The anti civil rights types have a new gun target to loathe. Cheap handguns, again. I mean their most recent crusade was against scary looking black rifles that they called Assault Rifles but couldn’t properly define one way or another. Other than "scary lookin’". Folks aren’t buying the Assault Weapons Bans recently. Not even in Maryland, one of the big 7 for anti-gun regions (MD, DC, CA, NY, NJ, MA, and IL) which within the last year actually rejected a new AWB (assault weapons ban). If you can’t get traction there as a gun banner you need to shift gears, and the previous fad was against Evil Handguns. It looks like they might turn back on them again, these quashers of civil rights. The phrase back in the day was Saturday Night Specials. Inexpensive handguns that were often poorly made, but TODAY’s cheap handguns are decently made. I’ve been reading range reports on the Hi-Point 9mm and folks tend to like it when they get the ammo the gun likes to shoot. SayUncle gets the hat tip for the heads up.
And the pistols Hi-point goes retail for sometimes less than $200. A good cache gun. And it is plastic, so less rusting in a buried WTSHTF TEOTWAWKI cache. Made in Dayton Ohio. The one i would get in order to keep ammo inventory simple is the .380 to go with my future purchase of the Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless. Retails for $109. Might as well get 2 at that price.
You see, they are cheap, and you meth and crack dealers, being profit driven, understand the value of inexpensive firearms. The anti-gun types can't succeed in the villifying "Scary Gun-nut Kooks with Scary Black Rifles" so they will turn tactics again to "Scary Criminals with Saturday Night Specials." No thought to families trying to protect themselves on a budget. Anti-gun types are sure the police will protect threatened families and they won't need guns.
I'm thinking how could something that cheap, brand new, be even a little bit desireable for me, personally. Quality must suffer, right? But Shooting Times did a review and called it reliable. Hmmm. Not a first choice, but better than nothing.
I'd put them on the tertiary list. After primary and secondary list acquisitions are accumulated. Unless something changes my mind in the meantime. Like trying one out.
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