HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Hood Rich Hi-Point .45

    Welcome everyone to our third edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed our first or second articles, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this a solid deal or Fudd trash for real?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

    In last week’s edition, our poll showed that you the readers found the Zombie Apocalypse Shotgun to be undoubtedly Fudd Crap.

    Unsurprisingly, the gun still remains listed on GunBroker.  At least until it can find a suitable home.  

    In this week’s edition, we attempt to be ballers on a budget with a Hi-Point 45.  As always, this gun is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $199 Buy It Now.  

    HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Hood Rich Hi-Point .45

    Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:

    “Would Benjamin Franklin be flattered or would he throw up something just as green?” – Doug E.

    “For the OG leprechaun in your life.” – Matt M.

    “When dumbness reaches its high point” – Giorgio O.

    “I’m considering purchasing this firearm” – Pete

    “I’d be checking my bank statement to see how I could afford this if I didn’t have it in three different colors already ” – James R.

    “200$? Damn, I will have cred, and chicks will dig me! Can I make payments?” – Mike R.

    “Can I get it with Zia symbols to represent the 5-0-5?” – Tom R.


    Selling this one of a kind Hi-Point is GunBroker seller Pawnline.  Unlike our previous editions of HGFC, the seller decided to play it cool in the item’s description.  Here’s what they had to say.


    This is used gun than there is no warranty gun is sold as is with no warranty. Although some guns have lifetime manufacturer warranties we personally do not warranty any gun. All guns should be inspected by a gunsmith before firing.  

    One thing is apparently clear: if you hydro-dip a gun in Benjamins, what more is there to say?  Accessories? Yeah, you won’t be needing those either.  At just under $200 you get a gun that only needs one magazine.  Besides, who needs things like extra magazines when you’re packing .45 ACP?  As it has already won two world wars, it is clearly the best choice.  

    Like most pawn shop Hi-Points, this one looks to be thoroughly broken-in.  Wear on the barrel, and discoloration on the hydro-dip, show this gun has sent more than a few rounds downrange.  Hi-Points may not be the most refined firearms on the planet, but they’ll do the job if things decide to pop off.   

    Looking a little closer, I can’t help but notice a bit of creative genius in this build.  Who knows, maybe the creator of this firearm intended to Benjamin-dip the very green front sight post.  Maybe I’m looking at the best bargain bin DIY night sight ever created. It’s certainly not the most refined idea for a gun that may or may not glow in the dark.  But who knows, maybe someone in Florida figured out how to make a HIVIZ sight on a budget.

    Cash money and hood life aside, I’m fairly certain this Hi-Point will dispense whatever Walmart ammo you decide to feed it.  Plus, it’s a Hi-Point. So even if your boys spill some malt liquor on it, it’ll probably still go bang.

    So what do you think?  Is it time to remind everyone who runs the streets or does this make you feel like throwing up your hands up in defeat?  Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to cast your vote and let us know if this Hood Righ Hi-Point .45 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

    Austin R

    The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at