Since the bullet is traveling down a longer barrel does anyone know if the velocities are increased by a significant amount?
I congratulate Hi-point for producing an inexpensive gun right here in the USA.
There is an on going mantra that European made stuff is always better. Of course you should expect to pay more since it's better. Is a Ferrari really better quality than a Corvette? The American made Corvette will perform at the same level for a much reduced price. The Ferrari is not only far more expensive but it's also a very sensitive, delicate car that has a high incidence of repair that requires frequent repairs at extremely high cost. The Vette is more rugged with lower operating costs and comparable performance. So based on reliability and performance the Corvette would appear to be the better buy. It just doesn't have the same wow factor.
Taken this one step further... the Mercedes and Audi both have higher incidence of repair than does Cadillac. So my question would be what really defines quality? How prestigious the vehicle is or how reliable and affordable it is?
People who believe that higher priced products from Europe are always better are mere victims of social image advertising.