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HiPoint Carbine

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posted on Oct, 6 2018 @ 03:40 PM
a reply to: KawRider9

That's what I've heard from people who've shot it, too.

I've heard enough good about it, that I'm considering buying one in the near future.

posted on Oct, 6 2018 @ 11:46 PM
Ok, things worked out nicely.

$300 cost was waived after trading in a busted Daewoo K2. The transaction was delayed after getting flagged on my background check. Back in a day, I raise(d) my fair share of hell, plus a bunch of silly false and ancient accusations still in the air...I got reviewed somewhat extensively.

State Police do the check, but it pretty much comes down to the discretion of the seller, and he put in a good word for me. It's a subjective process, I am told. Kind of funny, my initial visit the broker told me a bunch of funny stories of how he called in different buyers and they had warrants, etc. The state police told him to keep people from leaving and stuff like that. Wow, not a lot of fun for him! My charm and squeaking by the rules made it happen. Gun broker also has a fondness for German cars and Dank Meems, as it worked out.

Anyway, I only shot a few dozen rounds, and it worked perfectly, even some 50 year old weird wadcutters I had. I would say that it's perfect for what it is. My right shoulder is in tatters, I can't shoot a big round, but a 9mm would be pointless, I already have a S&W 9mm compact.

I could have gotten the 10mm, but they are not really in stock. The budget price was $259 iirc for a basic black one, but I knew I would be swapping even for the old K2, I wanted to get the fancy finish. Old gun was black, ugh.

So, the .45 was perfect for shooting purposes. It makes a nice carbine/sub round, too mucho for a handgun imo. I got this rifle and cartridge because I didn't want a high velocity round. I don't even have a big range anyway. Also, I'm not so much of a bench rest shooter, I like standing the best. So, without zeroing, I hit every target every time, spray cans at 50 optics obviously. What I like about the whole set-up, it's easy to shoot and a decent cartridge. The heft of it makes it stable. No regrets at $300 (or a broken rifle) in trade.

edit on 7-10-2018 by FlyingFox because: freedom

posted on Oct, 6 2018 @ 11:53 PM
Funny, the old Mk1 version of the HiPoint carbine has a very plain plastic cladding, like the Planet of the Apes rifle....

It actually got the nickname "Monkey Gun"!

Before you say, hey that's just another monkey gun, it's not.

There are actually props available of it and stock conversion kits for rifles. I suppose an M1 and the other is a Ruger

Do you need a better reason to own one? Halloween is coming...

edit on 7-10-2018 by FlyingFox because: typ0

posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 10:23 PM
a reply to: FlyingFox

You want protection while you are hiking right? I hike in remote areas all the time. I've never had to ward off a bear or mountain lion. Seen plenty of bear but they always run. Never seen a mountain lion. I carry bear spray. 25 ft cone and 115 mph blast force so even if I'm down wind it will still blast into the face of whatever is advancing on me.

Bear spray stops anything. Carrying a rifle or a side arm is too cumbersome to draw, aim (accurately) and get off rounds on target to be effective. I've shot at moving targets. It's really hard to hit a moving target. Really hard. Even harder to hit a moving target with a kill shot. If you are in a close quarters situation you want something that requires minimal accuracy.

Feel free to carry a side arm as well but I would definitely get a can of bear spray. Frontiersman makes great stuff.

posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 01:15 AM
I have 2 large dogs with me, so that changes the parameters.

This thing is heavier than my Daewoo, so I might get a .45 pistol instead.

posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 01:29 AM
What ya going to do with it? How many rounds does it hold?

posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 01:34 AM
a reply to: FlyingFox

.........from the "My charm and squeaking by the rules" to "my shoulder is in tatters" from shooting a .45 round in a carbine configuration......

Im a bit concerned honestly.......

posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 01:38 AM
a reply to: Outlier13

Bear spray stops anything.

Try using it on a sow with cubs..........not gonna work.......

Or a hungry bear..........

Even harder to hit a moving target with a kill shot

Youre not necessarily looking for a kill shot......youre looking to impede or stop the attack.....causing it enough pain through a bullet wound whever it hits is good enough

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