Hi-Point has an entry into the carbine market which is a bit more powerful than some of the carbines being manufactured by other companies right now. With the slightly larger ammunition, this carbine can be used for some unexpected tasks in some areas.
The Hi-Point carbine is a 7 pound firearm with a 17.5″ barrel length and an overall length of 32″. It comes with a 10-shot magazine standard. Duncan Johnson, though, has some interesting details about this carbine:
At only $389.99, this new carbine will shoot with much higher dollar carbines and of course will send the bullet just as fast. Hi-Point began work on this project in the spring of 2017 due to customer demand for an affordable carbine platform chambered in this powerful pistol cartridge.
When a 10mm round is fired from a barrel several inches longer than a handgun, the velocity, range and energy really jumps up, making this carbine so powerful it’s even legal for big game hunting in some states.
“This new carbine chambered for the potent 10mm cartridge will make a lot of buyers happy,” says MKS president Charles Brown. “Tough, reliable and accurate, it fills the bill for a robust, reliable and accurate firearm that delivers excellent performance.”
Just think about that for a moment: a carbine that you can use for big game hunting in some areas. I know some hunters who will be interested in researching if they can use this where they live.
Also, while Hi-Point takes a beating from some folks due to their budget conscious designs and price points, many people like the value of these firearms, and, thus, the company continues to sell firearms to the value-shopping marketplace.
Regardless of your previous thoughts on Hi-Point firearms, if you’re looking for a good value on a carbine, this may be the firearm for you to look at.