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    any of you guys tried this? I saw it in another thread on here.

    Anyway, i decided to test the hi point I just bought, so I stuck a pen in the barrel, pointed it at the ceiling with the gun cocked, and pulled the trigger, and the pen flew and smacked the ceiling, which i was like, good the firing pin operates.

    So I went to show my wife, whose gun it is, and I pulled the trigger, but the pen didn't go anywhere. I was like WTF? so I pulled the gun apart and couldn't find anything wrong.

    I tried it again and still nothing. So I pulled the pen out of the barrel, and that's when I noticed..............................

    A hole in the back of the pen. It wasn't launching it because the firing pin had punched a hole in the pen. I felt stupid, grabbed another pen, and fired one into the ceiling. It punched a hole in that one too.

    I only spent $50 on this gun, as it had no magazine. I called hi point, and they're sending me a mag, extractor and firing pin assembly for free. Now to verify that it has a FTF FTE problem

    I like spare parts.

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    What kind of pen did you use?
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    just a regular old plastic ball point pen. I thought it was kinda funny.

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    Didn't get ink in the gun did you?
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    Lol no. That would've sucked though

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    Okay good.
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    It's a good test to make sure you aren't carrying a paper weight.

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    Or I can just go and shoot it.
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    The IDEAL situation, but i'm poor.

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    Most people suggest using a pencil - put the rubber eraser end down the barrel. That way it doesn't go quite as far (won't hurt anyone) and you won't damage all your pens.

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    I guess that is sound advice, I had no idea that it would penetrate the pen.

    What do you mean hurt someone? Muzzle awareness.

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    I had never heard of this before....


    /Can't wait to get home and try it! :celebrate

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    Well remember , it should hit the ceiling, with pens anyway, but you may kill your pen.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    I guess that is sound advice, I had no idea that it would penetrate the pen.

    What do you mean hurt someone? Muzzle awareness.
    What goes up must come down, just 'cause it goes up without hitting someone doesn't mean it won't hit someone on the return arc.

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    Okay, so I just had to try this. Must remember, never ever ever tell the kids about this trick. Anything that makes a real gun act like a toy gun should not be done in front of kids.

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    I only spent $50 on this gun, as it had no magazine. I called hi point, and they're sending me a mag, extractor and firing pin assembly for free. Now to verify that it has a FTF FTE problem

    I like spare parts.
    I got my hi-point compact 9mm for $80 with a mag. They seem to be reliable guns and stays on target at 50 ft. Can't beat the price and they all have a transferable lifetime warrenty! They are ugly as sin though! If you need a cheap holster for it, you can pickup the crosman airsoft holster from walmart for about $7, it works fine.

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    asforme, I agree, you should nost do this in front of kids.

    And you're right about the return arc, but that would have to be a heavy pen to really inflict damage, or hit you in the eye.

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    Hey, guess what everyone, The firing pin broke on the .380, Oh well, at least I have a spare, but I lost the mag and it was full of ammo.

    Oh well, gives me a good reason to send it in for "newification"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf579MCpV38

    yay.

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    asforme wrote:
    Okay, so I just had to try this. Must remember, never ever ever tell the kids about this trick. Anything that makes a real gun act like a toy gun should not be done in front of kids.
    What the heck did you tell me for then??????

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    We dint know you was a youngun, we's thought you was an A...dult.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    We dint know you was a youngun, we's thought you was an A...dult.
    Yeah that was probably your first mistake..

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