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Old October 29th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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9mm Hi-Point: Any good?

A friend offered to sell me a Hi-Point in 9mm that he no longer has a need for. I have a 9mm pistol, so ammo could be shared between them. He's asking $115 plus two mags. The buttstock is cracked, and it's "gummed up" in his words.
I know absolutely NOTHING about them - is this a good deal or not?

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Old October 29th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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Well, since you can call up Hi-Point, tell them about the 'cracked stock' and they'll send you another one for free, I think it's a good deal.

You can also send it to Hi-Point and they'll fix whatever is "gummed up" and send it back to you as good as new ( Hi-Points have a lifetime warranty for whoever owns it [ 1st owner or 100th ])

How do they run?

They have embarrassed many AR15 owners at 3 guns matches.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 05:16 AM   #3
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While the guns attract the scorn of the "experts", they have a reputation for being clunky, heavy, large for caliber, accurate, and reliable.

You certainly could do worse from a performance stand-point, as long as the ergonomics work for you.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #4
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While the guns attract the scorn of the "experts", they have a reputation for being clunky, heavy, large for caliber, accurate, and reliable.

You certainly could do worse from a performance stand-point, as long as the ergonomics work for you.
I think the OP is referring to this:


I have no opinions on hi-point pistols, just the carbine.

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Old October 31st, 2008, 04:11 AM   #5
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I have no personal experience but I have a good friend who owns one and has shot the daylights out of it with no problems and really speaks highly of it. I have inspected it and it is not a beauty queen and it is made by the most economical processes and IMHO has a look that only a mother could love but my buddy really likes his. Sort of reminds me of the rifles from "The Planet of the Apes"

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I had one for a year or so,had no problems at all.It is a lot like a 10/22 in that it will get a little gummy if not cleaned...keep it clean and they are a fun,good shooting rifle....Glock

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I think the OP is referring to this:


I have no opinions on hi-point pistols, just the carbine.
Yep - this was the beast he showed me!

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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:16 PM   #8
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offer him a hundred and go for it.

hard to beat a carbine with no papers for that price!!

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Old October 31st, 2008, 09:21 PM   #9
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If the ergonomics bother you, there is a conversion kit made for them that makes them look more like a Beretta Storm carbine.

I have one installed on a 9mm Hi Point carbine. Not the best design in the world, but it works.

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If the ergonomics bother you, there is a conversion kit made for them that makes them look more like a Beretta Storm carbine.

I have one installed on a 9mm Hi Point carbine. Not the best design in the world, but it works.
Actually, it's just an aftermarket stock ('kit' implies other parts that'd change the carbines operating method or caliber).



Some folks find the stock works flawlessly, some folks find it hinders operation. YMMV.

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Actually, it's just an aftermarket stock ('kit' implies other parts that'd change the carbines operating method or caliber).



Some folks find the stock works flawlessly, some folks find it hinders operation. YMMV.
Good point.

Mine works pretty well. It took a little fitting to get it just right.

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OK, great comments, guys. I'm interested. How is it for ammo? Is it picky about what you feed it, or can you use off the shelf stuff. I've got some of that aluminum cased CCI ammo lying around - will that work?

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Mine eats everything I feed it.

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Mine eats everything I feed it.
They aren't picky eaters.

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Heston's famous line: "You Maniacs!..what have you done?"

heh-heh!...."Planet of the Apes..." LOL! Heston slinging the old Hi-Point!

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