Your supposed to shoot em.... not throw em!
Heads up. Some may know this already buth Hi-point handguns are not fully as safe a they are claimed. Today I witnessed my neighbors arguing, during which a hi-point pistol was tossed to the ground and fired. Luckily nobody was hurt, I don't think anyone will ever know where the bullet went.
What do you expect from a gun that costs an average of $170 BNIB.
I remember the first time I saw them at the S>FL gun show., 9mm & .40 were selling $145 each.
Buy 1, knock over a few conv. stores and toss it, use profit to buy a real gun.
I guess this is an appropriate smiley?
Originally Posted by DIAF
I understand many guns will fire, but the hi-point is claimed to be drop safe.
"To provide additional protection, the design includes a spring-loaded sear block that falls under the sear pin arm and prevents sear movement if the pistol is dropped while a weight counteracts sear movement." Copied from a Shooting Times article.
I just thought I'd put this out there, that even though it is claimed to be safe to carry with a loaded chamber, not to trust it.
I guess my thing is that these items provide a reasonable level of safety against accidental drops, but if you start chuckin the damn thing around, it might be a bit unreasonable to expect them to work. I mean, drop an older 1911 on the muzzle and see what happens, or an old single-action revolver on the hammer, there's only so much a gun can do to counteract an idiot's mishandling/abuse.Passive internal drop safeties
Sear block - A spring loaded plate that falls under the sear pin arm when pistol is dropped on its' rear
Counter weight - A weight that counteracts sear movement when pistol is dropped on its' handle
Now go get your shinebox
And its always nice to know the condition of these 1 in a million guns.
First time I saw a guy at the range with one he couldn't get it to fire by pulling the trigger. Either could I. We tried a few things with it, and finally it started shooting. No idea what I finally did to get it firing. Hit it on the back to make sure it was in battery, checked mag had chambered a round. Checked both positions of safety. Really baffled me, but it started shooting so I let him be.
Site says it has drop safety for drops when landing on grip and back. So maybe it landed some other way. Could not have landed on the trigger that's for sure.