Ok, you guys have been pretty patient with me, so here’s an update for the Hi-Point Throwdown. I attended our weekly Wednesday Steel Challenge match and ran the Hi-Point against an M&P. I’ve also secured a holster for the Hi-Point as well. Below are the results from the match:
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The M&P had one stoppage due to a high primer (ammunition-related). There were none with the Hi-Point. Shooting the Hi-Point from a holster evened things up considerably. Drawing the gun feels a bit clunky, though the safety is placed well enough that it’s easy to sweep off as you’re presenting the gun to the target. The heavy trigger pull still doesn’t do you any favors, however.
For those of you who’ve picked this story up via the Hi-Point forums, welcome. I saw a couple points raised there about the test, so I’ll address them here:
Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what all the competitors were shooting
The division I shoot in is iron-sight. Most of the shooters are running either production-division type guns like Glocks, M&Ps, XDs, Beretta 92s,or single action semi-autos like 1911s. I don’t include the results from other divisions like Rimfire pistol or Open because they’re not really relevant.
Whats the mag cap on the 2 pistols? i was wondering if the c9 needed more mag changes which could cause the slowdown?
Magazine capacity isn’t that important in Steel Challenge. The stages are all pre-set and have no more than five targets. reloads are done off the clock between strings of fire. The 10 round magazines for the Hi-Point don’t put the gun at a noticeable disadvantage, unless I really happen to screw the pooch and miss a lot. At which point it becomes moot. In Steel Challenge, if you have to reload on the clock, you’ve already lost.
Note the brass hasn’t yet cleared the ejection port on the gun. I don’t know if this is a result of a lucky shot with the camera, or testament to how slowly the Hi-Point cycles.
Two pieces of brass in the air at once. Pretty awesome. The camouflage holster is the one I’m using for the Hi-Point. Lest you think it screws with my draw, between strings, I rotate the outer competition belt to put the holster in the optimal spot for drawing.
As always, shooting stuff is a blast, and if you’re not already shooting Steel Challenge, you really should go find a local match to attend. It’s great fun.