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Old 04-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #11
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That last video was indeed impressive! So now who all will be running out to their local gun store to pick one of these up??

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After reading entirely too much Hi-Point pistol bashing on the web my friend Scott E Mayer, Executive producer of PDTV decided to put one through a torture test. He told the owner of Hi-Point that after the gun was put through the "test" it would either go home in a bag of parts or he would personaly write him a check for it. The owner of the company put one in the mail and said "Have at it".

You can watch the action here:
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The results did not realy surprise me...
It's not the owners that need to watch it , they already know that they work just fine. It's the snobs, "think they know it alls' & non owner bashers that should watch it (not that it would make any difference to them )
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While I would never do those tests to my own Hi-Point, I do know that mine has over 2k rounds thorugh it and no major problems. I will say that I have not shot it much since the Springer arrived, but that may change soon what with the zombies around and all.

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It truly is the " I get no respect " handgun on the market today.
"Yeah, I tell ya!"..."Inexpensive, reliable and no questions asked, life time warranty? You said it!" No respect!"

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I think given what the pistol has been built as, the pricepoint target audience, it performed very well given the tests.

I still wouldn't trust my life to one, but for what it was designed to do, it did it well given the tests.

Kudos to Hi-Point for embracing the tests.

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So now people can't knock them for their durability but I'm sure they will still knock them for their aesthetics lol.

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So now people can't knock them for their durability but I'm sure they will still knock them for their aesthetics lol.
Glocks and HKs don't really win any beauty contests either.

The point of the tests was not to go EXTREME like some folks do just kind of simulate some closer to real life issues a "tackle box" gun would encounter and see how it survives (that's why he put a .22 caliber bullet in the bore and not hammered a dowel in like some folks have done. He figured that would be the type of obstruction a gun would get from riding in a hunting truck glove compartement or such.

I don't think any high $$$ gun would have done any better specially after the mud test (and I'm NOT trying it with any onf mine). Scott said that the combo of wet flour and mud started hardening pretty good under the sun and all that gritty scratching as he manually cycled the action did bring a tear or two to my eye. But like someone said, kudos to Hi-Point for not running away from a test they KNEW was going to be out on a national magazine website for the world to see, wether the outcome was positive or not. They didn't even ask what was being done to the gun. That was decided AFTER they commited to send the gun in.
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That's true, aesthetics are subjective (I love how my Glock looks by the way ) but durability can be proven, and looks like it has been proven.

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I find the term gun snobs very distasteful. If you want to own sub $200 guns, that's great, but not for me. Just because I own higher priced guns doesn't make me a snob, I earn a good living and buy what pleases me. Find me just one Hi-Point owner that wouldn't trade their gun for a "better" model even up - never happen...

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