Fernando,I have just started reading your book and I have to say it is one of the best "survival" books I have read. I have discovered that too many people write about surviving the collapse of society, zombies and the Apocalypse. Yet, I have often wondered how these authors can provide advice about something they have never experienced?Anyway, this leads me to my question. I am on a limited budget and cannot afford a AR15, Glock or similar firearm. I was wondering of you have had any experience with the Hi-point Carbines? In my area I can get one for under 350.00 which is much less than a Glock. I currently own a shotgun for home defense. But I figure a 9mm carbine would work very well for home defense.Thanks,Javier
Thanks Javier, I’m glad to read that you like my book.
You’ll probably read soon enough what I wrote about guns and what setup would be suited for most people. A handgun for self-defense will be the first weapon to buy and learn to shoot well. Defense should be your first priority. Later you could add a 22LR carbine if you want something to put food on the table or an AK or AR to round up your defensive battery.
I know what you’re thinking. You have enough money to buy something nice, and yes, the Hi-Point carbine is an ok gun. Trust me I’ve been before where you are now. I must have bought dozens of guns that way. Enough money for a gun but a couple hundred bucks short of THE gun that I really want it.
Having been in that situation many times before, my advice is to keep saving and get a used Glock or similar high quality/high reliability handgun. Even if you buy the Hi-Point, you’ll still be without a handgun and you’ll have to start saving up all over again. That’s how you end up with half a dozen guns that are of poor or average quality, you end up with a couple Hi-points and two or three Taurus revolvers.
You have a shotgun already which is better than a Hi-Point 9mm carbine for home defense anyway, so its not as if you’re unarmed while you keep saving up for a used Glock.
Keep saving and buy a Glock 17. It is easier to shoot well, extremely reliable and if it ever comes to that it has a great resale value.