After two years in development, High Tower Armory is excited to say that their MBS 95 bullpup conversion kit for Hi-Point carbines is now shipping. They offer bullpup conversion kits for all five base model Hi-Point carbines in .380 ACP through 10mm Auto.
Due to high demand, the High Tower is shipping their MBS 95 — Modular Bullpup System — a little differently. They are shipping in batches to customers signed up for the company newsletter.
“So far things have been very positive and we are extremely thankful for everyone who has purchased and continues to wait patiently for their chance to order by signing up for our newsletter,” said High Tower’s Andy Wentzel. “We’re hoping to get through everyone within the next few months.”
To get in line for your kit, head over to the High Tower website and sign up with your email address at the bottom of the page. When you receive your notification, you can select your kit color and cartridge.
People who sign up for the newsletter are getting some pre-order treatment with a nice little discount. The MSRP for the conversion kits will be $274 but newsletter orders are just $249.
Developing these kits wasn’t easy. “There were many challenges while working on this project, but that’s true no matter the type of project when dealing with something of this scope,” said Wentzel. “It’s an enormous undertaking to make something that needs to retroactively fit hundreds of thousands of guns from the past 23 years, in five different calibers and in several different variations.”
“There are always the little surprises that crop up whenever you work with a manufactured item,” he added. “Nothing ever runs exactly like it shows in the CAD file, and it can take several attempts to work around some of those manufacturing limitations. That’s a big reason for why it took us so long to release.”
High Tower went with a modular design that allows for fast field-stripping is seconds. The stock is fully-ambidextrous with a reversible forward charging handle, magazine release and shell deflector for left-hand use. The charging handle is non-reciprocating and can be used as a manual bolt lock. The stock is M-Lok compatible with eight slots on the forend for accessories and sling mounts. The kit also sports 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock Picatinny rails.
The glass-filled nylon stock houses CNC-machined aluminum rails and bedding blocks. It has an internal recoil reduction system and an adjustable trigger linkage. The aluminum parts are hard-anodized and the steel components have a Melonite finish for the best wear and corrosion resistance.
The kits use standard and aftermarket Hi-Point magazines. The kits add a couple of ounces to the carbines but that comes with the added functionality.
“The effects of any additional weight added are more than negated while shooting by the balance of the bullpup design,” said Wentzel. “It can be fired one handed both comfortably and accurately because of the even balance and weight distribution.”
The development process took a while to complete but High Tower is very happy with the bullpup kit. “When we announced this product … we couldn’t have imagined the outpouring of support, interest and demand,” he said.
“It has been a whirlwind and we are so appreciative and blessed by what we’ve seen,” said Wentzel. “We cannot say thank you enough to all who have waited and continued to wait.”