HiPoint "Assault Weapon" in the news

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by Dane, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Dane

    Dane Supporting Member

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    This took place in Detroit. Good thing she had that "assault" rifle !! :p

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  2. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     

  3. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    That's from a while ago folks, we've had several threads on it.
    HP even offered to overhaul her rusty gun.
     
  4. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    That's an old one. There's a thread on it somewhere. I remember that rusty assed 995. IIRC Hi-Point contacted her and replaced it with a new one.
     
  5. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    What are you, my echo?
    ;)
     
  6. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    I type slow.
     
  7. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Would any of these also be considered an ASAULT weapon?
    Beretta CX-4 in 9,40,or 45 caliber?
    Keltec SU2K in 9mm or 40 S&W?
    or any other pistol caliber carbine?
    Why does the HP Carbine with a 10 round magazines carry this title?
     
  8. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    What are you, my echo?
     
  9. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    In order for the media to consider something an assault weapon it must meet 3 requirements.

    Is it black?
    Is it scary looking?
    Can you bolt worthless crap to it and make it even scarier?

    If you can answer "yes" to all 3, then it gets reported as an assault weapon.
     
  10. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    It's more of a prevent-assault weapon....
    Which makes it a type of assault weapon....kinda
     
  11. Dane

    Dane Supporting Member

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    Sorry for old news you guys, I hadn't seen it. :blush:

    HiPoint purposely kept mags at 10 rounds or less so they wouldn't be call an 'Assault Rifle' .
     
  12. Bamaboy

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    Ok now I'm ticked off Hi Point sells assault weapons and Nobody told me.

    I want one... for each hand.
     
  13. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Sorta.

    They were designed during Bill Clitton's "Assault Weapons Ban" which included a "high capacity feeding device" ban which set the limit at 10 rounds per mag. After the ban expired, HP kept the design. Most of us wish they'd updated the mags to a double-column design when they released the TS but they didn't, probably because it was less expensive and maintained backwards compatibility to the monkey-gun.

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    Kirk
     
  14. rippinryno

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    man how does it even get that rusty? must've been under the kitchen sink
     
  15. Hermitt

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  16. ndindy

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    Bullets are cheap. 3 targets, 10 round mag + 1 in the pipe = 3 failure drills with 2 rounds in reserve.
     
  17. ArmyScout

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    The call all types of firearms "Assault Rifles" because they are stupid and don't know the difference. Plus "Assault Rifle" is more news worthy and cooler than just a "Rifle".
     
  18. ndindy

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    I thought I had a pic, but don't. I bought a 995 off of GB that looked like it had been stored on the bottom of the ocean. Cleaned it up, ordered a mag for it. It functioned, painted it and resold it.

    If it wasn't plastic, it was brown. Cheap though :)