Whats to say about hi-point...
They are cheap... ugly... heavy... horrible triggers...
The go bang every time... are accurate... pretty tough... and reliable (they may need a short break in though)
I will probably never own a hi-point pistol, but I would not tell someone not to get one if that is all that is available to them that they can afford.
A used revolver might be better, or a used quality semiauto (like glock or springfield) may be a better choice, but they cost more, and they might not be available in a local shop when you go to purchase.