Redball Sports’ 20 Round Hi-Point Carbine Magazine

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Brace yourselves, Hi-Point Carbines are now high-capacity. Say what one will about the handguns, the Hi-Point carbine is, in my opinion, quite the handy little shooter. Yes, its highly stylized polymer shells are an interesting design choice, the carbines have a loyal fan” base and have been so successful, Hi-Point has moved to offering a .380 ACP version as well.

Until recently, the carbines were always limited by the standard magazine capacity of the base pistol, which has been 10 rounds. While 10 rounds is “restricted state legal”, its an awfully small number for the carbine. Its far more fun to be pulling a trigger than constantly changing out magazines.

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In steps a small company out of Washington, Redball Sports which is now offering high-capacity versions of Hi-Point magazines. Their first offering is for 9mm, doubling the standard capacity to hold a total of 20 rounds.Basically, the magazine is coupled single-stack magazines with a plastic joint and bottom plate. The joining section in the middle incorporates the needed external geometry to ensure the magazine locks into place solidly in the grip eliminating excess wobble.

The new magazines are “Hi-Point Approved” which I interpret to mean that Hi-Point finds the satisfactorily functional in their firearms. Retail is pegged at $24.99, keeping in-line with Hi-Points’ value.¬†They are distributed through MKS Supply.

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Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Pete M

    Ack. A face only a mother could love.

  • Kevin Riley

    Ha!

  • Twilight sparkle

    They managed to make it uglier than the non functioning pro mag magazines

  • politicsbyothermeans

    That’s ugly as eff. No wonder it’s Hi-Point Approved.

    • Tim Pearce

      I doubt Hi-Point approved it. They just can’t exactly prevent it.

      • They sell it on their site, from what I hear.

  • GhostTrain81

    Somewhere in this article there is a joke… maybe 2.

  • James

    Idk why it’s so damn hard to just make a glock mag compatible stock. They’d sell a TON more carbines if they just took mags that didn’t suck.

    • Daniel

      This. I still wouldn’t buy one. As I have the Kel Tec carbines. But I know a lot of guys with Glock mags would. Especially in states like CA where there are a lot of pre ban Glock mags.

    • Tim Pearce

      Because many companies are run by people who lack common sense. “We’re not in the business of improving Glock’s magazine sales” is a valid point. “Kel-Tec literally cannot make Sub2000s that take Glock magazines fast enough” is also.

  • manBear

    … Red Balls?

  • Tim Pearce

    [gangbanger-wannabe breathing intensifies]

  • Jason Smith

    Something about the pure “low price at all costs” philosophy of Hi Point has always struck me as admirable. Never had the desire to own one, but I’m glad they exist as a company.

  • Ed Ward

    Amen! I have both a .45acp and 9mm carbines and accompanying pistols and have long looked at the lack of ‘hi-cap’ (AKA ‘normal capacity’ in the gun community) as its only shortcoming. I will be picking up a few shortly.

  • Swarf

    This is what happens when you loan your gun to a spider.

  • anonymous

    I never got more than 12 rounds through my carbine using aguila ammo.