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Author:  Jalapeno Fritos [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:16 am ]
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Hi, I'm a HiPoint owner from the NW! I'm not new to guns or shooting, but am new to HiPoints!

I bought a HiPoint JHP from the Cabella's sale a couple of weeks ago and while I wouldn't recommend the purchasing experience I had with Cabella's, I would definitely recommend anyone purchase the JHP. I've had a lot of fun with it so far. I'm a member of one of the oldest pistol ranges in the Portland area and as such, we're stuck with 50' long shooting lanes. I was surprised (and delighted!) to see the JHP shooting decent groups at that distance right out of the box!

I've been seeing HP's at gun shows for years and have always been curious about them, especially when I hear mainly good things about them. So glad that I pulled the trigger (pun intended) and got one at a ridiculously low price.

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:00 am ]
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Welcome Senior Jalapeno!!!

Congrats on being the owner of a new .45 JHP! :great: :great:

Bunch of the guys here have that HP (and many others) lol

I think one of the guys posted on that sale and it was a heck of a deal!!!
Glad you took them up on it!

Just something many have found to make them run smoother...
Load the mags full and have them set for a week
If the slide feels gritty, remove/clean/re-lube/re-assemble

Is this you first HP?

:welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

Author:  Jalapeno Fritos [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:37 pm ]
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Ex_ISP wrote:
Welcome Senior Jalapeno!!!


Is this you first HP?



Thanks for the welcome!

Yep, first HiPoint. Got it for $129, can't go wrong there :)

I'm about 300 rounds into it and have been throwing different brands of ammo through it during break in just to see what works and what doesn't, and I've been happy to find that most works great! The only "issue" I've had so far is with TullAmmo steel cased, and that's just been bringing the first round into battery. If I load 9 in the mag the first one (and only the first) chokes. If I load 8, it runs fine. Obviously more of a mag issue of some sort. Or maybe a limp wristing issue with it, because while I usually don't limp wrist a slide -- well, the JHP slide's a bit more of a bear than what I'm used to. But honestly, not an issue I really care about. I expect it will go away in time and if not, I can live my life without TullAmmo.

I bought this as a range toy, but after working with I'm thinking it may replace an old revolver I have as a backwoods gun.

Author:  waltham41 [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm ]
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Welcome to the forum. The mags can be still while new, like Ex said, load them up full and let them sit and that helps break the springs in and they generally feed better sooner. Cant hurt to try.

We are a pretty laid back group, more like a bunch of old farts sitting around the campfire telling stories (with a few young whippersnappers thrown in the mix) Sometimes we squabble like any family, if someone says something that offends you let them know and most of us will work to not do it again.

Hope you enjoy it here, we are a small group but we have fun.

Author:  George Taylor [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:02 pm ]
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I know there's better guns out there Fritos, but my Hi Points are my go to firearms. When I miss a shot at a critter where it doesn't belong, it's always with a gun other than a Hi Point. Then I say "I should have grabbed the C9", or "I wouldn't have missed with the 995". You think you like the handgun...just wait until you shoot their carbines.
Oh yea... welcome aboard!

Author:  Cornhusker [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:02 pm ]
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:welcome: from Nebraska
Hope you like it here :great:

Author:  Jalapeno Fritos [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:48 pm ]
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Thanks for the welcome!

Author:  srtolly [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:26 pm ]
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Welcome to our little corner of the interwebs. Glad ya found us and looking forward to seeing what you have to say.

No topic is out of bounds and many get off track.

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Author:  Randy [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:47 pm ]
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:welcome: from Iowaaah!

Laid back, laid up, you decide.

A gritty slide seems to be normal with HiPoint, they don't seem to clean the manufacturing muck out before sending them out. On my C9 I just used a .22 brass brush in a drill motor and ran it in and out of the slide spring channel many times. Both in forwards and reverse. Now the slide racks cleanly and smoothly. Don't get me wrong, it is still a rough and tumble firearm and always will be. But before the cleaning it would wake the dead with it's noise and feel. Now, not even a 1/16th as bad. :dunno:

If the slide hasn't had manufacturing tweaks there is a good possibility that the pin removal slot on the slide does not line up with the pin that holds the slide on without zipotying the slide back or using some fancy finger calisthenics in order to place the punch, hold the slide, and whack it with a hammer all at once. The pitfalls of an inexpensive gun. My crude yet effective solution was remove the slide and dremel the snot out of the slide slot. A sharp file works too. I didn't have a sharp file of the appropriate size but I had my dremel. It ain't pretty but it is effective. Now the pin can be removed with the slide locked back. A dab of black and it isn't all that noticeable.

I also had an issue with my c9 pinching my fat finger between the trigger and the guard. Here I used some jewelers files, varying grades of sandpaper and some polishing compound to shorten the trigger, smooth the inside of the trigger guard and generally go over all the parting seams on the plastic smoothing everything down and blending it all together better. I also took the squareness off the front of the guard because that's not how I hold the pistola. It just annoyed me. I'd post pics but PB stole all my pictures and I haven't had the inclination to upload them all to another hosting site.

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:48 pm ]
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Randy, tell the truth... You are in Ohiowa! ;)

Author:  srtolly [ Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:41 pm ]
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Ex_ISP wrote:
Randy, tell the truth... You are in Ohiowa! ;)
You really need to look at a map buddy.

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Author:  Randy [ Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:19 am ]
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Well partly right, my wife IS from Ohio. But I'm from The Showme state...Missery. :thinkin: I guess that makes it OhMiseraaah. :whistle: :dunno: :groan: :neutral:

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