Hi-Point, everybody’s favorite affordable pistol, gets a facelift
By Daniel Terrill
The new Hi-Point pistol doesn’t have a name yet, but it resembles the standard C9 design. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)
The affordable Hi-Point pistol is getting its first upgrade in two decades, according to the brand’s distributor MKS Supply. The company’s creative director, David Kiwacka, explained on Tuesday at SHOT 2019 the changes will equip the popular handgun with more modern features but they shouldn’t have too big of an impact on the gun’s price. “This is the first facelift it’s gotten in a long time — since it went from the aluminum frame to a polymer frame — which has been about 20 years,” he said.
The reasoning behind the decision was simple. “When you see everything that’s coming out — that’s kind of becoming more standard on guns — nowadays we figure we’d have to up ours and bring it to that same level,” Kiwacka said. New features will include a threaded barrel, accessory rail, cocking serrations, ambidextrous controls, and a 1911-grip safety.
However, Kiwacka pointed out that’s the appeal of a Hi-Point. “It’s an affordable gun. More affordable than anything that you can trick out and torture so-to-speak because our warranty is the same — it still has a lifetime warranty