Just when you thought it couldn't have gotten any more bizarro when it comes to caliber variants, Hi--Point comes along and releases a Carbine chambered in .380 ACP. Now it is apparent that folks will buy just about anything if the price is right. Obviously, that is their selling point. We have provided their full release, which shows exactly what the angle is on this "beauty". Wait, they clearly point out its ugly, but fun. If blowing dough on .380 rounds is fun.
Finally, a fun, tough .380 carbine that almost anyone can afford! The Hi-Point Carbine is the same size as its larger-bore brothers in 9mm, .40S&W, and .45 ACP and it's hard shooting, accurate and almost recoil-free.
Its 16.5-inch barrel will launch .380 bullets as hard and fast as a full-power 9mm handgun, maybe even harder (when you add several inches of barrel over that of a handgun, you gain 100-150 feet per second higher velocity and possibly more with hot or +P loads). With the added velocity performance the .380's effective range (the distance a shooter can expect to get reliable on-target hits) is extended to a couple hundred yards.
For owners of Hi-Point .380 caliber pistols, this is a true made-in-heaven deal; both guns use the same ten-round magazines! Don't have a Hi-Point .380? Buy both the carbine and the pistol for less than half the price of one too-pretty-to-use semi-auto pistol.
The Hi-Point .380 Carbine is not a fancy $1,200+ foreign carbine, but it is more robust than those pretty guns and will launch equivalent-power bullets at the same velocity -- (gosh all gee willikers "amazing!").
The Hi-Point .380 Carbine is a tough gun so owners don't have to protect it to keep it beautiful because beautiful it ain't, but reliable, tough and useable anywhere, it is!
At its low suggested retail price of $297.00, buyers will have plenty of money left over to buy a bunch of ammo.
Hi-Point offers several low-cost options for the .380 Carbine, including a vertical folding hand grip, optical sight, laser sight, and red-dot sight.
· Weight: 7 pounds
· Overall length: 31.5 inches
· Barrel length: 16.5 inches
· Magazine capacity: 10 rounds
· MSRP: $297.00