Hi-Point Articles

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. Why You Need a Muzzle Brake on Your Hi Point Carbine

    Why You Need a Muzzle Brake on Your Hi Point Carbine by Kirk Lawson A Muzzle Brake, sometimes called a "Recoil Compensator" or just a "Compensator," is a device which attaches to the end of the barrel with specific cuts, vents, or holes designed to redirect the combustion gases to reduce or counteract recoil or reduce muzzle rise as the result of firing. While sometimes similar in appearance a Flash Hider or Flash Suppressor is intended to reduce the visible flash from the burning...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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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