Thursday, August 30, 2012

It keeps me warm.

So, there's one of Caleb's auditioners writing up a field test of a Hi-Point C9, and I'm in the comments being a hater because it's what I do, and none of this is exceptionally unusual or noteworthy, but then! Lo! one of America's undercover retail security specialists shows up in comments to inform us that the elite Mall of America Food Court Team 6 may have transitioned to Hi-Point pistols and carbines from their previous loadout of Model 10s and Mossberg 500s.

Obviously this weapons system is a tactical platform that deserves a closer look, both for dynamic critical incidents as well as static routine ones*. Flawless reliability combined with combat accuracy (as long as you do your part!) is a package that can't be overlooked lightly.


*But not critical dynamic incidents. Or incidental critical dynamics.

36 comments:

Rob said...

For a long time I confused Hi-Points and Hi-Powers. I always wondered how JMB(PBUH) could design such a crappy gun.

Turns out, he didn't.

Marty said...

The worst gun in my safe, by far, is the Hi-Point 9mm.

Total POS in every way.

Al T. said...

Always good to hear from the "plane clothes" crowd.

Tam said...

Al T.

Obvious troll is obvious, but it's interesting to see how many people take it seriously. ;)

Buckeye Copperhead said...

My Hi-Point C9 is completely reliable - with certain ammo. It does not like the "white box" stuff, but will shoot Blazer all day long without a hiccup.
That being said, it is not the most ergonomically friendly handgun.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Mr. Plane Clothes was a great guffaw to start my morning. Thanks!

Joel

Anonymous said...

My comment there:

"Best-written article and most hilarious comment thread I've evern seen at GUN...want hits? Hire this dude!"

PB

Anonymous said...

uh, "ever seen at GN"...PB

TCinVA said...

Having used "summon troll", TCinVA retreats to safety so he can watch the mayhem.

AuricTech said...

I now have a mental picture of 600 million screaming Chinamen, all armed with Hi-Point pistols and carbines....

Noah D said...

I'm looking forward to the results.

Understanding how and why something is bad is fascinating to me.

TCinVA said...

Well to be fair, being handed a Hi-Point does make you want to scream. When the gun shop employee literally tossed it onto the counter a part of me wanted to run from the building screaming "UNCLEAN!!! UNCLEAN!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for getting me laughing before the coffee kicked in.

Using ground up Kimbers as cat litter!!! Which model does Huck like to dump on the most?
The Delta Tactical Elite III or the Elite III Delta Tactical?

Gerry

Boat Guy said...

The Kimber-cat litter thing had me laughing too. Such snark is VERY valuable to those of us who've sold-out to the cube-farm.
Perhaps I can pick up some inexpensive Model 10 turn-ins from MOAFC-6?

Weer'd Beard said...

Tam Hate is the best kind of hate!

Also the 1,000 round/week "operators" seems to me that they'd just quickly find the operating life of those melted-down matchbox cars!

I mean how many rounds can a hi-point eat before it won't go into battery anymore, or the slide hits you in the knockoff Oakleys?

Kristopher said...

If you want a good $100 pistol, I suggest buying a Nagant revolver.

It will still be capable of executing uppity Kulaks when your grandchildren inherit it.

You don't have to settle for pot metal crap just because you are poor.

Critter said...

the Tokarev was my preferred iron in the days of my youthful poverty, but then i came along before the profusion of pot metal.

bluesun said...

Oh man... that comment thread devolves into some pretty good stuff.

Tim Ellwood said...

http://www.guns.com/gun-review-rossi-circuit-judge-tactical-10807.html

Now they got the "mall Ninja" on their review staff

JD Rush said...

Hey! A no drinking coffee alert would be nice!

Tasso said...

Hi Point's are preferred when stalking the Dillard's perfume department. If your gun slips from you Cordura retention holder, it will shatter on the granite tile without leaving a mark.

Robert Fowler said...

Just seeing the name Gecko45 cracked me up. They should call that "Return of the Mall Ninja"

Sport Pilot said...

I threw you name into the fray Tam because your Blog article about the Hipoint carbine was every so snarky and funny. You are my hero!

Drang said...

Oh. Wow. I needed that.

I think of the Hi Point as sort of a latter-day Liberator, bury today, dig it up come The Day, use it to get a gun...

staghounds said...

Rob-

Actually JMB DID design the High Point.

Reciprocating slide, fixed barrel, magazine in grip... pretty much a 1903 Colt.

Ratus said...

Because I also function on $100 level

http://snarkyposters.blogspot.com/2012/08/in-warm-glow.html

Bil said...

I was totally saving up for a hi-point match pistol and a 1000 yard laser to put on it...but now I might go with the Lorcin hi-grade target match sniper ninja pistol with two 1000 yard lasers instead.

Words I never thought I'd type....even in jest.

And Tam? Your cat would thank you.

maddmedic said...

The what?

"Mall of America Food Court Team 6"

I live way to damn close to that place that my wonderful bride gets a hankering to go there about once a year!! And you funny Tam!! Ain't no such thing!!
Plus as Medic I covered the Mall sitting at Station 3 on 86th Street way to many times..Place sucked, still does..

"Mall of America Food Court Team 6"

That's funny...

Joe in PNG said...

I sometimes wonder- if the fans of ultra cheap zinc pistols had better spelling and grammar skills, would they be in a position to afford something better?

JFP said...

Good for a laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbvvurXmAmg&feature=relmfu

JphninMd(help?) said...

As everyone knows, that particular elite team, Food Court Six is now known as Mall Security Dev Grp. , headquartered in the coffeeshop at Barnes & Noble. Last seen practicing sentry removal with a spork.

Thomas Smith said...

Wandering through a pawn shop today, I saw a hi-Point Sitting next to a nickel plated Tokarev. Prices being similar, I'll take the Toke 1000 times in a row.

Geodkyt said...

Hell, I'd take a Tokarev or a Vz52 over an FN FiveseveN. Better performance, cheaper to feed.

Jon said...

Thanks for that - I was entertained mightily.

Ancient Woodsman said...

"MalSecDevGru: memoirs of an elite security team pepper spray carrier."

Doesn't quite have the same grab as Howard Wasdin's book...which was a good read, by the way.

Thomas Smith said...

And the Tokarev was much flatter and less chunky, probably far easier to conceal, and as a (partial) knockoff of a JMB design probably 100 times as reliable.