March 14, 2011, 09:28 AM
Saw a flyer at my Local gun shop featuring High standard AR15 rifles and 1911 pistols. I thought HS went out of business yrs. ago. Once in a while I see a HS .22LR pistol show up on gunbroker. But I thought they went out of business yrs. ago. Is this another comapny just marketing guns made overseas under HS brand name. Seems lots of companies do this and nobody actually "makes" guns anymore. Charles daly, Rock island armory, american tactical imports, citadel arms etc. etc. seems they all import guns from Phillipines/turkey/Eastern block nations and market the heck out of them in America.
March 14, 2011, 09:42 AM
Back in business, plant is down in TX. rimfirecentral.com has a high standard forum, the owner posts there regularly. After what seems to be a rough start, they appear to be getting their act together and are offering the Supermatic series again, apparently the quality is back. Not sure about their other offerings.
March 14, 2011, 09:55 AM
What Tortuga said. And I've heard they're getting bids on equipment to bring back some of the other rimfire models. Alan Aronstein ( current HS president) acknowledges there were start-up problems but it appears they were sorted out. Here's their website:
March 14, 2011, 10:00 AM
I'll have to check them out later...it is great news if they have addressed their early QC issues.
I'd be happy is they could produce a functional/reliable mag for the Supermatic/Victor
March 14, 2011, 10:13 AM
Everything I've read and heard is that the current magazines produced by Hi Standard are the preferred ones for the older guns, the steel base being preferred over the plastic base. Brownells has them, or they can be ordered direct from HS.
March 14, 2011, 11:02 AM
The Texas "High Standard" company bought the name and designs from the Connecticut High Standard company that went out of business in 1984. I've met several people who tried to turn the new company's guns into shooters.
March 14, 2011, 01:54 PM
Texas high standard pistols are pretty good quality, but still not equal to the early hamden, or hartford models. For a top grade 22lr. pistol SW 41 is the way to go. Or just buy a good used hamden or hartford , HS push button take down model only for around $400-$600
Their 1911 pistols are made in the phillipines and I think are the same as other phillipine pistols. Not sure about there are ar15 models, or where they are made.