What's the chance of finding a 1992 Hi-Point?

Discussion in 'General Hi-Point Discussion' started by Nu-Point, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Nu-Point

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    I'm interested in finding one of the Hi-Points from the first year off the line
     
  2. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    The 1st HP's were the JH - JC - JF?
    Do you have preference of which caliber, they are all over the internet.
    I believe they were issued before 1992?
     
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  3. Nu-Point

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    I'm looking for the first C9's after Hi-Point was formed
     
  4. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Model "C" alloy frames were the 1st HP compact with fixed rear sights
    Model "C" alloy frames with adjustable rear sights came next.
    Model "C" polymer frames with fixed rear sights came next.
    Model "C" polymer frames with adjustable rear sights were next.
    Then came the C9 series?
     
  5. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    C-9s came out after 1994. Early C-9s are worth about $50 less than a new one. Best way to determine if it's an early one is it has the older style 3 hole trigger, serrations high up on the slide and possibly a smooth finish & fixed sights. Serial numbers are no help.

    First handgun produced by the makers of Hi-Points was the Maverick JS-9 released in 1988.

    Now listen to Melvin.

     
  6. Nu-Point

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    Alright, so how the "Model C" compare to the C9 and what's my chances of finding one those?
     
  7. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Early model "C"'s were alloy frame, later model's were polymer frame. Other than a few internal updates, I don't see any difference in the two?
     
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  8. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Keep watch on this thread, I will post a few links for you?
     
  9. Nu-Point

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    Will do, thank you
     
  10. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Here's the first model of 9mm. The Maverick JS 9

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    Next is the Stallard JS 9

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  11. Nu-Point

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    How does the Maverick JS 9 and Stallard JS 9 compare to the Hi-Point C9?
     
  12. ajole

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    They are the parent guns to the C9. When you say you want a 1992 HP 9 mm or a first year HP...these may be them, the C9 came later.

    They are alloy framed, heavy guns, with heel release mags and fixed sights. But they are the predecessors of the C9.

    The "company" that is Hi Point is made of several small companies. Jim Stallard was the guy making the 9mm guns, he used the name Maverick, then went to Stallard, then they were named Hi Points. When they went to the curvy grip, they became the C, and then the C9, IIRC. First the C was an alloy frame, then they went polymer.
     
  13. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Ed Stallard, Jim Cole & Russell Hill were the original owners of Hi Point.
    These are the original JS-9 Stallard, including the JS-9 Maverick.
     

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  14. Nu-Point

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    I would like to have one of these models but ideally I'd like to have what was available in 1992
     
  15. ajole

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    OK. So...Hi Point was really just a name change from Stallard, and then, Hi Point didn't make the C9 until 1994, according to what I read.

    In 1992, Hi Point was making the JF-9.


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  16. cicpup

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    Yup. JF, JC & JH were the first HP branded handguns. Dunno which came first but the JF is the rarer of the three.
     
  17. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    My JF-9 collection, very hard to find!
    Even though a while back, there was a JF-9 on GB for over 6 weeks & nobody would buy it. So I had to?
     

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  18. Why 1992... is that your birth year, perhaps?
    I have to admit that I have a thing for stuff made during my birth year, which was back in... uh, nevermind.
     
  19. ajole

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    Yeah, I know what you mean...it's hard finding pointy sticks that old, that haven't petrified.:(
     
  20. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    If your look for stuff from 1364 Kirk might have something in his attic he was around at the time also. He is a hoarder.