Hi-Point 34510 45ACP any good

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  1. Cardinal

    Cardinal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm posting this here in the BS section but won't complain if it's moved to the SP section.

    Anyway, I got my CCW and would like to get a pistol that is smaller than my Para P14 BUT keep the .45ACP caliber. Understand that I CANNOT fincially afford a $1000 handgun anymore.

    I found a Hi-Point 34510 45ACP at Bud's Guns ( http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/48342 ) that fits the cirteria that I mentioned above: .45 ACP and affordable. All of the reviews about it say it is reliable and accurate. I do know that the Hi-Point weapons run HEAVY (I held an empty 9 mm version which felt much heavier than my Para P14 loaded!).

    Anyway, does anyone have one of the 34510 Hi-Point pistols and what is your opinion of them? My main concern (as with any persoanl protection device) is it's reliabilty and safety. I am also concerned that it may be too large to easily carry concealed too (especially if it's only marginly smaller than the Para P14 which is a full frame wide body 1911 style pistol which ain't small by any means!).
     
  2. theflash

    theflash Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've heard of a lot of dislike for the high points, I have no personal experience with them myself, and I don't know of anyone who owns one. I wouldn't buy one though.

    I don't know where the prices run, but Para makes a compact 45 acp. Springfield Armory makes a full size 1911 in the $500-$600 range. I absolutely love my Kimber Ultra CDP, but you're looking to spend a G note on one. I'd even look to a S&W before I considered a High point.
     
  3. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac Veteran Member

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    doesnt pdq67 have a hipoint? im sure he'll chime in. I think he's very happy with his.
     
  4. POS71RS

    POS71RS Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I 'doubt' he'll be chiming in...
     
  5. theflash

    theflash Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  6. Cardinal

    Cardinal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    IF I had the money, I would buy another Para Ordenance in 45ACP in a compact model. The VERY most that I can spend is $300 total (gun + sales tax + registration fee = $300). Sales tax is 8.5% and registration fee is $50 so that leaves me with about $230 AT THE MOST to spend on a "new" firearm.

    TRUST me, buying a weapon shouldn't be about price. It should be about accuracy, reliability, fit, availablity of parts (things wear out, break, problems arise, etc. even on "good" guns), and warranty.

    BTW, did you read the reviews that were posted on Bud's Guns in regards to the Hi-Point in 45ACP? http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/48342 I saw one person that complained about it having 4 stovepipes in 100 rounds. MY experience with firearms that stovepipe is that it is caused by operator error: not gripping the weapon tightly, poor alignment of the firearm to the operator's hand to arm to shoulder or all of the above.

    The FNP looks like a good weapon and comes with three magazines too. BUT it costs $500 to $600 which again is out of my budget range.

    I can't win for losing.
     
  7. theflash

    theflash Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I would just wait then till you have more money. Or you can do what I used to do too often, break out the credit card. ;)
     
  8. PaRoadDawg

    PaRoadDawg Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    In my opinion Hi-Point=crap.
     
  9. mach158

    mach158 Veteran Member

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    I got a buddy with a hi point .45 and states it tends to jam a lot. Not sure if its just his specific fire arm, the model or hi points in general. I have never shot it personally though.
     
  10. firechicken81

    firechicken81 Veteran Member

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    I have two hi-point guns, the 9mm and the 40, and my sister has the .45. My experience has been great. No jamming on any of them, but ive heard they need to be clean or else thats when the jamming happens. All of mine have a lifetime warranty and the salesman that sold me mine had only seen one come back and that was due to impropper care. They are heavy and a little bulky but they shoot great and I havent had a problem with mine in the 6 years ive owned them.
     

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