I like to know the truth about things so that I can make accurate life decisions, I assume the rest of you are like that as well. So every so often I thought I would make a new thread entitled, "The Truth" to get down to the facts about a particular weapon, piece of gear, ammo, etc.. This particular "The Truth" is going to be about Hi Point Firearms. It is particularly important that if you just want to bash the weapon because it's inexpensive, please don't use the poll or reply. If however you have had negative experiences with a Hi Point firearm, by all means use the poll & or reply! Likewise, if you have had positive experiences please reply. So here is "The Truth" about Hi Point firearms as I see it.
First off as I said in a previous thread, my only first hand experiences with Hi Point concerns the 9mm carbine which I find to be completely reliable after literally thousands of rounds of ammo being ran through it. It is accurate & I have had no FTF or FTE problems. The weapon is also very accurate. I would have no problem relying on it in a self defense situation.
On the other hand, although the weapon has had no problems, I feel it could use a dust cover over the extraction port. It would also benefit from a larger magazine capacity, higher grade metal for the upper, better grip style & an easier way to take down & clean the weapon.
Overall I feel the weapon is totally acceptable as a self defense weapon.