This is a discussion on The Truth: Hi Point Firearms within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by RemMod597 My 4095 Planet of the Apes Carbine has been flawless. My only two gripes about it are the limited capacity and ...
There is a vid on you tube of a guy with a Scottish accent throwing one of the pistols [ unloaded] in a fire extolling the virtues of the gun. If I remember right he throws it at some targets as well
I'd trust my life to a Hi Point before I'd trust it to a Kel Tec.
But I'd still rather carry something better like my LCR and keep my carbine as a fun range toy.
I don't carry a gun to look for or start a fight. I carry one to finish a fight I never wanted to be in.
I'd rather carry a picture of a Colt, than a real Hi-Point.
Well...for $600 I can get ONE Glock/Kimber/Sig....or I can get 4(FOUR) HiPoint .45's, that is one for the house, one for each car, and one in my shop, no worries about carrying the heavy thing but still handy. As stated, lifetime warranty, good customer service, AMERICAN made. They are heavy for a reason, however I would like a higher capacity...my buddie's is as accruate as I am (his is a .40), reliable, and good fun to shoot.
Alot of people equate inexpensive with cheap/crap, these are the same people that (IMHO) would rather buy Levi's than Austin's; harley's than metrics and the like-they pay for a name. Aim, pull trigger, BOOM, target gets .45 hole...simple, why pay $$$$$ for what $$ will do?
I would love to have a 995TS Carbine, but you couldn't give me one of their pistols. Well you could, but I wouldn't keep it any longer than it would take to drive to the LGS and sell it and buy some ammo with the profit.
Hi-Point's handguns are just really expensive paper-weights, door stops, bludgeons, etc.
If you seriously think that a Hi-Point is good enough for self defense, you haven't seen all them disintegrate, malfunction, and come no where near the target like I have over the years I've been shooting. Justifying their reliability just shows your new to the world of shooting and have no freaking clue about the difference between a good reliable weapon.....and a Hi-Point. Sure yours works now......but for how long until you have one of these.....and I've seen one of these. It'll ruin your day.
Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.
"6 P's of self defense "
Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
I have the 45 and so far it shoots as well as my colt. Yes it is cheap, and may not hold up, yes it is clunky. It was my first 45 and it may fly aprt one day but I don't shoot it often. Until I got my colt it was by my bedside raight along with my Judge. I would not carry it due to the size and weight but I would depend on it if I had to for defense.
My vote: Carbines yes definitly, pistols maybe.