Sources tell Gun Nuts Media that Hi-Point is currently in sponsorship negotiations to bring Tim on board as a sponsored shooter. A source within Hi-Point speaking on condition of anonymity expressed great satisfaction with the series of articles on the Hi-Point C9 Gun Nuts ran in 2012 and the interest it generated in their products.
“When Gun Nuts revealed that our products work flawlessly held sideways, it was a complete game changer. The marketing writes itself. We’re looking to take advantage of the good publicity and expand the brand’s reputation by showcasing the excellent accuracy and sideways function of our pistols in the shooting sports. We figure it’s time that the shooting world took note of how things really work on the street, and we believe having Hi-Point sponsored shooters running stages in the Hi-Point Position (currently being trademarked) will dominate the field. We relish the opportunity to take those snooty Taurus shooters down a peg or two.”
When asked why Tim was selected out of the Gun Nuts roster, Hi-Point sources cited his ground-breaking work with the pistol as the primary reason. “But,” the source added “…that incredible rock-star quality hair didn’t hurt either. We’re looking to expand our sales to female shooters and we figure that with his hair’s demonstrated ability to drive women into making bad decisions, having it on our side couldn’t hurt.”
For his part, Tim seems to be excited about the prospect of shooting for Team Hi-Point.
“I’m thrilled.” Tim said in our exclusive Gun Nuts interview. “It’s not every day that you get the chance to do something really innovative in the firearms world or the shooting sports. Running stages in the Hi-Point Position is something you don’t see in competition circles, and it’s sure to make a dramatic impact on all who witness it.”
We asked Tim about the reliability of the Hi-Point lineup seen in the Gun Nuts series and whether he believed that would pose any difficulty with competition.
“Well that’s just tactical. It’s real. In real life you experience problems like buying a pistol that doesn’t want to let you insert a new magazine half the time. In the real world you don’t get to sit around and cry about it. You have to deal. Right then, right there, you have to fix the problem and drive on. The core problem with the shooting sports today is their lack of reality. In real life you don’t get to go through a situation beforehand and plan how you’re going to handle it. The prospect of having a complete inability to change magazines during a stage will force me to be as creative as I would have to be on the street. To complete the stage I might have to draw one of the seven knives I’m carrying and throw them at the target. Or maybe if it’s a really close target it makes more sense to chuck my gun over the berm as a distraction, charge the target, take it to the ground, and put it in a choke hold.”
Tim brushed aside concerns about whether or not the rules of IPSC/USPSA actually allowed competitors to stab or choke out targets in lieu of shooting them.
“I’m sure somebody will complain, but that’s to be expected. I mean, the first time somebody shows up at nationals, experiences a malfunction, charges the target, and then ginsus it with a quality blade, the disbelief will be clearly visible on everyone’s face. They’ll instantly recognize that how aggressively one deals with a malfunction is way more important than the timer fetish they have going on right now. Being introduced to dynamic critical incident resolution will turn the shooting sports back to their more practical roots as the wisdom of this new approach sinks in. I fully expect to be met with skepticism and even efforts to undermine me by the establishment shooters. A lot of people have tremendous emotional investment in becoming the next Bob Vogel and I have no doubt they’ll raise all sorts of cane about trivial technicalities like whether or not I actually hit the target, or whether or not it’s a violation of square-range safety rules to Frisbee a handgun. It may take time, but I’m confident my view will prevail.”
In the stodgy world of competitive shooting where there’s never anything interesting happening or any juicy gossip, this is sure to knock the rust and cobwebs off of the rumor mills. An anonymous source at Gun Nuts HQ intimated that the controversy over the Hi-Point Position’s effectiveness, Tim’s Totally-Tactical Dynamic Critical Tactical Operator Tactics shooting system (also currently being trademarked), and Tim’s somewhat unusual demand that the sponsorship from Hi-Point be paid no less than 50% in, and we quote, “time with the finest Estonian call-girls” is sure to make for excellent blog fodder for months.
“I’m really stoked because now I don’t have to hire new writers or wear any more skirts to generate content.” the anonymous source said. “The stories will practically write themselves.”
Stay tuned to Gun Nuts for more on this story as it develops…