New, ‘more contemporary’ Hi-Point pistol promised for SHOT Show
By Chris Eger
Hi-Point has recently updated their logo after over 25 years and is hinting at a new pistol design unlike anything they have offered in the past (Photo: Hi-Point)
The Ohio-based anchor of the affordable pistol market is promising to break from their traditional mold and move into a more modern handgun offering.
Hi-Point, which is in the midst of a rebranding of sorts now some three years after their founders death, has few details of their new pistol set for release later this month, but has confirmed that it will include a threaded barrel and will have a standard capacity of larger than 10-rounds, both of which are a departure from their normal fare.
“This is not an old model with a few tweaks like the latest version of someone’s 1911,” said Shults Media, Hi-Point’s PR company. “This is an entirely new pistol of a more contemporary design and yet will retain Hi-Point’s affordable pricing, reliability, robust construction, accuracy and owner following lifetime warranty.”
Founded by Tom Deeb in Mansfield, Ohio in 1993 during the federal assault weapons ban, the company’s first handgun model was the sub-$200 C-9, a simple yet reliable blowback action handgun with a single-stack 8-round capacity. The model is still