hi-point at a local gunstore and said "Sorry baby this is all I can afford right now". I've thought about getting her a M&P9 as an upgrade, but she likes my .45 1911 so much as to raise concern.

That's funny, same exact thing happened to me. I wanted my GF to "like" my M&P9 because of how simple it is to operate but she is literally in love with my GSR. I had to add an ambi-safety, some nice cocobolo grips, and a magazine well. I have a feeling I am going to give it to her, but a happy woman is a happy home.

Domingo
04-29-2012, 7:31 PM
I got my wife a M&P9mm but she took my Kimber says it got a better trigger. Northcal dont be :2guns:cheap and buy your grilfriend a 1911 she will love it then you 2 can settle it which is better glock or 1911

NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 7:49 PM
@domingo
We already know which is better between 1911 and glock lol I dont remember your exact words when we were torturing the glock and m&p but it was somewhere along the lines of,,, heck to the no. lol
As for why I picked a hiPoint well shes been wanting a 9mm for a while, ive bought her plenty of pistols as nd rifles and the only one she really has interest shooting is the .22's I cant afford to buy myself guns and her guns especially when she wont shoot the guns she wants.
Thanks for all the replies, I really enjoy the hipoint995 carbine so hopefully this thing is atleast half as good as that.

drifter2be
04-29-2012, 7:50 PM
We looked at one, it was used in the cabinet at a LGS, $99 price tag on it, felt like a cheap piece of crap in my hand, my GF hated it. It definitely looks like a $100 gun, and I feel bad if someone paid more than that for one.

She ended up with a Rossi 461 as her first gun and is in love with it.

NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 7:57 PM
@drifter2be
Yes I agree 100% with you as far as the feel of the quality, but who know maybe its a decent shooter. I figure $150 is worth trying it out, and if its a crapper hipoint has a great warranty, and if its still a crapper I can give it to someone who will enjoy it.
There aint alot of semi-auto pistols or rifles for $150 so may as well take advantage and try it out. And you should have bought it for $99!!!!

Domingo
04-29-2012, 8:05 PM
northcal lets do a hipoint torture test I know of a place and cow pies

NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 8:09 PM
Lol hipoint vs 1911 lol, tomorrow at noon, start with the cow paddies end with the water trough! $100 bet

h0use
04-29-2012, 8:19 PM
own one my self the best 140$ i have spent. have over 500 rounds of wolf 9mm threw it with out any problems.

NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 8:22 PM
Thank you hOuse
Also how would you say the accuracy is on yours? Sub moa @100 yards lol.
all joking aside I heard fixed barells were supposedly more accurate than the free moving barrels.

Domingo
04-29-2012, 8:26 PM
Lol hipoint vs 1911 lol, tomorrow at noon, start with the cow paddies end with the water trough! $100 bet

hell to the no

KandyRedCoi
04-29-2012, 8:33 PM
funny how most the negTive remRks are from people that dont own one, OP sepcifically asked for opinions from people that has owned a hipoint, surprising noone stepped in here and told him to save his money and get a springfield loaded LOL

i own one, im not poor, its a great value for a gun, which i think its ridiculous how some companies can get away with charging so much for plastic LOL, ive owned 3 glocks and i can shoot my hipoint 10x better than any of them PERIOD no excuses no caveats flat out better, got my hipoint used for $80 with 2 magazines, so far so good

i guess u just have to be a bit open minded to really appreciate it.

limpwristing is a NON issue as almost any semi auto handgun will fail if it was shot limpwristed

weight, unless u CCW then who cares

sights, there is 1 company that makes great aftermarket sights if the factory 3dot or Ghostring isnt up to your standards, i find both facotry sights more than adequate

trigger, has had mixed reviews i think im lucky and got a decent one

as far as the gf, well if she cant appreciate your effort of At least getting her a firearm then u need to re-evaluate your situation and get a new one LOL ;)

NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 8:42 PM
@kandyredcoi
I'm with ya 99% just dont think i'll trade in my glocks lol.
And the people who dont own one truly make me laugh when they make negative comments.

trew10
04-29-2012, 8:53 PM
don't waist your money on a Hi-point. if you want to see if your girlfriend would like shooting 9mm go to a range and rent a few. if your on a budget i would recommend a Ruger p95 or SW sigma.

jewboy929
04-29-2012, 8:53 PM
Shot my brother's HiPoint 45. Got to admit I shot it well, hit what it was aimed at. However, It just feels clunky, big, out of balance and just plain cheaply made. I wouldn't bet my life with one. There is a reason the military and police use the "Plastic" guns, "They" will work when your life depends on them and no matter the conditions. For a cheap disposable shooter, and if you cannot find a better use for $150. Go for it.

It should be called the Ford Pinto of pistols

NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 9:04 PM
Lol I own a berreta in 9mm but I dont shoot it too often and I dont let others shoot it that much either. Also if she shoots 500 rounds and says she likes it, she will get a glock19. But I bought her a s&w 38 6in barrel, she said it was too heavy, I let her pick out a s&w airweight or what ever its called, sold that 10 days later cause she didnt like the 100Lb trigger lol, I then bought her the sig mosquito, she loves it. Do I secretly want a g19 for myself? Yes but I dont feel like buying one now due to theirs other guns on the priority list. So if she like the 9mm she'll get the glock19, if she dont, she can just continue shooting her mosquito. Also what .22 ammo works as a good hd round lmao preferrably something in the 130grain roflmao

bsg
04-29-2012, 9:11 PM
"Hi-Point Firearms Forums" may be a good place for you to visit on the internet. i'd guess that you can get a good sense about how the members feel about their Hi-Points, and get some good information as well.

KandyRedCoi
04-29-2012, 9:12 PM
for .22 CCI Stingers :) peep the youtube videos on them, it aint a 500sw but hey if the .22 has to serve as the HD weapon then so be it

oh yea DONT trade in your glocks, i did, but i may want a G19 sooner or later

as far as going bang everytime u shot a gun and thinking that hipoint wont go bang everytime is just weird, my hipoint goes bang everytime ive shot it :rolleyes:

edit: btw im also on HPFF under the same username :D

NorCalK9.com
04-29-2012, 9:17 PM
@Kandyredcoi
Lol I think a hipoint is comparable to a moped, theyre fun as long as no one sees you on or with it lol.
At first I wasnt even gonna bring it up here, I thought about registering on some out of state forum where no one knows me and asking there lol.

KandyRedCoi
04-29-2012, 9:34 PM
@Kandyredcoi
Lol I think a hipoint is comparable to a moped, theyre fun as long as no one sees you on or with it lol.
At first I wasnt even gonna bring it up here, I thought about registering on some out of state forum where no one knows me and asking there lol.

haha funny

Bug Splat
04-29-2012, 9:35 PM
Women like to shoot/own Hi-points. Its like standing next to someone that's uglier. By comparison the women will always look hotter.

I'm not saying Hi-points are ugly, I'm just saying they are the least beautiful pistol ever made.:ack2:

morfeeis
04-29-2012, 9:54 PM
@Kandyredcoi
Lol I think a hipoint is comparable to a moped, theyre fun as long as no one sees you on or with it lol.
At first I wasnt even gonna bring it up here, I thought about registering on some out of state forum where no one knows me and asking there lol.
Never got that whole moped joke, i often say screw the world and what they think, as long as i'm happy who cares.

I owned a C9 and the worse thing i ever did was sale it. well i didn't sale it my wife kind of made me, she said if you get a new gun i want one too and what mama wants mama gets. I put over 500-600 round through that thing and had maybe two jams and both while my wife was shooting it. i was more accurate with that thing then i felt i should have been and i suck.

Not to knock the C9 at all as it's a great firearm and will get the job done any day of the week but if you want a low cost v9mm that's not so heavy (you said she didn't like one gun due to weight) look at the Sr9c. Another great pistol an like the C9 American made!

morfeeis
04-29-2012, 9:56 PM
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KandyRedCoi
04-29-2012, 10:07 PM
SR9C is a sound choice but cost at least 2x the price with the biggest advantage of just the weight

drifter2be
04-30-2012, 1:18 AM
@drifter2be
Yes I agree 100% with you as far as the feel of the quality, but who know maybe its a decent shooter. I figure $150 is worth trying it out, and if its a crapper hipoint has a great warranty, and if its still a crapper I can give it to someone who will enjoy it.
There aint alot of semi-auto pistols or rifles for $150 so may as well take advantage and try it out. And you should have bought it for $99!!!!

Meh, I would rather put the $135 it would have cost out the door toward a Glock, and I despise Glocks. But at least they have a better reputation and aren't quite as ugly:D

NorCalK9.com
04-30-2012, 8:31 AM
@drifter2be
You just lost all credibility. How can you despise a Glock? The most reliable semi auti pistol on the planet. Very simple to use. Lol Glock is the prince of guns, AK's are the king, and ruger10/22 is the queen!

norcal.xd
04-30-2012, 8:50 AM
i used to own 2 hi points (9mm & .380) and liked both... i wouldnt recommend it for a girl other then just to use at the range. after i fixed the mags in the c9 it work nicely but here and there it would ftf but not often. i only shot the .380 one time but it had no recoil which i thought was cool. the only reason i sold it was because the price of .380 acp ammo. my sig p6 is surplus and holds the same amount of ammo that the hi point does but i would trust my life to that p6 because i have never had a hi cup with it in the 2 years i have owned it. oh and the best part is i only paid $350 for it...:D

JMP
04-30-2012, 10:40 AM
In light of cuts in defense spending, soon the HiPoint 9mm will be standard military issue.

NorCalK9.com
04-30-2012, 10:45 AM
@jmp
Lol then the hipoint will have a huge fanboy club, like the ar lol

chrisf
04-30-2012, 11:04 AM
You guys must hate your GF's... Jk

I would be sleeping on the couch if I bought my GF a hi-point for anything but a joke. :rolleyes: lol
Amen to that brother.

glock22fs
04-30-2012, 11:05 AM
highpoint=POS

NorCalK9.com
04-30-2012, 11:16 AM
@glock22fs
And you know this how?
Please explain how you know its a p.o.s.

tacticalcity
04-30-2012, 11:47 AM
TOYS FOR THE GIRLFRIEND

If she likes it, then that is all that matters.

It is a gift right? You are not married and you went out and spent your own money on her? Even if she is not 100% pleased, you did something nice for her. So right on!

Plus, should she not like it she can always use it to help fund a gun she does like down the road either through a trade-in or

TOYS FOR THE WIFE

Now, if she is your wife...avoid going cheap for the sake of saving money. Usually what that really means is we are going cheap on the wifes toys so we can splurg on our own. That leads to nothing but trouble. You don't want to be the kind of husband that drives a new car every couple months while his wife drives a mini-van with 300K miles on it. Why? Because that's the guy that ends up divorced, and supporting his ex-wife and kids who now blow his money any way they please just to tick him off and who hate his guts. If you wouldn't swap whatever the toy is with her and be content...then you're not fooling anyone but yourself.

NorCalK9.com
04-30-2012, 11:56 AM
@tacticalcity
Lol are you a man or woman? Jk
Youre preaching to the choir bud ive been divorced 2x before I hit 30.
She doesnt care gow much it costs and she even agreed that it was pointless to buy a $600 gun if she aint gonna like it.

tacticalcity
04-30-2012, 12:04 PM
@tacticalcity
Lol are you a man or woman? Jk
Youre preaching to the choir bud ive been divorced 2x before I hit 30.
She doesnt care gow much it costs and she even agreed that it was pointless to buy a $600 gun if she aint gonna like it.

The exception to the rule is that she may actually want the minivan. ;)

A lot of wives are frugal as well, and resent spending money on toys period. Which I imagine would be hell on a guy into guns. This is a very expensive hobby.

chaseface
04-30-2012, 12:19 PM
You guys are lucky. On my two year anniversary my GF made me buy her this Kimber Raptor II Stainless. But it's now my favorite handgun of ours to shoot so I don't mind :D. Last week I was hitting clays at 50 yards at the range about one out of every two shots. The HiPoint will never have that kinda accuracy but it doesn't cost $1500 either. I'd buy one and give it a shot
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd458/bcpries/Raptor.jpg

KandyRedCoi
04-30-2012, 1:15 PM
nice raptor...i love mine :D the EX wanted me to give her the Kimber and i was like wtf? lol

drifter2be
04-30-2012, 1:57 PM
nice raptor...i love mine :D the EX wanted me to give her the Kimber and i was like wtf? lol

Probably explains why she is the "EX"

KandyRedCoi
04-30-2012, 2:33 PM
Probably explains why she is the "EX"

she asked after we broke up lol

NorCalK9.com
04-30-2012, 2:38 PM
@kandyredcoi
What nerve she had! Surprised the judge didnt award her all your guns. I got majorly screwed by the man hating judge I had in my divorce.

KandyRedCoi
04-30-2012, 2:41 PM
@kandyredcoi
What nerve she had! Surprised the judge didnt award her all your guns. I got majorly screwed by the man hating judge I had in my divorce.

luckily i wasnt married to her...but i can imagine how the men are always screwed in the ca divorce court system...sorry to hear that

morfeeis
04-30-2012, 3:19 PM
highpoint=POS
what was wrong with the one you owned?

NorCalK9.com
04-30-2012, 3:27 PM
@morfeeis
When alls they write is that chances are they have very little or no experience with said item.

DannyInSoCal
07-05-2012, 1:52 AM
I've got three - $410 total invested.

+Another $45 on extra mags -

Cheap enough to leave in the Jeep and saddlebags and not worry about them geting banged up or stolen -

They eat the cheap ammo and are accurate enough to get the job done.

If it FTF or isnt accurate - You are the problem.

Not the sidearm.

I'll continue to buy every single one I find for less than $100/$125 -

Where else are you going to arm 6 friends for less than $900 -

Unless they are Mosins........

Fishslayer
07-05-2012, 8:37 AM
but she likes my .45 1911 so much as to raise concern.

So I'm not the only one! :rofl2:

My wife swears my RIA Tactical is "the best gun we own."

I'm trying to parlay that into getting a Ruger SR1911 for me & passing the RIA on to her.

[/threadjack]

Carry on. ;)

h0use
07-05-2012, 10:00 AM
i own a c9 my self. and it has been very reliable. yes it looks ugly and very heavy but never has it failed. it eats anything i feed it. and i like the gost ring sight that it comes with.

check this review.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/hi-point-c9-9mm-a-good-cheap-gun/

tonyxcom
07-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Interestingly enough, there was a guy in a K-9 shirt at a class I was in... it was in the beginning of June. The guy in the K-9 shirt had 2 HiPoints, a 9mm and a .380

This guy had a multitude of failures with both guns during the entire class. Mostly double feeds, but I would estimate the malfunctions averaged about 1 in every 2 mags.

NorCal-K9, were you that guy?

fullrearview
07-05-2012, 10:44 AM
Just pony up and get her a g19.

I'm not a big fan of Glocks, but I do feel they are so popular and affordable, everyone should own one.

We will be buying one sometime this year. Either a 19 or a 26 depending on what the wife likes.

diego-ted
07-05-2012, 2:46 PM
funny how most the negTive remRks are from people that dont own one, OP sepcifically asked for opinions from people that has owned a hipoint, surprising noone stepped in here and told him to save his money and get a springfield loaded LOL

i own one, im not poor, its a great value for a gun, which i think its ridiculous how some companies can get away with charging so much for plastic LOL, ive owned 3 glocks and i can shoot my hipoint 10x better than any of them PERIOD no excuses no caveats flat out better, got my hipoint used for $80 with 2 magazines, so far so good

i guess u just have to be a bit open minded to really appreciate it.

limpwristing is a NON issue as almost any semi auto handgun will fail if it was shot limpwristed

weight, unless u CCW then who cares

sights, there is 1 company that makes great aftermarket sights if the factory 3dot or Ghostring isnt up to your standards, i find both facotry sights more than adequate

trigger, has had mixed reviews i think im lucky and got a decent one

as far as the gf, well if she cant appreciate your effort of At least getting her a firearm then u need to re-evaluate your situation and get a new one LOL ;)

About 600 rounds though mine, goes bang every time!! NO FTF,FTE, accurate as heck!! I bought it just to see what all the neg was about. Most that complain don't own one. JMHO

diego

dc2integra
07-05-2012, 3:01 PM
Hi points I got nothing bad to say about the other than they are by far the most hideous looking gun I have ever seen.

diego-ted
07-05-2012, 3:38 PM
Girl may be ugly but she puts out!! LOL, rather then a prissy prom queen tease!

NotEnufGarage
07-06-2012, 5:01 AM
I'm in the process of buying two C-9's for "car guns" that I leave LUCC in the trunk with the case secured and hidden in the event I'm stuck somewhere and have to hoof it home (SHTF). For $150/ea, they'll do.

gun505
07-06-2012, 7:01 AM
Amen to that brother.

Totally!! Might as well buy her a Payless shoe store gift card..

bellts
07-06-2012, 3:12 PM
Girl may be ugly but she puts out!! LOL, rather then a prissy prom queen tease!

I'll second that analogy.

P.S. I own a c9. It's not my favorite but the darn thing works. I'll never sell it.

bellts
07-06-2012, 3:15 PM
Totally!! Might as well buy her a Payless shoe store gift card..

Now we're bashing Payless?