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Postby Marauder 1 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:40 pm

I'm thinking of getting one of the Hi Point .380's they seem to be very reliable and while kind of different looking look like a cheep caliber to shoot. Anyone here had any experience with the Hi Point .380 or 9mm?

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Re: Hi Point

Postby ShootnMathews » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:23 pm

I have a hipoint 9 mm. I bought it when the first came out for $129. I have no idea what They cost now. It shot fine when I first got it then all at once it started to jam on every single shot. I sent it back to them for repair and they sent it back to me a bout 2 weeks later with a second 8 round mag and a 10 round mag and a note that said they fired it, confirmed the problem, replaced the barrel and slide, function tested it and it worked fine. I don't believe it has jammed on me since but it probably hasn't seen a 100 rounds since I got it back.
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Re: Hi Point

Postby Marauder 1 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:49 pm

So how did you like it otherwise? I can get the .380 for 139.00
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Re: Hi Point

Postby ShootnMathews » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:24 am

Well. It's a little heavy in general and a lot of that weight is in the bulky cast slide. It shoots just fine and everything but it does seem to be too heavy on the recoil because of the heavy slide. Overall, for the price, if you just want something to punch paper cheap, it's worth the money.

The trigger is pretty crude. But it works for $139. I mean how can you beat that for a new pistol
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Re: Hi Point

Postby bearrowland » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:34 am

I've no experience with the 9mm or 380, but my brother has one of the 45 ACP's. It's a BIG pistol but has issues. The striker spring is weak, and I've replaced it for him once already and it's already shot again. The other issue seems to be a magazine issue, in that it doesn't feed well. Heavy and fun, but I wouldn't want to have to count on it.
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Re: Hi Point

Postby Marauder 1 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:04 pm

Send it back they have a lifetime warranty.. They'll fix it for free..
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Re: Hi Point

Postby iridium-192 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:48 pm

Mark, look what I've found on AR15 forum about hi-point... :o
hi-point pistol issue...
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Re: Hi Point

Postby ShootnMathews » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:13 am

I wouldn't let that bother me. If you search the net you can find pics of nearly every pistol blown up. It is mostly all ammo related. People try to buy cheap junk reloads to shoot and all of a sudden they find a double charged one or perhaps a batch of hot loads and find an poorly sized bullet that over pressures the gun.

If you shoot quality store bought ammo or stay within book listings for load and length when loading your own you should be fine.

If I wanted one to shoot, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a hipoint. Now would I want to depend on it as a defensive weapon? No. Shooting paper?, sure. I am not afraid of one at all.
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Re: Hi Point

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:14 pm

In decision making all sides should be considered... The good, the bad and the ugly... :wave:
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Re: Hi Point

Postby bearrowland » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:20 am

For a fun pistol, I can't think of a more economical way to have fun, and the maker does back them 100 percent. I guess it all depends on what you want to do with it.
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