The best gun related Google search ever

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Over the last few weeks one of my favorite Youtubers MattV2099 started posting videos about his new Hi-Point, that got me started down the Google rabbit hole. I ended up with the search terms “custom hi-point” in my search bar, I was not disappointed.

Before we continue I want to point out that if all you can afford is a Hi-Point pistol, than it is better than nothing. Like my boss at work says, “for $130 you can buy something that is gun”. When that is taken into context the Hi-Point isn’t so bad after all.

To the festivities!

The search resulted in some pretty custom looking Hi-Point pistols. While not really my taste, but I thought I would share the wonder that is a finely crafted and customized “death dealer” (I once heard a Hi-Point collector refer to his EDC Hi-Point as such, I thought it appropriate)

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I wasn’t aware of a Hi-Point this small. I don’t know about it’s merits as a concealed carry piece with the bright green zombie hydro dip applied to it. 1514183_02_high_point_9mm_custom_dip_gree_640

I have noticed a huge amount of these that have been hydro dipped, I wonder why. I think the money graphics applied to this one are outstanding. I kinda want one for the hell of it.3828900_01_hi_point_c9_money_graphics_bra_640

This owner of this one went so far as to mill the slide out. I wonder if that effected function any since the Hi-Point is a blowback firearm that relies on a heavy slide to function properly. 4278316_01_2_classic_hi_points_trade_valu_640

‘Merica! I like it! It reminds me of Carnik Con’s Meriflage shotgun.americana2

I am not really sure what the owner was going for here, but my assumption is that it was customized for a female shooter. If applying pink and white zebra print to a gun gets your lady involved in shooting, who am I to say it is wrong?Custom-Hi-Point-17

Out of all of the results I think I like this one the best. It looks rather well done, I don’t know about the ghost ring sight though. db_file_img_6031_1200xauto

Clearly this one was a gag wedding gift of some kind. If someone had given me something like this on my wedding night it would have brought many smiles and laughs each time I opened the safe.    tXu0rz3

While some of you might find this post humorous (if I am honest some of these made me giggle a bit) it really shows how cool the firearms hobby is. Even if all you have is a couple hundred dollars you can enjoy getting into firearms and making your gun unique. I am reminded daily that one thing that makes this hobby great is that no matter if you are rich or poor, you can still enjoy guns just as much as the next guy.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • KestrelBike

    Hahaha holy wow… Dean must have been thrilled with that gift.

    • Joshua

      who says it wasn’t a gift for Natalie?
      interestingly it almost looks like the frame is his and the slide is hers, an interesting idea

      • Giolli Joker

        Who told you Nathalie isn’t the Marine? 🙂

    • Zebra Dun

      An EGA encrusted with a Pink and green Hi point, what’s not to like?

  • Vitsaus

    I died a little inside. Actually a lot.

  • nester7929

    Using a money-themed hydro dip on a Hi Point is the most ironic thing I’ve ever seen. Either that guy has an incredible sense of humor, or is painfully oblivious.

    • TJbrena

      The Hi-Point dipped in CASHPAT is probably meant to say “Look how much money I saved by not buying a Super-Duper Custom 1911!”

      • Anomanom

        If Donald trump has a gun, that is what it is painted with.

    • M.M.D.C.

      We all thought he had an inflated opinion of himself until he pulled out his Benjamin and proved us wrong.

    • USMC03Vet

      I hear putting thousand dollars rims on cheap cars is all the rage. I’m guessing it’s the same archtype that do these things.

      • NoCCWhere

        No, it’s thousands dollar rims on a really expensive LEASED vehicle that you don’t really own. Trust me, I live in Baltimore and see it every day 🙂

      • NoCCWhere

        No, it’s thousands dollar rims on a really expensive LEASED vehicle that you don’t really own. Trust me, I live in Baltimore and see it every day 🙂

        • DIR911911 .

          you seem to have a stutter

      • javierjuanmanuel

        Try more like 1k for each rim. 4 rims one spare is 5k pre tax.

        • no

          They aren’t buying forged 3-piece wheels.

    • RICH

      The THUGS pitching dope in their ‘hoods’ were usually the ones that wanted to mark all of their stuff with pics of good old ‘Ben Franklin’ ! ! !

      • MR

        I want pictures of $10 bills on mine,”You can call me Aaron Burr, the way I’m dropping Hamiltons.”

        • Anomanom

          I just put that on a beat, the line flows pretty well

  • Sianmink

    The money dip hi-point is pure. gold.

    • M.M.D.C.

      We all thought he had an inflated opinion of himself until he pulled out his Benjamin.

  • John

    Hi-Point is a cheap gun, made cheaply for people who can’t afford better. Let’s not make it out to be more than that. My first gun was a Taurus….it was crap. It shot poorly and broke after 3 months. It was all I could afford at the time, so I saved for another year, sold the Taurus and bought a Smith and Wesson. The Smith lasted for years, worked great and fetched a great price when I sold it. Use the Hi-Point for what it is, a place holder until you can afford a better made gun. Use it to learn, to improve and to protect yourself but I would be very cautious about depending on it with my life. JMHO

    • Bear The Grizzly

      It only bothers me when people claim that they “are just as good”. No, they are not, but that’s ok. As long as, like you said, you understand that and keep it all in perspective.

      • Valis InUnderland

        i like your name, sincerely Beau Grizzly

    • Cymond

      Despite all the ways Hi-Points are flawed, they do work, which is more than can be said for a fair number of Taurus handguns.

    • Nick

      Woah! What’s with all the taurus hate. I’ve had three that have functioned flawlessly. One I still have and even carried for years. Would you suggest that in all three purchases I got lucky?

      One was a 609 (8 shot 357), another was a raging bull in 454, and the one I carried was a 24/7 9mm with a titanium slide. All functioned flawlessly, and unlike so pistols, the 24/7 wasn’t picky about ammo. It would even cycle some ridiculously underpowered ammo.

      • Dan Atwater

        Yes, you got lucky. I’ve been lucky with both of mine too (first production PT1911 and a Gaucho 45 LC. Man, I miss that Gaucho) but at the same time I’ve dealt with plenty more that customers brought back with issues, or that couldn’t pass a function check out of the box and had to be sent back before they could be sold.

      • John

        Taurus is not consistant in their quality control. Their tool machines were made for Smith and Wesson years ago so they are CAPABLE of producing excellent products. But if you get a gun made when the supervisor is out smoking a cigarette, you might get a lemon. I don’t support a “4 out of 5 of our guns work great” attitude.

        • Rick5555

          I agree with what you said regarding 4 out of 5 of their guns work great attitude. No one should except that. My first hand gun was a Taurus 9mm and it functioned well. Also got a Taurus revolver .357 and sent it back 4 times. With the issue never being resolved. Hence, I sold it “as is” fully disclosing the problems to the buyer. Who said he was going to use it to practice his gunsmithing skills on it. I couldn’t sell that thing without being forthcoming. I didn’t want someone who would put 50 rounds a year thru it. And believe it was a reliable home defensive gun. Until Taurus proves other wise. And quality control is consistent for an extended period of time. I will not consider purchasing another firearm from them. Taurus has a lot to prove to the gun community. Until people are willing to give them another chance. Though I hear their PT-111 (9mm) is doing quite well in sales. And goes for $250 or $200 when a special occurs. I still would be apprehensive. Seems Taurus concentrates on two or three models for quality control And forgets about the rest of their model lines. Who knows what’s going on down in Brazil?

    • Grindstone50k

      When you’re not a “gun person” a Taurus, Hi Point, SCCY, etc. are ‘good enough’. Remember, rule number 1 of a gunfight…

  • Wetcoaster

    It’s impressive how cheap Hi-Points can get. $129 is cheaper even than surplus TT-33s and a fraction of any new Norinco pistol

  • Zebra Dun

    I’ll have my Glock in Pink and Green Marine please!

  • First good laugh of the day, thanks!

    • Nicks87

      I laughed too but I also thought: “Damn, people are retarded”.

    • Rick5555

      This was quite funny. I love the EoTech on top of the slide. All fun aside. I’ve heard these Hi-Points are pretty accurate for what they are. Sure it’s clunky, heavy and butt ugly. However, if it works…then who am I, to say other wise. If it will get a round where you’re aiming. Then it might be a decent hand gun to sit by the bed. Especially, when cost is a factor. I think people who are decking these guns out. Are doing it for fun and as a project gun. See if they like something (cerakote, hydro-dip, etc), prior to doing it to their $500 or pricier gun. Probably for the price of the gun and cerakote, hydro-dip job…cost under $200.

  • Cymond

    I was given a Hi-Point 380. I’m considering spray painting it with some kind of comical or ironically hideous colors. Any suggestions?

    And yes, I put a few magazines through it. It’s huge for a 380, but the recoil was very mild, the accuracy was better than expected, and the light recoil spring makes it easy for people with weak hands. I’m honestly tempted to pick up one of the 9mm models because they’re so danged cheap.

    Oh, and there’s a guy on the Hi-Point forums that sells an improved trigger for them.

    • sam

      Red/yellow flames on black is a classic tacky motif that doesn’t appear to have been done and uploaded yet…

      Or orange, brown and avocado-green like 70’s kitchen-stuff.

  • Bill

    As much as they are mocked, they tend to work. Given the choice between one and a sharp stick, I’ll take the Hi-Point. I wonder if some of the hydro-dipping is done as examples, and to test how well it holds up on a gun as it’s fired.

    • janklow

      i can’t speak for anyone else, but i have much more mockery for Hi-Point owners who will not stop telling you how great Hi-Points are, how much of a deal Hi-Points are, how smart they are for buying one, etc, etc, than the actual Hi-Points themselves.

      then again, i own a VP70Z, which is like a severely-overpriced Hi-Point, so what do i know

  • muchas mujeres

    Dont hate on these guys. We all had to start somewhere. Im shure theyll be upgrading as soon as money permits. And yes they could have done worse ….Raven 25 auto, Cobra, Lorcin, Jimenez etc etc. As far as I know HP will repair or exchange them. anyhow way better warranty than the others mentioned.

    • John

      My first gun was a Raven .25 bought for $39 at a pawn shop. Yes, it jammed and was underpowered in all respects but I guess I learned things from owning it for the 3 months that I did.

    • Rodney Steward

      Life time Warranty!

  • Southpaw89

    I’ve seen some hideous paint jobs on Hi Points. But that flag one and the zombie scheme have convinced me that even a Hi Point can actually look half decent, I kind of want em’.

  • Barney Samson

    Five minutes I’ll never get back…

    • Patrick R.

      I guess that is your fault for reading the whole thing.

      • Barney Samson

        Fool me once…

    • Rick5555

      Don’t complain, it was a good piece. And some of those cerakote or hydro-dip, Hi-Points were done quite nice. And probably cost just under $200 for the entire set up. I enjoyed the pics, and video. We all started some where, when we got into firearms. My first purchase was based on pricing and got some Taurus Mill. series in 9mm. Still have it. Though my taste has gotten better. As well as, the capability to afford better made firearms. I still like any firearm that works.

  • Will

    “Silk purse out of a sows ear comes to mind here.
    It’s big, heavy, BUFUGLY, and shoots well with a lot of work.
    No, it’s not a thousand dollar 1911 but it’s better than no gun.

  • Griz

    I’ve seen a .45 hi-point outshoot a $1000 Kimber. Doesn’t mean Kimber is junk or that hi-point is any better. I would still rather have a Kimber. Some of these are cool, others are just as ugly as stock. For you guys that have never fired one, that clunky blow back is a very strange feeling, makes quick follow up shots very slow.

    • Dan Atwater

      At least Hi-Point has a better warranty and better customer service, without question, than Kimber.

  • W.P Zeller

    Irreverence is its own reward.
    The best laugh of the day.

  • sam

    Woot for that one with the straight grip and longish slide. I get the impression that’s an older generation… too bad, I like it better.

  • Tassiebush

    How do these compare to more popular mainstream pistols? I get the impression these have a lot of secret admirers.

  • Mystick

    I’m surprised not to see fake-gold plated dollar-sign spinning grips.

    • just wanted to say your comment actually made me lol. That doesn’t happen often, the mental picture in my head….still funny!

  • Barrett

    Idk. If i was rich, I think I’d enjoy firearms more. I mean, I can’t afford class 3. I could buy more ammo and shoot more. I could buy the guns I really want. But I get what is being implied.

  • nova3930

    When the hydro-dip cost more than the weapon…..

  • El Duderino

    This reminds me…I still really want to get a Hi-Point .40 and ream it to 10mm. That zombie paint scheme is a winner.

  • 1leggeddog

    The hi-point is like the honda civic of handguns…

    • no

      Actually, I’d say the AR-15 is the Civic, common and reliable, while the Hi-Point is more of a Daewoo, maybe Hyundai or Kia on a good day.

  • andrey kireev

    Milling the slide removed about half the pound of weight… installed relatively cheap RMR that costs twice as much as the gun itself lol

  • Lawrence Oliver

    I think you probably see a lot of them Hydrodipped or cerakoted or Duracoated because they are cheap and people just getting into those kinds of coatings probably buy them used and cheap to experiment on when they are first getting started so they don’t screw up something expensive. Just a guess.

  • Yellow and black one looks really good (at least in the photograph), and green “plasticky” one is pure cyberpunk fashion accessory. It reeks of five-minute into the future, disposable, hell-in-a-can friday night piece that you buy from a steamed bun seller under the counter.

  • Although the custom Hi Points look like they would be fun collectilbles, I don’t think I would own one for personal protection. The slides are really heavy, made with some zinc concoction and are generally too heavy and bulky to use for concealed carry. Their blowback design does not come across as being all that reliable either.

  • Mat Jay

    awesome!

  • Shawn

    The red (pink?) / white one is obviously the raw bacon pistol.