Hi-Point Introduces Hunter Series of Pistol Caliber Carbines

Hi-Point Firearms, makers of a the much-ridiculed budget handguns as well as the surprisingly popular and fun to shoot pistol caliber carbines, announced a series of new carbines. Dubbed the “Hunter Series”, these new pistol caliber carbines are chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP, feature a 1-5x scope, and come in two camouflage patterns.

Ohio-based Hi-Point Firearms has been making their 995 carbine series since the late ’90s, during the height of the Assault Weapons Ban of ’94. These heavy, not-quite-pretty carbines weren’t classified as an “assault weapon” thus became a way for civilians to have a pistol caliber plinker without running afoul of the law. Even some smaller police departments have adopted the Hi-Point Carbine as a duty long gun, with its economical sense and ease of use. Not to mention the lifetime, “no questions asked” warranty which covers repairs for the carbine forever, whether you’re the first owner or the fiftieth owner.

The new Hunter series adds a few new features to the line. All calibers come with the option of Woodland camo or a Desert Digital cam hydro-dipped finish on the polymer stock. The weatherproof, skeletonized buttstock also houses the internal recoil buffer, and a recoild pad also reduces the felt recoil of the carbine. Finally, the Hunter Series also features a Konus 1-5x 32mm variable power scope; not a bad optic for a pistol caliber carbine. Since all Hi-Point Carbines are +P rated, you can get some pretty hot rounds and really use that 5x magnification.

Features of Hi-Point Hunter Carbines:

  • All-weather, skeletonized stock
  • Sling, swivels and scope base
  • Internal recoil buffer in stock
  • Weaver style rails
  • Fully adjustable sights (rear peep & post front)
  • Quick on/off thumb safety
  • Konus 1.5-5×32 Scope covered by lifetime warranty
  • Grip-mounted mag release
  • All models are +P rated
  • 100% American-made parts and assembly
  • 10-shot magazine (45 caliber comes with a 9-round magazine)
  • FREE trigger lock
  • Last round bolt hold open
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    Specifications for the 40 S&W

    • Barrel length: 17.5″
    • Overall length: 32″
    • Weight: 7 lbs.
    • Sights: Fully-adjustable
    • Capacity: 10-shot magazine standard
    • Stock: All-weather, hydro-dipped molded polymer

    Specifications for the 45 ACP

      Barrel length: 17.5″

    • Overall length: 32″
    • Weight: 7 lbs.
    • strong>Sights: Fully-adjustable
    • Capacity: 9-shot magazine standard
    • Stock: All-weather, hydro-dipped molded polymer

    Specifications for the 9mm

    • Barrel length: 16.5″
    • Overall length: 31″
    • Weight: 6.25 lbs.
    • Sights: Fully-adjustable
    • Capacity: 10-shot magazine standard
    • Stock: All-weather, hydro-dipped molded polymer

    In a statement, Hi-Point clarified the purpose of their new Hunter series: “[We’re] not saying these will replace your traditional deer/elk rifles – we understand that many game animals should be hunted with more suitable calibers for many reasons
    however, there are parts of the country and game that fit nicely into the PCC round like Hogs/ coyote/ jackrabbits/ and yes in some situations and circumstances Deer where legal… That’s all – we aren’t trying to reinvent hunting here folks!” Hi-Point also shared some images of people having taken some deer with their carbines in previous years. This can be especially exciting to hunters in states that have straight-walled cartridge laws mandating for deer hunting.

    If you haven’t tried the Hi-Point carbine yet, then you might want to give it a go. You won’t find a better pistol caliber truck gun for the price. Think you might try the Hi-Point Hunter Series? Let us know in the comments.

    23 Comments On This Article

    1. I have owned the 9 mm woodland camo carbine for a few years now. I love it. Shoots great. Works every time. Not a single failer to feed. My son owns one and so do 3 of my friends. They all love them. Nice and accurate. Great price. Great gun.

    2. I have the 9mm carbine and it works great. I took it apart and polished the moving parts. I also did a crown job on the muzzle and increased it’s accuracy. It’s fun to shoot and accurate enough for me.

    3. I worked in a gun shop several years ago and there were two 9mm carbines for rental use on the range. I loaded one mag with 124 grain FMJ and one with 124 grain gold dot +P and put all of the rounds into a palm size area at 25 yards standing with iron sights. That same gun had over 3,000 rds thru it already.

    4. Frank Kubiak, ww2 Vet

      I have .45 ACP Hi-Point Carbine, Love it.In the service I frequently fired a Thompson Sub Machine Gun, It was necessary to fired in five round bursts because of muzzle climb, not so this beauty absolutely no felt recoil or muzzle jump Love it. I’m considering buying another, either .40 caliber or 9 MM.

    5. I have the 995 also……fun to shoot…….also the 9mm & 380 pistols…….never a hiccup with any of them……. the affordable price of the guns allows for more $$$ for ammo too….

    6. To the hordes of Tactisnobs out there. I’ve got Scars, Ali’s, Colts, 700’s, Barretts and I’m not gonna say the Hi point carbine is the equal of any but what I will say is that dollar for dollar you’re not gonna find a more dependable straight shooter than this cheap carbine. Happen to think it isn’t a bad looking rifle either. It’s actually my go to house gun. 45acp isn’t penetrating through drywall to harm family in other rooms like 5.56 and I don’t know about you but I don’t want to get hit with a 900 fps 45 caliber round!

      • I used to shoot these loads in my 1911 and in my wife Astra A-100. Most people don’t like the recoil, all handloads the +P’s 185 gr @ 1050 fps puts energy @ 453 fps. The 255 gr load was never clocked but the book said 700 fps which would have translated to 277 fps, which doesn’t same very high (those were shot in a 5″ pistol). But you most remember in a carbine you add about 50 fps per 1″ of barrel. I wouldn’t hesitate to shoot a deer with either load (but not past 100 yds and not over 200lbs).

      • True enough. BUT … the carbines hit where they’re pointed and they always go “BANG!” when you pull the trigger. Excellent accuracy, 100% reliability, use lethal ammo for critters with four – or two – legs. For home defense, more likely to stay inside your own dwelling after pulping the Bad Guy. Great gun, especially for the price!

    7. Robert M. (maddog)

      I have one of the 45 cal. carbine, let just say this about it. Out of the box, the sights were right on the money, no jams, & no miss fires, no F T F. All in all I love love it & I won’t get of it. I also have the C-9mm & the 45 ACP, & I love to, the worked the same way out of the box.

    8. I have 3 9mm guns from the time frame of 2000, have never had a jam or mis-feed on any of them after having fired over 1,000 rounds of many different ammo brands. Love them and my daily carry is either the 9mm or the 45cal, depending on thee time of year and weather.

    9. I have two 9mm carbines, one by Keltec and the other by Freedom Ordnance. The reason for these two is because of the pistol magazine that they both use. Both use the Glock magazines. Sighted both in at 25 meters with iron sights and they are dead-on at 100 meters. I was considering the Hi-Point as an additional purchase but they use “their own” magazines. They have Hi-Point for rent at the range I go to. Will try one but probably will not purchase because of the magazines.

    10. I have had a 9mm Carbine for 10 yrs I love it so much I bought the 45 Carbine 3 yrs ago sweet shooting weapons not a jam ever with either one. Two of my sons own 9MM Carbines too.

    11. Butt ugly affordability that actually works well, good for those times and places you don’t want to take your high value toys into.

    12. I bought a 40 S&W in woodland last year. This thing was dead on right out of the box. I was shooting 180 gr FMJ federal ammo. I first shot at 25 yards thinking this pistol caliber would only be good from that range. Then moved out to 50 and was still dead on. Moved out to 100 thinking there is no way it would hit from this distance, had to aim just slightly high a few inches and this thing had a 4 inch 10 round group at 100 YARDS. Unbelievable!!! I’m a believer!