Hi-Point Pistols Are Tough

As a community, we tend to look down on Hi-Point pistols. They are clunky looking, their triggers leave something to be desired, and they are cheaper than darn near anything else out there.

That said, they tend to work all the time and they are available at a price point that lets the economically unfortunate have a firearm with which to protect their families. And the company does have a sense of humor. Witness the Yeet Cannon G-1.

So what happens to a Hi-Point if you intentionally plug up the barrel with a variety of things. The answer is not as much as you’d think. The YouTube channel DemolitionRanch did that and published the results.

As a disclaimer, I don’t encourage this and it appears he did do this experiment under controlled conditions.

While I’m not looking to purchase a Hi-Point now or in the future, I will say that they are tough guns. Out of the nine that were intentionally plugged, only two were destroyed. Of those two, one had the obstruction welded into the barrel and the other had a a heavy nut screwed into the barrel.

As they always say, don’t do this at home. Moreover, you should always make sure your barrel doesn’t have an obstruction.

What Does It Say When Even Hi-Point Drops You As A Customer?

Today’s Shooting Wire contained a release from MKS Supply, LLC saying they would no longer do business with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its Field and Stream subsidiary. MKS Supply is the exclusive distributor for Hi-Point Firearms and Inland Manufacturing.

In recent months, Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, have shown themselves, in our opinion, to be no friend of Americans’ Second Amendment. We believe that refusing to sell long guns to adults under age 21, while many young adults in our military are not similarly restricted, is wrong. We believe that villainizing modern sporting rifles in response to pressure from uninformed, anti-gun voices is wrong. We believe that hiring lobbyists to oppose American citizens’ freedoms secured by the Second Amendment is wrong. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream, in purportedly doing all of these things, have demonstrated that they do not share our values.

MKS Supply, Hi-Point Firearms and Inland Manufacturing are standing by the American people by refusing any further sales to Dick’s Sporting Goods & Field & Stream. We are proud of our products, we are proud of our customers, and we are especially proud of the freedoms secured by our great U.S. Constitution. We are committed to all three.

As I reported last week, Springfield Armory severed their ties with Dick’s and the NSSF had expelled them from membership.

This afternoon it was announced that Mossberg was refusing any future orders and evaluating their current contractual agreements with Dick’s and Field and Stream.

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, announced today its decision to discontinue selling products to Dick’s Sporting Goods, and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring of gun control lobbyists in April 2018.

Effective immediately, O.F. Mossberg & Sons will not accept any future orders from Dick’s Sporting Goods or Field & Stream, and is in the process of evaluating current contractual agreements.

“It has come to our attention that Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired lobbyists on Capitol Hill to promote additional gun control.” said Iver Mossberg, Chief Executive Officer of O.F. Mossberg & Sons. “Make no mistake, Mossberg is a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and our Second Amendment rights, and we fully disagree with Dick’s Sporting Goods’ recent anti-Second Amendment actions.”

Consumers are urged to visit one of the thousands of pro-Second Amendment firearm retailers to make their purchases of Mossberg and Maverick® firearms. Firearm retailers can be found through the Mossberg Dealer Locator by visiting http://www.mossberg.com/dealers/.

Dick’s might not be hurt by this but Field and Stream is going to miss both Springfield and Mossberg. The average Field and Stream store devotes about one-third of its overall space to hunting and shooting. A few more of these announcements and they can kiss the hunting and shooting business goodbye.

Finally, when even a low-end producer like Hi-Point wants nothing to do with you, it says you suck and big time.

Presented Without Comment

I get a number of press releases from firearms manufacturers, tactical companies, and outdoor companies. With the NRA Annual Meeting fast approaching, this number is increasing. Below you will see a press release I got yesterday. I am presenting it without comment as any comment I’d make would be considered either snarky or snobbish.

2016 NRA Convention Invitation
Drop by booth 2662
MKS Supply, LLC, Dayton OH May 2016-
MKS Supply the exclusive marketer of Hi-Point Firearms and Inland
Manufacturing (.30 caliber M1 Carbine and new 1911s) invites all
attendees at the 2016 NRA Convention to drop by and see these and some
new (not yet released firearms).
So, if you are attending the NRA convention we hope you will stop by the Hi-Point/MKS Supply booth 2662
and talk guns with Charlie, Ron and the gang. You will learn about some
neat new things to come and see some really popular (and new model)
   MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH