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Hi-Point Pistols: Basic But Oh So Reliable!

by Paul Scarlata   |  October 6th, 2005 33

After putting .45 ACP and .40 S&W Hi-Point pistols through a thorough shooting test, the author says you can call the Hi-Point pistols inexpensive, but don’t ever say they aren’t good shooters!

Here in North Carolina we have an old expression: “It looks like it fell out of the ugly tree—and hit every branch on the way down!” With this pearl of wisdom in mind, I don’t believe that anyone will hazard the opinion that the pistols to be discussed in this article are actually pretty. But then again, they weren’t designed to be lookers.

Hi-Point pistols are striker fired and use a single-action trigger mechanism. They feature polymer frames and slides cast from an aluminum/zinc alloy. Their safety levers and magazine releases are conventionally located.

The idea of a blowback-operated pistol chambered for high-pressure cartridges goes back to the early 20th century. Several designers toyed with the concept, and while most of the resulting products were less than successful, others featured prominently in the history of modern handguns. The first of note was the Spanish 1913-16 Campo-Giro, which was chambered for the powerful 9mm Largo cartridge. It was followed by the Astra 400 and 600 pistols, which fired the same round. Less notable designs included the Beretta 1915-19 and 1923 (9mm Glisenti); Germany’s Dreyse Heeres Pistole and Walther Mod. 6 (9mm Parabellum); and the Danish Schouboe, which fired a unique 11.35mm jacketed, wooden bullet!

All of these pistols used very heavy recoil springs to hold the slide forward until chamber pressures had dropped to safe levels and large, heavy frames to absorb recoil energy. Most suffered from severe recoil, difficult operation, and, except for the Astra pistols, mediocre reliability. It should come as no surprise then that all, except for those made by Astra, were commercial failures. Since the 1920s it has been assumed that for reliable operation, a pistol firing a high-pressure cartridge must utilize some form of locked breech.

For the last decade or so Hi-Point Firearms has been offering blowback-operated pistols and carbines chambered for the .380 ACP, 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. In an effort to enlighten information-hungry Shooting Times readers, Editor Joel Hutchcroft supplied me with two of Hi-Point’s most popular pistols: the .40 S&W Model JCP and the .45 ACP Model JHP.

After the parcel delivery service truck had left, I opened the two packages I had received and my first thought was, “Hmmm…well, they certainly are different looking.” In fact, I would say that they were two of the stranger looking pistols I have beheld in quite some time. It was obvious that in the case of the Hi-Point pistol form follows function.

The author was impressed with the Hi-Point pistols’ shootability, which is partly due to their easy-to-see sight system.

The first thing I noticed was the massive, slab-sided slide with its black, powder coat finish and a rather large ejection port on the right side. These are die cast from an aluminum/zinc alloy with steel inserts reinforcing the entire breech area and other stress points. When I queried Charlie Brown of Hi-Point Firearms about this method of construction, he said: “Blowback firearms are simple and inexpensive to make and will handle a wide spectrum of ammo without problems. In the area of Ohio where we are located, there are many shops that specialize in die casting for the auto industry. We utilize this resource.

“Hi-Point was one of if not the first American manufacturers to use a polymer frame for firearms. In 1992-93 we offered our 9mm in polymer, then the .380, and lastly the .40 and .45 pistols. It just worked out that way because polymer offers many consumer benefits such as reduced recoil, ease of maintenance, and a longer service life. Polymer by nature is ‘slicker’ than steel/alloy and is therefore easier to care for, requiring less oil, etc.”

The Hi-Point polymer frame features an integral trigger guard and accessory rail for mounting an optional laser sight. The barrel is mounted permanently to the frame while the recoil spring is located in a groove beneath the barrel where a downward extension of the slide bears upon it during recoil. Separate grip panels are held in place by screws and tabs on their bottom edges that enter cutouts in the frame.

This design depends primarily upon the slide’s mass to prevent it from moving to the rear until chamber pressure has dropped to a safe level while the recoil spring provides a secondary means of preventing slide movement. Unlike those pistols mentioned at the beginning of this article, because of the weight of the slide, the spring does not have to be so strong as to make manual retraction of the slide difficult. I had several persons of varying stature, hand sizes, and strength rack the Hi-Point’s slide and none experienced any difficulty.

Hi-Point pistols are striker fired and utilize a single-action trigger mechanism. A thumb safety on the left side of the frame blocks the sear when engaged. To provide additional protection, the design includes a spring-loaded sear block that falls under the sear pin arm and prevents sear movement if the pistol is dropped while a weight counteracts sear movement.

As is SOP today, Hi-Point pistols come with a trigger lock known as the Dual Lock. The two halves are placed on both sides of the trigger guard (of an unloaded pistol) and are locked together by means of a spring-loaded shaft turned by a special two-prong key. Additional security can be provided by inserting a padlock (customer supplied) through a hole on the end of the shaft.

Controls of the sample JCP and JHP pistols were well located, and the trigger and the magazine release were easy to operate. The manual safety, while positive in operation and secure in either position, was on the small side and a bit difficult to manipulate without moving the pistol around in one’s hand. The .40-caliber JCP comes with a single-column, nine-round magazine while the .45 ACP pistol comes with a 10-round magazine. All magazines come with large base pads to ensure positive insertion and prevent damage if they are ejected onto the ground. A generous mag well opening allows fumble-free reloading, and magazines fell free when the release was pressed—loaded or empty, slide forward or locked back.

A simple magazine safety, consisting of a steel bar (magazine lockout, part No. 35) underneath the right grip panel, blocks the trigger bar from pushing the sear cam if the magazine is removed. When a magazine is inserted, it bears against a curved portion of the lockout bar, pushing it sideways so the trigger bar can move to engage the sear cam. In addition, a clearance cut at the rear of the chamber, near the extractor, allows one to visually ascertain if a cartridge is in the chamber.

In common with most semiautomatic pistols, the Hi-Point’s slide locks back when the magazine is empty, but it lacks a manual slide release. Thus the magazine must be removed (a loaded one may be inserted if you intend to keep on firing) and the slide pulled slightly to the rear to release the internal hold open (part No. 33). Then the slide is allowed to run forward and return to battery.

Great Sights & Excellent Triggers

The two features I found commendable were the sights and trigger pulls. Both pistols come standard with a blade front sight integral with a full-length rib on top of the slide and a rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation. (For those who favor such sighting equipment, Hi-Point offers an optional ghost-ring rear sight.) The standard sights utilize a three-dot system for fast sight acquisition and positive alignment, but instead of the usual white dots, those on the Hi-Point pistols are Day-Glo orange in color. Now, I don’t know about you folks, but as I have grown older I have found that sights with brightly colored dots or inserts are most helpful towards my hitting the target. The three Day-Glo dots sort of jump out at you and grab your optical attention, even in dim light.

Now for the triggers. As I mentioned earlier, the Hi-Point pistol is fitted with a single-action trigger. According to my gunsmith’s trigger pull scale, the required weight to letoff was just under 4 pounds, and those on both pistols had small amounts of take-up and broke very crisply. One would not be out of place calling their trigger pulls impressive.

Despite their, shall I say odd, appearance, the Hi-Point pistols proved to be well balanced with ergonomically friendly grips. In fact, when practicing presentations with an unloaded pistol, I found it possessed natural pointing qualities, whether gripped two-handed or unsupported. The sample pistols were both 6.3 inches in height and 1.34 inches in width. They are covered by Hi-Point’s lifetime warranty.

Field-stripping for normal maintenance is fairly straightforward. First remove the magazine and retract the slide to verify the chamber is empty. Then move the slide to its rearmost position, push the manual safety up in the small, forward notch and lock the slide to the rear. The slide retainer pin at the rear of the frame is now exposed through the large (rear) safety notch in the slide. Using a 1/8-inch pin punch, remove the retainer pin from the frame. Pull the safety down and ease the slide forward. Retract the slide about 3/8 inch and pull upward. Hold the rear of the slide and push forward, removing it from the frame. Reassemble in reverse order.

Surprisingly Reliable & Exceptionally Affordable

I have little doubt that some readers are already expressing doubts about Hi-Point pistols based solely upon their appearance and price. And while this is understandable, it cannot be condoned. Many years ago I read a two-part pro/con article about the so-called Saturday Night Special controversy. While the author of the “con” article condemned inexpensive handguns as the “weapons of choice of criminals,” the “pro” side’s author made a most succinct point when he said, “Your ‘Saturday Night Special’ is someone else’s heirloom. Or perhaps, more important, the only handgun they can afford!”

Hi-Point pistols disassemble easily. Locking back the slide lines up a notch on the slide that exposes the takedown pin in the frame.

 

Brown told me the reason they brought out Hi-Point firearms was to give the average working person a well-made gun (made in the USA) that was affordable. “So many gun makers have priced themselves out of reach of the ‘average’ person’s pocketbook,” he said. “We see and talk to customers every day that use our guns for self-defense, hunting, and truck, boat, or camp guns. A commercial halibut fisherman from Alaska told me he uses one of our .45 pistols to shoot the halibut prior to landing them. A bear hunting guide told me he gives his bow hunting customers one of our .45s to take to the stand with them. We have our guns at many indoor ranges across the country; in fact, they are used for the exact same things as all the other gunmakers’ guns are used for! They offer the man/woman who may not have $300 to $700 extra dollars for a gun a gun that’s reliable and affordable.”

Let’s be honest. You don’t need to spend a fortune on a handgun for protecting your home. A firearm used for defensive purposes should have several characteristics: It must be safe and completely reliable in operation; it should fire a cartridge powerful enough for the job at hand; and it should provide sufficient accuracy at the distances at which it is likely to be used. If it does that, it doesn’t matter if it costs $100 or $1,000.

But this should in no way be construed as an excuse for not practicing with said handgun! Anyone who owns a firearm—for whatever reason—should make a point of practicing with it on a regular basis to become familiar with its operation, learn and practice safe handling procedures, and hone their shooting skills.

When I found out I would be evaluating Hi-Point pistols, I posted a question concerning them on a shooter’s Internet forum I use on a regular basis. I received a total of 18 responses from persons who either owned or knew someone who owned a Hi-Point pistol. Of them, 17 were completely positive. Now, I know this is hardly a scientific survey, but I still found the responses most enlightening.

When it came time to conduct my own shooting evaluation of the Hi-Point pistols, my father and I went to my gun club. Pacing off 15 yards, I set up a series of Birchwood/Casey Shoot-N-C targets, and we proceeded to fire three, five-shot groups with each ammunition load.

The .40- and .45-caliber Models JCP and JHP use single-column magazines with massive base pads.

 

We found the two pistols more accurate than either of us had at first assumed; most of our groups were in the sub-3-inch range. With the .45-caliber Hi-Point Model JHP, honorable mention goes to Winchester’s 185-grain Silvertip load, which consistently printed the tightest groups, while the .40-caliber Model JCP showed a definite preference for Remington 155-grain JHP loads.

We then fired five rounds of each brand of ammunition across my chronograph, the results of which can be see in the accompanying chart.

It was then time to see how the Hi-Points handled in a series of offhand drills. Not having a suitable holster, I began each drill holding the pistol at a 45-degree angle to the ground (low ready position) and, using a D-1 target set out at 7 yards, performed the following drill with each pistol. First lift the pistol and fire nine rounds, slow aimed fire. Then reload and lift the pistol and double tap the target. Lower and repeat three more times. Then I reloaded and repeated the second drill, firing the pistol unsupported. The final drill was to lift the pistol and fire nine rounds as fast as a flash sight picture could be obtained.

The vast majority of the rounds I sent downrange found their way to the high scoring rings of their respective targets. In fact, close examination of the targets showed that only two rounds were outside the X- or 10-ring with each pistol. You can say that the Hi-Point pistols are inexpensive, but don’t ever say they don’t shoot. And shoot darn well!

The first thing that must be mentioned in my summation is that even though they were fed a steady diet of JHP and SWC ammunition with bullets of widely varying weights, both pistols proved 100 percent reliable from the first shot to the last. That’s right, there was not a single failure to feed, fire, or eject out of the 200+ rounds fired through each gun.

Considering their operating system, felt recoil was very soft, which enhanced controllability and the ability to make fast follow-up shots. A plus for those of you who reload is that spent cases were only ejected about 3 feet to the right of the shooter. Additionally, the orange dots on the front and rear sights made target acquisition fast and positive.

I have to admit that their massive slides made them feel a bit “odd” in my hand, especially under rapid fire. But it should be remembered that the circumstances under which these pistols are likely to see service, this should not be a problem.

I was suitably impressed with the reliability, accuracy, and handling qualities displayed by both pistols. I think it would be fair to say that if you are in the market for an eminently affordable handgun that is capable of firing authoritative cartridges for home defense or informal plinking, a Hi-Point pistol may just fill the bill.

The sample pistols were surprisingly accurate with factory ammunition. Most groups averaged about 3 inches at 15 yards.

 

  • Don Brower

    Do you have a .22 cal model yet? I would definitely be interested in that model.

  • scott sechrist

    Well, I guess you got a good one! I have a Comp 9mm in a plastic bag someplace in my room. I sent it back. let's see, 2-3 times – the first time I'd sware they sent me a "new" gun, the ramp/chamber had cracked apart. It doesn't matter – it's a piece of garbage in my opinion. Forget about shooting ANY load in it but a factory, 115 FMJ load. It simply won't work – jams, doesn't cycle, stove pipes, etc. The ONLY nice thing about it are the molded grips. It weighs a TON, too, I might mention. Sorry – that's the way I see it and that's my experience. Even my step daughter who calls it "my gun!" doesn't even shoot it anymore – too unreliable even though I bought her 300 rds of 115's just for it.

    • JPKirkpatrick

      I have own 4 Hi-Point Pistols, and two of their Carbines. I have never had a problem with them. My C9 now has 9500 rounds through it and it stove-piped one time after 500 rounds (during break-in shooting).

      If you have had that much problem with your C9, then you need to ask them to replace it with a new one, and they will. They are great people to deal with and are fair and honest.

      Great article on a fine American Made Pistol

    • Allan

      Do you still have that Comp 9mm?

    • Jason

      Mine did the same thing so I traded it to a gun store for some night glow sites for my Glock 21.

  • bill bayer

    I don't have the pistols but I had a 9mm carbine for several years and put thousands of rounds thru it. No missfires or non-ejections, was very accurate, eventually sold it to a friend for his son to shoot on their farm. He ran 1000's of rounds thru it eventually having some problem, sent it back and it came back like new. No problems. Hard to believe its all American.

    • Russ Edwards

      It's sad that your last comment is so true these days.

  • robb c

    I have owned many Hi-Points and have never found anyone of them to be unreliable. I love going to the range with my buddies that shoot only the high dollar fashionable 1911's and I can still match their groups with my sub $200.00 gun in.45auto. Their carbine rifles are the most fun to shoot ever. I have 2 of the older model 9mm carbines that have taken a beating, but they still keep on firing. If you do ever have a problem Hi-Point has a unconditional lifetime warranty you send it to them it will get fixed at no charge and in a timely manner as well. I haveon my upcoming wish list from hi-point is a new carbinr in .45 and thier 9mm pistol. Just because they are ugly doesn't mean a thing these are an excellent purchase, so give them a shot.

    • Larry D.Grey

      I hope you get the 4595TS Carbine soon, you will think to yourself DANG! I wish I bought this sooner. I love the one I have, I am planning to purchase the 9mm TS version soon.

  • scott sechrist

    In all fairness, they DID send them back in a timely manner – all the times I sent them in – within a week, and you can even call them and they will let you know where your gun is, in the process which is great. However, they were returned filthly, and I mean dirty – in fact I cleaned them before I took them to the range….they did send me some extra clips each time for my troubles. I hope I am the "one in a million" and all the rest are as described here! Sorry.

    • Larry D.Grey

      I was leary of the HI-POINT brand, a friend suggested the carbines. I purchased the 4595TS and I do not regret it. I hope you have better luck if there is a 'next time'…

  • Les Faris

    I own a number of expensive handguns, and then bought a 9mm Hi-Point. It shoots very well, and is easy to clean and maintain. Seems to be virtually corrosion proof, plastic, aluminum and stainless.

    It requires minimum oiling, and operates smoothly.

    All in all, a good, cheap addition to my collection.

  • William Fisher

    I have a 45 acp pistol. I have three problems with this so called ugly club that I show up at the range with. First, the looks of other shooters and their comments. Second, after I get a chance to fire a few rounds the words that follow "ah who made that and can I try it". And last I need to ask my wife about the money that I will need to buy another one because some friend has borrowed mine. Oh well, I will say this about the gun. My friends and I have really enjoyed it! Now I have to excuse myself and go try to explain my need for another gun.

  • JodyStomper

    My best friend's dad has one in 9mm. He's not a gun guy, but after some ruffian activity in the alley behind his house, he decided to get something for the nightstand drawer. He's on a limited budget, and this fit nicely alongside his grocery bill and prescription co-pays that month. I took him out to the range & gave him 4 boxes of 115 Blazers, with a mix of the brass and aluminum cases. Not one failure to feed/fire/extract/eject. He realized he couldn't sight his target for squat beyond 7 yards with the abysmal "ghost ring" plastic sight, which we'd already raised to the point of the thing falling off of the slide; using my pocket tool, we just cut the top off of the plastic aperture, squared out the bottom of the hole with a file, put 2 dots of white-out (thankfully my briefcase was still in the car!) and with a few adjustments, he was keeping them all inside a 5-1/2" target at 7 yards. Then we ran 100 rounds of laquered steel case Russian cheapies and again, no problems. Without cleaning it at all, another box of aluminum Blazers, then we checked his zero with a few Cor-Bons and it was good. I filled his 2 magazines with Cor-Bons, shot the pistol with some Rem-Oil and canned air, ran a bore snake through it, and now it sits ready to do what he hopes it never has to. Sure, it's no bullseye competition pistol, and I'm not sure it would last long with regular shooting, and I certainly didn't recommend +P fodder… but my best friend's dad sleeps more peacefully now, knowing he has a last resort item that will go bang when he wants it to and will reliably shoot minute-of-burglar. Glad to see other sights are available, though; that ghost ring was a close-but-no-cigar issue for us. Priced below the cost of a decent Rossi revolver, it fills a niche market that I'm sorry, just can't shop much in the Les Baer & Ed Brown stores.

  • Mike Coffey

    I have both a 380 ans 40 Hi-Point, and like them, I carry one or the other most of the time. The only bad thing I say is that the 380's mag. drops on its own drom time to time and that could just be the Mag itself.

    • roy buchanan

      are you living at temple texas ?

  • Jeff S

    I used to have a gun shop 15 years ago & had requests for inexpensive 9mm's. I tried out the Hi Point C9 & found it worked quite well. I only had 1 problem with one of the guns I sold. It would not feed hollow points. Not even Remmington hollow points, that work in just about any gun. I called & they said send it back. When it returned, it worked great. I thought enough of them that I bought one for each one of my kids & another for my truck. My youngest daughter likes her C9 better than my Sig 226. The only time she had a problem was the 1st time she shot it. It kept jamming. It worked fine for me. It turned out she didn't lock her wrist. Once she stopped limp wristing, it worked fine for her too. Back when I had my shop only the C9 had a polymer frame. I never tried the 40 or 45. I recently purchased the 9mm & 40 carbines & they work great too.

  • http://www.gunsmith-nc.com Gene Smith

    this was a really great article! I've had some misgivings about Hi Point because of the price but it's hard for an average Joe like myself to afford a .45 when they're priced $375.00 and above. I will now definitely consider purchasing one of the Hi Point pistols. Thanks so much for a great article!!!

    Gene/Wilkesboro, NC

    • Larry D.Grey

      take a peek at their carbines, I have the .45ACP carbine and I am planning to pick up a 9mm version soon…

  • Larry D.Grey

    I do not own any HI-POINT Pistols but I own the .45ACP Carbine. I love the thing, to me it represents what AMERICA can do with manufactoring on US soil. Sure HI-POINT can 'pretty-up' their weapons but the cost would reflect the changes. I often refer to the 4595TS as the USA's AK-47. Both were not built to be pretty weapons, they were built to go bang. I may get 2 of the .45 JHP pistols, 1 for the night stand and 1 for the car. If I ever have to use them in my defense, and they are confiscated, I will not be out a lot of money. I wish the other USA manufactors would take a page out of HI-POINTS playbook and offer similar offerings with the NQA lifetime warrenty HI-POINT offers.

  • Gene M

    I have 2 of the 40 cal Hi-Point pistols and one 40 cal Hi Point rifle and have never had a jam. I do think the recoil is a bit harse for the pistols; but they are very straight shooters. The rifle shoots as well as my Beretta with just a bit more recoil. I have used the ghost sights and the regular sights and had good results.

  • http://sargeant1940 Joe Abrahams

    Got the 9mm rifle and the .45 pistol. Love 'em both, superb accuracy and a great company with a great guaranty. I broke something on the .45 and did not send the gun back which is a hassle, just called them and they sent replacement parts.

  • Ken Clark

    Bought the 45 JHP at the Mesa, AZ gun show the end of June on a Saturday. At the range next day "out of the box" on 3rd shot at 10 yards put it 1/4 inch off DEAD center. I am impressed with the accuracy of this affordable "Not CHEAP" handgun. I wish more American companies did as good a quality job as the folks at Hi Point. I have shot factory and reload rounds and have NOT had a single glitch. This gun is an awesome addition for Personal/Home protection. Sure, it is bulky and a bit heavy, but it is a 45ACP and not too many large cal rifles are made in feather weight stock. I am very happy with this company and the gun they produce. By the way, it is my 1st .45 cal handgun, but I will buy & "carry" a lighter "Semi".

  • Don L

    I have a Hi Point 9mm which I purchased new in about 2001. It is a heavy pistol – compared to my S &W (9mm) but, it shoots.great and I actually like the "heavier' solid feel to the gun. My only issue is that it will not shoot aluminum casing ammunition without jamming. I have never had a jam with the brass ammo but, the aluminum rounds jam almost everytime. I plan on sending this pistol in for repair but, all in all – I love this gun – Especially for the price, you just cant beat it. I plan on buying anothier mode…. either a .45 or a carbine.

    • Ken Clark

      For Don L. You are probably going to waste money and time on sending it in for repairs. You stated that brass gave you NO problem. The problem is your choice of aluminum cased ammo. It is heating and expanding too rapidily for the ejector to be able to do the job it is designed to do. I'm not a rocket scientist, just an "ordanary joe" that appreciates the advice offered from someone with more handgun experience at my local gun shop (sales person or customer – it doesn't matter to me) I just wish Hi Point would make higher capacity mags for their carbines – cause I would definitely be interested in getting a .45 then.

  • Tom Robbins

    I have the 9mm carbine, its crude, but boy does it shoot, it hits the center of 9" paper plates @ 25yds. all day, open sights, not bad for a $189.95 gun, It dosn't require any special treatment, and 9mm ammo is cheap enough, the perfect P/U truck gun. The C9 will be next, you just can't beat them.

  • Joe

    Got a used C9 a week ago and went to the range twice already. First trip I fired around 110rds with no problems @ 15yrds. Today with 100rds of reloads(125gr Lead RN) I fired 'em away without any problems either and it was supprisingly accurate @ 17yrds!!!

    The thing goes bang every time I pulled the trigger, I wonder why some guys keep saying this: "HP's go bang every time, but I'll trust my life on my…Glocks/1911/Sig, etc."!!! What the heck are they talking about? A reliable firearms is one that goes bang every time you want it to fire, is it not?

  • Vik

    I have found out that Hi Point products are on the banned list, to be more specific, "Unsafe"list here in Chicago. Why? From reading all of the above I can't see why. Sure enough, with any manufactured product , you will have a few bad apples. What make the difference is if the manufacturer stand by their product. The only reason I can see that Chicago would want to ban this gun is because of its rather affordable price. I guess the City of Chicago sees no point in letting the lower income status defend themselves with a reliable and affordable firearm.

  • tvg

    got my .highpoint .45 2 weeks ago at a gun show having problems with the feed from the mags. anything i can do to make it work? i like the guns large size fits my hand well and has very little kick. maybe i should stick with my other $150 gun [mosin nagant] i can hit anything with it!

  • Bob

    This is my first hand gun and I'm having trouble reassembling my JHP 45ACP. I don"t know where to put the sear cam.(11 on diagram).I don't have a firing pin spring sleeve (7) and I don't know if the counter weight pivot pin should be in a horizontal or vertical position.

  • gene stacks

    i have owned four hi-point guns, two of the nines, one .45, and one carbine. of these two had to go back to the factory…and one of the two had to go back two times. the .45 developed an impossible trigger pull after ony a few rounds. the nine jammed before i sent it back, still jammed after i got it back, so it is there with them now. i called. secretary said "three week turnaround." O well… gene stacks, mena, arkansas

  • Bill Mims

    Have the 45ACP as a PDW/Yruck gun; 200 rounds through with no problems, nice groups at 15 yards. I like the fact that it's a nice heavy pistol (I prefer the weight) and if I run out of ammo, I can throw it at the perp and knock him out!

  • Hi-Point 40

    I have a 40 Hi-Point and I love it!!! Some of the guns (including mine) have problems with nose dive and double feeds. It has been my experience that the problem is with the magazines not the gun. It took me all of about a day to diagnose and fix the problem. That is pretty good considering I am in no way any type of gun smith. I actually have given some of my modified magazines to friends and they've had no problems. I now have almost 2000 rounds through the gun and still love it.

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