Hi-Point Articles

  • The Hi-Point 380 Compared

    Hi-Point is well known for its line of tactical carbines and full sized pistols. What you may not know is that the company also offers a pretty good .380. Let us look at the Hi-Point CF380 when compared with some of the classic .380s popular in the country. The People's Champion: As the main contender, Hi-Point's CF380 pistol is a semi-compact recoil-operated pistol. Its overall length is 6.75" with a 3.5" barrel. Overall weight is 29 ounces due to its use of a high-impact polymer frame...
  • Custom 10mm Hi-Point Pistol and Carbine

    Barry, Eric and the gang over at Moss Pawn in Jonesboro, GA have converted over a Hi-Point pistol (presumably a .45ACP judging from the magazine) as well as a carbine by the same manufacturer to shoot the 10mm Auto round. They shoot 100-rounds of Cor-Bon 135-grain Powerball, which is a pretty hot load in the 10mm Automag (.41-Magnum.) They got 10-inches of penetration out of the round in ballistics gel with an expansion about the size of a quarter. It could very well be the only strait...
  • High Cap Hi Point Mags

    Hi Point sells any number of accessories for their carbines and pistols direct through their accessory website [URL]http://www.hi-pointfirearms.net/[/URL] . This includes magazines at a pretty cheap rate. Many firearms manufacturers charge $30-$40 a pop for factory mags for their weapons while Hi-Point sells theirs for much less, typically for around $15-$18. However, these mags are universally low capacity (less than 10 rounds.) This dates back to the 1994-2004 era Assault Weapons Ban that limited...
  • Why are Hi Point Slides So Heavy

    For those Hi-Point owners and aficionados out there, one thing quickly sets your pistol apart from others such as the SIG, Glock, and S&W, is the huge heavy slide. Why is it so large and thick? Let's take a look at that. Blowback Retardation When a round fires in a semi-automatic handgun, the slide cycles back and in this movement ejects the spent cartridge case, and inserts a new round from the magazine into the chamber. Most of these are either recoil-operated (such as in the Colt 1911...
  • The HI Point 995 TS

    In the mid-1990s when the original (now dubbed the "Classic") Hi-Point M995 carbine came out on the market, I thought it was a prop gun from the old 1968 movie Planet of the Apes. (First impression) This is now a classic gun... Nevertheless, a local gun shop at the time offered these for $150 with two ten-shot magazines included. As I had at the time an almost unlimited supply of free 9mm Parabellum rounds available through my department, it was a gamble worth taking. I liked the little...
  1. Custom 10mm Hi-Point Pistol and Carbine

    Barry, Eric and the gang over at Moss Pawn in Jonesboro, GA have converted over a Hi-Point pistol (presumably a .45ACP judging from the magazine) as well as a carbine by the same manufacturer to shoot the 10mm Auto round. They shoot 100-rounds of Cor-Bon 135-grain Powerball, which is a pretty hot load in the 10mm Automag (.41-Magnum.) They got 10-inches of penetration out of the round in ballistics gel with an expansion about the size of a quarter. It could very well be the only strait...
  2. High Cap Hi Point Mags

    Hi Point sells any number of accessories for their carbines and pistols direct through their accessory website [URL]http://www.hi-pointfirearms.net/[/URL] . This includes magazines at a pretty cheap rate. Many firearms manufacturers charge $30-$40 a pop for factory mags for their weapons while Hi-Point sells theirs for much less, typically for around $15-$18. However, these mags are universally low capacity (less than 10 rounds.) This dates back to the 1994-2004 era Assault Weapons Ban that limited...
  3. The Hi-Point 380 Compared

    Hi-Point is well known for its line of tactical carbines and full sized pistols. What you may not know is that the company also offers a pretty good .380. Let us look at the Hi-Point CF380 when compared with some of the classic .380s popular in the country. The People's Champion: As the main contender, Hi-Point's CF380 pistol is a semi-compact recoil-operated pistol. Its overall length is 6.75" with a 3.5" barrel. Overall weight is 29 ounces due to its use of a high-impact polymer frame...
  4. The HI Point 995 TS

    In the mid-1990s when the original (now dubbed the "Classic") Hi-Point M995 carbine came out on the market, I thought it was a prop gun from the old 1968 movie Planet of the Apes. (First impression) This is now a classic gun... Nevertheless, a local gun shop at the time offered these for $150 with two ten-shot magazines included. As I had at the time an almost unlimited supply of free 9mm Parabellum rounds available through my department, it was a gamble worth taking. I liked the little...
  5. Why are Hi Point Slides So Heavy

    For those Hi-Point owners and aficionados out there, one thing quickly sets your pistol apart from others such as the SIG, Glock, and S&W, is the huge heavy slide. Why is it so large and thick? Let's take a look at that. Blowback Retardation When a round fires in a semi-automatic handgun, the slide cycles back and in this movement ejects the spent cartridge case, and inserts a new round from the magazine into the chamber. Most of these are either recoil-operated (such as in the Colt 1911...
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