Jump to content
Capbyrd

Hi-Point promising new "more contemporary" pistol at SHOT

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, DaveTN said:

Ha, Ha Ha, hey maybe they are moving in the right direction. I find it amusing that they think adding a threaded barrel to a price buyer’s handgun will make a difference.

I hope they keep working towards better products.

The Achilles heel of the current model is the mags.   Since this is a new mag design, I think they've already made a huge improvement.   Of course, time will tell.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Capbyrd said:

The Achilles heel of the current model is the mags.   Since this is a new mag design, I think they've already made a huge improvement.   Of course, time will tell.   

Let's hope so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Magiccarpetrides said:

Not terrible...for $200...I think with some different grips and screws she would improve in the looks department mightily...still a huge leap from the current design....don't know what person is buying a $200 [gun] to use with a suppressor...maybe some other kind of tacti-cool muzzle attachment though.

This guy :up:

 

A comp would be pretty sweet too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t own either but it appears the SCCY CPX is a better option and the price is about the same (~$200). Is there anything else USA made in that price range in 9 or 40?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the old Hi Point C9 rated a 1 on my 1 to 10 scale. This new C9 is a solid 3... maybe 3.5. It now falls into the "I wouldn't be embarrassed to show it someone" category. 

Okay, maybe I'd be a little embarrassed, but for less than $200, I could deal with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, jgradyc said:

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the old Hi Point C9 rated a 1 on my 1 to 10 scale. This new C9 is a solid 3... maybe 3.5. It now falls into the "I wouldn't be embarrassed to show it someone" category. 

Okay, maybe I'd be a little embarrassed, but for less than $200, I could deal with it.

How about. ."I wouldn't pull it out in front of my friends" ?

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, DaveTN said:

I don’t own either but it appears the SCCY CPX is a better option and the price is about the same (~$200). Is there anything else USA made in that price range in 9 or 40?

I've been eying the sccy myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, DaveTN said:

I don’t own either but it appears the SCCY CPX is a better option and the price is about the same (~$200). Is there anything else USA made in that price range in 9 or 40?

Ruger EC9S

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Capbyrd said:

The Achilles heel of the current model is the mags.   Since this is a new mag design, I think they've already made a huge improvement.   Of course, time will tell.   

When I sent in my 995 for warranty work, they request all mags.

In my case, they replaced them all with new manufacture.

The new mags display the HP logo and mfg date.

Ymmv

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they do add higher capacity magazines, that will definitely be a plus. He said maybe 15+ rds. That should be good. Hi-Points are good guns for the money. People are always calling them junk. I wonder if those people have heard of Jennings, Lorcin, Davis, Cobra, Raven, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, DaveTN said:

I don’t own either but it appears the SCCY CPX is a better option and the price is about the same (~$200). Is there anything else USA made in that price range in 9 or 40?

I like the looks and features of the SCCY. I just wonder if they will ever make something bigger than 9mm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Chucktshoes said:

Good post to see what the new gun design looks like.  

It ain't gonna win any beauty contests and is likely still too big to conceal carry easily, but for $200 or less (present 9MM sells for $109 or $129) it could obviously be used for home defense (one in every nook and cranny) or in a vehicle. 9MM AMMO is almost cheap enough to do a little target practice (VS the 380 I had).

AMMO expense is one reason I traded my Hi-Point 380, the other reasons were, too big to carry, and it was Keyholing.  It ran reliably. 

Plus you can add a compensator (not a commentator like I said in the TX22 post LOL).

I painted the grips on my old Hi-Point 380 (kind of a bright brown look) and thought it really helped the looks (opinion). I would paint the grips on that new one for sure.

I took $75 for the Hi-Point 380 on a trade and the dealer had it on display for $125 (Case and 3 MAGS as I had bought an extra 10 RD MAG). It is gone, so I guess someone bought it (those painted grips). HA!  

Edited by PAULSHOOT
correct typo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if they will release a carbine in .357 Sig.

Small niche, but they  would potentially have the only affordable platform in the industry.

Maybe the .40 chambering could be recut? Mags should be compatible (based on my Sig experience)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to add a Form 1 suppressor for this for a "dollars for decibels" build.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PSA has the S&W Shield 9mm for $250. Why wouldn't splurge the extra $50. Maybe street price will be lower.

Glad that they are trying to improve though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, cch2a said:

PSA has the S&W Shield 9mm for $250. Why wouldn't splurge the extra $50. Maybe street price will be lower.

Glad that they are trying to improve though.

People that buy hi-points typically aren't online shoppers.   And lets not forget that by the time you actually get that PSA gun home, you are likely in it for at least 300.  

Edited by Capbyrd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Capbyrd said:

People that buy hi-points typically aren't online shoppers.   And lets not forget that by the time you actually get that PSA gun home, you are likely in it for at least 300.  

I agree that typical Hi-point buyers aren't online shoppers. I was just posting for people that are online and watching this thread.  I am assuming the initial price of the hi-point will be right around $200 plus transfer fee and the Smith is $250 plus transfer fee and approx $15 bucks shipped.  

Once the price comes down to current C9 prices you probably will be sub 200 after transfer but right now at assumed prices I still think the Shield would be the better buy.  For non online shoppers I can't help them, the hi-point will probably be one of the cheaper guns in the store.  

It's going to be hard to convince me that the hi-point is the better buy if it's around 200. Maybe a little cheaper but just not enough for me. Now when you start being able to pick them up for $100 I might change my mind. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, cch2a said:

I agree that typical Hi-point buyers aren't online shoppers. I was just posting for people that are online and watching this thread.  I am assuming the initial price of the hi-point will be right around $200 plus transfer fee and the Smith is $250 plus transfer fee and approx $15 bucks shipped.  

Once the price comes down to current C9 prices you probably will be sub 200 after transfer but right now at assumed prices I still think the Shield would be the better buy.  For non online shoppers I can't help them, the hi-point will probably be one of the cheaper guns in the store.  

It's going to be hard to convince me that the hi-point is the better buy if it's around 200. Maybe a little cheaper but just not enough for me. Now when you start being able to pick them up for $100 I might change my mind. 

I don't see the new hipoint being in demand enough to be at msrp or higher.   I expect street price to start at 150 ish.   Of course its all speculation. 

Also, the shield and the hi point are different categories.  Pocket guns to full size. 

Edited by Capbyrd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, tercel89 said:

S.A. XD9 9mm a time tested 9mm handgun for $299 at PSA . There's no way I'd blow any money on a Hi-Point when I could save a little more and get this.

https://palmettostatearmory.com/springfield-xd-defenders-series-9mm-3-pistol-black-xdd9801hc.html

But the Hi point is made in Merica'!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By NickinTN
      Picked this one up yesterday to replace the ECO I parted with to help fund a motorcycle purchase. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but hopefully soon!
       

    • By TresMon
      I inherited a original box stock 70 series, nickel plated, Colt Commander, 1911 in .45 ACP.
      When I received it the nickel plating looked horrible. Half of it had flaked off and there were a lot of mild, superficial rust spots. (no pitting.)
       
      I :
      cerakoted it Tungsten grey with black controls, etc.
      upgraded it to standard non-adjustable combat sights (rather than the tiny original sights.)
      installed a really nice wide profile beaver tail safety
      installed a long skeletonize trigger.
       
      What would be an approximation of its value now?  The cerakote and upgrades have just been done. The pistol has zero blems now.
       
      Thanks!
       
       
    • By Steelharp
      I have been told by someone that knows the region well and the language that the correct pronunciation for Canik is JAN-ick.
      That's all.

The Fine Print

Tennessee Gun Owners (TNGunOwners.com) is the premier Community and Discussion Forum for gun owners, firearm enthusiasts, sportsmen and Second Amendment proponents in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region.

TNGunOwners.com (TGO) is a presentation of Enthusiast Productions. The TGO state flag logo and the TGO tri-hole "icon" logo are trademarks of Tennessee Gun Owners. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff.

Before engaging in any transaction of goods or services on TGO, all parties involved must know and follow the local, state and Federal laws regarding those transactions. TGO makes no claims, guarantees or assurances regarding any such transactions.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines