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Discussion in 'Pistols' started by pksteck, Mar 30, 2006.
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I Bought the HP .380 because they are so cheap and have no complaints yet. Not the most accurate gun but has been very reliable. I use it for home defense.
I have the .380 and I am impressed with the quality for the price. This gun works great at the range. The accuracy is good. This gun is not the best looking gun I own but it shoots without any issues. With that said the .380 is really to large for a carry gun. So if you are buying this gun for home protection I suggest moving up to a larger caliber.
WHY DO U NEED A LARGER CALIBER? IT THE SAME WIDTH AS A 9MM ROUND JUST SHORTER 9X16MM. MY 380 JAMS EVERY OTHER 3 SHOTS BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO PROTECT YOU FAMILY HAVE A HANDGUN NEXT TO YOUR HEAD AND A SHOTGUN.
Cheap, accurate, no mechanical problems this is a very good gun considering. Other than weighing a ton this is a good gun. I've only shot 100 rds but still no problems at all.
Just ordered a Hi-Point CF-380 Pistol... First weapon ever... What kind of ammo should I use at the range?? And what type of hollowpoints are good?? let me know thanks!
just got the hi-point 380, shot 150rounds out the box only one jam this is a good inexpensive target gun, and pretty accurate ,but taking it apart for cleaning could be a chore, to many loose parts
Bought the HP .380 acp at a gun show a few weeks back and I have to say that it is an amazing weapon. Out the door with a background check, 50 rounds of ammo, and the gun, I spent $160. I have had no FTF, stovepipes or any problem what so ever after shooting over 100 rounds.
The gun is ugly, but I didn't buy it to show to everyone, I bought it to protect myself and I know it will with the 1.5"-2" groups at 10 yards. Most will look down on the gun because they want something pretty and flashy. However, I want to conceal carry, not advertise and show it off to everyone I meet.
The gun feels as good as any of the high-priced pistols when you are holding it in your hand. The recoil is basically not there making multiple succession shots easy. The weight is perfect as well.
Shot with a friend who had a new S&W .40 and he had more problems with FTFs and Stovepipes (when I had NONE) and paid 250 bucks more. His gun is a better name but I have learned many "big name" pistols will only shoot certain brands of ammo well. This means that sometimes you spend more on the gun and more on the ammo to put in it.
Bottom line is that I was buying a self-defense weapon on a budget and I am completely happy with my choice. You can buy any of High Points pistols for well under $200 and they are more than reliable to use as home or self-defense. If you want something that looks pretty, spend that extra $300-400.
Only downside to a .380 at this point is that you CANNOT FIND ANY AMMO FOR IT!!!! Being that this caliber has became popular again, EVERYONE has one and wants to buy ammo for it.
That is all fine and dandy tn rebel but with it being so hard to find .380 ammunition i just cannot justify it as a good buy.
i have a 9c and a 380 . all ammo is getting hard to find and as far as trouble with jams 90% of the times its the mag then type of ammo if still having trouble its most likelly the ramp .and as far as you guys thinking this gun is not worth buying come on over to my gun club and watch this gun hang with the high priced guns and its surprized the boys at camp perry as well
I think I will pass and stick with springfield, thanks anyways.
i only got 5 words to say about this gun...........NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER! i'll give it a 10/10 and no it's not the best looking gun ever but shooting wise it's an awsome firearm!
hello all, I am new to the handgun world. I'm looking for a gun that will be reliable for home defense and possibly a concealed carry, but something that wont break the bank either. Would anyone suggest the .380 or 9mm for my situation?
I local gun shop has the .40 on hand and through that I stumbled onto these two guns. Definitely in my price range but I need soem feedback before I purchase. Thanks!
380 bullets are hard to find. Anyone know of a good source that has them in stock?
Try the link below, this is where I found .45 for my Taurus.
I dont think I would depend on a Hi-Point .380 for concealed carry. Guinn, I have owned one for over 2 years and have never even fired it. I bought it because it was so cheap. I find myself with the trusty S & W Mod.642 snubby in my pocket when I do carry. I think my prefrence reflects many others out there.
I just recently received my Hi-point 380 and I have a question to fellow owners. It makes a rattling sound, rather loud when you move it from side to side. It seems to be coming from the inside of the grips (magazine bay). I just wonder if it is normal on these or if I need to be concerned. Otherwise feels like a solid gun for the money.
i have too noticed the rattling sound. nothing has gone wrong though. it seems to not make that noise when the cartridge is out. i do all though have a problem with taking the 380 apart to clean it. its a bitch. does anyone have a trick i can try?
thanks for the info stimes5150. I thought it was normal and as yours, mine doesn't rattle, or rattle as much, with the magazine removed. I have yet to test it out, but overall seems like a solid piece at a great price.
I bought some ammo during Cabela's free shipping event, but of course it was all out of stock, but they will ship when it comes in. Not sure why the 380 ammo is so hard to find.
As far as the field stripping, I came across a video on youtube that showed exactly how to do it. You have to take out a pin, so you need some tools to do it. Just search hi-point 380 on youtube and you will find it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25-dvKHt ... re=related
here is the link.