Hey! Im new to the site. I joined because I find this forum very informative and friendly. I don't own a Hi point yet, but I've had interest in them since I was a kid. That being said I'll jump straight into the topic. I'm in the market for one of the carbines, but I can't seem to decide which caliber. That goes into the use for this gun. I intend for it to be my woods/truck/boat/camping gun. Of course I want to have fun plinking too. I do a lot of solo adventuring in pursuit of fish, and scouting for hunting on public land. Occasionally I run into the odd problem. I've walked up on meth labs in the woods, and found that less than comforting. On top of that I encounter Feral hogs and coyotes often, I take those opportunities to hunt them. When I camp in more remote areas there are also black bear and wolves. I carry a 44mag or a 12ga in bear territory. But how do these different calibers preform from the longer barrel? Im personally leaning towards .45, but its just such a slow round. 9mm is cheaper, and faster but how well does it preform against .40 and .45 for my use? Is the performance of the new 10mm worth the cost and availability? Is it ethical for hog encounters out to 70yards? I know I could use all kinds of other guns, but this gun is going to take abuse. And I cant justify beating the hell of an $800 AR or AK in my canoe. And I just want one of the carbines, they look like a ton of fun. I look forward to hearing anything. Thank you.