A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Regrettably, I do not have an art quality photo of this morning's submission for an ugly gun. Click to enlarge Perhaps that is best, the retinal abuse might be excruciating without the filter of poor photography.

There are many who think the Hi-Point is perhaps the ugliest handgun ever mass produced. However, the ghetto Glock's predecessor was even more abhorrent. A Hi-Point is just a Stallard JS 9MM that has been to finishing school.

Someone is actually bidding on one of these things at Gun Broker. Here's another one that failed to sell for $79.

So, the next time you see a Hi-Point and feel the urge to mention aesthetics, realize that the firearm you are about to razz is the new improved version of something worse!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those Hi-Points are some butt ugly guns. I remember wanting to handle one in a gun shop once and waiting until there was no other customers around before asking to see one. Ack! So embarassing.

My confession is that, well, I have one in my arsenal. A C9 model. Kept in the car trunk for spur of the moment plinking, stored in a .30 ammo can with a few hundred rounds of 9mm. I rarely even admit owning it. It was bought used yet unfired because it was so cheap.

Heavy, clunky. You calling it a "Ghetto Glock" may be a compliment. I have to mention some of the good stuff about it though. After the fourth magazine, mine has gone through over 500 rounds of FMJ's and hollowpoints without a bobble. The manufactuer says that +p ammo is okay. The company's service department is 1st rate. Has a lifetime/no questions asked waranty. Hate to say that mine has proven itself to be one of the most accurate semiauto pistols that I own. Most likely due to the fixed barrel.

With all of my other options, I won't be using it as my carry gun unless as a last resort. It will never replace any of my S&W revolver's or 1911 clones, but, that ugly gun has impressed me.


10:31 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I have to agree with the last post. They are ugly, ugly guns, but the one and only handgun in my arsenal is a HighPoint 40 S&W. As a father to 2 kids living paycheck to paycheck it was the only thing I could find for the price I could afford. I was left after Katrina about 25 miles away from NO with no protection for myself. I found this gun new in the box for less than $100 and it has never let me down yet. I probably have fired 1000+ rounds though it will only 2 jams.

I always believed it is better to have some gun at a gun fight, than no gun at all.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything I've read indicates that while it is among the ugliest firearms to ever have been spawned, the little bugger is reliable.

3:02 PM  
Blogger BobG said...

That is an unattractive gun, but IMHO, the Dardick and the Mateba were two of the ugliest guns ever made.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Dr. StrangeGun said...

If you're buying supercheap, 'tis better to be ugly than to be broken all the time.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous ebd10 said...

If you have little disposable income, or you're on a fixed income, that cheap, ugly, pistol looks like a thing of beauty when someone is breaking into your home at 2am.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I bought a Hi-Point. For what it cost, I like it. It gets better looking after you shoot it. Really.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people who dont like hipoints are those whove never owned/shot one. They are perfect for what they are. Dont say you dont like one, if you have no expirience with it. Point blank

9:53 PM  

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