Yikes! My experience is far more limited than other contributers. Are there other pistols that do that? Maybe I'm overreacting, but that sounds like kind of a dangerous system.I do not like the fact that the firing pin acts as an extractor and will put a small dent on the primer when ejecting a live round if you need to clear the weapon.
Very 1st time I heard anything about that, maybe on the older models.Personally I think the Hi-Point system is dangerous and unneeded. I have yet to hear any cases of the round getting set off when being ejected. I will admit that I am a little picky about firearms. Heck, my RIA had a crack in the frame, and it's now gone. The Glock 21 I got to serve in the RIA's place got a crack on the feed ramp right below the barrel, so I got rid of that pistol. Because of that, I will never buy or even hold an RIA or a Glock ever again. That's just me so take my opinions with a grain of salt.
If that one design flaw with the firing pin would be fixed, I would by a Hi-Point again, and I would be happy about it.
That's the only serious issue I have with those pistols. The magazines are cheap, and could be reworked a little, but that's small in comparison.
Accuracy is in the hand of the shooter. The larger caliber pistols are more accurate, and adjustable sights.
Bottom line is you can't expect too much from a locally made 150 dollar (average price) pistol.
I cant believe someone would not send it back to the factory for warranty repair. Did they not know it has a life time warranty?I would NEVER own 1 personally. They are made very heavy because they are blow-back operated instead of being recoil operated as they should be considering the pressures the 9mm/.40S&W/.45acp generate. I've had a bunch of them brought to me for various problems and as a result don't think much of them.
The thing is, if you rely on something cheap to protect your, & loved 1s lives, and it malfunctions at that crucial time, it's too late to upgrade! My recommendation is to save and get EXACTLY what you need in an quality firearm that you CAN depend on 110% of the time. Even if you DO upgrade later, you'll still be stuck with an inferior weapon in the meanwhile and then have a gun that has VERY little resale value. YES I DO feel qualified to say they're inferior due to the number of Hi-Points I've have been brought to me for problems-some not fixable without MAJOR overhaul.