Hi-Point’s New Pistol Won’t Be Keeping Your Boat In Place – NRA 2019

Hi-Point announced a new pistol at NRAAM. These photos are all of an advanced 3-D printed model, not the actual firearm.

Hi-Point Firearms has announced a new pistol that will offer significant updates to their popular 916 series of pistols. Hi-Point has a reputation for affordable firearms, and at a planned MSRP of just $200, that tradition will continue.

They only had a 3-D printed model on hand at NRAAM, but you’ll notice some changes. For one thing, the slide is markedly slimmer and more modern with a chamfer down both sides and serrations at the front.

It’ll be markedly slimmer with a threaded barrel and forward slide serrations.

It’ll have a 4.25″ barrel that is threaded and suppressor-ready. The slide will also be optics-ready and feature a notched sight.

The new pistol will be ready for optics.

There will be an accessory rail under the barrel. It’ll have a new grip safety and reversible back straps. The mag will be double stack and the trigger will weigh in at 5 pounds.

The trigger guard looks similar to the 916, but the trigger is new and weighs 5 lbs. It looks like an ambidextrous mag release.

The back straps will be reversible with rounded or flat profiles.

There’ll be an additional grip safety.

The MSRP will be about $200 and it should be ready late in the Fall. Interestingly, Hi-Point Firearms hasn’t named the pistol, yet, and they mentioned they may use a social media campaign to solicit suggestions from their fans.

We’ve all heard the joke that Hi-Points are best used as boat anchors, but this model looks like it could change that perception. For my part, I owned a Hi-Point and it never malfunctioned. Keep an eye out for Hi-Point’s new pistol late in 2019.

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  • James Defoe September 12, 2019, 5:25 am

    That’s all fine and dandy but I won’t buy any of the expensive ones either! I’ve owned several different brands and let me tell you you couldn’t give me a new GLOCK to use myself! I would certainly take it because of all the CLOWNS out their that think those guns are the best! Tell you what, Bet any of you that a new GLOCK can’t compare to a NEW HI- POINT when it is put to the RIGGERS of a real testing of which gun is best under real conditions CONCERNING use in real combat CONDITIONS which includes WEATHER and other ELEMENTS!! I know I owned a PRETTY CLOCK and it FAILED after one DROP in WATER and MUD! But old RELIABLE UGLY HI-POINT came THROUGH with FLYING COLORS! Hope you never get in the SITUATION where you have to WORRY about the REPUTATION of ONE of your PRETTY GUNS! I’ll take my RUSSIAN made 30 year old AK over a 223 and my UGLY HI-POINTS over any of your PRETTY GUNS any DAY!!

  • James Defoe May 13, 2019, 11:28 am

    I bet if he had to use 1 he would. Oh wait he would probably throw it away and say wait I have to get my PRETTY gun! All the while they are filling him full of LEAD! Something that an ACTUAL JERK would SAY! And yet let all the CRIMINALS and IDIOT’S out there in on your SECRET! I won’t have one or use one even if I don’t have anything else! You just never know what kind of position you could be in! Never ever SAY NEVER because that is what you meant by NO!!

  • James Defoe May 13, 2019, 4:10 am

    I saw other comments on here about it being an ugly gun! So what? If you need a gun and you have a HI- Point ,you going say wait I need to get my PRETTY, expensive , GUN to shoot you with? Wonder how long he would wait to look at your PRETTY GUN!

  • James Defoe May 13, 2019, 3:46 am

    Own several different guns. Own 2 40cal. HPs, 2 45 cal. And 1 9 mil. All HIpoints! Never ever had a problem with them ! So put them down all you want never failed me at the range! It’s the gun I use to qualify with! Had a GLOCK supposed to be the best ever! GAVE it AWAY! Dropped it during qualifying one day never worked right again! I could THROW these Hi- Points against a wall then put them in the mud and I know they will work! 750dollars for a Glock? What A CROCK! Say what you want! I bet if you did use it as anchor then use it I bet it would shoot! Just like my AK-47! That thing has been in the mud water and even feel in a SEPTIC tank! You couldn’t give me an AR-15!! Oh yeah all my HI-Points have their LASERS on them too! Only thing that I know about that is the batteries don’t last very long! Only thing I can find wrong if that is really wrong don’t know how long batteries are supposed to last ,I could be wrong! Had 3 different BRANDS of Pistols ,HI-POINT’S all the way!

  • Mikial May 12, 2019, 5:33 am

    I’ve owned lots of gun in every price range, but I generally always have a Hi Point in my stable. Simple, inexpensive and they work. This looks like the next generation. I’m looking forward to getting one and trying it out. I’m sure I won;t be disappointed. Hi Points are like McDonald’s food, you always know what you’re going to get and it will always meet a given standard.

  • ejharb May 10, 2019, 9:15 pm

    Youtube has a news video of a lady in detroit repelling 3 home invaders with a high point. carbine.i dont belive she intended to hit any of them or they’d been carried out instead of scurrying out like the rats they are.
    I bet a couple soiled their skivvys! Hilarious

  • Jeff Connors May 7, 2019, 3:16 am

    If you compare guns to cars for a moment both the Honda and the Hyundai were horrible ugly and had bad motor, transmission and electrical issues. Plus you could put your finger through the metal after 2 years because of the rust through. Now both are good looking cars and some models of Hyundai badged differently are in excess of $80,000. Hi-Point came into the market in the same manner but have since become a very reliable weapon and from the looks of this new gun it seems they are trying to improve the looks along with upgrades. Here is the difference. They continue to keep the cost down!!! Congratulations to Hi-Point for improving their product while keeping it affordable to the masses.

  • Chris May 6, 2019, 9:18 pm

    I own a few hi point products so far very reliable weapons

  • UncleNat May 6, 2019, 2:44 pm

    Had a Hi Point 9mm that would hang up on last cartridge. Feed ramp was painted…removed paint and polished it and never had another problem.

  • Butch t May 6, 2019, 12:49 pm

    Is hi point going to come out with a 10mm?? I’ve seen the 40 cal conversion shoot 10s.

  • Andy May 6, 2019, 11:30 am

    Thats one fugly gun.

  • James M Sexton May 6, 2019, 11:18 am

    Mine is a HiPoint .45 named “Ugly Betty”, She is truly AWESOME! Everyone that I have taken to the range and let have a few rounds is just amazed at how good it really is! He one drawback is that she doesn’t like hollow points, but I can live with that. She’s too big and fat for EDC, but for a truck gun? She is AWESOME!

  • Philip May 6, 2019, 10:40 am

    I noted the double stack magazine comment. I hope they decide to sell a conversion frame for the carbine that will accept the double stack magazine. I thoroughly detest those long, ugly extended “high capacity” magazines that are currently available. I really don’t need the extra capacity, generally speaking, being attacked by empty beverage cans and such can be readily handled with the 8 or so rounds in the single stack magazine, but I do like the idea of not having load the magazines so often. I don’t care what brand of loader assist device one uses, it is still a pita.

  • DrThunder88 May 6, 2019, 10:27 am

    Double stack Hi-Point? That’s probably the biggest news in this story. Talk about burying the lead!

    I still wish Hi-Point would make their carbines use more commonly available pistol mags. Glock mags would boost the firepower hugely.

  • Adam Jeppson May 6, 2019, 10:25 am

    Hell, I’ll buy some. I’ve got several as truck, glove box guns and they’re as reliable as any other firearm I own. I’m also a master gunsmith and have had very few come across my bench. Those that do? Usually a good scrubbing to remove years of neglect and they are back in fine running order. As far as ugly? In a crisis the most beautiful thing I know is a firearm that goes bang every time it’s needed. Don’t like them? Don’t buy them. There, simple.

    • Dewey May 6, 2019, 6:37 pm

      Master huh? Where did you serve your apprenticeship? For whom did you work as a journeyman? Exactly who bestowed the master status upon your work? What was your master work?

      • Mikial May 11, 2019, 9:55 pm

        What are you, the internet comment police?

  • Mike May 6, 2019, 10:02 am

    I have a high point 40 cal in the rifle. It has never skipped a beat, failed to fire nor win a beauty contest. I seriously doubt if i ever shot a bad guy with it that they’ed whine about how ugly the gun was that killed them

  • BuhBang May 6, 2019, 9:12 am

    Good to see all the positive remarks about hi point, those who bad mouth it, are the ones who have never owned or shot one and are only repeating what they heard other ignorant gun snobs say ( like Mike V above)
    I had one for a few years and it never malfunctioned. Once after getting pulled over for speeding, I alerted the highway patrolman that I was a ccw holder and had a weapon in my truck. he asked what brand and when I said hi point, he asked if i was a criminal ( in a joking way), then told me those are popular among criminals.
    we talked about guns for a few minutes and he let me go with a warning

    • Mike V May 6, 2019, 10:12 am

      Loosen your neck tie a bit, comment was made in jest.

      With that being said, the C9 was my first handgun, and I hated the thought of taking it out. It is easily the ugliest cheap gun around. The boinngg sound it makes when you pull the trigger while dry firing doesn’t inspire confidence either.

      All around, if it’s all you can get, it’s good enough.

  • MagnumOpUS May 6, 2019, 9:07 am

    Nice looking gun, Hi-Point.
    Hope you sell lots of them.

  • Caleb May 6, 2019, 8:33 am

    🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  • Steven Pearson May 6, 2019, 8:22 am

    I use a .380 Hi Point Everytime to qualify for my Conceal Carry . I always get a very good grouping , no misfire or Jamming. Its comfortable to me. I don’t use to carry because of its size . I wish Hi-Point made a .22. I have all the Hi-point caliber Pistols. Want to try a Rifle. Probably get one of these also.

    • Stuart Nuss May 7, 2019, 11:50 am

      Get a carbine, you will love it. I have both a C9, and a 995TS. The only thing I ever did with the C9 was to polish the feed ramp, clean it, and re-lube it before using it, and never had a problem.

  • Fred Loer May 6, 2019, 8:11 am

    Ever since I bought my High Point around 3 years ago, it has never failed except on two occasions. Both times I was doing a tactical exercise and the weapon was filthy and failed to go into battery, an easy fix. By the way, I have put over 2,000 rounds through it.

  • Sam Ho May 6, 2019, 7:50 am

    These guns allow poor people to protect themselves. They are affordable and go bang. They are not target pistols.
    Thanks HiPoint for making a pistol that almost anyone can afford.

  • Chad May 6, 2019, 7:08 am

    They are still the ugliest pistol ever made I have a couple of their carbines that I love but still put extra $$ in to make them what I felt they should be

  • Terry Martin May 6, 2019, 6:11 am

    Sweet can’t wait

  • James Slick May 6, 2019, 2:49 am

    While it has been seen as “cool” to bash Hi-Points, They go “bang” reliably and are priced nicely. The main thing people don’t care for is the blocky styling, But heck, Glocks are far from beautiful. This new pistol looks like an interesting update. I think it will be a hit.

  • Mike V May 5, 2019, 8:38 pm

    It never malfunctioned because you were to embarrassed to take it out and shoot it! 😄

    • Barron May 6, 2019, 10:17 am

      What an intelligent comment, you can tell he has spent a lot of time at the range:

      If you are shooting 10, 15, even 25 yard targets, I would ut the Highpoint up against weapons costing 3, 4, 5 times more. I bought one as a boat gun over 10 years ago, when I took it to the range to get a feel for it, I was very surprised to see how well it shot It is not a $1,000.00 precision tool, it is a weapon most can afford if they need a weapon they can rely on if they need it for self defence (or just want to pop off a few hundred rounds at the range. Mine are still reliable after thousands of rounds through it.

      • Mike V May 6, 2019, 12:14 pm

        Wasn’t aiming at intelligent, just taking a cheap shot…laugh once or twice in your life, feels good I promise.

        • Mike H May 7, 2019, 2:37 pm

          People laugh when something is funny. You are not.

          • Mike V May 7, 2019, 6:20 pm

            It was hilarious…you guys are lame.

    • David A Welsh May 6, 2019, 2:59 pm

      Wrong. People shoot the hell out of these durable pistols and carbines.

      • Alan Robinson May 6, 2019, 9:09 am

        Yes, now they do. But in the beginning, they DID earn the reputation for being P.O.S.’s, I know, I sold literally hundreds of them and had to replace firing pins often.
        I had dozens that flat out wouldn’t cycle, and that’s a real problem when you sell them and have a range where the owner immediately tries to shoot it, and you can’t make the damn thing work, no matter what brand of ammo you throw at it.
        There were also issues with cracked slides and frames.
        So, it isn’t ‘wrong’ to say that about Hi Point, as stated, in the beginning, they earned it.
        It’s very difficult to get the bad taste from ones mouth when real world experience put it there to begin with.
        If you gave me one, I would sell it. preferably to someone whom I will never see again.

        • Dixie May 6, 2019, 9:52 am

          Alan, your comment begs the question: If you thought the Hi-Point was such a miserable pistol, why did you continue to sell them to your customers?

          • Alan Robinson May 7, 2019, 9:32 am

            Really?!? Are you suggesting something?
            When you work for someone, you owe THEM to do as they ask, in a free market, within the parameters of decency.
            I’m a firm believer in ‘Caveat Emptor’, I’m NOT here to tell anyone what to do.
            Your comment begs to question: who are YOU to tell others how to live, and what to buy.
            It is a consumers responsibility to do their due diligence in a purchase, and based on the positive comments here about the Hi Point, many people bought and brought that company to this point.
            I didn’t THINK it was a miserable pistol, it WAS.
            And yet, a price point will almost ALWAYS attract those that buy along those lines of consumerism, and Hi Point apparently overcame.
            Good for them. And no, I won’t buy one.

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