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    OTish: Got a new piece today: HiPoint 40 S&W

    Well, decided to add to my growing collection of Firearms today. Went in to my local Gun shop and bought me a Hi Point 40 S&W. VERY Comfortable in the hand, and of course a few steps ahead of my 380 in terms of caliber. Now, some of you MAY rag on me about choosing the Hi-Point brand, but as someone who doesn't make much, and has very good experience with the Hi-Point, I thought getting THAT over a more higher priced brand would do me just fine. Anyways, don't have a camera, but then again I would assume everyone would know what one looks like (Google obviously XD) so I won't be able to post a pic of my new baby. Anyways, just thought I'd boast about my new addition... let the compliments and fun bashing begin. :P

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    Happy your happy with your new gun....see I almost said it with a straight face.

    Really I tease but you use and shoot what you can afford. The key about it is the Bad Guys know a bullet is a bullet and they both hurt, I have yet to hear someone say how dare you shoot me with that you must at least us a kimber or XD and don't shoot me with any of the cheap ammo.....lol

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    Hi Point, isn't that like driving a Ford Pinto?

    One thing I hear about Hi Points is if you run out of ammo they work great as a hammer!

    Still better then not having one though.
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    All I got to say is for the people that think Glocks are ugly, should compare them to Hi-Point.

    I can say that, I have 2 I bought just for the hell of it to add to my Glocks and 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    Happy your happy with your new gun....see I almost said it with a straight face.

    Really I tease but you use and shoot what you can afford. The key about it is the Bad Guys know a bullet is a bullet and they both hurt, I have yet to hear someone say how dare you shoot me with that you must at least use a kimber or XD and don't shoot me with any of the cheap ammo.....lol
    Thats exactly my thought. If I was making more than I am now, I'd have no problem getting some better brands. However, I DO enjoy Hi Points, especially their Customer Service, which is absolutely excellent. I've shot my 380 a few times without any problems sofar, and even though its heavy as hell, carrying it around both OC and CC has been pretty pleasant. I do look forward to buying their Carbines some day, which I hear are excellent to shoot.

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    BTW what does "OTish" mean??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDave View Post
    Hi Point, isn't that like driving a Ford Pinto?

    One thing I hear about Hi Points is if you run out of ammo they work great as a hammer!

    Still better then not having one though.
    They also work great as an anchor too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223to45 View Post
    BTW what does "OTish" mean??
    Off Topic-ish.

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    They are sure ugly, but I've heard they're fairly reliable.

    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    They are sure ugly, but I've heard they're fairly reliable.

    They may be ugly, but I doubt a BG would care of the style if the barrel is pointing in their direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerwaterbury View Post
    They may be ugly, but I doubt a BG would care of the style if the barrel is pointing in their direction.
    Oh, I agree with you 100%, plus you can't beat the price.
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    Tanner if anybody gives you a hard time about having a Hi-Point, I will give you back up with my HP carbine while you're reloading!
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    Congrats on your acquisition of one tough pistol!

    And...it has a lifetime warranty.
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    If it allows you to shoot straight, works reliably and doesn't break your back (or your pelvis) while carrying it, I say good on ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDave View Post
    Hi Point, isn't that like driving a Ford Pinto?

    One thing I hear about Hi Points is if you run out of ammo they work great as a hammer!

    Still better then not having one though.
    If you run out of ammo you can throw it and knock someone out.

    I love my Highpoint 9mm. Accurate and although I have not had to use it I have heard they have a no questions asked lifetime warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    If you run out of ammo you can throw it and knock someone out.

    I love my Highpoint 9mm. Accurate and although I have not had to use it I have heard they have a now questions asked lifetime warranty.
    What's even better is, if you buy a USED one, that warranty is still in effect, so if the used one is damaged or defective in any way, you can get a new one for free! you can't beat customer service like THAT!

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    I know there is a stigma attached to high points as to being called throw aways, gangbangers like them because of their price and of course how can a quality gun be sold for so little?
    If you feel you can bet your life on it's operation then that is all that matters as well all have to answer that question no matter what we carry.
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    Highpoint is good. It is the closest thing to a Glock that you can get with out buying a Glock

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    Congratulations on your latest addition to your family I use to make fun of hi points then a few years ago a friend of mine bought a hi point 9m carbine cheap off someone. He got it cheap because it had a few things wrong with it and when we first took it out to the range the we figured out the sight alignment was way off, that was a surprise to us they looked straight. He sent it back to hi point and with in a week he had it back from the factory completely fixed and restored. On top completely fixing all of the problems and replacing a good amount of the gun the company sent the gun back cleaned and polished, replaced the iron sights, included two brand new extra mags, a sling and a letter apologizing for the problems the gun had and thanking my friend for his patience and business, all for free that is hard to beat.

    We took it out to the range and I was impressed it was a very smooth straight shooter! After getting a little hands on time with the carbine and shooting a couple bull's eyes it really changed my opinion of the product and the company. Of course I still do like to tease hi points once and awhile but not out of disgust like it use to be more in a Ford vs Chevy kind of way. There is nothing wrong with hi points or Chevy's but I like em XD and Ford I guess what I am trying to say is you made a good choice and saved a lot of money
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    Hi-Points take far too much crap over their looks. They are a basic firearm that works well. Look up the video where two guys tried to destroy one. Only way they could was to thread a bolt into the bore and fire it. Otherwise just blocking the bore with a casing, mud, etc, didn't phase it.

    I talked with a Gun Dealer one time who said he'd only carry Hi-Points if he could. Of all the "Big Name" pistols he sold, only the Hi-Points gave him the least grief when it came to Customer Complaints.

    As far as I know, they work just fine for their intended purpose. As for "Looks", I'm not sure that's part of their mission.
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    Well, I carry a Sig because they are just darn cool! Cool enough for Sidney Portier to carry in a bad movie The Jackal!

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    Welcome to the family!

    You've just acquired the AK47 of pistols. Reliable, indestructible, and cheap. Unlike an AK it's also accurate as hell, having a fixed barrel. Might I suggest www.hipointtalk.net for some HiPoint love & answers to questions. Like amlevin said, go look up some of the youtube videos where people try to destroy these guns and they just keep coming back like the energizer bunny.

    But even as the resident HiPoint apologist, you may find the full-size model too heavy to carry. I tried carrying my HP .45 for a while, just too much for me. But, so is my "quality" Tanfoglio .45, and I've gone back to carrying my HP 9mm almost exclusively. When I actually get to carry.

    As well as saving yourself money, you'll be saving yourself time too. No need to actually break the gun down (which is a bit of a pain) untill the 1500 round mark or so, just lock the slide back, hose the guts out with brake cleaner, run a bore snake thru, and add a little gun oil to the parts that start to show wear (get shiny). Like anything else mass produced, there IS a break in period for the gun, especially the magazines. Any time you get a new HP magazine, fully load it, throw in a drawer (safe) then forget about it for a couple of weeks to let it break in. The gun its self usually needs 200-400 rounds, you can expect some malfunctions during this time. Since the break in my HP C9 has never had a malfunction EXCEPT when I fumblefinger it & bump the mag release . Some people advocate polishing the feed ramp on the barrel to improve reliability. Did this on mine, not on my wife's, and we haven't noticed a difference. This will happen anyway as the gun gets used. Be sure you try the little "ghost ring" sight that comes with it too. Some folks like it, some don't.

    If you want to play all "tacti-cool," a 9mm HP carbine is a great little rifle you can cover with all the goofy goodies for half the price of an AR, and the only caliber cheaper to shoot is 22lr. Plus you get extra practice swapping mags.

    You will take some flak for having anything to do with a HP. Especially from gun snobs & tacti-cool fanboys. To date none of them have ever volunteered to be shot with one tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogodawgs View Post
    Well, I carry a Sig because they are just darn cool! Cool enough for Sidney Portier to carry in a bad movie The Jackal!

    Bet he still couldn't hit the broad side of a barn if you put a REAL (as opposed to a prop) gun in his hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhead47 View Post
    Bet he still couldn't hit the broad side of a barn if you put a REAL (as opposed to a prop) gun in his hands.
    Don't be too sure of that. He probably practiced a lot at the Beverly Hills Gun Club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogodawgs View Post
    Well, I carry a Sig because they are just darn cool! Cool enough for Sidney Portier to carry in a bad movie The Jackal!

    There's that but also, if you carry a Hi-Point you can be mistaken for being a street thug. If you carry a Sig you might be mistaken for a Secret Service Agent.
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