Hi-Point Custom’s Unique Hi-Point Pistol

UPDATE: Just to be clear, Hi-Point Customs, a group of enthusiasts on Facebook, is in no way related to Hi-Point the firearm brand (manufactured by Beemiller in Ohio and distributed by MKS Supply). This post and the pistol in question are satire. It seems not everyone can tell the difference between satire and reality. Also, mixing blackpowder and smokeless powder is stupid, but you already know that because you are not eight years old, right?

You’ve always wanted a Hi Point that smokes like an old coal locomotive haven’t you? Of course you have:


“I am fire! I am… death!”


Hi Points hold a special place in the collective heart of the shooting hobby: All the way down at the bottom. Well, that’s how many people see it, anyway. Ironically, this has led some enterprising individuals to take up “custom Hi Point modifications”, often as a way to poke fun not only at the budget-priced guns, but at the custom world, and at themselves. One of most recent examples of this phenomenon was the custom Hi Point made by Dynamic Pie Concepts, and carrying that torch today is Hi Point Customs, whose… Unique product is probably best shown and not told:


One of the advantages of the zinc-alloy Hi Point slide is that it is very easy to polish to 1,000 grit.





As one can clearly see, the slide is decoratively inlaid with the finest 24-karat gold sharpie.


Being a company that puts quality first, Hi Point Customs ensured their product could function even with the most testing ammunition, such as cartridges loaded with a smokeless/blackpowder mix:

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And the most tactical 9mm load of all, .38 Special:


Test firing revealed some minor cosmetic defects:


But with a little touch-up work, these were corrected. You can see the rest of the photos in Hi Point Customs’ Imgur album, and learn more about this absolutely serious product from their Reddit thread, and their Facebook page.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Pete Sheppard

    Awww…I was hoping for video! :p

  • Bear The Grizzly

    My favorite part is the “T Brake”. Only real Lowe’s operators will get it.

  • Nicks87

    What in the… (massages temples and walks away).

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Hi-Point perfection!

  • anonymous

    Hi Point — because we suck, and you hate us.

  • Kevin Harron

    Upping your tag game again I see…

  • Sulaco

    Counting fingers….

  • Nicks87

    +1 for the tags on the article.

  • Swarf

    So… the gun worked.

    All I ever hear about Hi-Point is “yeah, they work, but…”

    “They work” as compared to “after a 500 round break-in, my custom 1911 runs most of the time.”

    • displacer

      the difference being the 1911 starts working right at 500 rounds, whereas the Hi-Point stops working about that time 🙁

      • Dadski

        never had one have you? We bought ours because of the fact that they just keep on working. The gun shop where we got them had a 45 that has over 8000 rounds through it with NEVER A CLEANING. ours? thousands of rounds later and never a misfire. our 1911’s? none survived beyond 4500 rounds. so much for your comment.

        • displacer

          My first 9mm carbine was a Hi-Point 995, and it disintegrated after roughly 3000 rounds of winchester white box. The safety fell off in the woods. The bolt handle threads galled and the bolt fell of and ALSO got lost in the woods, just from diassembling it for the cleaning I had to to quite often because I had tons of malfunctions otherwise. Eventually it stopped working when the bolt and receiver rails peeneed and cracked.

          I cannot believe that a gun literally made out of the same Zamak zinc alloy as a Hot Wheels car has 8000 rounds on it with no cleaning, I mean did you stop and think that those guys probably use that to sell a ton of Hi-Points at a decently high markup? I work at a gun store too, and I know how much you make on a Hi-Point. Hint: it’s a great investment to return ratio since they’re just so hilariously cheap, and idiots snap them up faster than anything else.

          Meanwhile 1911s are some of the most common competition pistols out there, and untold amounts of them all over the world survive 4500+ rounds EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Are you telling me that the millions of competitors worldwide that shoot 1911s are buying a new gun every 8 months? Do you have any idea how many rounds all those 100 year old USGI surplus pistols have seen? It’s a lot more than 4500.

        • janklow

          you don’t really have to defend the decision to buy Hi-Points instead of nicer firearms THAT hard. if you like them, just enjoy them.

  • John

    Hello “Accident”? I’d like you to meet “WaitingToHappen”, I think you two would get along great. BTW, you’re not very fond of your hands and face are you? No? Good!

  • dltaylor51

    I keep a couple of hi point carbines in my jeep as backup guns and the one thing i know is they will always do the job i have them there for.

  • Drunk Possum

    Oops. Nathaniel F. is usually so dry, I definitely didn’t pick up on it. Yep, I went a little Sean Penn on that one.

    • Doesn’t mean I can’t have fun every once in a while. 😉

  • Cymond

    I was given a HiPoint 380 by a guy. He bought it off his co-worker, mainly as a kindness to her because she needed the money and wanted rid of it.

    Anyway, it has fired 100% so far so I decided to customize it. I’ll finish painting when the weather warms up.

    Colion Noir said that a 9mm only kills the body, a 45 kills the soul.
    My HiPoint will be so awesome when I’m done, I won’t even need to shoot an attacker, their eyes will bleed the moment I draw.

    (The above is satire. It actually has been 100% for the 3 magazines I’ve fired so far. I know it’s cheap junk, so I’m making it super ugly. It’s going to be an absolute eyesore.)

  • Darren Hruska

    A Hi-Point fitted with a crack pipe? Awww shiet!

  • Budogunner

    The Hi-Point Crack Pipe Compensator. Because if you own a “custom” Hi-Point you are definitely compensating for something.

  • Bob

    Steampunk Hi Point, OK, that actually looks sorta kinda neatish.

  • ozzallos .

    The Hi-Point Crack Pipe?

  • Blake

    next tier hi-point

  • No offense taken. 🙂 I wish mobile people could see my tags, that’s where I let loose and have fun.

  • SpartacusKhan

    1/2 the price of a glock and twice as good? NOICE!