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ok my brother in law is going crazy he just got his berretta cougar now he wants another inexpensive gun just because (well who can blame him). he saw this offer http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=102801236 and he's asking me to go 50/50 on the offer so new gun for about 180 (i don't know why he wants to go 50/50 since looks like these guns don't cost more than 160 new). before i commit to anything i'm asking for your opinions since all of you seem to be pros. as far as I can see from reading online this gun is more of a cheap toy than a gun you can rely on but i might be wrong. so should i tell him to take $200 and buy decent used gun or???

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I thought the new Hi-Points were only about $100. Tell him to go over to Cal-Ranch and check out their prices. thx997303 got a .380 Hi-Point for $50. You will see a lot of people buying these and then selling them for more than they bought them for (mainly to people who don't know the retail).

Hi-Points are better than nothing, but not the nicest guns out there. I personally would not carry one for self-defense, and I think they are pretty ugly, so I probably wouldn't buy one for a personal collection either. But, I do realize their place. Have him shop around, this GunBroker price seems over-inflated to me.
 

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You are getting what you pay for with the Hi-Point. They are OK guns but are at that price point for a reason.
 

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Personelly I would not buy one.
 

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You can buy them brand new for $100 - $150 so do NOT pay more than that. I did a review on my HiPoint .40 S&W if you want to look at it under reviews subforum. I have ran 250 or so rounds through mine and no problems at all. No FTF FTE nothing. Not something I would want to carry or trust my life with, but a cheap fun range toy.
 

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I actually own this model of Hi-Point and as stated, they are heavy, ugly, and I personally would not carry it for self-defense. BUT.....also as stated they have their place. I throw this thing in my car when I go to the lake to go plinking, I take it in the trailer when going hunting, and to the range when your just going to shoot just to shoot. While the weight is terrible for any type of carry, it makes it nice to shoot ALOT. I have put about 400 rounds through mine and have had a few FTE's. But I also haven't ever cleaned it which it could probably use. When I say a few, I mean probably 4 out of the 400. Great camping gun that you have no worries about. Cheap and LIFETIME warranty, they will fix or replace anything......for life for the ORIGINAL gun owner.

That price is HIGH though.......I picked mine up at Smith & Edwards and was out the door with BCI check and all for like $125 bucks so the gun itself was around $100-109 flat. Cal-Ranch also has then for a good price, just Smith & Edwards had the better price.

I would buy it again........but just realize it does have its place. Friends that have gone with me though and shot it have thought it would be a good plinking gun to add to their collection when I tell them what I paid for it.
 

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Yeah they're fun, my .380 hasn't had any problems, with the exception that the firing pin broke, but it was used, and Hi point sent me a whole new assembly for the thing for free.

Just got a C9 for $100 brand new with box, it's a little stiff, but it feeds just great.
 

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Retails new for $150 (give or take depending on sales etc)

You can't really go wrong. I own one, and every 800-1000 rounds it needs a tune up (easy to do yourself, or send it in and have it fixed for free) The mags are the biggest source of problems (have burrs) but some 600+ grit sandpaper will take care of that in a few minutes. You can get a fobus holster for about $30, extra mags for $20, and 9mm is cheap to shoot.

It is a bit big and heavy for a compact, but not too bad.
 
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