Breaking in the JCP
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Author:  George Taylor [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:07 am ]
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I got home early yesterday, and since it was near 50° I decided to brush off the cobwebs and do some shooting. Took the JCP 40 and the Sccy out and went through a couple of boxes. First up, the Sccy because I walk around with it a lot. Good God I suck! I put it down after half the box and moved on to the 40. I hit just about everything I pointed at. It was like night and day. When your hittin' what your shootin at, it's a lot more fun. I ripped through the box of 40 chasing a soup can around in the soft dirt. The can was doing the dance of death and mud was flying everywhere. What a great way to end the week. That JCP 40 might be the best $150 I ever spent.

Author:  Cornhusker [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:24 am ]
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I never could hit very well with my Sccy, and if I remember right, the trigger was pretty tough.
Congrats on the JCP though. I had one and it shot great, even though it looked like a cordless drill.
I don't know what it is about Hi Points, but they seem to be crazy accurate.
My old 995 can put a head shot on a skunk at 50+ yards, no problem.
Hi Points aren't the most aesthetically pleasing, but doggone it, they do what they are supposed to do and they do it very well.

Author:  srtolly [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:29 am ]
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JCP was my first foray into the Hipoint family. Great shooter.

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Author:  waltham41 [ Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:16 pm ]
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The JCP is a longer barrel fixed barrel pistol... the Sccy is a short barrel carry gun. Two different birds altogether. Both do what they were designed to do very well.

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:45 am ]
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+1 to the fixed barrel! Though barrels that lock/unlock can be as accurate, they are much more money!

Author:  jasonsch [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:34 am ]
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The looks of the JHP and JCP kinda "grow" on a guy after a while!! (-:

I'm glad you are enjoying your JCP George!!

That's why I bought a Hi-Point... So I could afford to go shooting.

I wouldn't have ever bought a pistol if I hand't seen my JHP at full list price at Cabelas...
My SIL just bought an ugly used Glock in 45 ACP there for $435...
And I'm like, "Theres a freaking brand new 45 ACP pistol right over here for $199.99!! - You could by 2 of these!!"

Anyway - He bought the ugly Glock - and I went back the next day and bought the Hi-Point for a birthday present for myself.
Then signed up here a few days later - - And life hasn't been the same since!! :shock:

Author:  Cornhusker [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 am ]
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My first Hi Point was a 995 I bought around 2008-2009.
I was in Gillette Wyoming visiting my sons one time, and they have all kinds of gun stores and pawn shops. Maybe not the selection you guys are used to, but to me it was like Disneyland.
I had a pocket full of cash, and was kind of looking at pistols even though I couldn't buy one without being a resident of Wyoming.
At one shop, I was looking at a case of pistols when my son said "Dad, look at this".
I went to where he was standing and above the counter hung the ugliest rifle I'd ever seen, the Hi Point 995 with a price tag of $189.
I asked to look at it, and surprisingly, it felt pretty good, so I bought it.
We took it back to his house and cleaned and lubed it before we headed to another store where my younger son bought his 870 Express.
It was time to go shooting.
They belonged to a gun range which was basically a pasture with a locked gate and some target stands.
I was pretty anxious to shoot it as I hadn't shot a semi-auto rifle in a long long time, so my son kind of ran me through it.
We had a blast. To me this was the coolest gun ever. We put 2 boxes of ammo through it and had a blast. We also shot the 87 and a couple rifles my oldest brought out.
When I got home and showed it to The Little Woman, she just loved it, so I went out and bought one for her.
We still have both those rifle.
I think I joined up here that very day, and about a week later, I bought a C9, then a JHP.
I was a Hi Point guy from that day forward.
I've also owned a 995 TS which Is awesome, but traded it on a deal too good to pass up, and the same with the C9 and JCP.
I do wish I had those guns back, and someday soon, I want a 995 in the camo

Author:  George Taylor [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:10 pm ]
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The day I bought the JCP, I also bought my oldest son a C9. Yesterday, he asked if he could come by and shoot it for the first time. I got my old C9 out and proceeded to go through 2 more boxes. Mine dropped the mag once...It might have been me. Otherwise, 100 rounds of Remington UMC without a single failure. Half of the ammo out of a gun with thousands of rounds on it, one brand spanking new. No buffing, no polishing, just shooting. I've now paid for a Hi Point for every adult member of my family except one. She may be a closet gun snob.

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:12 pm ]
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George, if mag drops continue to be an issue, it's one mine had also. VERY easy fix. Take off right side grip. In a reccess there is a tiny diameter spring wire. That is the mag button spring. My thumb would JUST TOUCH it in recoil and the mag would drop. Give it a little tweak to exert a bit more pressure and the issue is solved!

Author:  mogunner [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:36 pm ]
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My SCCY is kinda ammo picky. It'll shoot anything, but it seems to prefer some loads over others. It does better with a hotter load than with my plinking rounds, and does better with the 124gr stuff than the 115gr.

Author:  George Taylor [ Mon May 01, 2017 6:38 am ]
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Got the 40 out again yesterday evening. A buddy came over with a 22 rifle with the action gummed up. It was like he lubed it with the stuff left behind in your frying pan after you make eggs in the morning. I didn't want to take it apart, so I started working oil in the action with patches until I got the mating surfaces clean of junk and ...I'm a gun smith. Then I put a couple of rounds into it and grabbed the JCP. After I showed him his 22 was working, I took a couple of shots with the 40 and handed the gun to him. My range is up a rise and 100 yards away, so it's impossible to see if we were hitting anything. I didn't want to go up there because it's been raining for several days and the ground it really soft. He handed the gun back to me and I pointed to a huge wet oak leaf on the rise 20 ft away. With every shot the leaf flew into the air and landed a few feet farther away. I looked like an action hero from a movie. All that was missing was me yelling "GET TO DA CHOPPER". What he doesn't know is all I had to do was get close. The soft muddy ground did the rest. I gave full credit for my accuracy to the Hi Point. In a way, I wasn't lying. I own pistols that wouldn't get me close.

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Mon May 01, 2017 4:29 pm ]
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Get your mag dropping issue solved George?

Author:  George Taylor [ Mon May 01, 2017 8:06 pm ]
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That's on the C9. I haven't shot it since I had the issue. Your probably right about the release spring needing a little tweeking. It seems to take very little pressure to get it to release. Easy to see how bumping it while shooting could activate it.

The more I shoot the 40 the more I like it. If Dunham's runs them at $149 again, I'm going to get a JHP. Who knows, maybe I'll like the 45 even more. I noticed they raised their everyday price up to $199. I'm not going to hold my breath for a $149 sale. Those days might have gone the way of 99¢ 22s.

Author:  jasonsch [ Mon May 01, 2017 8:49 pm ]
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I've been wanting to go out t the range for quite a while, but it just hasn't worked out...

Maybe this weekend - It's supposed to be in the upper 70's... :D

I'm Ready for it!! :thumb:

Author:  Cornhusker [ Mon May 01, 2017 9:42 pm ]
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jasonsch wrote:
I've been wanting to go out t the range for quite a while, but it just hasn't worked out...

Maybe this weekend - It's supposed to be in the upper 70's... :D

I'm Ready for it!! :thumb:

Same here...warm and no wind :great:

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