Hi-Point Embraces New Colors

Hi Point

Hi-Point announced that the company will now offer customers new finish options on the pistol caliber carbines it manufactures. The new finish options are all camo patterns: digital desert tan, woodland and pink camo.

The finishes are all applied through a water dipping process. The company’s press release specifically mentioned the patterns would be available on the 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP rifles. No mention was made of the recently announced .380 ACP rifle.

One of the things that Hi-Point guns are known for is aggressive pricing. The camo pattern application does increase the cost of the guns, brining the MSRP to $359 – $392 depending on caliber.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • If only they would embrace double stack magazines.

    While the Hi Point pistols are widely derided, most tend to agree that they make a pretty solid and reliable carbine.

    If they were to use the same design, but change the grip housing to accept Glock magazines, they would be printing money. Given the ubiquity of Glock pistols, and the very reasonable price point, a glock mag Hi Point carbine would rank up there with the 10/22, AR, and 870 in terms of sales

    • thedonn007

      I totally agree with you, or if an aftermarket stock could be made to work with double stack mags.

      • Cal S.

        Not sure that would work without redesigning the receiver. Besides the fact that anything but the proprietary magazines voids the only reason people buy them: the lifetime warranty.

        • El Duderino

          I think people buy them because they are three hundred bucks.

          Hi-Point is clearly getting off their a**es to innovate now that budget ARs are getting down into their general price range. They’ve had it pretty good for a few years.

          • Cal S.

            I considered one of them awhile ago, but ditched them for the Kel-Tec that was like 100 lbs lighter…

            They could take a page from Mossberg’s book and produce cheap AND quality stuff.

          • El Duderino

            If Kel-Tec could figure out how to get more SUB2Ks out where, y’know, actual humans could buy them they’d be way more popular. Kel-Tec made some nice improvements to the design recently.

            Hi-Point makes a good carbine for the money, but there are some many areas in which it could be better. It’s going to get passed by other options. No, a .380 version (seriously?) won’t save it.

    • Wolfenstein

      This is the reason I got rid of my 995TS

  • Cal S.

    Put lipstick on that pig! Honestly, though, there’s nothing short of a complete redesign that’s going to make that thing any more desirable. Not that I’m anti-HiPoint. I kinda like their business model and appreciate what they’re doing, but they’re still ugly as all get-out.

    • DOJORODA

      ugly, but a dang tack driver. pissy about the light magazine capacity…BTW Glocks ain’t purdy either…

  • santi

    It’s…so….ugly. Yet, they still thrive…

    • DOJORODA

      My cousin is ugly, but she is versatile and cheap.

      • santi

        Touche’ – you win this round.

  • sean

    Maybe they should learn how to produce enough black ones before they worry about new colors

  • Tim U

    Their pistols are ugly, but their carbines aren’t too bad. Main reason I haven’t picked a carbine up is the magazine capacity.

    And as the pistols go, I’m glad they make them for the Americans who can’t afford to spend more on a firearm for protection, even if I can and have.

  • Vitsaus

    Now the police will have to look a bit longer when recovering them at crime scenes.

  • Freemen Ownrifles

    GLOCK MAGS PLEASE…..

  • Southpaw89

    Well they made an ugly gun slightly less ugly, but I would still consider buying one for a basic knock around truck gun, think I’ll have to go take a look at that woodland camo version now.

  • AC11

    Are they actually producing .380 carbines? The year is half over, still nothing listed on their site for it.

  • AC11

    Wish they’d embrace a takedown model.

  • David Sharpe

    Make the barrel 2.1* inches longer and make it use Glock mags, and I would buy one for a truck/trunk gun.

    * – I’m Canadian, the barrel being 2.1 inches longer would make it non-restricted.