View Full Version : Hi-Point .380 questions

September 15, 2005, 02:11 PM
As some of you already know...I'm looking for a truck gun, something to leave in my plumbing truck. Was looking for something inexpensive so just in case my truck gets broken into tnad the gun stolen, I won't be too upset about it. I've been looking for some used revolvers or sheap used auto's and ran across a new Hi-Point .380 at the pawn shop today for $139. I was wondering if anyone has one and if they've been reliable. It's ugle as sin and feels like a 2x4 in my hands but if it's reliable and can hit a silhouette at 7 yards...I'm fine with it.

September 15, 2005, 02:18 PM
Hi-Point .380 at the pawn shop today for $139.

They went on sale here at CAL-ranch (farming stuff store) for $70 brand new i dont think the guy at the pawn shop is giving you a fair price considering A. it is a Hi-point, and B. it is a used Hi-point. i dont have anything against the company but i would at least break it in myself to make sure it was done right. :cool:

ps. they sell the .45 for $98 and the .380 Compensated for $89.

September 15, 2005, 02:37 PM
Yes, it's new. They're part pawn shop, part gun shop.
Hey, what is the name/town/phone of that shop you were talking about, I'll order from them and have shipped!

Te Anau
September 15, 2005, 02:43 PM
$139.00 will get you the compensated full size 9mm,the .45acp or the .40S&W
The .380 usually goes for $95.00-$100.00 bucks in my neck of the woods.

September 15, 2005, 04:14 PM
i would say get the 9mm version. 380 ammo is kinda expensive for what u get, at $10 for 50rds, 9mm is at $10 100rds which means more practice and its more powerful. dont get me wrong i have a bersa 380 but if i had it to over again i would go 9mm.

$139 is kinda expensive for a HP380 i payed $110+tranfer=$120 for my 9mm.

September 15, 2005, 04:19 PM
You can get a Makarov for just alittle more ;)

September 15, 2005, 05:15 PM
I would go with a CZ-52:


Much better choice IMHO.

September 15, 2005, 05:20 PM
i would go with a well used smith model 10

September 15, 2005, 05:39 PM
Hey, what is the name/town/phone of that shop

I will just shoot you a message with a link to the store location/phone. :cool:

michael t
September 15, 2005, 07:02 PM
I would spend a little more and get a :barf: makarov Their I said it. Its a lot better than the hi point.

Te Anau
September 16, 2005, 10:07 AM
Yah,those .45acp Makarovs are sweet shooters.Almost as sweet as the .40S&W CZ-52's.

Who Dey
September 16, 2005, 10:59 AM
I beg to differ with you guys. I have Hi-Point in all 4 of their calibers. I would put them up against semi-auto in the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really like my .380. It started out as ccw for my wife. So I bought a 9mm compact to carry. My wife ended up with the 9 after she shot it. My first Hi-point was a .45. I bought it nib. It came with a free vega holster for $159. I shoot it only occasionally, because I like shooting my Hi-Point .40. None of thes have ever given me one bit of problem. :D

September 16, 2005, 11:15 AM
You sure about that???

September 16, 2005, 12:40 PM
i just wnet and looked at the one on sale and i was definatly tempted, i would get it except i just bough a new gun on saturday so the wife would not be happy if i brought home another one all of a sudden. but for a plinker or a truck gun it would be perfect. :cool:

Dang! i need to convince the wife! :eek:

September 16, 2005, 01:40 PM
I almost got a .380 Hi-Point a few months ago but after looking at one I decided to get the 9mm version. The .380 was almost as big, if not the same size as the 9mm and with the difference in the cost of .380 vs 9mm ammo, I went with the 9mm. Good gun. I like it a lot.