My buddy Ebbs from HausOfGuns.com recently wrote an article for Gun Nuts titled Go ahead, buy a Hi Point. In it, Ebbs poses the question as to whether buying a Hi-Point as a starter gun is a good idea or not.
If you’re not familiar with Hi-Point Handguns, here’s the skinny: they are blowbackÂ operation handguns that are extremely ugly (I mean seriously, look at that thing…) and extremely cheap. Depending on who you ask and what type of ammo that person uses, they are either 100% reliable or complete crap.
The Case for Hi-Points
Personally, I don’t recommend Hi-Point handguns. If you have one and it’s awesome, I’m happy for you and I’m not trying to pour haterade on your Cheerios, they just aren’t handguns I’m comfortable recommending. My advice to people looking for a first handgun is to save their money and get something else. If you can’t afford a brand new gun, save up for a used one.
But there is one case where I think having a Hi-Point makes a lot of sense, and it’s from a prepper standpoint: gun confiscation.
What’s that? Gun confiscation can’t happen in America? It’s unconstitutional? Tinfoil hat you say?
Perhaps you aren’t familiar with what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in which case I think you should watch this short documentary made by the NRA.
So yes, gun confiscation has happened in America before, and will likely happen again. History is funny like that. Will it happen to you? I have no idea. I hope not, but what do you do if you’re faced with this situation? If the illegal gun confiscation squad in whatever form comes knocking at your door, you have a couple different options as I see them:
- Go Molon Labe. This option sounds great on the internet, but in practice is hard to justify, especially if you have a family. The reason being is that if a gun confiscation squad shows up at your house and you get into a shootout with them, you’re most likely going to end up dead. Not my first choice.
- Hand over your Glock, your Smith & Wesson M&P, your AR, etc, etc. Not my first choice either.
- Hand them a Hi-Point and a single shot shotgun that cost you around $200 total and say “this is all I have left, I sold everything else.” Like the Swamp Fox, you then live to fight another day.
Is gun confiscation likely to happen? Depends on who you ask – my point isn’t to convince you of how likely of an event it is, but rather to give you a good use case for those Hi-Point handguns everyone seems to love to hate. So yeah Ebbs, go ahead and buy that Hi-Point.
What do you think?