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Need some info here :blink:

I used to have a 22 rifle and a one shot 12 gauge when I was young..lol
so, that is all the experience I have had with firearms.

Now at the ripe old age of 35 my interest in guns has sparked once again
and I want to have a fun hobby for the weekends..and was thinking of
getting a handgun for some target practice at the indoor range.

I have no clue what to get..looked at Glocks first since I heard the name
brand..seemed very pricey to me. Then while searching the net found out
about Hi Points? The cheaper price really caught my attention. Did some
more research and found that many people seem happy with them.

I think a Hi Point would fit my situation and finances better. What caliber
do you guys think I should get? 9mm, 40 or 45? I know the 9 mm has a
little cheaper ammo but, I can't see myself shooting so often that it
would make that much difference. Anyone get the 9mm and wish they
would have got the larger caliber later?

Well any and all replies requested.

Help a soon to be gun owner out..lol :D

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Howdy and welcome. First, it sounds like you don't have any firearms left. Everyone should have at least one .22 rifle. Cheapest plinking ammo and fun. As for handgun caliber, it depends on what you want it for. Any of the calibers would be o.k. target practice and for self-defense. Some say a 9mm may expand but a .45 won't shrink. You can buy very good self defense ammo in any of the calibers and frankly, I don't want to get hit with any caliber. Another thing to consider is you could get 2 or 3 hi points for the cost of one of the other big name brands. Get one in each caliber. Or compromise and get one in .40 caliber and put the funds saved into ammo. Have fun.

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Hi, my name is Broomhead and I am a Hi-Point addict.
Everyone said:
Hello Broomhead.
Welcome to our support group.
There are five steps in our program.
Step 1: Buy ammo and send it down range.
Step 2: Buy more Hi-Points.
Step 3: Laugh at all the Gun Snobs for paying way too much, then out shoot them at the range.
Step 4: Happily spread your addiction to others whenever possible.
Step 5:Repeat steps 1 through 4 endlessly.
Unfortunately, these are not steps to recovery.
There is no recovery.

My assistant, Leland, will be by to dole out the meds. :sleezy:

Why not get a C9 9mm pistol and a 995 9mm carbine, or a JCP40 .40 S&W pistol and a 4095 .40 S&W carbine? The best of both worlds. And you can't beat the price.

Si vis pacem para bellum
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I bought two c9 this spring, I took the CCW course. I love shooting my c9s. I've only put mayve 100 rounds through each but I bought them to carry for protection. I have since bought a HI Point 45 and a 995 carbine. Start with what ever you think will fit the pocket book and use.
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