So why all the hate for a hipoint 9mm on k? I keep seeing customers rave about it. Hipoint boasts about the low return rate of it. And every popular gun review channel i watch has essentially the same content: some crusty old dude talking about how hideous and undesirable it is, then he begrudgingly, through his closed teeth, talks about how the gun is reliable and accurate. is all the hate for this weapon meme-based or what?
What exactly is wrong with hipoint , specifically the c9 pistol?
I've been buying one of these a week ever since last August when I took home 90k from the lottery. Used the 90k to finish paying off my house and I've got so much expendable income that it doesn't hurt. I use them as beater guns alongside a couple 10/22s I bought to teach people to shoot.
Also, over the past four months, I've given away eight to coworkers who live in bad neighborhoods who aren't at the point where they can afford something better. A C9 and a box of 9mm does a lot to make them feel safe. And creates more gun owners that I know are properly trained in firearms safety.
They're breddy gud imho. Prefer my M&P Shield or Glock 26 for CC and self defense though.
Yes, though I do keep one in my car. Nice to have an easily accessible back up when my CC might be blocked by the seat belt, position, etc.
They're bricks, they're ugly, they're awkward to shoot but they shoot ANYTHING.
The thing about Hi-Points are their finicky nature, especially in the region of their mags. You get such mixed reviews because the quality control isn't all that great. Most are solid, but statistically speaking you'll see more lemons.
The GOOOOOD thing about Hi-Points is the warranty, which is excellent, no questions asked they'll take the firearm in and fix any issues with it, so if you do have a lemon, that's basically how they manage the quality lol. Warranty only has a few exceptions I HEARD, don't quote me on that, because it was about the tooling out a portion on the new carbines in order to fit the ATI stocks.
I would take a quality gun with horrible customer service over a shitty gun with amazing customer service.
Better to have a product that never needs to be sent in than one that will constantly need repair, even if those repairs don't cost you anything.
Not that guy, but really, you're the retard here.
It doesnt matter how much you spend, or the reputation of the manufacturer, or the quality of the materials. Anything mass-produced will have a number of failures. Sure, spending more for higher qualities lowers your odds, but
>Kinda why warranties exist lol.
>>28652396 Another anon here.
Stop being stupid, you're starting to sound dangerously like a shill.
Some things you can afford to be cheap, and somethings you prefer not. I don't think it is reasonable to expect anyone on /k/ doesn't value "defending their life" more than cheap paper plates and solo cups.
I think the whole fucking argument is stupid, you're both stupid and should stab eachother in the ballsacks with the sharpest firing pin you own.
If you get a highpoint, you likely need to test it before carrying to make sure you don't have one of the oft reported malfunctions, very much applying to magazines. If it does malfunction, have it repaired until it runs flawlessly. This could be time consuming.
A higher quality gun still needs the same testing, but is less likely to give issues.
I see the contention as the HQ guy is wary to every trust something that had malfunctions or is statistically more likely too. But this can be alleviated with testing.
HP guy on the other hand understands the reverse but can't wrap his head around the reservations of HQ guy.
Any of us would prefer a higher quality, more reliable piece than a less reliable piece. This is a fact or you're just silly. That being said, you can apparently get HQ out of a HP, you just need to put in time too.
Fuck off all of you.
they have good warranty, if something ever happens they will replace it for you. good customer service, cheap pistol. i wouldnt recommend buying one as your only gun unless you were super poor. they are great little auxillary guns though, cheap enough to leave in the trunk of your car/bury in your yard, that kind of thing
leave one in the fishing tackle box, leave one in the trunk of all your cars, leave one in a bug out bag, leave one in the bathroom in shower, leave one in grease buried in back yard... do you not see the point of a ugly cheap gun that works?
From someone who has shot one:
It is a single stack magazine, but the gun is like a brick. Other weapons costing just a "bit" more like Ruger semi automatics are just better designed.
The sights on the one I fired were not on the weapon properly. They were slightly askew. You could still hit by our target at average handgun ranges, it the sights were just terrible.
It has the most shit ergos of any weapon I have ever fired. It has no slide release, you need to pull the slide back and release it to make a reloaded weapon fall into battery, but it is awkward and heavy and it feels like SOMETHING is wrong, but nothing is. The trigger was a piece ofbshit plastic with sharp edges, inciuld feel a blister forming after 100 rounds, just terrible ergos.
The fit and finish left ALOT to be desired, it just looked like a cheap cast iron pan in my opinion, just something wrong about it.
With that said, no failures to fire even with shitty steel cased ammo. It ate ammo and fired rounds just fine.
The hate is because it is LITERALLY the cheapest functioning firearm. Its like showing up to a fishing competition with your Barbie fishing pole. Yes, it can TECHNICALLY catch fish, but no one wants to be associated with such low quality gear.
I saw you can get a Ruger LCP from grabagun for 211 dollars(but out of stock,they can email you when they get more) so probably just get that.
Also seeing listed for like 170-180ish online for a hi point don't get, 150 or less sure.
>Sure, but downing on one like it's a piece of shit for being cheap with a great warranty is mental.
>I don't have any problems with a cheap gun having a great warranty.
>I would take a quality gun with horrible customer service over a shitty gun with amazing customer service.
Too edgy, didn't get far into whatever you wrote. Try again for me will you?
+will last forever
-Richfags might point fingers
All in all, if you want one get one. They're extremely cheap, will last, and who gives a shit about what others might say. If you don't want one, don't get one.
Hipoints are junk, and if you cant admit that then you can just take your hipoint and kill yourself, oh wait, it will FTF and you'll be stuck with a tupperware and pot metal POS that nobody will pay $300 for lightly used with one box of 50rnds.
That's exactly what I did. My dad got me one for $100 when I was a wee lad because 9mm is cheap and used it as a learner pistol. It simple, reliable, accurate, and absolute worst case scenario, you mail it back and get a new one.
The only people I've ever heard say hipoints are unreliable are people who have never fired one and are just parroting what other folks who haven't fired one either said so they can look like they know what they're talking about. All of those people I know stopped talking shit when they fired mine and realized it's a $100 pistol that performs as good as most other pistols.
I have shot several, the C9 and the JHP 45, and the carbine 9mm, and my friends who own them would still rather have my Daewoo DH40 than those, but its what they could afford at the time so its what they got. Nothing trip fag about it, they just suck.
If you get one and have magazine/feeding problems, look for Hi-Point forums for guidance on tweaking the mags.
The Hi-Point Firearms Forum is generally pretty helpful with stuff like that.
Gun-specific forums (Glock, CZ, etc) can be good places to explore if you're thinking of one of those guns. If you can get past the fanboy bullshit, there will be conversations about whatever problems people are encountering and whatever solutions people have come up with.
Hi-Point warranty is genuine. They really do good service. The gun is what it is, and better than no gun if you have to think about the $.
its just like a Honda Fit or Kia Soul. They are the cheapest things you can get, and they will work when you need them to, however purists will turn their nose up at them simply for being the cheapest option.
and what about...
they're the fat ugly sluts of the gun world
uncomfortable to hold, shit to look at, and anyone can get it. but it puts out reliably enough and it can always seem to wipe the cum from itself and try again
Im thinking about getting one simply because I plan on leaving CA in a few years and would rather save my money for when I live in a better state and can buy a larger selection of guns unregistered.
Here's the thing.
It's cheap, and for its price range, it's perfect. It goes bang, and isn't too horribly innaccurate.
Soon as you have 300-350 to spend? It quickly sinks to the bottom of the list in things you should buy.
Most of you all are stupid. I've owned several hipoint handguns. Not one has ever jammed or had a misfire or this or that. They are reliable. The only problem is their weight. They are heavy and bulky. They won't explode in your hands. They won't fall apart and you have to throw the slide at someone to defend yourself. You are just retarded and falling into commercialism. One of the reasons they are so cheap is because they don't pay for commercial ads. They don't pay for full page ads in magazines sayin STICK WITH US WE WILL KEEP YOU SAFE IN YOUR TIME OF NEED. They work when you want them to. They are self defense accurate at self defense distances. You don't need to throw it at someone. It's just a cheap option for someone who doesn't have a lot of cash up front and also that is why they end up in criminals hands a lot. $500 in drug money for one or you have nothing. $500 as this or that and you can have this $180 pistol with a loaded mag with unknown ammo. They are seriously not that inaccurate and they are not unreliable at all. Just heavy ass handguns and bulky. Grow up and shoot some guns for once in your life to prove to yourself your own issues.
I like you.
The hi-point is far from the only gun that gets crapped on for no reason on this board. There's so many people who are more than happy to bring up any 6 year old forum post to prove that all X guns are crap, even though they don't own one. Then everyone starts repeating it, and pretty soon it's "fact" around here.