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No Repairs for Hi-Point Pistols

GAT GUNS will not accept repairs for Hi-Point pistols.  Illinois “melt point” laws prohibit delivery of some handguns to individuals.  As a result, Hi-Point Firearms and MKS Supply will no longer be accepting warranty repair Hi-Point Firearms handguns from individuals or FFLs residing in Illinois due to the fact that we would not be able to return such to the customers, irrespectively of whether they originally purchased out-of-state, etc.

These pistols have major components made of "pot metal", also known as Zamak, or white metal which is a zinc alloy that has a low melting point. These guns are not available for sale in Illinois and cannot be transferred to residents of Illinois through a FFL transfer or a returning repair.

This does not apply to Hi-Point carbines.

INFO FROM STAG ARMS BLOG

Here are links to three articles from the Blog on Stag Arms Website:

FIXING MAGAZINE MALFUNCTIONS

TIPS, TRICKS, & SUGGESTIONS FOR SHOOTING TANNERITE WITH YOUR AR-15

MAGNIFICATION: CAN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH?

These are very good articles - lots of good information.

SHOOTING A REVOLVER

Learning to hold a revolver correctly can prevent a serious injury.

I see a lot of people who are not familiar with revolvers holding them incorrectly when handling them at the sales counter.  When holding a revolver, you must keep all parts of your body behind the front of the cylinder.  This photo, taken with a high speed camera, shows firing a Smith & Wesson 686 6"barrel .357 Magnum.  Note the flames on either side of the cylinder are over about 10 inches long.

REVOLVER-4X6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massad Ayoob's Five Key Things to do Following a Shooting

Massad Ayoob is one of the leading experts in the US on defensive shooting.  He has written countless articles and books on the subject and has trained both civilians and law enforcement on the subject.  Here are his five key things you should do if you are involved in a defensive shooting.

1. Establish the reason you shot the perpetrator (active dynamics of the shooting).
2. Inform the police that you will file a complaint against the perpetrator (this serves to reinforce the active dynamics stated in #1.).
3. Point out evidence to the police, but don't touch the evidence.
4. Point out any witnesses and those that might have seen the incident (if they have left the scene then provide descriptions to the police so they can seek them).
5. Inform the police you have been through a very traumatic event and that you intend to fully cooperate with the investigation once you have spoken with your attorney.  At this point, stop talking until you are represented by an attorney!
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