Yep, Sccy & the Taurus G2C are very close to the same price point as Hi-Point though I believe they are a little more expensive. I had a Taurus PT111-G2 (the predecessor to the G2C). I sold it because I didn't like the trigger but it worked & worked well. I have heard the same thing said about the Hi-Point. Even in the current market you can still find affordable options if you are willing to dig around.I know that you didn't ask this question, but I think if I really needed a cheap gun I'd be looking at the SCCY in 9mm. I handled one once in a shop and it felt better than I thought it would.
Sorry brother, my comment wasn't directed at you specifically. I was speaking in general terms regarding when people bring up the subject of Hi-Points.I didn't say it was "garbage," and I didn't criticize anybody. I pointed out that it is not "built like a tank" (a common myth) and that the warranty is a selling point that won't help someone if the gun fails on them when they need it most. I offered a recommendation specifically for people who must "decide between paying this month's rent, buying a pair of shoes for your kid, or getting a gun to protect him," as you put it.
There is indeed a lot of gun snobbery that gets bandied about when discussing Hi Points, but I don't think I went there, at all.
Thanks, DSK. I'm sensitive regarding this topic because I hate gun snobs myself. I've been on the receiving end from high-end 1911 snobs telling me my mods to my Colt were worthless because it would never be an Ed Brown and stuff like that.Sorry brother, my comment wasn't directed at you specifically. I was speaking in general terms regarding when people bring up the subject of Hi-Points.
Every last person I know who has or had a Hi-Point could have easily enough afforded more but chose to go cheap. I do not view a Hi-Point as a poverty pistol but a cheapskates pistol. When we were young and seriously poor, we'd buy something used....The guy who usually buys a Hi-Point simply can't afford another $50 out of his meager monthly pay.
But why do that when you can get a Remington R51 for $20 more? It may have a suck reputation too, but at least its not pot metal. 😄<snip>
I say again, it'll do the job it was meant to do. If a person who can easily swing a $550 Glock wants to go cheap and get a $180 Hi-Point as a truck gun or something then do so by all means.