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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:46 PM   #21
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I like the bad rep they have. People that don't own one say stay away, and people that do own one say that they have had no problems. Seems too sum it up. I'm going this weekend too buy my first handgun and it is on the list of guns I want too look at. But I'm making the trip for a kel tec or a ruger.
The only thing I can add is pickup a 10lb dumb bell for your left hand if your right handed. After handling that hipoint pistol for a while your pistol hand bicep will be huge
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:23 PM   #22
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Hereís a comparison between the ergonomic and aesthetic similarities of the C9′s slide and a common masonís brick.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:03 PM   #23
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Hereís a comparison between the ergonomic and aesthetic similarities of the C9′s slide and a common masonís brick.
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Trigger pull is probably similar between the two also

I will measure the pull on my 995 tonight, I bet it's 14 lbs.
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Held a hi point today, actually a couple. They don't feel all that bad. I don't understand the bad rep.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #26
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Held a hi point today, actually a couple. They don't feel all that bad. I don't understand the bad rep.
You should have held a S&W, Springfield, Sig, etc after holding the Hi Point...you would understand. Do a few dry fires with each, the point would have been even more clear.

I tried to measure the trigger pull on my Hi Point 995 today...my lyman digital gauge only goes up to 12 lbs, the trigger still wasn't close to breaking. (I'm not kidding)
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Held a hi point today, actually a couple. They don't feel all that bad. I don't understand the bad rep.
They don't have a bad rep . If you want a cheaper no frills pistol that goes bang everytime the hi point is it. The price is what sells this pistol if they were priced higher they wouldn't sell.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 10:54 AM   #28
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Go to a range that rents guns. shoot a hipoint and then any other gun. that should clear up any questions you have about them.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 07:13 PM   #29
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They don't have a bad rep . If you want a cheaper no frills pistol that goes bang everytime the hi point is it. The price is what sells this pistol if they were priced higher they wouldn't sell.
They do have a bad rep, its just that people are willing to accept sending it back to the factory because its cheap. If it cost the same as a Glock, everyone would say it was a POS.

My firearms are defensive tools, and being such, they MUST be as reliable as possible. I'm not willing to accept having to send one of mine back to the factory to get tweaked no matter the price tag.
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so did you buy anything yet?
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They do have a bad rep, its just that people are willing to accept sending it back to the factory because its cheap. If it cost the same as a Glock, everyone would say it was a POS.

My firearms are defensive tools, and being such, they MUST be as reliable as possible. I'm not willing to accept having to send one of mine back to the factory to get tweaked no matter the price tag.
We send back more taurus pistols than anything and belive it or not more rugers than hipoints .Price sells the hipoint more than anything if it was me Id spend more.
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I noticed you used the term "investment". The High Point isn't one.
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We send back more taurus pistols than anything and belive it or not more rugers than hipoints .Price sells the hipoint more than anything if it was me Id spend more.
I don't doubt the Taurus. I bet you sell more of them than Hipoints as well.
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Home defense = 12ga
If you're telling people it's for home protection, they should tell you to go with a shot gun.

If you're trying to excuse the purchase of a pistol by saying it's for home protection, man-up and just say that you want a pistol because they're fun to shoot and you have the right to own one.

If you're looking for a nice carry gun, I can recommend the LC9 from Ruger. The only issue I have is that I don't shoot it a ton and the long trigger pull gets me the first shot every time. I will actually disengage from the target thinking that something is wrong with the gun when it's actually just me not pulling the trigger far enough. The gun fits perfectly in the small of my back, or on my hip and it doesn't make sitting or driving uncomfortable. It's small so unless you shoot a lot it won't be as accurate as some of the slightly larger guns.
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[QUOTE=Strider;3271674]If you're telling people it's for home protection, they should tell you to go with a shot gun. QUOTE]

consider a "smaller" shotgun. 20 ga. maybe. they are physically smaller and more managable in tight quarters. and you still get that threatening sound when you rack a shell.
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consider a "smaller" shotgun. 20 ga. maybe. they are physically smaller and more managable in tight quarters. and you still get that threatening sound when you rack a shell.
A 20 ga isn't smaller than a 12 ga really. Both have to be over a certain length.
If you're waiting for the intruder to be close enough to hear you racking a shell you're dumb. The only thing he should hear is your "warning" and see a flash of light.
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If you're waiting for the intruder to be close enough to hear you racking a shell you're dumb. The only thing he should hear is your "warning" and see a flash of light.
^this

They "might" hear me click off the safety but my shotgun stays loaded right next too the bed with 00 buckshot ready to rock.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #38
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I'll stick to my #6 Hevi-shot.

This is similar to the pattern I shoot at 30y, but they claim this at 40y.

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I don't like to let anyone know I have a gun when I answer the door. A handgun can be hidden till needed . Just a random knock at the door I'll grab my Glock and go. If some thing goes bump in the night I bring out something bigger .
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I don't worry if the dog don't worry. Maybe that's bad theory
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