The Hi-Point brand has two things going against it. Those are a very low price point and an unusual shape.
A brand new semiauto pistol in any caliber that sells for well under $200 retail will raise some eyebrows. It will also make people question its build quality, reliability, and safety.
Its shape is functional but ugly. It has an unusual shape and design, which gives the Hi-Point an unusual look that is not particularly attractive. An ugly gun is an unloved gun – until it saves a life.
Is Hi Point the Worst Handgun?
The Hi-Point is not the worst handgun by a long shot. Its entire purpose is to give owners a reliable and reasonably accurate pistol that is available in a variety of calibers at a price that most people can afford.
The Hi-Point is made using only materials that are available in the USA. It does away with any special features with a simple blowback design for auto-loading the firearm. The grip holds a single-stack magazine, which gives it a somewhat limited ammo capacity. Accuracy is good enough for self-defense and home defense, which makes it a true bargain.
Examples of Handguns To Avoid
Calling the Taurus Judge a bad handgun might surprise some people, but it is true. It has a 3-inch barrel but shoots a .410 shotgun shell. The judge does not have a long enough barrel to enable accuracy or full velocity from the smallest shotgun gauges.
The Jimenez 380 is a good example of a cheap firearm that people mostly should avoid. Virtually all Jimenez pistols are cheaply designed and made. They jam frequently and give you poor accuracy when it does not.
The USFA Zip is a futuristic design that looks more like a modern taser than a handgun. Its rectangular shape and composite frame are unlike most any other firearm. It also has feed and jamming issues that make it nearly impossible to go through a 10-round magazine without problems.
The TEC-9 looks very cool and is a favorite in many first-person shooter video games. Unfortunately, the virtual firearm works much better than the real deal. The TEC-9 has a terrible safety mechanism and cheap production quality and suffers from constant feed and jamming problems.
Why You Should Consider a Hi-Point
A functional firearm you can count on to go “bang” and hit what you aim at is a worthwhile firearm. That is what you get with the Hi-Point with its simple and very functional design. You would not use it for competitive shooting, but it surely will work fine if a bad guy wants to cause great bodily harm to you or your family.