Hi-Point Touts Toughness, Affordability of Pistol & Carbine Combo

Who needs pretty when you got toughness and a lifetime warranty?

Success in business is sometimes about recognizing precisely who or what you are.  Getting caught up trying to be someone or something else can really set you back.  Hi-Point Firearms not only knows who they are, they embrace who they are.  This was evident in a recent press release in which the company touted their strengths while not worrying about their perceived weaknesses (many consumers view their guns as ugly).

“There are a few folks left in the country who cannot or will NOT spend $600.00-$1,500.00 for a handgun or $895.00-$1,600.00 for a carbine,” said Hi-Point.  “And, if one were to desire a matching combo from the same company–that can really get painful if even available. Hi-Point makes this all possible!”

Hi-Point goes on to say that one can buy a pistol in .45 ACP and a carbine in the same caliber for $189 and $349, respectively.  Note, that’s MSRP pricing!

SEE ALSO: Hi-Point Shows Off 10mm Carbine (It’s Under $400!) – SHOT Show 2018

“The result is a great robust, accurate, hard hitting, cost effective magazine compatible combination gun set at a FULL RETAIL of only $538 that is warranted for life to the gun (not just the original buyer),” said Hi-Point.

That’s quite a value proposition.

“Affordable Hi-Point firearms are intentionally not cute little pretty guns,” they continued. “Hi-Points can be tossed in a tackle box or in a pickup floor without the owner breaking into tears. And who cares about holster wear–this is America’s working man’s gun (ladies too of course).”

I like that.  Hi-Points aren’t safequeens.  They’re beaters.  They were born to be used.  Nice to see Hi-Point boldly standing in their truth.  Wish more manufacturers would follow suit.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • LEADFOOT320 October 12, 2018, 11:31 am

    When I bought my 9mm, there was a man in the store picking up a 1911 custom 45 for over $1600 he had ordered. He saw my 9mm HP and said he had 4 of them ! 1 in his car, truck, boat and 4 wheeler. When he didn’t have his carry gun, he was still; ARMED ! And if it was stolen it was not a big loss.
    My 9mm is ugly, heavy, not enough ammo, BUT IT IS A GREAT HOUSE GUN ! THAT GOES BANG EVERY TIME !I like shooting it. I have a smaller 8mm carry gun that is lighter, easier to conceal, and holds more ammo. BUT for fun shooting and accuracy I choose my HP every time !

  • Kelly May 25, 2018, 9:43 pm

    I bought a 9mm Hi Point pistol 3 years ago on GunsAmerica.com because it was cheap and the reviews ranged from “bury it in the desert to not pretty but accurate and goes bang EVERY time. I wanted to find out for myself. It is accurate and will go bang every time no matter what you feed it. I have even won two boxes of ammo from a friend who shot better with my Hi Point than he he did with his own expensive daily carry. If you are on a tight budget, if you have a family to protect and are not sensitive to comments from snotty friends, this pistol is a great tool. The warranty is just what they say it is, since my mag release was broken when I bought it used and they sent me the replacement part for free, it is unconditional. By the way a buddy ceracoated it for me in OD green and it does look better.

  • Michael M May 25, 2018, 1:34 pm

    I want to get a carbine version in 10mm!

  • Vaughn Winslett May 25, 2018, 11:56 am

    They always work.

  • John Bibb May 25, 2018, 11:42 am

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    HP has a nice choice of calibers. However–I still like my modern clone of the WW2 era .30 cal M1 Carbine!
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    Get back to me when HP makes a carbine in this great cartridge. With modern Hornady FTX expanding ammo–way better than 9mm, 10mm, or .45 ACP. And the WW2 carbine designs are very good also–folding stock if you want a smaller rifle, and old school steel and wood for old doofuses like me.
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    John Bibb
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  • Jim Yarbray May 25, 2018, 8:30 am

    Regardless of the nay-sayers, Hi-Points kick butt. I have them in .380, 9mm, and .45. My wife preferred their .380 to her Bersa 9mm (which I eventually traded for an East German Makarov). Shooting my .380 even influenced my ex-wife to buy one. I have yet to shoot my Hi-Point 9mm carbine.

  • Bryan McColl May 25, 2018, 7:50 am

    I’ve got the 9mm carbine. I love it. I go to the range and take 10 extra mags. When I get done shooting people come look to see what I have. Then they say, damn, I’ve gotta get one of those.

  • Wayne May 25, 2018, 7:49 am

    What a PAIN to dissasemble/reassemble for cleaning! But is extremely accurate.

  • Wayne May 25, 2018, 7:46 am

    I have the .45 carbine,Yes ugly,heavy and the controls are on the wrong side,Hard to pull the bolt back to a locking position .But Man this thing is super accurate!

  • NRSNick09 May 25, 2018, 7:43 am

    I absolutely love my 9mm carbine. I can afford what I please, but still like to shoot the silly thing whenever I can. It never stops. Hadn’t cleaned it, intentionally, for 3 years and still works and shoots straight. Try that with anything else. I am looking forward to High Tower Armory’s release of a bullpup stock kit for it as well. I know,…lipstick on a pig,…but, it looks pretty nice and does change out the spongy trigger as well I believe.

  • DrThunder88 May 25, 2018, 4:07 am

    They’d be fantastic if only they accepted any of the commonly available double stack pistol magazines for their respective chamberings. The pistols and carbines both would benefit from that.

  • Greg May 25, 2018, 2:52 am

    I gotta say, these weapons just plain old WORK! I have a pistol in 9mm that I have just tossed around, and it fires every time. I’ve run over 3000 rounds of bad ammo, good ammo, and everything in between with NO jams or misfires. Not bad for a gun I picked up for 90 bucks!

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