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I've told myself the last couple years I would buy a Hi-Point pistol if the price was under a hundred and condition was respectable. I wanted to try one out just for fun. Well I had my chance today, walked into the local gunstore and there was one in nice shape for $79!!! Even came with the original (I think) Tupperware box!
Living in Ohio, I also figured I needed to buy a firearm made in my State.
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Howdy, new guy! Nice looking .40 I like the slabside, personally, and the smoother finish. Got a JHP .45 and like it a lot.
 
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I'm looking forward to trying it out.
I noticed last night that one of the grip screws is slightly too long as it scratches the magazine when it's pushed in or taken out. Easy fix!
 

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That box is cool, I have one for the old 9mm I have.
Great price, the old alloy guns are smooth shooters.
 
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Thanks ajole. I thought I did well too.

I went to the range today, shot my M1 Garand on the rifle range side . I brought the 40S&W with me, loaded the magazine and did a function test. Long distance for a pistol but happy to say no hiccups at all and am very pleased.
 

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Thanks ajole. I thought I did well too.

I went to the range today, shot my M1 Garand on the rifle range side . I brought the 40S&W with me, loaded the magazine and did a function test. Long distance for a pistol but happy to say no hiccups at all and am very pleased.
That one you picked up there is interesting indeed! Glad it ran good for you. Welcome to the site! ;)
 

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Thank you for the welcome!
I have my name in for a 1911a1 with cmp and my number is coming up - maybe next week. When I get it, I'll hit the range and bring the Iberia along. Maybe run 3 or 4 magazines worth of cartridges thru it and give it a much better workout.
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Welcome. Great caliber, got one in 40 myself.

Just so you know. That being an old model, HP won't honor the warranty due to age and parts not being made anymore. IF, however HP does have a part on hand, they will send that part to you, but you're on your own.

Ebay will be best bet for finding older HP parts now. You'll fine everything but the serialized frame if anything is available.
 

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Thanks Delbert. It will see some range time but not sure how much. I have a number of other handguns and rifles which I rotate. I guess what I'm saying is that I won't be running thousands of rounds thru it such that parts breakage or wear will probably be minimal. But it is nice to know I potentially have options if I do need a part.
 

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Nice looking 40. Welcome to the forum.,
 

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I've told myself the last couple years I would buy a Hi-Point pistol if the price was under a hundred and condition was respectable. I wanted to try one out just for fun. Well I had my chance today, walked into the local gunstore and there was one in nice shape for $79!!! Even came with the original (I think) Tupperware box!
Living in Ohio, I also figured I needed to buy a firearm made in my State.
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Hi it looks nice! I have. 9 did duracoat on it(left over from doing an AR) and it looks better than it did…..what surprised me is how heavy it is
 

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Thanks!
Since these guns are so inexpensive, I imagine it is fun to experiment with them like what you did with the finish. No matter how it turns out, no guilt afterwards.
 

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I haven't had much time to shoot this past summer but I do intend to keep this pistol and take it out this Fall. I was thinking about what Delbert said above about parts availability on these older models and figured I would get a few items. Number one, I'd like to get at least one more magazine. Do these Iberia mags interchange with the earlier metal floor plate Hi Point mags (pics of my mag below)? Most every gun show I go to has guys selling a box of mystery mags for cheap so I figure I would carry mine around as a template, match one visually, and get it for $5-$10.
I also thout I'd pick up a spare firing pin. Same question. Are the firing pins the same, early or later?
Also I want to emphasize that the pistol runs great-no problems.
Thanks!
Kim
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Kim, the magazines from the new models of same calibers WON'T WORK in the older HP models. If you compare your JC 40's mag with a new JCP40 mag, you'll see that the older mag is held into the mag well by a heel grip release at bottom center, while the new mags are held in by a push release pin near the top of the hand grip on left side. New magazines also have a plastic removable heel plate to clean magazine, while the older magazines use a flat metal plate, that I guess can be removed for cleaning/maintenance(don't have one to look over to know for sure).

Call MOM up to seek parts. Most will be free if they have anything. 1-419-747-9444. If this is incorrect phone #, they'll give you the correct number for the Iberia plant.
 
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