Hi-Point 9mm. Carbine - Another Opinion?
1. 9mm is NOT an acceptable deer cartridge. You would have to be retarded or starving to try to take a deer with this rifle. Taking a 9mm on a deer hunt is completely unethical, as any deer you shoot is more likely to never be recovered and die slowly of infection over the next few weeks.I do have a couple of observations. I grew up in a rural area with lots of deer, and lots of hard working but low income families. A number of these families ate a lot of venison. Most of the time it was taken at night with a .22 rifle. Although technically this was poaching, the locals and the game warden looked the other way, since these families needed the venison to feed their families, and nothing was wasted.
2. Hi-points are pieces of junk marketed to criminals. The sporting goods store I work in has stopped taking special orders of these guns because of the high number of "denies" we get back on NICS background checks of people trying to order these guns. Usually we receive a deny back from NICS less than 1% of the time ( I was bored one day and counted) with Hi-Points products we get a "deny" back 20%+ of the time. I have a very strong suspicion that all these positive reviews I have seen of Hi-Points online are coming from a few select very questionable sources with a profit motive.
A well-placed 9mm. will drop a deer. A poorly placed 30-06 won't. 9mm. definitely has more knock down power that bow hunting, yet responsibly done by a skilled hunter, bow hunting can be very successful.
"Hi-points are pieces of junk marketed to criminals."
Can you show me an example of Hi-Point marketing their rifles to criminals? I saw a Hi-Point ad in a NRA magazine, visited their website, talked to a couple of other shooters, and ordered one for myself.
Do criminals use Hi-Points? Yes, but they also use Smith & Wessons, Glocks, Berettas, and just about everything else, too.
I have a very strong suspicion that all these positive reviews I have seen of Hi-Points online are coming from a few select very questionable sources with a profit motive.
I don't make a dime off of blogging or from my gun reviews. I enjoy shooting my Hi-Point carbine, and have let a number of other folks shoot it too, and everyone who has shot it has enjoyed it. I don't think it's ever had a mis-feed or stove-pipe, and nothing mechanical has ever failed.
The Hi-Point carbine is a great way to get in a lot of center-fire plinking just for the fun of it while keeping the cost as low as possible.
How about it, shooters, anything to add?