“Hi-Point Firearms & MKS Supply, Inc., is known more for tough, reliable, accurate, low-cost guns than for ‘pretty’ guns, but now they have one that looks cool, too!” That, dear friends, is press release-speak for putting lipstick on a pig. I’m not saying that the Hi-Point carbine is the world’s ugliest rifle. It’s ONE of the world’s ugliest rifles. To be fair, it is cheap. Three Franklins and it’s yours. And it’s effective . . . enough. Back in the day TTAG chronicled the story of a Detroit Mom who successfully defended herself and her brood with a Hi-Point Carbine. As for this MKS Supply assertion – “All American-made Hi-Point Carbines are used by law enforcement worldwide and can easily match both the accuracy and reliability of more expensive carbines in the same caliber” – well, PR gotta PR. Make the jump for the full official announcement, revealing the carbine’s new colors: digital desert tan (shown above), woodland (subdued grey/green/brown/black combination), and a “fun screaming pink camo pattern.” We’ll get one for testing. No joke. OK, maybe a bit . . .
MKS Supply, Inc., Dayton, OH, June 2015–Hi-Point Firearms www.mkssupply.com is known more for tough, reliable, accurate, low-cost guns than for “pretty” guns, but now they have one that looks cool, too!
No more Henry Ford Model T policy of “you can have it any color as long as it is black.” The patterns are digital desert tan (shown below), woodland (subdued grey/green/brown/black combination), and a fun screaming pink camo pattern
The robust, all-weather molded polymer skeletonized stock is tough and lightweight. Hi-Point applies the camouflage in its newly-built hydro dipping facility, using a process proven for years by other major makers of hunting rifles and shotguns.
Hi-Point Carbines are ergonomically engineered for easy use. They have three top-side and forearm bottom Picatinny rails for optional vertical grips, lasers, optics, lights that Hi-Point offers at very low prices (and of course the rails will fit any other Picatinny-friendly attachments, including thermal or infrared).
Chambered in 9mm, .40S&W, and .45ACP, the Carbine’s longer barrel will typically increase handgun ammunition velocities between 80 and 200 FPS, making it an excellent gun for small game, plinking, home defense and law enforcement. Hi-Point carbines are even legal for deer in some states.
The simple blowback design reliably feeds ammunition from the single-stack magazine that is also designed to fit Hi-Point’s same- caliber semi-auto pistols.
All American-made Hi-Point Carbines are used by law enforcement worldwide and can easily match both the accuracy and reliability of more expensive carbines in the same caliber.
MSRP:Camo 9mm, $359 (Black, $297); Camo .40 S&W, $371 (Black, $315); Camo
.45ACP, $392 (Black, $330)
Stock: Molded heavy-duty polymer, with standard upper and lower Picatinny rails.
Barrel length: 16.5 inches (9mm); 17.5 inches (.40 and .45)
Overall length: 33 inches
Weight: 7.5 pounds.
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds (9mm and .40 S&W); 9 rounds (.45ACP)
Sight: Adjustable front post and adjustable rear (ghost ring)
Warranty: Lifetime on parts and labor
Factory options: Folding vertical grip, 4×32 scope, LASER, red dot sight and flashlight
MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive,
Dayton OH 45414