Justin at Way of The Multigun received his free Hi-Point. It has begun. I'm anxiously awaiting his follow-up posts and I hope his gun stays in one piece
Personally I'd never buy a Hi-Point, especially with the plethora of cheap com-bloc pistols floating around out there. Weer'd and I handled them at the NRA convention and they were laughable. They're like big, ungainly toys, but at least the Hi-Point rep at the convention was hilarious in his enthusiasm for the brand.
As for Hi-Point, take a look at this thread. The slide material does not look like something I'd trust to contain an explosion. Look at how porous the metal is. Sure, any gun can kaboom, but you don't often see a slide fracture like that.