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>And the hi point hater comes out
There are many controversial weapons/accessories that I like. I'm no "hater", I am open to many things that I see others dismiss simply because they are "haters" of things that it is trendy to dislike. An example of this is that I am no"purist" when it comes to Kalashnikovs. In that regard, I am both a fan of simplicity, and of whatever else that works depending on the situation. This opinion is not exactly popular to say the least, yet I hold this opinion anyways because I could care less what people think, because my opinions are based on years of varied experience and are situationally dependent based on utility, not fashion or what is "trending". I see some guys who refuse to add an optic or a light to any AK pattern rifle and similar variants, simply because they refuse to get with the times, and cannot seem to appreciate that Kalashnikovs can be beneficial both as weapons whose major advantage is simplicity and reliability alone, as well as also being firearms that can benefit from an optic, light, rail, whatever, depending on what purpose you intend to have it serve.
Another example is that I am personally not a big fan of 1911's or Glocks. 1911's due to the fact that they are antiquated firearms that have flaws that have been improved in more modern firearms. I dislike Glocks simply as a result of personal preference, but I also realize that despite my personal preference, they are not inherently bad firearms. I do, despite my preference for other handguns, see them them as reliable firearms which are mechanically respectable. I couldn't give one single fuck less what trends people follow, or what opinions they may hold simply due to those opinions being popular or unpopular. One of these preferences is a dislike for Hi-point firearms, not because I am a "hater", but because I do have experience with them and find them to be firearms of horrible quality. I have seen Hi-point firearms malfunction more than I find acceptable, and I also dislike them based on the fact that their quality is atrocious.
>And I've heard nothing but good things about the carbine functionally, only ever heard knocks from owners about aesthetics.
I don't give a damn about the aesthetics. I wouldn't have any problem with Hi-point firearms (despite how hilarious that they do look imo), If they were of a higher quality and had a better track record. I am willing to try anything, and yet I still dislike Hi-point firearms. This opinion has fuckall to do with anything but the fact that, in my experience with them, they simply are not good firearms. This isn't about elitism or the amount of disposable income I have to spend on firearms of respectable quality. I have both firearms that cost more than some peoples cars, and firearms that are cheaper than some peoples sextoys.
If you want something cheap as all hell that actually runs, a Maverick 88 fits the bill. Hell, I owned a Keltec P3AT for years, put thousands of rounds through it with no issue (though if you're going to go this route, I do recommend the Keltec PF9 instead, simply due to the extra power of the 9mm VS that of the .380). I have no problem with cheap firearms, but I am also not going to sit by and fail to warn someone about a brand that I have had bad experience with simply because someone is going to call me a "hater" for doing so.
And no, a Hi-point is not better than a pointy stick if it fails to feed. Now, I will admit that I have heard better things regarding the Hi-point carbine VS what I have heard and experienced with Hi-point pistols. And truth be told, there was a time when Keltec was notorious for putting out worthless crap, so again, put the hater rhetoric away, if in the future I find that Hi-point firearms have become worthy of my respect, my opinion will change. This is about my experience and the advice that i'm willing to offer based on that experience. This is not about me being butthurt over Hi-point firearms. If you want to bet your life on it, go for it. However, for the price, I would choose something with a better track record