What’S Wrong With Hi Point Guns?

Is Hi Point A good gun?

The Hi-Point 9mm handguns consistently go bang and have well-earned reputations for reliability.

Bottom Line: If you’re light in the pocket, need a cheap gun for self defense and don’t care about anything else, you can do a lot worse (and many people have) than picking up a Hi-Point at the gun shop..

Why do Hi Point 9mm jam?

that is the cause of ALL your malfunctions, unless you actually aren’t firing your gun and are ejecting bullets manually to see if it’ll jam. The problem is when you place 8 rounds in the mag the first 1 jams because the pressure of the spring adds too much friction around the metal holding the bullet.

Which Guns jam the most?

View Poll Results: Which handgun have you seen jam the most at the range or in competition?1911 style guns13663.26%Glock, XD, H&K, M&P3918.14%beretta’s3214.88%Sig’s83.72%1 more row•Apr 20, 2006

What causes failure to feed in pistols?

Failure to feed is common when the shooter does not hold the firearm firmly (known as limp wristing), when the slide is not fully cycled by the preceding round, or due to problems with the magazine. It can also be caused by worn recoil springs, buffer springs, or simply a dirty feed ramp.

What does high point mean on a gun?

semi-automatic pistolsHi-Point semi-automatic pistols are polymer-framed and generally regarded as simple, inexpensive handguns, which trade-off aesthetics for lower manufacturing cost. … The result is a heavier gun, for its size, that is bulkier and may be less aesthetically appealing than designs employing recoil operation.

Why Hi Point guns are so cheap?

For the price of a like caliber pistol from a “name” maker, you can buy three Hi-Points and 500 rounds of good ammo. Not a bad deal. Hi-Points are low in cost because they are not fancy. The internals are stamped and machined from steel forgings.

Do high point guns jam?

Hi-Points are known to jam. This is often due to poor fundamentals. Limp-wristing the gun will cause the fired case to jam up in the slide. … Even $400 or $350 will get you into some decent, used firearms.

Why is Hi Point hated?

Some people are wary of Hi-Points because of the use of zinc alloy (Zamak-3) castings in much of their construction. However, the parts made from Zamak-3 in Hi-Point guns (bolt/slide) are low-stress components that do not require the strength of steel at these pistol cartridge power levels.

What does limp wristing a gun mean?

Limp wristing is a phenomenon commonly encountered by semi-automatic pistol shooters, where the shooter’s grip is not firm enough and the wrist is not held firm/straight enough to keep the frame of the firearm from traveling rearward while the bolt or slide of the pistol cycles.