posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 05:32 AM
a reply to: worldstarcountry
They are actually really terrible guns in pretty much every way. From the Zamak S**t metal they're made from, I wouldn't insult perfectly good pot
metal by calling hi points pot metal, to the utterly crap single stack magazine and using a blowback action for anything bigger than .380 when you
aren't equipping millions of conscripts are each on their own inexcusable!
Also, you're so completely wrong about the recoil thing it's not even funny!
Hi points are blowback action pistols, which means that the only thing holding the bullet in the chamber is the weight of the slide. It also means
that a blowback action firearm will pretty much always have harsher recoil and more violent cycling than locked breech pistols while also being less
safe and requiring heavier springs which are hard for many to operate!
Locked breech actions are not that much more complicated and give you a much more usable firearm that is lighter smaller and safer.
Combine all 3 though and you wind up with a giant heavy low capacity and not at all safe gun considering how hot some factory ammo is now!
The reality is that things like this and the raven etc are guns suitable only for criminals and IDIOTS!
YES! YOU ARE AN IDIOT IF YOU BUY AND CARRY HI POINT PISTOLS!
There's all sorts of ways to get into the shooting sports on the cheap that don't involve buying absolute crap.
And FWIW, you can get a well made pistol used or on sale or as police trade ins every day of the week all year for not much more than a hi point with
nothing but an internet connection and a little effort!
You can also do as I did and learn to fix build modify and machine guns and gun parts, again all it requires is effort and an internet connection!
Personally I don't believe in spending a ton on pistols since they are distinctly weapons of last resort which if you ever actually have to use in a
defensive shooting you're unlikely to get back most places.
So it's not like I don't get the desire to keep your costs down, but there's a difference between thrift and stupidity.