The Hi-Point .45 is an accurate gun and can be relied on for personal and home defence. The gun is made in America and makes good sense as a car gun.
When the question is of less costly handguns, it is sometimes found that a blocky firearm comes with limited features but they work good enough. A number of less costly handguns perform better than the mid-zone priced handguns.
The more costly handguns performs really well as per their price indicates but the low-end handguns work satisfyingly well in a number of cases. The only difference is the highly priced ones have a better finishing.
When a middle class man feels that he needs a firearm for self-protection, it may be a difficult task for him to find a good gun, as his funds are limited. Only a few of the guns available can suit his budget, all others may just be too costly.
Some laws passed in the recent years were aimed to restrict inexpensive handguns. This hampers the choices of someone with a fixed income or someone with financial problems. Whether the reason to buy a gun is personal security or recreation, one should be able to find a gun to suit his/her pocket.
The Hi-Point .45 is one of such guns. They are trusted to perform when the need arises but if lost or stoles the owner does not suffer a financial set back. Hi-Point is in the market for quite some time now and has gradually built its reputation. Other models like the .380 ACP are also available.
The first impression when someone sees the Hi-Point .45 guns is that it is big! It is around 7.5 inches in length, 6.2 inches in height and has a 4.5 inches long barrel that is enough to build up maximum speed in high performance ammunition. Weighing around 32 ounces, the gun is light for its size.
The Hi-Point .45 is not a Browning-type design. The gun operates on blow back lines similar to a .22-caliber pocket pistol. There is not locking lug, swinging link or tilting barrel.
The pistol has a striker-fired mechanism. There is a safety lock on the side of the gun, which prevent any firing from the gun as long as the lock is on. It also features an internal safety, which prevents sear movement if the gun drops.
The pistol has a black, powder-coat finish that is not that bad looking and performs well against wear and tear. In addition, a trigger lock also comes with the pistol. The cartridge can hold nine rounds of ammunition, which is enough for most use. There is a small space at the back end of the chamber that can confirm if the pistol is loaded at just one look. All these features make it a totally reliable gun.