Hi-Point Model 40 SW/Poly

Hi-Point Firearms is an American arms manufacturer specializing in semi-automatic handguns in several different calibers, as well as semi-automatic Carbines.
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Hi-Point Firearms is an American arms manufacturer specializing in semi-automatic handguns in several different calibers, as well as semi-automatic Carbines.

Background

All of Hi-Point Firearms weapons are made in Mansfield, Ohio. They contain no imported components or parts. Hi-Point is known for its affordability and simple reliability, producing guns with fewer moving parts at a significant price advantage. Hi Points guns typically retail for 1/2 to 1/4 the cost of handguns from other popular makers like Ruger, Glock and even Taurus.

The Hi-Point Firearms model JCP, pictured above, is a blowback operated semi-automatic pistol chambered for the common .40 S&W round used by the FBI, it has a polymer frame like all Hi-Point pistols and many other pistols, it has a 4.5inch barrel and a slide composed of ZAMAK-3.

The pistol features an integral accessory rail for mounting lasers, other components and flashlights on Hi-Point rings, the safety is a combination lever for locking the slide and putting the pistol on safety, the immediate drawbacks of this system are that you can't cock the weapon while concurrently having the safety on, the safety locks the trigger and the common misconception is that the safety only locks the slide.

Criticism

The major criticism of the Hi-Point design is the large size of the pistol, the weight, it's lack concealability and the asthetic appeal, often it's referred to by its critics as a junk gun or a saturday night special but has proven to be a much more reliable firearm than other popular and cheap brands such as Bryco Arms, Jennings Arms, Jimenez Arms.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 5:07 PM

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hi-point40

regardless of the cheap price my hi-point40 shoots and works real good out of 800rounds i counted 3 jams but after a good clean and lube job the jams went away completely some say you get what you pay for but not in this case

5 years 37 weeks ago, 5:20 PM

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hey

what ever floats your boat.id have to ntry one out before i comment more.....I felt the same way about Taurus Guns until i shot one.........not bad

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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cheap guns

i gave my father in law a bryco 9mm and just gave my brother in law a davis arms .380,both of which are in the "Saturday Night Special" category,both of which i have shot lotsa ammo thru and took the in laws to my range yesterday and they both fired 200 rounds each thru their new guns without a jam or failure of any type so be it as it may,if hi points are such junk why do they come out with new models from time to time?companys that dont make money,dont stay in business and make new shit!

3 years 8 weeks ago, 12:59 AM

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1. Talked to an old gun smith and dealer on saturday about them.
"He stated that they are a realtivly a new gun mfg in last decade. Hipoints life time warranty is one of the best. Something goes wrong return it no questions asked they ship you a new one. Lately they have extended their warranty to 3rd ownership. They work by using blow back. But problem is using all aluminum shell casing causes some feed problems, he suggest using brass casing rounds to solve this.
Also with some ammo mfg the target load of 165 grain doesn't create enough back pressure and can cause the gun to missfire or jam. He sugested use 180 grain ammo.
Otherwise for the money an excellent starter gun just a bit heavy."
2. I also asked about their accuracy.
"He said they are heaver, so most people have trouble adjusting to them and they blame the gun. Because it can't be their fault. most of the problems come from the shooters being unfamilar with the weapon."

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 6:58 AM

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hillbilly

morning got any new pics i'm out of them.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 8:45 AM

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Blowback.

Definition for "blowback action" : An action characterized by a system where the pressure created by the combustion of the cartridge forces the slide open when the firearm is fired and after firing, the weight of the hammer, slide, recoil spring, and other parts combine to return the slide to the closed position. No mechanical locking system is used; found in automatic and semi-automatic firearms

-Gun Tec Dictionary, midwayusa.com

Most auto pistols use blowback or delayed blowback operation, the Hi-point isn't unique in its action.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
3 years 42 weeks ago, 8:05 PM

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hi point 40

I love my hi points if it werent for the size I would get my CCW with it but its just to big for me to carry

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3 years 16 weeks ago, 8:43 PM

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Hi-Point Model 40 SW/Poly Info

Category:
Pistols
Manufacturer:
Hi-Point Firearms
Action:
Direct Blowback
Caliber:
.40 S&W

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Hi-Point Model 40 SW/Poly

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