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Hi Point Frozen to -110F--Will it Fire...?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PT92, Oct 7, 2012.

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  1. PT92

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    lol looks like the hi point worked fine but the ammo did suffer.
     
  3. dab102999

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    At -100 last thing i am gunna be thinkin about is if the gun will fire. No matter what brand it is.
     
  4. Walt Sherrill

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    At -100F, I suspect that even polar bears aren't moving around.
     
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    Even steels start to weaken around -40°. I wonder how many shots a zinc alloy slide would last. But let's get real. The coldest temperature a Hi-Point is likely to be subjected to is the inside of an undie drawer.
     
  6. Walt Sherrill

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    I doubt that the SLIDE (which is mostly a solid piece of metal) is likely to fail first -- as there are many other parts that move and bear weight (as in the trigger mechanism) -- not to mention plastic parts, like the grip.
     
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    I realize that hi-points are ugly, and they're not nearly at the same level of quality as a Glock, CZ, etc. but why do people hate on them so much? Sure, a Geo Probe isn't a Corvette, but it gets you where you're going for a fraction of the price and there are plenty of them out there with 200,000 miles on them.
     
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    g_one, Like everything else it was at one time "in-vogue or fashionable" (look how cool I am :D is how it came across). However, once critics tried to utterly destroy the Hi Point to no avail, they conceded that for the price-entry point there was no longer anything to be criticized. Essentially now if one mocks them they look (forgive me) stupid in that for $150 how can you argue "with what you get" in return...? Note the carbines were always favorably reviewed to my knowledge.
     
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    Never heard of a Geo Probe (GM made Geo's, Ford made Probes). Maybe that's why they make fun of them.
     
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    I was surprised that the ammo worked as well as it did. I thought that they'd see more problems than they did.

    I was happy to see that the zinc alloy construction of the HiPoint wasn't embrittled enough by the -110F temp to shatter- I kind of thought that it might at least crack. S'pose not.

    Love the guy in the welders mask- Now that's protection!

    Thanks for the link, PT92. :)
     
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    the alcohol was not actually at -110F. the ammo was in proximity to -110F dry ice. but without a actual temp reading of the liquid, you are not anywhere near -110F.
     
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    That guy made me nervous shooting it sideways, espcially with the big gloves on.
     
  13. Walt Sherrill

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    GEO Probe...

    I suspect that was one of those kind of mistakes I make on these forums.

    I think he meant GEO PRIZM. My son reverted to that model, when one was given to him, with high mileage. It's actually a pretty good car. (A joint GM/Toyota effort.)
     
  14. PT92

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    Yeah, Ford (still Autonomous) made the Probe.
     
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    I'd say they got pretty close. They wouldn't quite hit -110F, because they weren't using an insulated container around the metal pot. But it would have gotten very close, since the alcohol is a much better conductor of heat than the bench top and air. It would have worked better if they put the whole pot inside a styrofoam cooler with a lid. I'm not sure how an actual temp reading would have made it any colder. :)

    Try it at home. Put some regular ice in a pot of water. Keep adding ice til it stops melting. Then wait 20 minutes and take a temp reading. It'll be pretty much 32F. Put it on the stove on low for awhile, adding plenty of ice. Take another reading. It will still be pretty close to 32F. The more water and surface area of ice vs the size/temp of your burner, the closer it will be to 32F.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking of. Thanks
     
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    Yeah, great. My post was hardly meant to be a technical treatise on the video so I think I'll be OK. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Pete D.

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    Hmm

    Firearm functionality at -110 degrees F.
    This is important to know because......why?
    Pete
     
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    Oh brother...:cuss:!
     
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    Actually, Suzuki (Metro & Tracker), Isuzu (Storm) and Toyota (Prizm) made Geos.

    GM has been in bed with Isuzu for a long time, just like Ford/Mazda and Chrysler/Mitsubishi (DSM, or Diamond-Star Motors). But they stray occasionally - Ford has used Daihatsu, Chrysler has used Maserati, etc.

    Not that this has anything to do with frozen Hi-Points, but it is more useful information.
     
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    Oh yeah--I came here craving the auto-industry info--Thanks!!!:rolleyes:
     
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    YouTube will pay channels like theirs a set amount per thousand views to bring viewers to that website. It can be big money for doing nothing but uploading videos; videos of anything, everything, it doesn't matter. They have about twenty five million views of their videos and 73,000 subscribers. All they have to do is keep uploading videos and the YouTube checks keep coming. That's why.
     
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    Toyota and Chevrolet are coming out with a new car, it will be called the 'Toylet'.

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    Anyway that was interesting information about the Hi Point. I believe they are reliable and are good shooters. I wish they would make them less bulky and less ugly.
     
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    Yugo is coming out with a new four door model---going to call it the " Wego":)

    Couldn't help it:(

    Smokeyloads
     
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    Actually I could give a damn. I just found the video interesting absent any of the apparently obligatory (unsolicited at that...) analysis. I swear these boards become more like a women's coffee shop with each passing day....
     
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