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When does an HK look like a Hi-Point???

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Post #69.

I did a massive double-take. Hi-Points are all blow backs, and of course have massive slides as a result. I endure handling dozens of the things every month, so I know a lot more about them than I care to.

But the perspective in that photo is bizarre, to say the least...

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LSP, I went to your link without really comprehending what your post was saying, and I didn't catch the reference to #69. So, I went in blind, and just started scrolling through the pictures casually. As soon as I hit #69, it totally JUMPED off the page at me. It REALLY does bring Hi-Point to mind. At first, I felt almost sure that the pistol had been modified! After carefully looking at the picture, I think it is the camera which causes it to appear that way. Almost a fish-eye lens effect. . . sure does make one think Hi-Point though! Yuc!!!
 

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The 1st pic in #69 is taken w/ a very short focal length lens very close to the weapon. Not only does the slide look distortedly high, but, the frame gives the viewer the impression of receding toward the rear at the edges. The reason for this effect is that the difference in the distances between the lens and the point directly in front of the lens's center and that between the lens and the edges of the image area is large. Taken w/ a longer focal length from farther away, those two distances would be relatively closer to each other and would not show such apparent distortion. The overly large height of the slide compared to the grip indicates, too, that the pic was taken from closer to the slide's position than centered over, say, the trigger guard.
Yeah. . . what he said!
 
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