Shane posted this in a Facegroup Page to show the kind of garbage that shows up in his local area. George Yanosh is trying to trade his modified Hipoint 9. He says he undercut the trigger guard. I don’t think it means what he think it means. LOL He did not undercut the trigger guard. He removed the trigger guard completely. I recall seeing someone do this to a Glock. At least the HiPoint has a manual safety but trigger guards are there for a reason. Kind of like bumpers of a car. Sure you could remove it for some semblance of increased speed but it makes it more dangerous in an accident.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Its extra tactical low weight without all those serial numbers.

    • Would be better to load the mag with only 2 round for maximum speed.

    • M40

      Man… it might have fetched a pretty penny if he’d just put a tiny bit more work into it. Just glue a folding knife to the front end… instant bayonet. And maybe finish it all off with a thick, runny coat of Wal-Mart spray paint.

  • Ambassador Vader

    I saw that high point before. I think that it’s one of the custom edition high points from salient arms, i think those go for like $3,500.

  • R

    TFB should consider respectfully censoring the seller’s name. It doesn’t add anything to the post. Just opens him up to more public scrutiny.

    I don’t agree with his decision to alter the weapon, but to my knowledge, he didn’t do anything illegal.

    • Kjk

      People should be publicly shamed for doing something so dumb.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      He put his name out there so TFB isnt outing him.

      • John Wisch

        If he posted it online for sale, then there is nothing wrong with
        re-posting it with his info.

    • Kelly Jackson

      Someone may want to buy this awesome weapon so having a name is helpful

    • nadnerbus

      People on the internet with more time on their hands than sense have a habit of harassing and bullying people like this, so I tend to agree with you. I’m sure the author has no intention of promoting any sort of mob justice, but it often comes from posts like this anyway.

    • Nicks87

      Are you worried that this moron’s feelings will get hurt? This person is either a thief or an idiot, possibly both and he should be outed and ridiculed. Enough with the SJW bulls**t.

    • M40

      I just did a Google image search on the name “George Yanosh”, and I saw a LOT of mugshots. I’m betting one of them is the seller.

  • Otm Shooter

    A Fitz special High Point. Nice. That way it drops the striker when I stick it in my waistband.

    • Bill

      But on the Fitz revolvers enough of the trigger guard was left to bend up and block the trigger from moving at all. A safety feature, not a bug 😉

      • Otm Shooter

        Yes. And Fitzgerald knew what he was doing and users knew the purpose of the modification.

  • Kyle

    I feel like we could make an entire gallery of HiPoint junk with weird or useless modifications. Label it with #lolHiPoint

  • Joey Jo-Jo Shabadoo

    Even Joey Jo-Jo wouldn’t buy *that* trash…

  • USMC03Vet

    Nice Glock 40

    • Gizmo

      Problem solver up in this beeeeeeeeeeeetch

    • politicsbyothermeans

      Shots fired! SHOTS FIRED!

    • MichaelZWilliamson

      That is very clearly an AR15 assault weapon.

  • FriendOfJohnnyM

    Wow- how to make a cheapo, crappy, unsafe, unreliable pistol worth even less, and even more crappy!
    How “gangstuh”.

  • John

    Hey George, I will trade you 75 cents and pocket full of dreams!

    I also have tricked out Super-Soaker but you would need to give me some extra cash for that!

  • Lew Siffer

    This used to be done often. This is the cover to the original hardcover novel “From Russia With Love,” and is a copy of the personal revolver of one Mr. Boothroyd, the real “Q” that made Fleming make Bond give up his Beretta for the PPK. This modification has since, however, fallen into disfavor…

    • olivehead

      Thanks for posting this pic. As soon as I read the mention of Fitz revolvers I thought of this pic and was about to Google it, then I scrolled down and lo and behold.

  • SCW

    This is most likely the result of not being able to remove a trigger lock. I’ve seen people do this before. Why…I have no idea. Most gun locks are crappy and can be raked open pretty easily. I guess they don’t have the skills to pick a lock or contact a locksmith so they whip out the Dremel with a zizz wheel and go to town.

    • nadnerbus

      makes sense. Hi-points are pretty common doing the rounds on the streets. Seems quite possible to likely this was stolen from one poor household and resold on the street to whoever had cash.

  • Sianmink

    Throw in CASHPAT camo and it’s a deal.

  • SirOliverHumperdink

    If harbor freight sold guns. they would be hi-points.

    • Cymond

      I’d still rather have a HiPoint than a Cobra, Raven, Jennings, etc. (not exactly big praise).

      The absolute worst gun I’ve ever seen is a Stoeger Luger 22lr from the 70s. I spent 4 hours one night trying to get all the fiddly little parts in the right place at the same time.

    • John Wisch

      At least high points function !

      • M40

        Sure… they’ll function through at least 2 or 3 boxes of ammo.

        These are a (sub)class of guns that get bought and are rarely ever used. The few that are purchased for legal purposes sit in nightstand drawers collecting dust. All the rest end up at crime scenes.

        • John Wisch

          Those ugly guns function look up better than you give him credit for. But I sure don’t know no one nor do I want to argue with you about it. As for the few poor people they keep them for self-defense guns you’re right. And you’re even more right about the rest of them ending up at crime scenes or at least causing the crime scenes. Have a good weekend man.

          • M40

            Hi-Points are NOT a gun you’d want to take to the range every weekend. They will fall apart under frequent use. Many have reportedly rattled themselves to pieces within a few hundred rounds.

            Note that there is a Hi-Point owners forum where one guy is actually bragging that he has put 700 rounds through his gun… and it still works! Now compare that to Glock, where many owners have put hundreds of thousands of rounds down range with no serious failures.

            Simply put… if you are on a (really) tight budget and just need some kind of defensive capability, then sure… pick up a Hi-Point. However, if you want something to actually shoot… for god’s sake, save your money and get something more durable!

          • Len Jones

            I laugh at that when I was shooting my high point and yes its a night stand gun 9mm at the range with my son in law and his glock 40 cal blew the top off his gun. That was Jan. last week he just got the gun back from the ammo manufacture repaired so now its a night stand gun. He now shoots a glock 42.

  • John

    Hi Point….when you absolutely, positively can’t afford anything else.

    I do, however, like their slogan “Hi Point – Accuracy, Reliability, Quality”

    Oh wait, I forgot the punctuation marks “Hi Point – Accuracy? Reliability?? Quality???”

    • TheRedneckEngineer

      I think it’s Hi Point- “Accuracy”, “Reliability” and “Quality”.

    • Len Jones

      Made in America with lifetime warranty

      • John

        That used to mean something years ago. I have experienced many Hi-Points in my life and can’t say they were very accurate or reliable. The quality is OK for a very low end product. If they are tweaked (read: more money) they can be made all those things but then, why not just spend more and get more. If you can’t afford anything else, they can be useful tools but make no mistake they cannot be compared to higher end firearms. If you spend $199 on a HiPoint 9mm you could’ve saved up an extra $150 and gotten SO many better guns, a S&W, a Glock, a Ruger just to name a few (you may have to go used but that should not be an issue if cash is low). Again, if you need a firearm ASAP and cannot possible spend more than $199, then get one, learn it inside and out, learn to be safe, shoot well and have fun.

  • Cleophus

    Natural selection in action……….

  • Suppressed

    Pardon my skepticism, but this has me suspicious because either this is older than Jesus’s balls or this forum/group is operating against the policies of lord zuckerburg.

  • Alex Nicolin

    Let’s hope he sticks it in his pants and removes himself from the gene pool 🙂

  • PeterK

    I’m pretty speechless. It’s right on that border of setting off the troll alarm.

    The funniest part when I think about it is that he has put forward the “custom” gun ahead of the unarguably superior one. Maybe that was the point, though.

    • AHill

      As one poster mentioned earlier, this gun is/was likely stolen. The “modification” done to remove the trigger lock. (Or the owner lost the key/forget the combination)

    • A.WChuck

      Seems like a troll to me as well.

  • Mick Finn

    Parkerize + sweet trigger guard mod + Wilson Combat on the side = $1850 MSRP

  • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    A HP with night sights. What a waste

    • Budogunner

      Probably phosphorescent paint.

  • heathjayman

    but seriously, it would be much speedier for a fast draw. You could get two rounds off before you cleared the holster.

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  • CountryBoy

    You too can have a gun being sought by the po-leece!

  • Tim Kies

    I always enjoy the gun snobs who hate on Hi points. They are indeed a cheap gun, but they do work and they do have a place in the gun community. Some people truly can’t afford to save up for a more expensive gun. The HiPoint fills the need for some low income people, who probably live in a bad area as it is. Don’t be so quick to judge. We all do the best we can.