|The Hi-Point Carbine|
|Industry:||Hi-Point Fire Arms|
|Region of Origin:||United States|
|Cartridge:||9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP|
The Hi-Point carbine is a series of carbines chambered for 9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. They are very inexpensive, constructed using polymers and alloyed metals as much as possible, resulting in a reduction of production costs and sale price. It functions via a simple direct blowback action.
Developed during the now-defunct 1994 Federal assault weapons ban, the Hi-Point carbine comes with a ten-round magazine that fits into the pistol grip. With the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban in 2004, aftermarket fifteen-round magazines are now also available in most states. The proprietary magazines are only usable with Hi-Point firearms. The pistol-style magazines for the 4095 .40 S&W carbine are fully interchangeable with the Hi-Point .40 S&W pistol. No such compatibility was advertised by Hi-Point regarding the original 995 carbine and the 9mm Hi-Point C-9 pistol; owners of both designs have reported that they are not completely interchangeable. The shorter pistol magazine is not long enough to fit the carbine; however, the longer carbine magazine will fit into the pistol.
Despite its appearance, the Hi-Point carbine was developed for the civilian market and not specifically aimed at police department use. Nevertheless, it has been approved and purchased by a small number of local police departments that cannot easily afford to outfit all of their officers with more expensive long guns.
In the first quarter of 2009, a new model of the 995 carbine was released, the 995TS, which features a new stock and last round hold open. The TS model is slightly more expensive than the "995 Classic". The 4095 model in .40 S&W and the newest model, the Model 4595 in .45 ACP, are available only in the new TS configuration. As of September 2010, the "995 Classic" or "4095 Classic" are no longer featured on the Hi-Point website.
The carbine has proven popular, and has established a solid reputation as a plinking rifle or knockabout camp or truck gun. Some 28,000 were made and sold in 1998 alone, and it continues to sell well. After the success of the Model 995, the original 9mm version, the Model 4095 was created in the .40 S&W caliber. It shares much of the success of the Model 995. The newest model, the 4595TS, is poised to share in the success of its smaller-caliber siblings.
Hi-Point has developed a strong following despite the 'ugliness' of their products. A frequently heard epithet refers to the original Hi-Point configuration as "that Planet of the Apes gun." Their guns consistently score high in evaluations run by Gun Tests Magazine. All Hi-Point firearms include a lifetime "no questions asked" warranty that transfers to anyone who purchases a used Hi-Point firearm.
Hi-Point 995 with stock from Advanced Technology, Inc and 15 round magazine. The Hi-Point Carbine became more widely known after the Columbine High School massacre. Eric Harris, one of the two shooters, used a Model 995 during the shooting.
The Hi-Carbine both the 995, and the most upgraded versions were looted from Gunshops from all over New England during The Blitz on November 10th, 2011. The Carbine was mostly used by milita in occupied New England, mostly due to them being easy to find and less money to purchase online. The Carbine became mostly known following the end of the Koran Massacre on April 3rd, 2013 In Northern Main, where two sick perpetrators attacked civilians in a tech University in order to try and put the American people out of there misery from suffering Nazi Invasion, the 2 Perpetrators were killed by Germans about 49 minutes after the shooting had commenced.