Hi-Point Teases Fans with 10mm Auto Carbine Prototype

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.

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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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  • Zupglick September 22, 2017, 8:25 pm

    I want .44 MAG!!

  • bjg September 22, 2017, 7:50 pm

    Have had a .40 S&W Hi-Point for years , never had any problems Though not recommended I’ve fired hundreds of 170gr. cast bullets (.38/40) bullet through it.. but 135 gr HP really set cans and water jugs flying. Good cheap fun gun.

  • Merlin September 22, 2017, 7:47 pm

    HighPoint FANS? Really?

  • WiscoGunner September 22, 2017, 11:29 am

    I have this carbine in 40SW. It is reliable and fun to shoot except for the gasses that drift back into your face. You can see a little of this in the video of the 10MM prototype. This is a compact carbine so there is no way to prevent it. Just gets a bit noxious after awhile.

    I also have the Hi-Point 45acp pistol with the hideously cool green slide and bizarre plastic-swirl grips…my ugly brick gun–which I enjoy showing off to friends. It has never had a malfunction and it is surprisingly accurate. Due to the weight of the slide, the recoil is negligible. And, if I run out of ammo, it can be used as a club or impact weapon if thrown at the bad guy.

    Hi-Point will never win many trophies for style points, but for reliability, affordability and a great warranty, they can’t be beat. I would like to test the ballistics of the 10mm carbine when it comes out.

    • gary sheldon September 22, 2017, 1:15 pm

      they need a good warranty and they last a long time. Some say that is because they are in the repair shop a lot. The only one a friend had was 9mm and it stove piped all the time , was brand new and he did have no limp wrist .

      • wiscogunner September 22, 2017, 2:18 pm

        Like I said, they have a great warranty so just send it back and they either fix it or replace it with new. Hopefully your friend took the time to send it back. Every manufacturer has a few lemons.

        • Mikial September 22, 2017, 7:04 pm

          To be honest, you don’t even need to send them back. I had an issue with a 4595 carbine, and I just called them. I was connected with a knowledgeable tech very quickly who discussed the issue, accurately diagnosed the problem, and had replacement parts and a well written guide on how to install them in the mail the next day. I installed the parts as per the instructions and it works great now. A few years ago I had a Hi-Point .380 I bought at a yard sale. I was cleaning it one day and lost a spring through my own mistake. I called the factory and they sent a spring out the next day, no questions asked. I put a thousand rounds through that little gun getting ready for an Iraq contract before giving it to a step-daughter so she and her wimp husband would have a gun in the house. It was a very solid and reliable gun.

  • charles baker September 22, 2017, 10:38 am

    It’s about time. 10mm is making a comeback and HI-Point is a good reliable platform for such a caliber.

  • srsquidizen September 22, 2017, 7:44 am

    Several things make Hi-Points popular. They’re good enough that lots of people whose collection includes expensive guns own a couple of them. They’re a simple, clever, reliable design that (a) takes far fewer man-hours to leave the factory with QC at an acceptable level and (b) doesn’t doesn’t make minimal weight or elegant finish a high priority. So they’re cheap.
    Another plus for chewing targets at the range or just plinking around is that both the handguns and carbines use common pistol calibers that are in plentiful supply, sold everywhere, and relatively cheap as center-fire cartridges go. Don’t know if one that needs more expensive ammo will be a hit or not. If you just want a tad more wallop use +P which all HiPoints are rated for.

  • DrThunder88 September 22, 2017, 3:59 am

    It would be great if Hi-point would stop making these guns use their proprietary, single-stack magazines. A carbine that takes Glock 20 or EAA Witness magazines would be so much better.

    • Dr Motown September 22, 2017, 8:44 am

      The KRISS Vector comes in 10mm and is compatible with Glock mags

    • Andrew September 22, 2017, 8:48 am

      Lot easier to keep a gun legal in most states by keeping the magazine count capped at 10.
      Plus, that’d raise the price by making the blaster more complicated needing a bigger, yet at the same time, slimmer, grip to hold the magazine.

    • William M. Quirk September 22, 2017, 11:16 am

      I WOULD BUY ONE OR TWO CARBINES IF THEY USED GLOCK MAGS !

      • Pistol Cal September 24, 2017, 8:40 pm

        TNW Aero Survival Rifle takes Glock mags. They are chambered in several calibers. 9mm, 357 Sig, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, and 10mm. Best of all,,,, it isn’t a Hi Point.

    • WiscoGunner September 22, 2017, 11:31 am

      I concur!

    • KBSacto September 22, 2017, 6:11 pm

      MechTech makes a Glock 20 “upper” that slides onto the G20 gripframe, with a small added locking block to make it work. It runs around $600. Here is the link: mechtechsys.com.

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