The Hi-point is an inexpensive firearm that almost anyone can afford to own for protection. They are reliable and carry good warranty service based on firsthand owner feedback. Unfortunately, the criminal element has taken a liking to them for the same reasons (low cost and reliability) as law-abiding citizens. It is because of their usage of the Hi-point pistols, they get a reputation as tools used by thugs and require law enforcement agencies to perform investigations about ownership when one is recovered from a crime. The result is a lot of dealers do not want the the stigma and hassle associated with selling the product.
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