New Caliber Carbine

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by LB4860, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. LB4860

    LB4860 Member

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    Is it possible Hi-Point will make a carbine in the 380 cal configuration?
     
  2. fatal-bert33

    fatal-bert33 Member

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    Dont know but I sure wish they would make one in .223/5.56 and keep the price in line with the other carbines.
     

  3. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

  4. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Nope. Never Happen ;)

    I'll never even have an HP in 380 until I get a true pocket pistol 380, or 5...
    It is a big, bulky oversized handgun even in 9mm, let alone 380 (IMO) and while a C9 is a decent weapon, I like so many more handguns better than the smaller HPs. I have all of the models except the 380, and I prefer the JCP, JHP and the carbines.

    Just buy a 995TS and shoot cheaper, more plentiful, more POWERFUL ammo than 380!!! Or get a real barnburner, a JCP and a 4095TS ;) Best all around Hi Point combo!
     
  5. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Honestly a .380 and a 10mm carbine may actually be the most likely as it requires the least amount of retooling.
     
  6. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Hi Point, make a 380 carbine, I'm a buyer!
     
  7. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I'll take a 10mm Carbine and handgun combo for $495 lol ;)
     
  8. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    TRUE, but I do not see a 380 carbine. Slightly more likely would be the 10mm carbine, and that I would buy in a New York Minute!!!


    Retail, maybe, but MSRP would clock in around

    JXP 10mm = $239
    1095 TS = $360

    This is in line with the current pricing structure, IMO...
     
  9. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    JXP Being the designation for the 10mm handgun,
    X = 10 in Roman Numerals ;)

    Beef the slides up and ream the chambers deeper,
    heavier recoil spring and buffer, bang, it's DONE!
     
  10. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I will also take a 10 mm combo
     
  11. boicecf

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    380 HP carbine...I guess my question would be why would anyone want one. The 380 has roughly 1/3 less energy than even a 9mm round and costs about a 1/3 more per round to purchase!! Not sure what the appeal would be!!!
     
  12. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Consolidation of calibers.
    Why is everybody jumping on the '.380 has no power' bandwagon?
    May I remind you the Skorpion machine pistol had both .32 and .380 variants?
    Many European military and police handguns are .380 or .32.........
     
  13. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    Same reason we got 800 different rifle cartridges... A 30/06 will kill darn near everything on God's green earth. But we didn't stop there...
     
  14. ArmyScout

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  15. colthrash

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    I want one to complete the set. 10mm will have to wait its turn...
     
  16. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/380auto.html

    These puppies came in .380 too.....:D

    [​IMG]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADhXsr8VsJw[/ame]

    The even smaller .32

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HFEfKM9GLc[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fwb-9aYDa0[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014
  17. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Miculek did nearly a 500 yard shot with the M&P9, however... ;)

    Apparently one CAN shoot 380 out of the 995, similarly to how one can shoot 38 Special out of a 357 Magnum. It's been done... (don't try this at home!)

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...-caliber-rifles-the-new-home-defense-shotgun/

    It will not go direct to the comment, so I will paste it here. Just search page for "two clips of 380s" and it will go directly to the comment :D

    There ya go, "380 carbine" or "3895 TS" :rolleyes:
    I did think about it, and this came up: a 380 carbine would sell in the Mexican Market, 9mm is prohibited there. Paging Thomas Deeb, Paging T. Deeb!
     
  18. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    PS: Nobody said 380 has "no power", but it was stated that it has
    less power and costs more than the dirt-common 9mm...

    I'm not against HP making this, just that I believe they will not, and
    that we all would be better served by a 10mm Carbine!
     
  19. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UToeNXDL9WY[/ame]


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qt0cUHG7zI[/ame]

    In my experience .380 is easier to find than 10.

    "You know how I know you're gay? You shoot a .380 carbine!"
     
  20. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    I'm one of those who have no interest in owning a .380 for the same reasons mentioned.

    But, I do think it would be cool if Hi Point made a .380 carbine since they do make the other 3 calibers.