Trying to find off the book carry pistols


hgk1979

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How do some of you go about buying a pistol from private individuals when you know absolutely nothing about the seller? This can be very dangerous, and how do you feel about hi point pistols?
 

Please elaborate on your perceived dangers of buying a pistol from a private seller. In my opinion, Hi-Point pistols are junk.
 
Tell the seller to take it to the police and have it checked to see if it has ever been involved in a crime. Then follow the local laws concerning the transfer.
 
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.......


If you have any bad vibes or concerns about the seller, then dont buy anything from them, up to you. I believe there is a website you can look up the serial # of guns to see if they are stolen, something like hotguns.com or along that line, google it. As far as highpoint, in my experience, the idiots who spout off they are junk have NEVER OWNED ONE.... yes, they are very cheap, and very bulky and heavy, but they have a 100% lifetime warranty and are VERY reliable (go bang every time) I have owned one of the pistols and one of the carbines, never had an issue at all with them, and I have shot some that belonged to other people with zero issues.
 
As far as highpoint, in my experience, the idiots who spout off they are junk have NEVER OWNED ONE.... yes, they are very cheap, and very bulky and heavy, but they have a 100% lifetime warranty and are VERY reliable (go bang every time) I have owned one of the pistols and one of the carbines, never had an issue at all with them, and I have shot some that belonged to other people with zero issues.

Yes, I never owned one and I never will, for good reason. We recently had a discussion thread on cheap handguns: http://www.usacarry.com/forums/handgun-discussion/54287-seeking-opinions-taurus-sccy.html. You get what you pay for. If you can pay for more, spend it and get more. Don't try to be cheap on a life saving device.

Gun Review: Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol - The Truth About Guns
nutnfancy | Hi-Point Pistols: "I Wish I Could Hate This" by Nutnfancy
 
Yes, I never owned one and I never will, for good reason. We recently had a discussion thread on cheap handguns: http://www.usacarry.com/forums/handgun-discussion/54287-seeking-opinions-taurus-sccy.html. You get what you pay for. If you can pay for more, spend it and get more. Don't try to be cheap on a life saving device.

Gun Review: Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol - The Truth About Guns
nutnfancy | Hi-Point Pistols: "I Wish I Could Hate This" by Nutnfancy
Spoken like a true gun snob.... congratulations on your bigotry..
 
How do some of you go about buying a pistol from private individuals when you know absolutely nothing about the seller? This can be very dangerous, and how do you feel about hi point pistols?

Hi points are the Yugo of firearms.

I've purchased handguns from strangers, no issues.
Granted I had someone that was armed with me, but it was only a precaution. I took a photo of his ID, we completed a bill of sale, and I satisfied the requirements for a private sale in my state (NC), which was to show him my CHP and ID.

I got a sweet deal, and it is one of my favorite guns.
 
1. Hotgunz.com is a source of SOME stolen guns, but it is not a comprehensive database of all stolen guns, or guns wanted for evidence, etc. I have long screamed about the lack of a user friendly way for individuals to do a simple check of a gun they are about to buy. If the government doesn't want us to buy stolen guns, why not just make their information available to us?
2. Hi Point has many detractors. They also have legions of loyal followers who have used their guns successfully for many years. I have never owned one, so I don't have a dog in the fight. I do believe that much of the dislike of Hi Point is the fact that their guns are big, "ugly" (whatever that means), and priced so that a common working man without much money can own one. If you want to call that gun snobbery, I would probably agree with that term. Not everyone can afford expensive guns.
 
Yes, I never owned one and I never will, for good reason. We recently had a discussion thread on cheap handguns: http://www.usacarry.com/forums/handgun-discussion/54287-seeking-opinions-taurus-sccy.html. You get what you pay for. If you can pay for more, spend it and get more. Don't try to be cheap on a life saving device.

Gun Review: Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol - The Truth About Guns
nutnfancy | Hi-Point Pistols: "I Wish I Could Hate This" by Nutnfancy

Spoken like a true gun snob.... congratulations on your bigotry..

Spoken like someone who doesn't comprehend my posts and doesn't have any arguments. I posted a link to a previous discussion thread on cheap handguns that already pointed out the trade-off between $200 guns and $500 guns. I also posted two links of Hi-Point 9mm reviews, one showing terrible reliability and one showing decent reliability. Even the positive review by nutnfancy points out that the Hi-Point is a sub-standard firearm. That's why I posted my summary: You get what you pay for. If you can pay for more, spend it and get more. Don't try to be cheap on a life saving device. Also, I would never recommend a Hi-Point pistol for $190 the same way that I would never recommend a Kimber 1911 Pro Carry II for $890. Crap is crap. It doesn't matter how much money you paid for it.

James Yeager | Stupid Internet Gun Stuff - The Best Gun to have in a Gunfight
 
Spoken like a true gun snob.... congratulations on your bigotry..
You tell us of two good guns and we've been told of hundreds of bad ones. Yet you think we should take your word as gospel and completely ignore everyone else who's had experience with them. Tell me, did you look up the definition of "snob" before you used it here?
 
I own a Springfield XD9 4" barrel. I don't want to put the same amount into another pistol. If I wanted to spend that kind of money I'd buy a Sig P320! I'd like something more compact without being too small. I have large hands.To exp!ain further, I want an inexpensive pistol that I can lock in the truck or car when I have to go into places that do not allow concealed carry, ie banks, post offices etc. If it is stolen, I ain't out that much. As far as danger, you don't always know who you're dealing with or what you're bargaining for. I wouldn't go into a situation if I felt remotely threatening. And I would be armed and in a public place if possible.
 
Any comments on the Kel Tec P11? I looked at one today. Long, long, long, stiff trigger pull are some of the major drawbacks.
 
I go on the side of professional gun experts. Hi-Point is not a very high quality gun, I believe it is made in Mexico or some South of the border country, where quality is not happening. It is what I see as a "Saturday night special" junk gun that is priced cheap and made cheap. As for me I'll stick with US made guns, always. Buy American, whether it be guns, cars, or anything else.
 
I go on the side of professional gun experts. Hi-Point is not a very high quality gun, I believe it is made in Mexico or some South of the border country, where quality is not happening. It is what I see as a "Saturday night special" junk gun that is priced cheap and made cheap. As for me I'll stick with US made guns, always. Buy American, whether it be guns, cars, or anything else.

https://www.hi-pointfirearms.net/

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All Hi-Point Firearms are made in the United States of America with no imported components or parts.
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As for cars being American perhaps it would be helpful to understand that many cars/trucks/motorcycles might be assembled in America but still contain foreign parts. The days when the captains of industry felt pride in their products being made in the U.S.A. has long been replaced in their pride of how much money is in their checkbooks.
 
I go on the side of professional gun experts. Hi-Point is not a very high quality gun, I believe it is made in Mexico or some South of the border country, where quality is not happening. It is what I see as a "Saturday night special" junk gun that is priced cheap and made cheap. As for me I'll stick with US made guns, always. Buy American, whether it be guns, cars, or anything else.

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