never owned or fired a hi point, so i can't & won't judge them. although not gonna lie, curiosity has gotten the better of me & i think i might pick one up to see for myself.
a few months ago, one of the local gun shops had a used C9 for sale & a customer asked the counter guy about it. the counter guy went on to say "oh those are junk, you don't want that, they aren't reliable, you should buy this S&W instead, etc. etc." all the usual stuff. after the counter guy finished his rant, the customer looked at him & said "well if it's such a piece of sh*t then why are you selling it in your store?" to which the counter guy had no reply