I am shooting a HI-POINT JHP 45 in my local 10 week adult rifle pistol league in the single stack division. We are on week 7 and things are going well. My entire competition rig cost $380.00 not counting ammunition.
The guy shooting the 22+ round 9mm with a red dot is my cousin and we are at very similer shooting abilities (He is a little better than me) and compete together regularly. He is one of the best shooters in our league. His runs are included to show what a difference gear can make. I am shooting a budget minded setup to show that you don't need all of the cutting edge gear to get out and enjoy competition and getting smoked by some guy with all of the hi speed stuff is not a big deal or anything to be ashamed of. I feel bad for the guys in the single stack division with nice 1911's in 9mm that on a good week fall behind me and my HI-POINT. I can see where that might not pop right out and be apparent to others. I hope this helps make a little more sense of things.I guess I am missing the point of this and the double stack 18 round w/red dot comparison ?
His point is that his JHP ran pretty dang well compared to his buddy's higher-tech setup. It didn't run as well, but it ran well. What he's saying is that you can get some good results with budget gear even if they don't match the exact results of the more expensive stuff.But it isn't apple to apple in the comparison. He doesn't need to reload and has a red dot mounted. Not even in same division competition I would think. Make as much sense as if you had a rifle competing too ?? Like a 4595 with red dot and red ball mags.
Probably still under priced than what he is shooting??
What gun has 22+ rounds ??His point is that his JHP ran pretty dang well compared to his buddy's higher-tech setup. It didn't run as well, but it ran well. What he's saying is that you can get some good results with budget gear even if they don't match the exact results of the more expensive stuff.
It's pretty evident that the JHP did do a good job for him. Buy, yeah, it would have been a better comparison if he'd shown video of someone running a 1911 without optics. Absent that exact comparison, the one he had does well enough.
Think about like this. Red dot's and double stack magazines are the future while iron sights and single stack magazines are the past/retro. There is also the sizable price difference. This series shows that you can still get the job done with legacy equipment but none of us can change the times and ignoring the improvement's made to modern high end (soon to be standard) gear is foolish like an ostrich putting it's head into the sand. I still collect and shoot with revolvers as well but know there limitations and shoot them for pleasure much like my Hi-Point.Extended mags, but not original ?? So, the comparison gun is also using different mags than it would have come with ?
Thanks for the tip. I am not making any modifications the the pistol except for bending the safety lever out a little until after I finish the Spring league. I want to shoot it factory stock for now and fight my way through any issues.You can remove the magazine disconnect or add some weights to the bottom of the mag to help it drop free.
At what time is that competition held?