Hi-Point recently uploaded a video to YouTube of a carbine still in the works, and it’s one with a lot of demand. The company is working on a new carbine in 10mm Auto. The new carbine is called the 1095TS and Hi-Point says it’s “coming soon.” The final product may differ from the prototype in the video but it looks like a straightforward adaptation using Hi-Point’s basic — and very successful — design.
The new carbine is called the 1095 TS and Hi-Point says it’s “coming soon.” The final product may differ from the prototype in the video but it looks like a straightforward adaptation using Hi-Point’s basic — and very successful — design.
Since it’s chambered for 10mm the gun will use new magazines. Chances are that the rest of the gun will be compatible with other Hi-Point components including aftermarket parts.
Hi-Point is the leader in low-cost, semi-automatic pistol-caliber carbines. The company currently produces carbines in .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Given the growing popularity for 10mm carbines, it’s a smart addition to the catalog.
If it’s anything like their .40 S&W carbine it will have a 17.5-inch barrel, weigh 7 pounds and have a standard capacity of 10+1 rounds of 10mm Auto. Hi-Point has not released a price for the 1095TS.
The company isn’t planning to make a matching 10mm Auto pistol. Hi-Point’s handguns are all blowback; they don’t use a breech locking mechanism, just heavy slides. A blowback 10mm would have to be comically large to handle 10mm, which can be as powerful as .357 Magnum.
Hi-Point offers carbines by themselves, with alternate finishes and bundled with accessory packages. The MSRP on the standalone rifles varies by model but the most expensive is still just $349.
If they keep the MSRP of the 10mm in reach of the rest it will still be a hot seller. Even at $400 a 10mm carbine will cost half or even less than half of what other 10mm carbines run for.
People have built 10mm guns using .40-caliber firearms in the past. It’s possible to convert some guns to 10mm by reaming out the chamber and replacing the recoil springs with heavier parts.
Still, chances are that guns built around .40 S&W are not designed to withstand 10mm Auto. It’s better to get a carbine that’s intended for 10mm in the first place for a lot of reasons — even just warranty support. And these guns carry a lifetime, no-questions-asked warranty.
If you can’t wait until the 10mm Auto is released, you might want to check out Hi-Point’s Fall Sweepstakes. The company is giving away winner’s choice of a flat dark earth or olive drab carbine in .45 ACP.
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