Hi-Point Firearms Temporarily Shuts Down

A Hi-Point JHP 45 pistol with snakeskin grips

Ohio’s Hi-Point has been making a line of popular and economical semi-auto handguns and carbines but is putting production on hold this week. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Ohio-based Hi-Point Firearms announced Tuesday they have chosen to voluntarily shut down and perform preventative work for a week.

The budget gun maker, centered in the Dayton area since 1995, is currently exempt from closure requirements under the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home orders but has elected to close its doors briefly to allow Hi-Point employees time off to self-quarantine and be with their families.

“We are all on a steep learning curve, but we will win this thing– Americans are winners, always have been,” said Hi-Point in a statement. “We the people will pull through this mess. So, from all of us at Hi-Point Firearms and MKS Supply, LLC, please use care, stay isolated, keep clean, enjoy the new adventure, and god bless.”

The company is set to re-open its facility on April 6.

Hi-Point is not the only U.S. gun maker feeling the pinch. So far this month, CZ-USA, Dan Wesson, Kimber, and Remington have all met with a curtailment of their operations, although primarily chalked up to being classified as “non-essential” businesses by their local or state governments.


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