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Old May 6th, 2014, 02:04 PM   #46
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I have had various caliber High Points. In fact I have two 9mm on the shelf right now. Ugly, Poor Feel, Heavy, Lousey Balance... But they go Bang no matter what you do to them. I don't encourage anyone to buy them, but for a great Boat Anchor or glove box pistol they do the job at low cost. Fit them with the carbine frame and you have some serious HD at hand (with a 30 rd Glock mag)
I've been looking for the Hi-Point 995 carbine. Will that frame convert the C9 into a 995?



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Old May 6th, 2014, 02:53 PM   #47
 
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Old May 6th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #48
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Let me add one more , a century draco pistol, then gun ran great, however the front sight was canted so bad that it couldn't be sighted, or repaired, if you can zero it, than what good is it?
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I traded a Rock Island 1911a1 .45acp "Tactical" that had an ambi thumb safety that fell apart, and a Para "GI" with it's plastic MSH plus a little cash for a truely fine Dan Wesson Specialist 1911a1.

I had bought the Rock Island (Phillipines made) and the Para (North Carolina made) before I really understood what a fine 1911a1 should be...

The RI was bulky and heavy. the Para never ran right, and had cheap internal fire control components. Most galling was that RI expected me to pay the $90 shipping cost to return it for warranty service... Their Nevada customer service center is way off the beaten FedEx track, and they charge quite a bit extra to bring things there... Never again.

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Anything and everything with the name 'TAURUS' associated with it!

Had three (3) of those things over the years...everyone of them had parts falling off...cylinder locking up...etc.!

I had a Model 850 .38+P revolver that the cylinder would lock up after the 1st shot and you had to take the side plate off and manually open the cylinder to get the remaining rounds out. I finally traded it back in to the same LGS where I bought it, he knew about it and said give it back and I'll give you your $$ back on a trade, so I did. The person he sold it to also sent it in and I never had to deal with it again!

A friend had similar issues with her Taurus revolvers...she finally sold them and bought Rugers....her headaches went away at the same time the Taurus's did!

I LOVE Ruger Revolvers...can't beat 'em for ruggedness and reliability!
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I've been looking for the Hi-Point 995 carbine. Will that frame convert the C9 into a 995?
I have not personally done one, but it is my understanding that the C9 fits the carbine frame smoothly. I am sitting on my two 9mm High Points til the price returns to the $200+ range to re-coop my purchase money...I bought them a year ago in the midst of the panic time. They are going up slowly.
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A long time ago, I bought my first centerfire rifle from the classified ads (remember those?); it was a Guardia Civil M1916 in 7.62 NATO. While these are often very solid rifles, this one was not.

The first time I shot it, the muzzle blast (21 inch barrel) got my attention and the accuracy wasn't anything to brag about, although I initially blamed that on flinching. However, when I was cleaning it, I was amazed at the amount of copper fouling. After two hours work with copper solvent, the patches were still coming out blue.

Eventually, I got a magnifying lens and a good light and inspected the bore - the rifling was good (I saw that before I bought it) but the surface looked like frosted glass. The other thing I noticed was a very deep scratch - more like a shallow crack - in the bore right at the muzzle.

I kept the rifle in my safe for years, until I found someone who wanted to try rebarreling a rifle and I sold it to them for $20.


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What was your issue with it, never had any problems with springfield armory products, other than them being pricey...in particular the $50+ m1a magazines
The one I had shot low consistently. At about the 200 round mark the barrel link sheared off resulting in a catastrophic failure. SA took care of and replaced the barrel, bushing and did some "hand fitting, slide to frame" but it still shot low. I tried very hard to like it since it was a pretty penny, but ended up selling it. Now an SR1911 fills one of my 1911 positions and I couldn't be happier with it. I also have a RIA 1911 in 10mm which required a new mag catch/release shortly out of the box but other than that, it has been a fantastic 1911 as well.
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My was a 12 gauge, Remington model 10 pump shotgun. The shotgun worked just fine but I could not hit a darn thing with it, tried my best one whole duck season.
Next year I picked a Remington 1148 (B grade) 12 gauge auto with really nice wood. Then I really started hitting birds!
Wish I still had that 1148 too...............................................
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The worst firearm I've ever had was a Stoeger Luger .22lr pistol. A real jamomatic even after getting it back from Stoeger's repair service. I replaced it with a Ruger Mark I Target which actually worked!
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Proof that your mileage may vary. My GSG 1911 .22LR eats everything I feed it without a hiccup. Still running smooth after 2,500 rounds. It's wearing a bit on the muzzle end but who cares if it shoots good? Got it practically brand new for 240 out the door and have 9 mags to go with it. Best gun for the money I've ever bought. Worst gun: Zastava Mini-Mauser. Follower spring broke after 25 rounds and took a month to get a new part.
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Taurus M85 Ultra Lite .38spl.. What a junker...
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Guns that you are glad that you got rid of...

Hasn't happened yet.
I have purchased appropriately.....
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A Taurus Judge 45C/.410 - an impulse purchase at a pawn shop a couple of years ago. Paid $300. That is the weapon that taught me to do my research before the purchase, not after. The rifling was too shallow to properly engage a 45 Colt bullet, but it was deep enough to put a spin on shot to scatter it far too much. The revolver shot neither round well.

I sold it to a co-worker (who had one Judge already and wanted another) for $300 and then found a gently used Ruger P90 for $300. I consider it a good "trade" with a low-cost lesson included.

Now, I just need to sell an ammo box full of .410 SD rounds and 45 Colt cartridges...
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