Originally Posted by matt g
It looks creepy to see the dent on the primer, but you've got to whack them a lot harder than they're getting tapped in the extraction process to get them to go off.
Every live round extracted from my saiga ak has a dent in the primer, as the firing pin is free floating and makes a small mark when the carrier slams forward.
It really bugged me at first, but I got used to it, and made sure it was always pointed in a safe direction when I rack the first round in.
For cheap, hi point is a good thing. For around twice the price (still only 300), you can get a new or lightly used ruger p series, which are solid dependable guns (and not nearly as ugly). Layaway could be a key thing in someones search, most gun stores will give you a couple to a few months to pay something off.
My first two handguns were under 400dollars and I had to use gunstore layaway for both ( ruger p95 and sr9c), when I could have bought a hi point right away.
I wouldnt hesitate buying a foriegn 9mm makarov 9x18, or 7.62 tokerev also. If foreign police and military use them, they cant be that bad.