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At this point the only Hi-Point I own is the 1095TS 10mm carbine, which has been incredible, but have been curious about their pistols. Is there any model in particular that has been proven to be more reliable than others? I know that budget anything can be hit and miss when to comes to QC. a good example is my Taurus GX4. Mine has been 100%, yet other folks have had no end of trouble. I think any mass produced weapon can have these issues, but the budget ones tend to see more problems, you either get a good one or you don’t. I know the reliability, fit, and finish of my Sig P220 Elite 10mm has been amazing, but at seven times the cost, it better be.
 

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The JHP45. However to carry it is a chore being it is a heavy chunk. The 9 may or may not present a challenge. The mags might need adjusting. Polishing the feed ramp is stupid.
 

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The JHP45. However to carry it is a chore being it is a heavy chunk. The 9 may or may not present a challenge. The mags might need adjusting. Polishing the feed ramp is stupid.
Thanks, for me, having to fiddle with mag feed lips to ensure reliability is crazy. Once the new HP 10mm pistol has been our for a bit, that could be a possibility. I go to the range 1-2 times a week, so should be able to get a handle on any problems pretty quickly. Big, heavy, and not the most aesthetically pleasing, they may be, but I would still like to try one
 

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I have a bunch of C9mags. Never a problem. This includes the 10rd ones. The C9 feels great in my hand.
 

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My first HP pistol was the C9.

About 200 rounds to break it in. More than 6,000 rounds of 115 grn standard ammunition and I gifted it to a friend who used it to get his CCW permit.

I bought a JHP.

I wish I had bought this pistol first.

Rerun
 

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Thanks, for me, having to fiddle with mag feed lips to ensure reliability is crazy. Once the new HP 10mm pistol has been our for a bit, that could be a possibility. I go to the range 1-2 times a week, so should be able to get a handle on any problems pretty quickly. Big, heavy, and not the most aesthetically pleasing, they may be, but I would still like to try one
JHP, add $30 Thingmeister mag catch, both of mine & my 4595 carbine have been 100% on 1911 mags.
 

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So you like the JHP .45 better than the C9
What's like got to do with it? You asked which one was most reliable. The correct answer is the JHP.
 
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Being I have no 1911's I will keep mine being fed by MOM's mags.
 
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Being I have no 1911's I will keep mine being fed by MOM's mags.
I also see no reason to stray from OEM magazines, except for maybe the Hi Point endorsed Red Ball mags. They are inexpensive reliable firearms and straying from OEM is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. But to each his own.
 

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I have a bunch of C9mags. Never a problem. This includes the 10rd ones. The C9 feels great in my hand.
Most of the issues with HiPoint magazines are with non OME. Have owned 3 C9s 2 C380s and a 995. No issues with any of them. They all have went on to other happy owners except the 995. It sits in a corner of my bedroom fully loaded with 3 extra mags in a butt stock mag pouch. 41 rounds waiting for an unauthorized intruder.
 

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I also see no reason to stray from OEM magazines, except for maybe the Hi Point endorsed Red Ball mags. They are inexpensive reliable firearms and straying from OEM is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. But to each his own.
I see no reason to stock another .45 ACP mag when I already had serviceable 1911 mags in the house. It does keep me out of the HighTower game, but gives me a chance to play w/ a folding buttstock on the 4595. There are some deals to be had on the Tisas 1911s, they are almost all Cerakoted instead of Parkerized, however.
 

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Most of the issues with HiPoint magazines are with non OME. Have owned 3 C9s 2 C380s and a 995. No issues with any of them. They all have went on to other happy owners except the 995. It sits in a corner of my bedroom fully loaded with 3 extra mags in a butt stock mag pouch. 41 rounds waiting for an unauthorized intruder.
I have 40, 45, and 9. Before the RedBall's I only had one problem child in the ProMags. Mag #4 usually needs a slap on the ass to load the first round of .40. I swapped the factory follower on a 15rd .40. It will load/cycle 16.
 
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Most of the issues with HiPoint magazines are with non OME. Have owned 3 C9s 2 C380s and a 995. No issues with any of them. They all have went on to other happy owners except the 995. It sits in a corner of my bedroom fully loaded with 3 extra mags in a butt stock mag pouch. 41 rounds waiting for an unauthorized intruder.
Thanks, kind of like my 1095TS😀
 

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I've not purchased any calibers other than .45 ACP, but the JHP has been flawless for nigh on to 20 years; I think it was 2002 or 2003 when I bought my first one. Since then, I've been confident enough to buy a JHP for both of my adult sons; I've also purchased and passed along to each them a 4595.
The ONLY issues I've had with the pistol itself was because I took it ALL THE WAY apart, past recommendations, and didn't get it put back together correctly. The safety was out of position, and the slide wouldn't operate. They fixed it for free, and gave me a new ghost ring rear sight.
Not a malfunction, but I discovered that the pseudo "powder-coat" finish came off when I dunked the slide in a bucket of Ed's Original Red.
I learned how to reload on that JHP, and I had lots of problems leaning how to crimp the brass on some jacketed 200 grain bullets. Because the crimp was loose, I got MANY squib rounds. I had to pound the bullets out of the barrel with a steel rod and a hammer. Despite that non-tender loving care, the pistol NEVER stuttered, and once I learned how to crimp correctly, it has eaten everything I fed it. Always accurate, too.
It was my truck gun for years, until I was able to afford something lighter, and implemented daily concealed carry.
 

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I've not purchased any calibers other than .45 ACP, but the JHP has been flawless for nigh on to 20 years; I think it was 2002 or 2003 when I bought my first one. Since then, I've been confident enough to buy a JHP for both of my adult sons; I've also purchased and passed along to each them a 4595.
The ONLY issues I've had with the pistol itself was because I took it ALL THE WAY apart, past recommendations, and didn't get it put back together correctly. The safety was out of position, and the slide wouldn't operate. They fixed it for free, and gave me a new ghost ring rear sight.
Not a malfunction, but I discovered that the pseudo "powder-coat" finish came off when I dunked the slide in a bucket of Ed's Original Red.
I learned how to reload on that JHP, and I had lots of problems leaning how to crimp the brass on some jacketed 200 grain bullets. Because the crimp was loose, I got MANY squib rounds. I had to pound the bullets out of the barrel with a steel rod and a hammer. Despite that non-tender loving care, the pistol NEVER stuttered, and once I learned how to crimp correctly, it has eaten everything I fed it. Always accurate, too.
It was my truck gun for years, until I was able to afford something lighter, and implemented daily concealed carry.
Thank you Pat, that’s awesome
 

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Large Frame, for certain. I've owned them ALL prior to the 3895. The JHP was flawless, and so was my JCP. I guess the C9 is now pretty reliable with better QC on the mags, but I don't buy economical guns these days. But I still love the HP concept! Sub $200 gun for the everyman and everywoman out there operating under a tight dollar cap.
I also love the new G3 (glunk gen 3) stuff, it's getting under $300 for a reliable steel slide, 17rd double stack glunk clone, but I only like the ones that use the Glunk Magazines 😹
 
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