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Discussion in 'General Hi-Point Discussion' started by martinh, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. martinh

    martinh Member

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    I received hI-point 380 acp from my FFL today. I can't seem to pull the slide back and then squeeze the trigger. I tried this several times, and now I have the slide open, but I can't get it to return.
    Should I return the pistol and order a replacement?
     
  2. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Remove the empty mag, pull the slide back and release.

    Wizard.
     

  3. martinh

    martinh Member

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    That worked. Thanks, Wizard.
     
  4. martinh

    martinh Member

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    OK. Here is my original problem:
    I received hI-point 380 acp from my FFL today. I can't seem to pull the slide back, release and then squeeze the trigger. It works OK 1 time out of 10. I do not have the safety engaged.
    Should I return the pistol and order a replacement?
     
  5. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    No. You need to learn your firearm.
     
  6. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Well, at least you didn't take it apart and put it back together wrong, yet.:p

    Are you you experienced with guns?

    Are you certain that you are racking it back all the way? That's what cocks it, so if you aren't, then...it does what you say its doing.

    Really, honestly, truthfully...get some ammo, take it to the woods, and try it out. :)

    If you REALLY just wanna tear things upo, you could take the right side grip off and see if the trigger and sear mechanism is lined up right...but since its a new gun, that probably isn't it, unless the grip is loose.

    Please, please...get some ammo, load it and shoot it.;)
     
  7. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    We are going to need a little more info than that. Is this the first semi auto pistol you've owned? Is the mag inserted? Pictures?
    And Cicpup is not Wizard. He was calling you wizard. You had to be there...
     
  8. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    No, he was just SAYING wizard, not calling anyone a wizard.

    It's like saying viola, in French.
     
  9. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    I thought he was saying this guy was Wizard. Trying a different handle to get back on HPFF again. ha ha
     
  10. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Did I say I hate the wizard. Well I do.
     
  11. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    3 posts = 3 new threads. What can I say? I saw a correlation.
     
  12. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Keeps MOLE outta the doghouse ;)
     
  13. martinh

    martinh Member

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    No, this is not the first semi-auto pistol I have owned. I do NOT need to learn my firearm. I'm telling you I simply cannot get a trigger pull. The FFL guy who handled it for me had the same problem, but he did get it to work. I can get it to work 1 time out of 10, as I said. I also do not want to put some shells in it and try. I am convinced I need to return it and get another.
     
  14. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Well to be fair you had no idea how the Last Round Hold Open worked.

    I would if I was you.
     
  15. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    If he was a good FFL he would have never let you take possession and send it back then.

    Giving it to you like that and letting you handle it is kinda a d!ck move on his part.
     
  16. FirearmFanatic

    FirearmFanatic "The Enabler!"

    +1 on this! If it had those issues at the shop, you should not have taken possession of it/bought it in the first place!
     
  17. harleyboy65

    harleyboy65 Supporting Member

    Sounds like the mag is not seated properly or maybe your depressing the mag release when holding in fireing position? When I got my c9 I sometimes would lightly depress the mag release when fireing the gun.
     
  18. So, if you're convinced you need to return it, then go for it.
     
  19. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    What does the mag release have to do with trigger reset or cocking the striker?:confused:
     
  20. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I'd still like to see inside the right grip. Chances are things aren't lined up in there. If so, it's an easy fix.