So here I am one night relaxing and I find the video of the High-point c9, I will admit the video left somthing to be desired, I mean just post a picture of the darn thing, yet all of the people posting that it is worthless, or undesirable, or even worse that that would like to be shot with it..... really?
Now I will admit it is a horribly less than attractive designed weapon, all hi point are, but thats the point, are you going to ask an attacker to stop so you can show off the fine details engraved into your 1911 .45 or are you more likely to just shoot the idiot with it. A weapon needs only be "pretty" to put in a case, so you could even argue that you shouldnt fire them because they are in fact art.
I have no Hi-Point firearms in my collection because I dont have much of a collection, I have a weapon for a reason, be that reason for carrying concealed, home defense, or hunting. if I didnt find my smith and wesson 915 for 200 bucks I would have got a Hi-Point 9mm. I have freinds and co-workers that have them and are very pleased, one co-worker even used his 9mm Hi-Point when he was confronted by a wild hog to great effect.
That all out of the way, think about what makes a good weapon. Will it fire every round properly, will it jam if some dust gets stirred up a few states away? You need a reliable, safe firearm, one that will not become a brick just because you didnt oil it an hour ago. Basically the idea is put lead down range, you need a gun that is accurate, reliable, easy to handle, and affordable (lets face it a colt 1911 .45 its awesome for self defense but do you want to spend the same on a bang around gun as you would on a decent boat or that you put down on your house)
The Hi-Point line of weapons are made here so you are supporting america, they have lifetime warranties, are chambered in popular and effective rounds, and are easy to use, functional, and for a couple hundred bucks you get a gun that can sit in the truck, or on your side come rain or shine, cold or hot weather. Not only a pistol but you can get very effective carbines, both fun at the range, and practical for self defense or hunting. Just because a gun was made by colt, biretta, or smith and wesson, does not make it a good gun, it wont make them bad guns either.
I dont claim to be an expert on firearms, just from experiance, Hi-Point, and tarus for that matter are excellent guns, and priced much lower than comparable weapons from other manufacturers.
What do you think, good and bad of the Hi-Point and Taurus lines
Im just doin what I can with what I got.- burt gummer
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