I guess it does not bother me to admit I love Hi Points because I am a fan of any gun I can buy cheap. Notice, I said I can buy cheap, not a cheap gun. Hi Points certainly fall into this category. Sure, there are stories about how this one failed or that, but then again that is true of Ruger, Taurus, Smith & Wesson, Remington, etc.
As a gun writer, I am anything but gun poor. I have two large safes and multiple smaller safes. Some firearms are collectible, other are family heirlooms. I have guns for hunting different types of game, competition and several loaners that I am reviewing for future articles and a book I am currently writing on the 9mm. Among the guns I own and feature prominently are High Point firearms. Sturdy, heavy, even clunky—all of these have been used in the past to describe Hi Point, but let’s break down why I own Hi Points and you should too. (My primary EDC handgun is a SIG. It has been since the mid ‘90s and I just can’t give it up.) I remember Reginald Denny being pulled out of his truck during the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. I do not ever want that to happen to me or a loved one. However, I do not want to drop $700-1,000 on a gun to keep under the seat in a micro safe in each of my vehicles. Well, perhaps I want to, but can’t afford to.
Likewise, when living in the far-from-civilization parts of Arizona, in desert territory, I prefer a long gun for protection and as a touch of coyote medicine. However, the gun is going to suffer from the elements to a degree, dust and just generally being beat around the truck/trunk on backcountry roads. Sure, it will have a case, and all but anyone who has carried a trunk gun for any period of time knows the abuse it will suffer over time.
It is situations such as these that make me prefer a gun I can pick up cheap, but still rely on to go bang! when I need them to. And a .380, 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP starting at $130 or a carbine for the trunk at $250 is a deal I cannot pass up.
Hi Point .380 ACP
Perhaps you caught something new in that last statement. For 2015, Hi Point introduced a model featuring John Browning’s little brother to the .45 ACP with the introduction of a Hi Point Carbine model cambered for .380. The solid, sturdy platform, combined with the smaller caliber round makes it ideal for anyone adverse to heavy recoil. Best of all, thanks to modern cartridge technology, the .380 is a very dependable self-defense round.
Whether bugging out, hunting or just wanting to distinguish yourself from the crowd, camo has its place. That place is now on Hi Point firearms too! Hi-Point Firearms has expanded its hydro-dipping services with new Camo Carbines that include patterns such as digital desert tan, pink Muddy Girl colors and traditional woodland camo.
Are you a Hi Point fan? What do you think of a carbine in .380 and the new camo? A touch of digital camo will certainly play into my future planning when I upgrade a couple of stowaways. How about you? Share your thoughts or experiences and color preferences in the comment section.