I Succeeded In Killing A Hi Point

Killing a Hi Point pistol is nothing short of hard to do, but we managed to do it. In this episode of TFBTV, Patrick, Senior Breaker-Of-Things for The Firearm Blog, sets out to review his Hi-Point JHP 45 but something unexpected happened when he ran out of ammo and had no mags to reload. While the Hi-Point stands up to just about every other YouTube torture test, it is no match for careless Patrick.

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Co-Director for TFBTV. He is a verified gun nerd and also podcasts at The Firearms Podcast. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially overly modified plastic handguns, precision rifles, and AR based things. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email 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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  • TheNotoriousIUD
    • A.WChuck

      Yeah NIUD, I laughed at this. Thank you.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        If he didnt want that pistol he could have put it in the Goodwill box or something.

        • Gary Kirk

          “Goodwill box” you mean an NYC trashcan?

          • Hinermad

            No, a Goodwill box is a stoner motel.

          • TheMaskedMan

            I thought it was a nickname for the Hi Point’s slide.

    • Jcdgjmvg

      Exactly! There is now one less functional gun in America. You’ve weakened the country.
      SSH! Don’t let our enemies know.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Yes, truly the enemies of Liberty are rejoicing.

        • KestrelBike

          It’s almost about time to re-watch that movie. I never stop rooting for Col. Jessup

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Tom Cruise is a little nancy boy but Nicholson is the shiite.

        • ozzallos .

          TFB Communists

      • alex archuleta

        As a side note, never give anything away to Patrick.

  • codfilet

    I just don’t understand why you would treat any firearm like this. I don’t treat even my cheapest Harbor Freight tools like this.

    • Rick O’Shay

      Only because your Harbor Freight tools don’t have a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty.

      • Shwa

        If they did all the better. No reason to abuse the system just because you can. Then people will cry that companies don’t warranty their products.

        • Rick O’Shay

          Except Patrick gave them a heads up about what he’d done. There was no deception involved in the warranty work. And they still honored it, so in my mind, that’s pretty outstanding.

    • Russ Kell

      Anytime I look at anything I have from Vortex, I am temped to run it over with a truck…you know, just to test the ‘no questions asked run it over with a truck’ warranty 😉

    • DT

      because it was funny.

    • Dan

      Because he has to stroke his ego. Remember he is the senior breaker of all things. Only he is hard enough on something to break it. I guess he gets a congrats for breaking a gun. Didn’t know breaking a hi point was worth posting about.

      • Swarf

        Do you need a nap?

      • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

        Ah yes, Dan’s impeccable wisdom sets the record straight.

  • ORCON

    Thanks Patrick, this was a fun video. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

  • SPQR9

    I don’t think I’m going to see very many publications add the “Throw at steel plate” test to their pistol evaluation protocols ….

  • mcjagermech

    this is kinda dumb

  • Big Daddy

    Shoot it enough and it will commit suicide you don’t have to abuse it.

    • Roger V. Tranfaglia

      BHHAAA!!!!
      How do you know?
      Shoot 10000000000gazillion rounds through it w/o matianence?? HUH?

    • Drew Riebe

      Yeah, Iraqiveteran8888 did a whole series of torture tests on one example that pretty well disproves this. If I remember correctly it took rifle powder and a bolt pounded down the barrel to actually kill the gun.

  • Don Ward

    Something else the Hi Point didn’t do?

    Eject brass into Patrick’s face.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      On the contrary, when shooting it “gangster style” I had several bounce off my bottom lip and Burberry eye pro.

      • DanGoodShot

        Oh no! Say it ain’t so! After all, isn’t that how your supposed to shoot a Hi Point??

        • LGonDISQUS

          Needed the $100 hydrgraphics upgrade, yo. Them casings woulda flown out past ‘yo mommas house with those sick prints.

  • billyoblivion

    I have more respect for Hi-points than I used to.

    Wish I could say the same about Patrick.

    Thowing it once was funny. Twice was silly, three times…not so much.

    • Hinermad

      “If you’ve got seventeen mouths to feed and a low paying job, this might be your go-to gun.”

      But it’s not a *real* gun so let’s treat it like dirt.

      Thanks for reminding me why I don’t watch TFB videos.

      • Gary Kirk

        But ya watched anyway..

        • Hinermad

          That’s me, the eternal optimist.

          • Gary Kirk

            The video is always halfway loaded??

      • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

        Thanks for the view. It is a real gun and I honestly don’t hate it. Maybe you should read my written review instead. I know YouTube can be a scary place.

        • Hinermad

          I did read the review, and I think you did a great job. Even in your video you gave the Hi-Point some respect. Then you smirked at the camera and threw it at the target. Would you have done that with a Glock?

          • Jack Morris

            Pretty sure it was to illustrate the inexpensive/disposable nature of a gun this cheap. If you want to see someone mess up a Glock, go watch MattV2099 on Youtube.

          • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

            Again, if I came into one for near free or entirely free that I could do with as I wanted? Yes. I would abuse it till it died.

          • Hinermad

            Fair enough.

            I apologize for being a grouch.

      • Jack Morris

        By that logic, we should never destroy anything that still has some functional value. Better tell Hollywood to quit blowing up cars. I better not catch you tossing your old microwave if it still runs!

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Ah, two tosses of a gun in a review is the limit. Noted.

    • Giolli Joker

      He did hit the target on the third, though.

  • valorius

    Hey Patrick, do you have fur on your feet? 😉

  • Bigbigpoopi

    You should have no trouble. Hi Point puts a lifetime warranty on the gun, and you’ll probably get it back with a free mag or two as well

    • LGonDISQUS

      I had a cracked mag baseplate. They sent me a whole new mag.

      Gorilla glued the cracked one for poops and giggles

  • olannd

    A penniless street orphan, cradles this hipoint gat and sheds a tear.

  • PersonCommenting

    Patrick, Can you do a review on the Jimenez and High Standard guns? they are also low cost options. Specifically the bigger options. I will say I slam fired my Jimminez when it was jammed. I hit the back of the slide and when it went forward it went off but I have heard better things about the J9 and Highstandard 9mm

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      If I can come across some working examples for the right price/free I would be glad to!

      • LGonDISQUS

        Cobra 9mm’s easily $79, used ♡

      • PersonCommenting

        I know the Jimenez 9 is right around hi point territory as far as price. I hope you can!

      • PersonCommenting

        Idk if yall do T&Es but I know jimenez would probably send you one.

    • gunsandrockets

      I’m more interested in the the smaller option, the JA 32

      • PersonCommenting

        I have a Jennings 25 and 22 both are garbage, I would be interested to know if the Jimenez works better.

  • thedonn007

    So, how many times did you hit steel with the pistol? Not the projectiles from the pistol, but the actual pistol.

  • JLR84

    > I *Suceeded* In Killing A Hi Point

    Succeeded

    • .45

      That was what I was going to comment on. Succeeded at breaking a Hi Point, at using Spell Check, not so much…

      (I assume I have at least two spelling errors in my comment, as that is what happens when you mock someone else’s spelling on the internet…)

  • Tiru Maru

    Send this to Shannon Watts.
    She will probably wet her panties seeing a gun destroyed

  • DanGoodShot

    Ok, I’m seriously just curious here. I’ve been reading TFB for a few years now and there has not ever been any real content having to do with Hi Points. But the last couple months there has been a few different write ups on them and they have been mentioned several other times in a more positive light then in the past. Why is that? Has Patrick stated in this video that been around since the 90s. TFB has been around for a couple years now. The only time in the past that Hi Point was mentioned it was very negatively. So what’s up guys? What has changed?

    Clearly, I am in no way knocking hi points. Personally, I am a true gun lover and proud gun nut. As such I don’t care if it’s stainless steel, black as night, fde, wood all over, rifle, shotty, pistol, lmg or a sub gun. I don’t care. I love them all! I don’t discriminate! Including Hi Point.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      I did a review of the same gun in the video in a written article about 6-8 months ago and gave it a glowing review.

      • DanGoodShot

        I caught that. I’m a single dad of 4, all under the age of 9. So my concept of time gets a little out of wack. Lol. A week seems like a day to me, so… It’s been since that review(now that you mention it) that I’ve noticed more content pretaining to Hi Point. Maybe it was your review that got this whole TFB/Hi Point love affair going!?. Hmmmmm. Just find it curious. Seriously though, let’s be honest, it is a Hi Point and you really don’t come across too many people doing write ups on them. Much less fairly positive ones. Lol. For Hi Point and coming from TFB, these reviews are about as good(or better) as Hi Point could hope to get! Lol. The bullpup stock is still giving me a chuckle.

        • jamezb

          the bullpup stock is giving ME a woody…

          • DanGoodShot

            Wouldn’t it be a plasticy? Ha!

  • Shwa

    I don’t own a hi-point and never plan on it but seeing how this video ended really gets to me. You wanna abuse a firearm you paid for have at it. Sending it back to the factory because they have a great warranty is irresponsible and it hurts the community as a whole. Like you stated in the video, a hi point may be someone’s only option. Should something go wrong with it they can count on hi point to make it right. People keep abusing things like this and sending it back because “haha it’s free what do I have to lose?” is going make manufacturers change their policies. Then when someone truly needs it, they will be SOL because hi point got tired of throwing money out the door just so people can throw their products at a steel plate and make a video of it, then expect it to be fixed.

    • Swarf

      I’d be with you if he said he was going to send the gun back along with a tear-stained letter saying it died while he was trying to save orphans from a rapey pit bull, but Patrick said he was going to send them the video showing just what shameful things he had done to their noble weapon.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      They were well aware of what happened before it was sent in. I was surprised as hell they fixed it. Part 2 coming soon!

      • Oregon213

        But… you know it made someone at that factory sad inside.

        • Rick O’Shay

          I doubt it. This kind of publicity only works in their favor.

      • GaryOlson

        Next time I want to see ballistic gel tests of the Hill Point for penetration depth of a manually accelerated pistol.

  • Dougscamo

    Patrick, you are coming out of you shell! LMAO…..

  • Charles

    I will never understand all of the Hipoint hate. If you are of limited financial means and need a self defense weapon, a Hipoint is a good choice. It is inexpensive and will go bang every time. Likewise, they make a great truck gun. They will survive years in a console or glove box and still go bang. I don’t own one but have shot one. It was ugly, heavy, but went bang every time and hit the target. I can’t say the same for some “high end” firearms as they are often finicky with ammo and magazines.

    • nenand

      The ugliness of the hipoint is even a feature, as it illustrates how ugly violence is and not something worthy of adulation.

    • Drew Riebe

      Having owned both, I would take a SKKY CPX 2 over the Hipoint, for only $50ish more. That being said, In its price range (sub $200) Hipoints are head and shoulders above Larsons, Jiminezs and the like. A keen eye and a little luck can find you a much better gun on the used market, though.

  • PeterK

    So I broke this thing I don’t care about! Great. Thanks. What was the point of all this?

  • Flounder

    Patrick… I have never seen you have so much fun in a video. Maybe you should always have a hi point on you.

  • LGonDISQUS

    Patrick, that opening bit. Could not stop chuckling!

  • mazkact

    Rock Island revolvers are another great choice for frugal defense.IMHO a better choice than Hi-point.

    • Oregon213

      I’m on the hunt for one of the Rock Island 4″ revolvers for under $200.

      It’ll be a crapshoot if I locate one of those or some trade-in for that price first.

      I want a knock-around gun for hiking, fishing, and hunting. After I nearly lost my Sig last season, its time for something more sacrificial.

      Even with the positive(ish) reviews…. I can’t get on the Hi-Point wagon.

      • mazkact

        I got my 4″ gun last year from Bud’s. At that time it was 225.00 shipping and transfer still under 250.00. I love it, it kind of reminds me of the Colt “Victory” revolvers. Fit and finish not the best but lock up and timing are sound. Mine comes to the range a lot to bang steel plates.

    • mcjagermech

      other than being lighter and high quality, what other advantage does a 6 shot revolver have over a 9 shot automatic?

      • mazkact

        Pull trigger in double action go bang six times, no safety other than double action. I really am not knocking Hi-Point or semi-auto pistols.My go to “frugal” semi auto is an SCCY CPX 2 that I have had four years, it comes on flights in checked baggage. I have a lot of handguns some high dollar and some not but for value per dollar I like the RIA Revolver and the SCCY best.

  • Blake

    style points to Patrick for the inertial slide rack 🙂

  • ozzallos .

    The best part about all of this: HiPoint will take that clearly abused gun back and fix it free of charge. You can’t kill it. It will only come back stronger.

  • scaatylobo

    I needed proof = now that I have it.
    This “tester” is a doofus and a total waste of time.
    As stated ,not all Americans can afford a pricey gun [ 500 + ] but this beats a stick .
    AND any who doubt it should feel free to stand in front of one !.
    NO, don’t own one but would IF that were the only choice.

  • weasle94

    you get what you pay for most of the time .I find some gun manufactures think very highly of themselves and the price shows it .I find reasonably priced guns that it very well and don’t break and have a lifetime guaranty but at about 1/2 to 2/3 the prce of other guns .I just cannot see where the extra costs are justified

  • Bill Shut

    Nah, you didn’t break it. You just wounded it, is all. Because, just like Steve Austin (of “the 6 million dollar man” fame, NOT the wrestling ring), it can be rebuilt, since it has a lifetime warranty!

    Although, after seeing the way you abused it, they might not look too kindly upon you. Hopefully, they won’t do a Stone Cold Steve Austin on you, for what you’ve done! LOL

  • TimRoy

    Thanks for showing what not to do with my hipoints. I’ve been buying a collection of these from my local auction house (operated online by Proxibid), mostly in 9mm & .45. Unbelievably easy to take apart and repair/inspect. Call me a sucker, but at an average price of $60 for a used gun that shoots reliably I can’t pass. That lousy rep is worth something after all.

  • Chuck E

    I’ve lost a little faith in Hi Point. I thought they would have held up better than my $5.76 brace of Walmart hammers. I hope Hi Point comes thru for ya’ll blue bloods.