Basic Hi-Point Pistol Take Down Guide.

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by wolf_from_wv, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. By using the following, you imply that you are able to follow gun safety rules, and that you are able to use basic hand tools without inflicting great bodily harm on yourself or others…


    HiPoint Pistols 101

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    Disassembly

    Basic tools needed:
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    1/8" pin punch (tight fit)
    3/32" pin punch (looser fit)
    1/16" pin punch (tight fit)
    3/16" pin punch (tight fit)
    ball pein hammer
    bench blocks (hockey pucks)
    3/32" Hex key/allen wrench
    1/8" flat screwdriver

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    1. Make sure gun is unloaded.

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    1.5 This shows the slide retainer in the rear of the slide.

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    2. Pull slide back and engage safety.

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    3. Punch out roll pin with the punch.

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    4. Pull slide back and lift up. Watch out for the recoil spring under the barrel in the front.

    That is basic HiPoint pistol disassembly.


    Reassembly

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    When you go to reassemble the pistol, the slide retainer goes down in the hole indicated.

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    Once you have reassembled the pistol, pull the slide back a couple times, and test for function with a snap cap.

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    Proper location of the guide rod.

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    HiPoint Pistols 201

    Advanced disassembly:

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    5. Sear is removed by tipping the cam slightly to the right (or removing it). Then, the sear can be lifted up and out.

    THE DROP SAFETY

    This is a necessary assembly. It helps to keep you pistol from firing if it is dropped. I advise dropping it to see if it really works.

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    6. Underneath the sear, is the counterweight pivot pin. The counterweight is removed through the magazine well. (Flat side goes down.)

    THE EJECTOR

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    7. This is the ejector pivot pin. It should be driven towards the top of the slide to remove it. When you remove the punch from the hole, watch out for the spring that is behind the ejector. Reinstall the pin from the top.

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    C9 overview pictures

    Old and new slide retainer

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    Right side

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    The magazine lockout fits with the “_†part of the “L†at the bottom. The little wire spring fits with the “_†part of the “L†in the little hole in the magazine release button. To remove the grip, lift the top of it up a little, and then lift the grip towards the top of the pistol.

    Left side

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    Top

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    Inside the slide

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    Comparison of C9 and JHP .45

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    Left side

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    Basic operation

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    5. Without a magazine in the pistol, the place indicated by the arrow fits in the notch (D), and blocks the trigger and sear cam from operating (C). When you insert a magazine, it is pushed up, allowing the trigger and sear to operate. The trigger linkage (A) pushes down on the cam (B), which pulls down on the sear. This allows the firing pin to advance forward, and strike the primer.

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    Picture of safety engaged. The safety prevents the sear from falling.

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    A picture of the safety when it is ready to fire.

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    Other information

    Ghost Ring Sight Installation

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    To remove open sight from sight base:
    1. Use allen wrench and screwdriver to remove rear sight from slide. Place screws and elevation spring to the side.
    2. Turn windage screw counterclockwise until open sight releases from left side of sight base

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    To install ghost ring sight:

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    1. With inset (counter bore) side towards you, start ghost ring into the key hole slot in the

    left side of the sight base. Turn windage screw clockwise to center.
    2. Reinstall ghost ring and sight base back into the slide, being careful to properly align the elevation spring.

    Do NOT over tighten the elevation screw.

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    New models have a chamber observation port.

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    Barrel assembly

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    9mm Data

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    Magazines

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    The 8 round magazines will not work in the carbine because they are shorter.

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    Left to right: 8 round pistol, 10 round pistol, 10 round carbine. The 10 round pistol magazine has a block on the bottom to help prevent it from pivoting in the magazine well. The carbine magazines are capable of being inserting in the magazine well of the pistol, but may not feed reliably.

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    The feed lips appear to be the same.

    Magazine followers

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  2. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Part I

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    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     

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  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Part II

    In an effort to ensure this useful initial post remains useful, I am copying the image files from photobucket to local forum server so that should the OP ever decide to remove them from photobucket, the images will remain available.

    Think of this post as an "image bank" for the initial post.

    I will then re-edit the OP and use local linked images instead of photobucket.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     

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  4. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Part III

    In an effort to ensure this useful initial post remains useful, I am copying the image files from photobucket to local forum server so that should the OP ever decide to remove them from photobucket, the images will remain available.

    Think of this post as an "image bank" for the initial post.

    I will then re-edit the OP and use local linked images instead of photobucket.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     

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  5. bigfrank330

    bigfrank330 Well-Known Member

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    Nice post Wolf
    This will be sticky
     
  6. Need to put this into a pdf file for all...
     
  7. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I intend to do so, time permitting, as a Premium Membership benefit as I did with the C9 Trigger Job and like the HPFF Cheapskates Guide to Gun Cleaning and Maintenance (which is actually an ePub).

    Peace favor your sword (mobile)
     
  8. Dave4903

    Dave4903 My other car is a M60A3 Supporting Member

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    Am unable to view the photos. I am looking for a guide to remove and replace the extractor on my cf380.
    I can probably fumble through it but would like to see it done first.
     
  9. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    It's easy. Look at the slide above the extractor. There's a hole (and one just like it on the underside). Tap out the bent pin hiding in that hole paying attention to which way the bend is facing. Remove extractor & spring (they'll just fall out). Now put it back together with the new parts.
     
  10. Dave4903

    Dave4903 My other car is a M60A3 Supporting Member

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    Does it make any difference whether to tap the pin out from the top or bottom?
     
  11. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

    Nope, but if done from top there's less chance of chipping the slide finish when the pin pokes out.
     
  12. Dave4903

    Dave4903 My other car is a M60A3 Supporting Member

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    Sounds good. Thanks!
     
  13. Dave4903

    Dave4903 My other car is a M60A3 Supporting Member

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    Replaced the cf380 extractor with no problem. Took it to the range and runs good as new. I called Mom on a Friday and the new extractor and spring showed up in the mail on Monday. Great HiPoint customer service as always!
     
  14. Dad_Roman

    Dad_Roman Supporting Member

    Good tutorial.

    Tip of the hat to Kirk for maintaining continuity.

    Smartest guy in the room ;)