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Have any of you had any experience with the Hipoint 9MM carbine? I hear their pistols are a real piece of crap but how about the carbine? Also I really have no experience with a pistol round like a 9MM can it be shot out to a 100 yards accurately? These carbines are real cheap to buy and look like they could be a lot of fun for plinking. Here is a link to one in case someone out there dose not know what firearm I am speaking of. Also they carry a life time warenty. Dale http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=85168916
 

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Can you tell me about the problems you had then. Dale
 

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The Hipoint had FTF issues about every other mag and the other thing is the Mech Tech easily shoots 2" at 50 yards.
My Mech Tech is in 10mm on a Colt 1911 frame, the Hipoint is 9mm
 

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Pretty good site!!!!!!! Reminds me of the H&R NEF site here. Dale
 

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yup, and the hipoint carbines have similar appeal to Handi's . Inexpensive easy to tweak for reliability and plenty of accessories available. Some hate them , but there is a core of hipoint fans just like handiholics. Some of us are both.
 

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DALESCARPENTRY said:
Have any of you had any experience with the Hipoint 9MM carbine? I hear their pistols are a real piece of crap but how about the carbine? Also I really have no experience with a pistol round like a 9MM can it be shot out to a 100 yards accurately? These carbines are real cheap to buy and look like they could be a lot of fun for plinking. Here is a link to one in case someone out there dose not know what firearm I am speaking of. Also they carry a life time warenty. Dale http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=85168916
You heard wrong about their pistols. It seems like all the bad press I've heard about them comes from someone who doesn't own one. I bought one of the .40's just to carry as a truck gun, and was pleasantly suprised. I have put over 600 rounds through it without a jam. It is as accurate as any semi-auto handgun I have ever fired. The only drawback is they are ugly and bulky. I'm thinking about getting the .40 carbine next.
 

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When I shoot with my buddy that owns a Hipoint he is always trying to get me to shoot his pistol so he can shoot one of mine, I usually pass as they don't feel very natural in my hand and it is not that common to shoot a magazine through it without a jam
 

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I have one of the pistols (9mm) and can see some issues with the feel in the hand, however reliability has NOT been a problem with that gun. I have run several hundred rounds through it with ZERO failure to fire, chamber or eject. My son had one fail to eject and I told him about not limp wristing the gun. from then on no problems.

I was advised by the gun shop owner that if you limp wrist them they will jam, but in his words, so will every other pistol eventually.

Like I said, mine is very good. I'd say if you're going to war with it buy something else, but if you want a plinker or home pretection, get one. The carbines fit the stupid CA "assault" weapon list so it's not available here, otherwise I would own one, without a doubt.
 

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I don't have the carbine but have a 45 hi point that is fairly accurate and have had no problem with feeding. The gun will shoot anything i have put in it with no problem. it does what it is sup[posed to do as far as i am concerned it shoots when i pull the trigger. I have considered a carbine but have to many other things i want would be fun for plinking even some hunting task possibly small game or varmint maybe. I don't like the feel it is a little big for my hands but for others it works. have held the 9mm carbine but if i was getting one i think i would get the 40 cal a bit more power.


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I have had a 9mm Highpoint pistol and it worked great. In fact my father in law liked it so much I gave it to him. I've shot the carbine and loved it. I was amazed at the accuracy at 50 yards. It would put the hole box or ammo in a 7 inch circle. We didn't have 100 yds to shoot it but I'm sure it would group well especially with a scope. I know a few people in South Georgia that hunts hogs with them.
 

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A friend of mine has a High Point C9 9mm pistol. I must admit I was surprised when I shot it, it is a reliable pistol. As for their 9mm carbine, I've never shot one but have heard their a really good shooter with one exception, some carbine owners have experienced bent firing pins causing the little rifle to jam like crazy. However, they do have a lifetime warranty and the Hi Point company is said to be very customer friendly if you have any problems with any of their firearms. I might pick up one of their carbines myself.
 

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I see that Dunham's has them on sale this week. I logged on for this very subject and I am going to get one myself. Perhaps one in both 9mm and 40.
 

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I just gave a friend a 5 gallon bucket full of 9mm brass Every single piece of brass in that bucket was fired though a hi-point I had a carbine and a compact pistol. some of the brass was fired twice or three times
Anyone one having problems with a hi point has no right to complain unless they have call hi-point because if one of their guns don't work they will fix it. only ftf's I have had were my fault for not cleaning the gun enough. I killed over 200 groundhogs with the carbine .handloaded 115 gr winchester silvertip will kill a groundhog stone cold dead I have hit them at 80-90 yards
I being the resident old gun fart see a lot of hi points bought for youngin" (luckily most people around here still think a teenager out in the back 40 shooting pop cans is just good clean fun) I must have shot 40-50 of their pistols I have seen one with a jamming problem and they fixed no questions asked and gave him a couple extra mags for his trouble I broke the front sight on my carbine Told them I broke it they said they don't care they would still fix it for free or send me the part n/c it was here the next day, I get tired of the bad mouthin' hi-point guns because they don't cost an arm and a leg. If don't like the looks or feel that is your right. think your above using a $100 gun that is fine too. try to tell me that they are junk and jam every other shot and I will tell you ..you are full of ---- I know better I would trust a new in the box hi-point with my life long before I would trust A new taurus auto. Out of about 50 hi-points I know of (mine or friends and relitives guns) I have seen one that needed to go back to the factory.. out of about 20 or so taurus auto's I have know of personly about 1/3 have been back to the factory some more than once ;D Ok I'll get off the soap box now ;D
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Well that is good to know and I do think I will try one out this summer. Dale
 

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I have heard alot of good and was told to get one i wouldn't regret it so was looking around for one myself. only thing is trying to fit it into my wants. I have to many right now.


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Bought one last December, added a cheapie compact scope (Leapers, $19 clearanced from Natchez), an Aimshot xenon light, a Hi-Point butt pad with extra magazines. The rifle is flat out a shooter and everyone who's tried it has liked it, from rank amateurs to long time gun nuts. Trigger's not great, almost a 2-stage, but you can get accustomed to it. 40 yard hits on stationary clay birds are automatic.

Only problem I had is one of the factory magazine springs hung up and it would not feed properly. Sent the magazine back with a note and received a new magazine within a week.

For <$200 (mine was on sale for $159) it's a heck of a deal. I've put around 800 rounds through mine and am comfortable enough with its performance that it's now the "house gun" (which is what I was hoping for when I added the weapon light). BTW It's not the only gun I own. I recommend them. -WSJones
 
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