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Hi-Point semi-automatic pistols are polymer-framed and generally regarded as simple, inexpensive handguns .

Based on a blowback design, Hi-Point pistols do not have a breech-locking system like most handguns. Instead they have large, heavy slides that hold the breech closed through sheer mass .

While making the pistols heavy, this design also makes them mechanically simple and easy to maintain .

Most self-loading pistols can be field-stripped without the use of any tools. However, Hi-Point pistols require a punch or a small screwdriver to remove a pin in the receiver, in order to permit slide removal (and thus enable field-stripping).

Hi-Point carbines use a polymer stock, stamped sheet metal receiver cover, and a receiver and bolt cast from zamak-3. The barrel is steel and button rifled using a 1-10″ right hand twist.

Some people are wary of Hi-Points because of the use of zinc alloy (zamak-3) castings in much of their construction. However, parts made from zamak-3 in Hi-Point guns (receiver and bolt/slide) are low-stress components that do not require the strength of steel. Higher stress components in Hi-Points, like the barrel and other small parts, are made of steel.

Hi-Point firearms have manual thumb safeties and an integral drop safety that prevents firing in the event that the firearm is dropped. Until recently, all Hi-Point products except the 995 (9mm) carbine had a last-round lock open and magazine disconnect safety, preventing firing unless a magazine was in the gun. With the replacement of the original 9mm carbine with the new 995 TS model, all pistols and carbines now have these features.

From the desk

of Gun-Zilla .

The good old .45 Automatic is the gun of choice , again for American military personel . Apparently the 9mm was not getting the job done to the satisfaction of the soldiers who have to depend on them for survival .

After a review gave careful consideration to the fact that since the big fat .45 slug came into existance , its stopping power has been legendary so it seemed like a no – brainer to go with something that was tried and true .

I may only be a simple monster with a shot-gun , but it seems to me that if you get it right the first time you should just stick with it .