Hi-Point 40/45 Pistol


Style Full Size Pistol
Frame High Impact Polymer
Grips Integrated
Caliber .40 SW / .45 ACP
Capacity 9 rounds
32 oz (907 g)
Length 7.75 inches (19.7 cm)
Barrel 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Safety Quick on & off thumb safety
Sights 3-dot, adjustable rear sight (Windage and Elevation)
Manufactured USA by Hi-Point Firearms
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Hi-Point 40/45 Reviews

88 Reviews


TaterinTexas from San Jose, CA on Sat, 16 Dec 2017

I have a couple of the Hi-Point carbines ( 9mm and .45 ACP ) and have enjoyed shooting them. I was at the gun show and had an extra $180 to burn, saw the HP .45 pistol and just bought it for the heck of it. I figured it would be crap, but did it anyway. I have to say, it has been a pleasant surprise. I expected a lot of jamming, but so far ( @ 500 rounds ) there hasn't been even one. I'll admit, it's heavy as hell, but recoil is correspondingly low, even for a .45. Accuracy isn't bad at all. It seems to shoot a little high, but you get used to it. I find the safety a little hard to manipulate. I keep this one in my vehicle, that way, if it gets stolen, it won't be such a financial loss. I'll echo what others have said....the gun snobs may poo-poo this one a lot, but I see little wrong with it. it is a very good gun for the money.

Russell B. from Randolph, VA on Tue, 5 Jul 2016

i was gonna make a post in the rifles section but they have no listings for the hi point 45 carbine!! Soo i will post here!! the carbine functioned supremelyall i had to do was adjust the sights left 2 inches and down 3 inches....fired about 200 rds and never had a single problem.the only draw back is the weight,it is a little on the heavy side but you do not feel any recoil as a result which makes it easier to hold on bull while rapid firinggreat gun for the money....300 bucks for the tactical stock pkg with ghost ring sights!!!!

Gustavo N. from Silver City, NM on Fri, 24 Jun 2016

Here is a good video on cleaning and breaking down the Hi Point 40 and 45 pistols. It covers all the aspects of doing it. I have done it a couple of times during the 10 months of ownership so far. I always do a minor cleaning without disassembly after every use by just swabbing the barrel and cleaning the ejection port with Break Free CLP and cotton swabs. The URL for the video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Zse-6w4Ok

Brad N. from Brainerd, MN on Sun, 12 Jun 2016

I myself have been round guns for 26years im not a profound gun scholar but a guy who wants a good gun for his money dependable and safe. I too bashed the hell out of hi points caused i purchased a many of em when they first came on seen and they sucked.. recently for a present my wife bought me another a 40 and i was skeptical but not a ahole to her i smiled and excepted it.. um later i noticed something hi point kinda re did this gun new trigger better barrel placement im impressed now like my sigma 40 lets see how the new improved hi point 40 shoots i hope well..

Tim S. from Easthampton, MA on Thu, 9 Jun 2016

Just purchased a Hi-Point .45 ACP and took it to the range the next day. Ran 50 rounds of ammo through it with no problems whatsoever. With all the hype and haters out there, all I can say is...I really enjoyed shooting this gun. My wife, who never shot a .45 before, shot it accurately and had not issues...the only thing she said was that it was a bit top heavy, but it didn't bother her at all. I look forward to shooting a lot more with this gun...I never owned a .45 before and wanted to have a little range time with one before I took the leap and spent $700 - $1,500 for a "quality" handgun. I think the only issue I'll have is that I will be always comparing it to my inexpensive but fun and accurate HP .45 ACP. I think a lot of the problems people do have with HPs is the peer pressure they get from all of the gun snobs out there. Even the dealers don't give you a break...when I bought mine, the dealer who provided the FFL function (they don't carry HPs) said that when I wanted to get rid of it, just throw it into a lake. He also said that even if I offered it to them for $5 they wouldn't buy if from me. Sooooo tired of gun snobs...they really make shooting less enjoyable.

Daniel W. from Mount Arlington, NJ on Thu, 21 Apr 2016

I just bought a Hipoint 40 sw and a .380 for the wife I have gone through 100 rounds in each gun and had only one jam on the .380 I love the both of them. As far as being heavy I like the size I need a big gun to fit my big hands and both are dead on. Looking to get the 9mm and the 45 next and as they say how can you go wrong with a lifetime warranty.

Dustin O. from Mount Pleasant, SC on Sat, 16 Apr 2016

I got my hp jhp 45 it was the first and only one in the gun store and and it was cheap at a 185 dollars but it is ugly but I thought why not I have S&W ctg 38 special and a star fire 9mm the high point caught my eye cause it was way different and at any price it's a great hand gun easy to shoot and hit were you aim I have heard people say they had problems with them I have never had a problem with mine I have 5 clips and I use hallow points never had mine jam I take mine when I go wild bore hunting I trust my hp 45 with my life it may be ugly and heavy but it shoots strait and is reliable and I love the life time warranty you can't beat it gun stores want you to buy higher priced weapons but they don't shoot any better than a high point so why waste your money ask yourself this would you stand on the ground facing down a wild bore with anything else than a high point I wouldn't I want to make sure I'm walking out in one piece and with that bore in toe

Russell B. from Randolph, VA on Tue, 15 Mar 2016

well ,i have run about a thousand rounds through my hp45!!!!I have not had a single problem with the gun,no ftf or fte!I have run all types of ammo through it.I did a complete breakdown at 250 rds and gave it a thorough cleaning, and did it ever need it.gave it another at 500 rds but it wasn't near as dirty as the first time so i think a lot of the gunk was from the factory!!so far so good !!!

Richard A. from Lake Station, IN on Fri, 15 Jan 2016

OMG! It's true! The .45 jammed (FTF)... once in in the last 400 rounds. That makes 3 FTF's 3 in 1700 rounds. Have only cleand what is accessable with Q tips, bore brush/swag and rag. Zero disassembly except for magazine. Incidently, one mag has carried all 1700 rounds to the chamber ..except for those thre FTF's. The shame and anger cannot be described. I guess I'll treat like the Supremes (as in white) did on their Dolts Made Simple video's and maybe then ... burn it in the end like that Scot/Brit 'firearms expert' did on his video. :<) In all honesty a friend of mine has a Colt (long action/bbl) that shoots noticeably better in the 7 to 25 yard zone ...consistently.However, from 30 to 70 yards the Hi-Point rules. In either case, both guns will hammer the Man sized targets kill zones on demand.

Phillip O. from Madill, OK on Mon, 4 Jan 2016

I have owned my Hi-Point 45 for over three years now, it is my everyday carry weapon. I own everything from a 1911 colt to a variety of H&K and glocks. Out the box with no adjustment the Hi-Point is a no fail straight shooting monster. It has never failed me in any condition, and now after 3500 rounds it is still dead center every time I fire it. Even my wife who if 5ft 120lbs has one has her carry fire arm. Since buying my first one I have bought three more, and 40, and a 380 everyone is winner, when I have talked to people about the hi-point brand at first they are scepitical. Once they have fired one of mine they become convinced especialy once they are told of the warranty of any hi-point fire arm. We now also own two of the 45 carbines, one each of the 9mm, 40 S.W. They are as good as any comparable carbine I have ever fired or owned. For my money nothing compares to the knoc down of a 230 grain hollow point. It is able penatrate the block of most vehicles out there is you need to stop one, also any contact will put the biggest man down.

Leo L. from Mc Lean, VA on Thu, 24 Dec 2015

I adore my hipoint 40 have carried it since the day i bought it. Most people i run into don"t seem to understand my interest in this line of guns. I tell them i like an underdog. Extremely accurate. I"m reloading now so i can get the load and accuracy spot on. I went through the normal breakin period and the gun works fantastic. i do have to look into a smaller carry piece though lol. The mag extension is really the problem. If they made a 7 or8 shot with a flush fit mag I would be thrilled.

Gustavo N. from Silver City, NM on Tue, 13 Oct 2015

I purchased my Hi Point .40 SW about 3 weeks ago. This is the first hand gun I have ever owned. I went on line and looked at all the postings I could find along with videos. I bought 200 rounds of Federal FMJ and went to the range yesterday. With the first 10 rounds at 25 yards 5 were in the bulls eye and the rest were in the solid red ring. I shot another 30 rounds, 5 bulls eyes and the rest in the red and one out. I was getting a little tired. I went to the 50 yard range and fired 10 rounds, 5 in the red circle the rest outside but still on the target. I'm very happy with this gun and feel I got what I was looking for.

Sean R. from Waterloo, IA on Sat, 26 Sep 2015

Got a Hi Point 45 JHP the other day, it is lightly used (under 10 shots) so it is basically new. Factory trigger pull on my gun came out at 5 pounds and crisp. I had gotten a clip full of jackets hollow points with the gun and ended up taking it to a safe area and firing it. The gun would shoot flawlessly but refuse to chamber the next round, each time i had to rack the slide to chamber the round. After three shots i gave up and put it away for the evening. I did some research on the weapon and found out the gun sometimes has issues with aggressive hollow points, however a ramp polishing usually fixes this. I did so and ALSO found that straightening the small fingers that touch the nose of the round a tad help in feeding. I polished the ramp, straightened those fingers a tad and ran the top of the mag over a buffing wheel reloaded the last of the 6 aggressive hollow points and had ZERO issues. Today i took the gun out using Winchester 230gr JHP personal defense rounds bought from Walmart, shot the gun 25 times - ZERO issues. Fed each and every shot, including rapid fire. the gun is VERY easy to shoot, very easy recoil and the gun is VERY accurate!!!! It tends to shoot just a tad (inch) high at 20 yards, but is very consistent. Trigger pull is easy and crisp. Over all VEY impressed with the gun, and with a lifetime warranty - how can you go wrong?? I would not be afraid to call this gun into a defensive situation at all....

Richard A. from Lake Station, IN on Thu, 24 Sep 2015

Bought the Hi-Point .45cal on a whim as my old 9mm Taurus was dying due to locking block 'ear breakage and aluminum slide groove gouging in the frame. Had it since November, the sub $200.00 price was a plus but Christ, when I first saw it it looked and hefted like a brick. However the slide was/is smooth, the trigger pull is light and phenomenal. While those with smaller hands might complain those of us with Bear Paws will love it. Shot it and my new Saiga 12 at the range with friends last week. My friends thought I was a trick shooter. Within two mags... was shooting onehanded/freehand and simply hammering 12oz water bottles at 65 - 70 YARDS. When I started hitting, dancing and chasing 12 oz diet coke cans up/down and left right, right left on the same 65 -70 yard berm -like the movies-. my friends got pissed! really it wasn't me... but it was a combination of a large set of grips, my huge hands a great trigger and a soft smooth slide recoil offering FAST, target recovery that made me look like a pro ppc shooter. I am a very good shot with my Dan Wesson 357 pistol pac but this gun .... is unreal. Love the gun, planning on buying a spare and a bunch of extra clips.

Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Fri, 28 Aug 2015

I ran an additional couple of boxes through my Hi Point .40 cal on Friday. Absolutely flawless ! I love this firearm.

Dewayne E. from Patterson, LA on Sat, 15 Aug 2015

Purchased a Hi-Point 45 2 weeks ago and just took it to the range this weekend. I was very impressed with the accuracy and functionality of this weapon. Is it as nice as my H&K 45 Compact ? No, but for the price compared to the H&K, you cannot go wrong. Put 100 rounds through it and it never gave me a problem. Some have complained about the smoothness of the grip, but I did not have this issue. Maybe if you have a smaller hand it would pose a problem as it is a very large framed pistol. I would definetly reccomend this firearm to anyone interested in a value priced ,USA made pistol.

Taylor W. from Blue Point, NY on Sun, 10 May 2015

I got mine years ago traded "up" twice and traded back, I got the jhp for under $150. my next was a used xd great gun way less accurate way more recoil but hey 13rds! for some crazy reason I then got a glock .40 mine must have been curse as everyone else seems to love them but mine was little more than a $500 holdup gun. I traded back got my hi point it has been abused in ways I won't speak of but still shoots pop cans a combat range. NEVER jammed and it likes +p ammo also manages the recoil rather amazingly even fast shooting. for a first gun buy one take my advice it is BETTER than the $500 guns you don't need 18rds.

Leonardo M. from Frankston, TX on Mon, 20 Apr 2015

Bought mine used for $100 Have put at least 1000 rounds through it, never have I ever taken it all apart like I would my ruger to clean because of the pins that hold it in and never one time has it ever jammed. Never will I forget the first day I bought it my buddy bought a ruger p89 same day we took them both out shooting and about the third or fourth clip his ruger jammed and my hi point 45 was still blasting. Dont get me wrong I love ruger they make great gunz (I carry a p95) but the hi point is a great gun forget what you may have herd and go shoot one for yourself!

Russell B. from Randolph, VA on Wed, 8 Apr 2015

hey ,i just got my 45 in yesterday,couldn't wait to go to the range. went to range today ,took my wife and her little 22 revolver too...we ran50 rds thru the 45 and it functioned without a flaw,no ftf or fte..... used pmc ammo ,had to adjust rear sight a bit.......was firing a little high and to the right... the wife fired it quite well,said recoil wasn,t to bad,but the grip was to large for her hands,she was still deadly with it though....also ran a 100 rounds thru the 22

Louis I. from Peach Bottom, PA on Sun, 29 Mar 2015

Well.... What can I say? A Hi Point is a Hi Point. Mine jammed like no other; then I sent it back to Hi Point. They replaced and corrected a page full of things that was wrong with this gun. Free of charge and only took two weeks. I am here to say that after that visit back to the factory. The gun ran flawless until the day I got rid of it. Decent for those that dont want to spend $$$ on a .45

Hi-Point 40/45 Questions & Comments



Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Fri, 8 Jul 2016

Silverbullet404 - I saw that video, AMAZING!! It was one of the driving forces in my decision to buy a HiPoint. After buying my .40 cal, I bought the C9 9mm. Both of them are among the high favorites in my collection. Very good quality firearms at a very good price. Don't get me started on the LIFETIME warranty. Big, ugly, heavy, uber-dependable. Love my HiPoints.

Ross S. from Old Westbury, NY on Fri, 8 Jul 2016

After careful review, I can only say, "Follow the money." If you sell pistols for hundreds of dollars you obviously stand to make more than if you sell one that goes for less than $200.00. All the gun shop owner bashing of the Hi Point doesnt seem to play out. So many positive reviews and people shooting their Hi Point along with other 'top of the line' pistols saying I had a jam at the range but it wasnt my Hi Point! I dont know but Im guessing here. But I just ordered two .40 Hi Point pistols after seeing the YouTube vid of the guys who drove bolts in the barrel and couldnt get it to explode without finally forgetting about a cartridge and filling the chamber up with powder. On the third fill, with the chamber completely full of powder and a bolt driven in the barrel with a hammer, it failed. Yeah, Ive seen Glocks fail and catastrophically. So we are all here on earth for a time and when its your time, hey, look out for falling stars!

Jeffrey M. from Hampton, NJ on Fri, 24 Jun 2016

honestbroker2 Thanks for your response. I have seen that video, and he makes it look easy. I had to tap the end of the slide to get it out and the contact points on the barrel and slide did not look so pretty. I'll take some light sandpaper and get the dings and burs out. It had to be a manufacturing defect because I had done everything according to the directions. Hope I don't have to return it for repairs.

Jeffrey M. from Hampton, NJ on Thu, 23 Jun 2016

I just bought a JHP45 today at the gun show. I have tried to disassemble it to clean, but can not get the slide off. I have taken the pin out and can lift the slide, but the slide will not pull off. Can anyone assist me on this? Thanks

Pedro B. from Auburn, MI on Thu, 23 Jun 2016

I have the 45 Hi Point and bought it for the main reason is made in USA. I cleaned b 4 I took it to the range the 1st time as I do everything I have owned. I stopped at another gun shop on the way to the range and he tried to sell me Glock 21 as he wouldnt hold a HiPoint in his hand. He suggested I rent 1 of each from the range and do a side by side comparsion and said I would be back to buy the Glock. He didn't know and I didn't tell him I had already purchased the Hi Point. I did as he suggested. The Glock worked flawlessly and is an excellent pistol as I am familiar with the Glocks, Sigs, S&W. The Hi Point has less recoil, is quicker to get back on target and can fire quicker with better accuracy in a five shot burst at 20 yards. I went back and puirchased a 40 Hi Point that is still in the box but plan to go to the range at 1st available.

Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Thu, 9 Jun 2016

travlinsam- I know with my HiPoint .40 caliber, the heavy slide on the gun seems to help bring it back to center of aim after recoil. As for the gun snobs, I say screw em! I've turned some pretty devout Glock-heads into HP fans and owners. They would be a great handgun at twice the price. Given the lifetime warranty on them, the service you receive, and the sheer fun of shooting them. Love both the .40 caliber and my C 9 compact 9mm

Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Fri, 27 May 2016

MR40CAL- I have been using Blazer 180 gr. with excellent results in both my HiPoint .40 and my Bersa Ultra Compact Pro .40. Get them at our local Farm & Fleet store for $14.00 a box of 50 rds. I use the Blazer 115 gr in my 9 mm's and they love it. I use the Hornady Personal Defense rounds for CCW.

Leo L. from Mc Lean, VA on Fri, 27 May 2016

Thanks Ronco that will be helpful in future ammo purchases. The problem caused me to polish the feed ramp and the outside of the chamber. it looks pretty cool thru the ejection port.

Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Fri, 27 May 2016

MR40CAL- I contacted HiPoint and was told they recommend Blazer, UMC, Remington, and Lawman in 165 gr and heavier. They DO NOT recommend Winchester white box, Wolf, Silver Bear, or ANY Russian ammo for any of the HiPoint firearms

Leo L. from Mc Lean, VA on Fri, 27 May 2016

Getting close to 1000 rds thru my .40 and like any weapon but especially the blow back design it is a little picky with ammo. No problems with pmc brass or aquila or magtech but it doesn't like winchester white box. I'm guessing it has to do with the strength of the load and whether or not the slide goes back completely before returning to battery. I'll use just about anything for target practice but only Hornady Critical Defense for protection.

Randy A. from Oklahoma City, OK on Mon, 23 May 2016

Love BOTH of my HiPoints the .40 cal and the C9 9mm

Bruce A. from Penryn, CA on Mon, 23 May 2016

I still like ny 40 Hi-Point it is an awesome weapon,but like a fool I went out and got a Sig Sauer 40 short for the conceal perpose.It's a good weapon but has a long trigger pull.It is an accurate weapon also but you have get used to the trigger pull.I carry it,but my weapon of choice at home is the Hi-Point.It is still within my reach at home.

Jeffrey L. from Los Angeles, CA on Mon, 23 May 2016

I had the hipoint .40 for about three months, the weight made it hard to carry conceiled no problems I shot a box of shells every other day in it. probaly would be a good night stang gun, but I keep my AR ARMS reach from the bed

Bruce A. from Penryn, CA on Sun, 24 Apr 2016

I have a Hi-Point 40 and it is heavy,but accurate.There has been a few jams and not with just one type of ammo.I have ran about 300 rounds through it and I think once I have ran about a 1000 rounds through it ,it will work out of any jams.The price is good,and as I said it is an accurate pistol and I do like shooting it.It just takes a bit to get used to.I do like the gun and I would buy anouther one in a diffarent calliber.As I said before it is hard to put back together when you clean it,once that gets workedout it will be an awesome gun.

Tom O. from Aurora, IL on Sun, 3 Apr 2016

its o.k for a cheap gun,i don,t know that i,d bet my life on a highpoint,if you can afford a higher quality gun i would do it,your life may depend on it..if you can,t god bless you

Monte D. from Tomball, TX on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

i own the .380 and .40 cal in hi point. i also own a walther p99. the hi points do their job every time the trigger is pulled. love these guns for the price and they perform as designed. the wife can keep the walther, the hi point belong to me!!!

Monte D. from Tomball, TX on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

i own the .380 and .40 cal in hi point. i also own a walther p99. the hi points do their job every time the trigger is pulled. love these guns for the price and they perform as designed. the wife can keep the walther, the hi point belong to me!!!

Monte D. from Tomball, TX on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

i own the .380 and .40 cal in hi point. i also own a walther p99. the hi points do their job every time the trigger is pulled. love these guns for the price and they perform as designed. the wife can keep the walther, the hi point belong to me!!!

Jeremy C. from Morristown, TN on Sat, 16 Jan 2016

This gun is great. Sure it is heavy. I shot 5 boxes of various shells through the gun. Not one jam. My Ruger jammed once. I think the people who gave this gun a bad review doesn't even have one. Or has never fired one. The weight actually help you stay on target less recoil not bad for a 45. I can rapid fire the clip and every shot a kill shot. I bought the model with the laser. Very acurate and yes I would bet my life on this gun. But as always if I have a chance to grab any gun it would be my 12 gauge 00 buck. The Hi Point would be my second choice. This baby is really loud. So even if you do miss you'll scare the %^&^%& out of them. You won't be sorry for buying one. And if it gets stolen you won't cry as much as you would if it was a $700 gun.

Gustavo N. from Silver City, NM on Sun, 13 Dec 2015

It is interesting that many comment how big and heavy the Hi Point 40 and 45 are. But just by comparing the dimensions posted on this website, the Hi Point is both smaller and lighter than the Colt 1911 45ACP. That leaves ugly. But I disagree with that. Hi Point puts a very nice black finish that is both durable and appealing to look at. It is a beefy looking weapon which is a lot better than wimpy, which is the way a lot of other light weight hand guns look. If I have an intruder coming into my home, the scare factor of this weapon is important too.

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