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Hi Point Smackdown ( cont. )

To catch you up to speed. Multigun blogger Justin threw down a challenge to all the Hi Point fans. Send him a gun to shoot in competition and if it holds its own, he will speak of the virtues of the Hi Point platform.

Well Charles Brown of Hi Point Firearms stepped up to the challenge and sent Justin a pistol and mags for the test. It arrived yesterday at Whistling Pines Gun Club and I got to check it out.

From what I saw and handled. The gun is pretty solid. It has two color sights to distinguish the front sight from the rear. It is big on top, but I would think that is because of the direct blowback design and the weight is needed in the slide. The mag release was pretty easy to manipulate, but the mags did not come flying out like some other brands. The trigger travel seemed long and kind of squishy. There is a magazine disconnect. Six additional mags came with the gun. They are of the 10round variety with ext. basepads.

The gun pointed low for me and I needed to adjust my grip to be able to align the sights. I wanted to see how the gun came apart but found you needed to drive a pin out in the rear of the frame to do so and I didn’t have any tools on hand.

Hopefully sometime this week, I can catch up with Justin and see how the gun does in live-fire.

Stay tuned for more.


6 responses

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  2. “The gun pointed low for me and I needed to adjust my grip to be able to align the sights.”

    Are you a Glock shooter, so its a grip angle issue, or is it just because the slide is so tall?

    Glocks point high for me because I shoot 1911s and other guns with similar grip angles.

    July 23, 2010 at 5:36 am

    • Stu

      I shoot mostly CZs, 1911s, STI/SV guns. when I just did a few presentations my grip would bring the gun up, but the muzzle would be low. it might be the grip angle, or it might be the height of the slide/sights that brings the gun up differently.

      July 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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  4. Griffinhawk

    I owned a Hi-point 9mm. it shot fine just don’t put 9mm +p in it. Don’t take it apart too much cause eventually you’ll wear out the holes where the pins go. Oh and did you get the ghost ring rear sight? if you did put it on it works wonders!

    July 28, 2010 at 1:01 am

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