Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo Review

HI-POINT JHP PINK CAMO 45

Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP High Impact Pink Camo Pistol

The very budget-friendly Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo. This unique firearm boasts a distinctive pink camouflage pattern that sets it apart. But does its performance match its eye-catching style? In this Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo Review, we’ll look in-depth at the Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo and evaluate its features. We look at features and overall value to help you decide if it’s the right gun for your needs. So, let’s dive in and see if this budget-friendly handgun is worth the hype.

About Hi-Point

Hi-Point Firearms is an American firearms manufacturer founded in 1992. Their headquarters are in Mansfield, Ohio. The company produces affordable firearms, particularly pistols, and carbines.

Hi-Point Firearms Logo

The founder of Hi-Point Firearms, Tom Deeb, had previously worked in the aerospace industry. He applied his knowledge of materials and manufacturing techniques to create a line of firearms that could be produced inexpensively. The company’s first firearm, the Hi-Point 9mm pistol, was introduced in 1994.

Hi-Point Firearms quickly gained a reputation for producing firearms at a low cost, and the company’s products became popular among budget-conscious gun owners. However, the company has also been criticized for the design and appearance of its firearms, and some have described them as “ugly” or “clunky.”

Despite this criticism, Hi-Point Firearms has continued to expand its product line and has introduced several new firearms over the years, including the JHP 45 ACP pistol and the 995TS carbine. The company has also made efforts to improve the appearance and ergonomics of its firearms.

Today, Hi-Point Firearms remains a popular choice among budget-conscious gun owners.

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo Pistol

The Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP is a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Hi-Point Firearms. It is chambered in the .45 ACP cartridge and features a 9+1 capacity magazine. The gun has a polymer frame and a steel slide, and weighs approximately 35 ounces.

Hi-Point JHP

The Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP is known for its affordability and reliability. It is a popular choice among budget-conscious gun owners. However, it is also known for its heavy recoil and relatively low accuracy compared to other firearms in its class.

We’ll take a close look at this handgun and give you our 2 cents.

Unbox

For this Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo Review, the firearm arrived in a HI-PIONT branded cardboard box. Upon opening the box, the pistol’s colors jump right out at you. They are bright and vibriant.

The box includes the pistol, a magazine, and a user manual.

Overall, unboxing a Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP is what you would expect from a firearm that retails for $248 and can be found in many places online 30% cheaper.

Getting to know Hi-Point JHP

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo is a variant of the Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP pistol that features a unique pink camouflage finish on the slide and frame.

Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo is a semi-automatic pistol chambered in the .45 ACP cartridge. It has a 9+1 capacity magazine and features a polymer frame and a steel slide. The gun also has a 4.5-inch barrel and weighs approximately 35 ounces.

Like other Hi-Point firearms, the JHP Pink Camo is affordable.

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo is a unique and eye-catching variant of the popular JHP 45 ACP pistol. While it may not be the right choice for those who prioritize function over form.

Specifications

  • MANUFACTURER: Hi-Point
  • FAMILY: JHP 45 Series
  • MODEL: JHP 45
  • TYPE: Semi-Auto Pistol
  • ACTION: Striker Fired
  • CALIBER/GAUGE: 45 ACP
  • FINISH: Pink Camo
  • FRAME: Polymer Frame
  • STOCK/GRIPS: Pink Camo
  • BARREL: 4.5″
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 7.75″
  • CAPACITY: 9+1
  • OF MAGAZINES: 1
  • MAG DESCRIPTION: 9 rd.
  • SIGHTS: 3-Dot Adjustable Rear
  • WEIGHT: 35 oz.
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3.25 lbs.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Manual Thumb Safety
  • ADDL INFO: +P Rated
  • ADDL INFO: Magazine Disconnect Safety
  • MFG MODEL NO: 34510PI
  • UPC: 752334010100
  • MSRP: $248.00

Barrel & Slide

The barrel of the JHP is 4.5 inches long and made of steel. It features six grooves with a right-hand twist, which helps to stabilize the bullet as it travels down the barrel. The barrel is finished with a black coating, that provides a durable and corrosion-resistant surface.

Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP slide and barrel

The slide of the JHP is also made of steel and is finished with a unique pink camouflage pattern. The slide is clunky to operate and the slide stop on the JHP is manually operated. To lock the slide back, you’ll pull the slide back until you align the notch on the slide with the safety.

There are rear slide serrations to assist with moving the slide back.

Finish

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo features a unique finish on the slide and frame that sets it apart visually from other firearms on the market. The finish is designed to be bright, stylish, and durable and is applied using a unique process that is supposed to ensure long-lasting protection. Even if I was a fan of pink, this would be overdone to me.

Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP Pink Camo finish

The finish on the JHP Pink Camo is a pink camouflage pattern that covers both the slide and the firearm’s frame. The design features a combination of pink, black, and gray tones that create a distinctive look. The finish is applied using a hydro-dipping process. It involves submerging the parts in a water bath with a printed film that adheres to the surface. The parts are then coated with a transparent protective layer for added durability and protection.

In addition to its unique appearance, the finish on the JHP Pink Camo is durable and resistant to wear and tear. Hydro-dipping provides a consistent and uniform finish less prone to chipping or peeling than traditional paint or coatings. The transparent protective layer also helps to prevent scratches and other damage to the finish.

If you are a huge fan of pink you will likely think this handgun hits the high point (I couldn’t resist).

Frame

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo has a polymer frame that is supposed to be both lightweight and durable. It’s not, the Hi-Point JHP 45 comes in just over 2 pounds. It’s definitely not the heaviest .45 on the market but it’s also nowhere near the lightest.

Hi-Point JHP

The frame of the JHP Pink Camo is designed to be comfortable to hold and easy to operate. It’s not, I have above-average size hands and it felt big to me. Not uncontrollably big and not overall uncomfortable but, “keeping it real”, it felt bearable.

Hi-Point in hand

The polymer frame of the JHP Pink Camo is durable and resistant to wear and tear. It is a polymer, that is both impact-resistant and corrosion-resistant. This helps to ensure that the firearm can withstand heavy use and exposure to harsh environments.

With the thickness of the grips, I found the magazine release to be a bit more of a reach than I would like. It is not a firearm I would want to do magazine drop drills with.

Grips

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo grips are designed to be comfortable and provide a secure hold on the firearm. They are not, they are a miss. I found myself a bit puzzled. Why you would make a handgun in a bright vibrant pink, that is going to most likely appeal more to a female demographic and then have grips that are so wide they exclude a number of hands in that group?

In fairness, shooting two-handed most people would not take issue to the size of these grips and the weight of this handgun. I doubt they would call it comfortable to shoot.

The grips on the JHP Pink Camo are polymer. They are finished with a pink camouflage pattern that matches the slide and frame of the firearm. They feature lightly textured surfaces. The grip angle feels natural.

Magazine

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo has a detachable single-stack magazine designed to hold nine rounds of .45 ACP ammunition. It is made of steel with a black coating. It is easy to load and unload and has a thumb tab to assist with loading.

Hi-Point-JHP-45 and magazine

The magazine release on the JHP Pink Camo is located by the trigger of the grip, on the left-hand side of the firearm. It is a bit more of a reach than some will like and it is typically activated with the user’s thumb or index finger. Although small-handed people may think to try a selfie stick (that was a joke).

Safety’s

The Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP High Impact Pink Camo features multiple safety mechanisms to prevent accidental discharge and ensure safe firearm operation.

The JHP Pink Camo has a manual thumb safety located on the left-hand side of the firearm, near the rear of the slide. The safety prevents the gun from firing until the user disengages it. It has an audible click to indicate when it is in the safe or fire position.

The JHP has a magazine disconnect safety. This won’t allow the firearm to be fired when the magazine is removed.

Sights

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo features fixed sights designed to provide accurate and reliable aiming for the user. The sights feel small for the slide but do give a pretty good sight picture.

The JHP Pink Camo has a front sight post fixed in place. The front sight is steel with a black coating and a bright yellow dot. The rear sight of the JHP Pink Camo is also fixed. It is U-shaped, made of steel, and is finished with a black coating and two red dots.

Trigger

The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo features a single-action trigger. I am pretty particular about triggers and was not a fan of the Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP trigger. It is not overall heavy and doesn’t have a ton of travel. In fact, there are many more expensive guns with more trigger travel, and a lot heavier pull weight.

I could not think of another handgun that had the same feel trigger pull.

The trigger pull to me, felt “toyish”. I have talked to many, many friends, family, and gunsmiths over the years and many agree there are negatives to this handgun. With that in mind, I seldom hear that this is an unreliable gun, most say it is a workhorse and will be reliable when shooting.

It is smooth and consistent, providing a reliable and accurate trigger pull for the user.

Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo Review Wrap

Before I begin, I would like to say, I have a 9mm HI-POINT 995 Carbine and it’s a beast. Crazy reliable, fun to shoot and well worth the money. To me the Hi-Point JHP 45 ACP High Impact Pink Camo is a miss.

Wow! I almost don’t know where to begin. I think I already pointed out a number of things on this gun that I am not a fan of, so I will try not to be redundant. There are people who will appreciate the unique and eye-catching pink camouflage finish. Since it’s been my possession, it’s happened multiple times, “Ohhh, I love that pink camo”, I’ve heard it more than once.

I don’t see this as a functional handgun for concealed carry. I don’t see this as a gun you will be taking to the range running drills with. Finally, I would not suggest this gun to someone looking to consistently improve their marksmanship or shooting skill set.

In my opinion, the people who are best suited for this firearm are:

  • Someone on a very fixed income that feels they want a firearm in the home to protect themselves or their family. Even in this scenario, I recommend going to the range to get comfortable shooting.
  • Someone who may have the means but doesn’t prioritize spending money on a firearm but would like to have one.

There are more but just versions of these two examples. It’s my understanding that HI-POINT sells a considerable amount of this model handgun. There must be a number of people that have use for it. More than almost any other blog I’ve written, I would really appreciate your thoughts on this one, in the comments below. Especially the folks that bought or have experience with the

Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo FAQs

Is the Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo easy to disassemble and clean?

Yes, the Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo is relatively easy to disassemble and clean. The process involves removing the magazine and then using the takedown pin to separate the slide from the frame.

Can I use +P ammunition in the Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo?

No, The Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo handles standard pressure .45 ACP ammunition.

Does the Hi-Point JHP Pink Camo come with a warranty?

Yes, Hi-Point Firearms offers a lifetime warranty on all of their firearms, including the JHP Pink Camo. The warranty covers any defects in materials or craftsmanship and is transferrable to subsequent owners.

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  • Michael Hodgdon

    A firearm, shooting, outdoor, and hunting enthusiast for over 35 years. Thank you all for the suggestions on topics you would like to see; we'll keep posting as you keep sending them in. Please comment; we will try to answer all comments quickly.

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