High Tower Announces New Bullpup Chassis for Hi Point Carbine?

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In a “I really didn’t expect anyone to do this… ever” moment, High Tower Armory has announced that they will be releasing a new bullpup conversion kit for the Hi Point carbine. Released October 19th on their Facebook page (I had to make sure it was not April 1st), it looks like High Tower Armory is indeed serious about the bullpup chassis.

Looking over the rendering, it looks like High Tower is taking the HiPoint into the fully ambidextrous club. The safety is a disc-style (like FN) under the trigger and and magazine release seems to be mounted just above said trigger. the charging handle will be mounted forward of the grip (a nice touch) and the weapon will feature uninterrupted top and bottom picatinny rails.

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For those appreciating a modular approach, High Tower stated that the braces are removeable. Further, there  appears to be M-LOK slots for modular accessory mounting.

In the comments on the announcement here, High Tower is further adding intrigue to future releases by teasing that the magazine well is designed to handle “stock” magazines and has a bushing internally for larger, higher-capacity offerings.

No pricing or release date was announced, but High Tower Armory tends to move at a fast pace. Customers looking to upgrade their carbine will likely not have to wait long.



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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  • thedonn007

    Please tell me that it will take glock mags. I think I will have to buy a 9mm highpoint carbine for this conversion right now.

    • kipy

      Hi Points don’t use Glock mags, so that would be a no.

      • Jim Dean

        The story talks about some kind of bushing, and hints that it might 🙂

        • Machinegunnertim

          I’m hoping that is the case. There was a guy that use to do conversions on them as well as Ruger PC carbines. He claimed that the receiver needed to me milled on the high point to accommodate the Glock magazine. I don’t remember how i found out about him but he was part of the company that made that fugly 10/22 cristie super stock.

        • Edeco

          I’m on this if they do glock mags.

          I’ve been waffling between the Sub2k which can’t be shot folded and the hope that MPA will do a glock mag carbine without 25 yards of rails. Why MPA ignores the classic Escape From NewYork look baffles me.

  • PeterK

    That is something I could see myself buying.

  • TGM

    Will the bullpup kit be compatible with all calibers (.40 S&W, .45 ACP, 9mm)? What is the purpose of the knuckle guard? Seems superfluous as there is already a separate trigger guard.

    • thedonn007

      You can use it as a monopod, or you can hold onto it with your support hand.

    • PK

      The FB post specifically says both .40S&W and .45acp conversions are part of the plan, not just 9x19mm.

  • Joe

    I like bullpups, but what’s the length of pull, 18 inches?
    I think a traditional stock that moves the trigger behind the magazine would be of great help to those in the oppressive states.

  • Eric Busseau

    This is awesome. I always knocked hipoint for being cheap crap until I bought my 4595 and it’s amazing. With red ball coming out with high cap 45mags and this alsong as it’s in 45 will be awesome

    • 11b

      Mac over at Military Arms Channel torture tested the hipoint- It did better than a Sig and a Glock. Elitists love to hate on it but if it works, it works.

      • Machinegunnertim

        Ya I read an article in Gun Tests about 10 years back pitting this against a 9mm AR and the Beretta Storm. They found the Storm was picky on ammo and had an issue with the safety or mag release placement (can’t remember which one). The AR was ok and the best thing about it was the familiarity of the design. But the highpoint, though ugly, ate everything they fed it and was totally reliable as well as the cheapest by far.

        These guns would sell a lot better if they would just rig them for Glock magazine.

        • valorius

          The 995 is a lot of gun for almost no money, but the extractor/ejector could definitely use improvement.

          • Paul White

            anymore the damn things are about 325 bucks :/

          • valorius

            That’s too much, i agree. I paid $185 for the one i bought for my nephew.

          • Mikial

            Agree with that on the extractor. Still, my Hi-Point extractor was a lot better than my DPMS ever thought of being.

        • Jim C

          Perhaps you could engineer a Glock mag retro-fit kit. That’s how fortunes are made in this country.

      • Anon. E Maus

        It’s no surprise that a really mechanically simple firearm can take a lot of crap, I’m betting a slam-bang style of pipe-shotgun can handle truly obscene levels of mud and grit while still functioning.

    • valorius

      I’m told the 10rd 1911 Chip McCormick mags work in the .45 model. Have you tried them out?

      • Walter Williams

        Thingmeister fabricating make a conversion to take the 1911 mags up to the new 1911 drums. Believe it or not the 14rd Promags work good in the 4595’s. The 20rd RedBall Sports work excellent in the 995’s.

        If the story is true? The 995 was originally designed during the Clinton assault weapon ban/mag whatever thing……………

        • valorius

          Yes the Hi Point carbines were designed during the AWB. I’ve never heard of the 20rd redball sports mags, i’ll have to look into those for my God Son, he has a 995.

          Thanks!

  • I bought a 995 with the ATI stock for 65 because it was a pile of parts with a bent barrel.

    Went on ebay and got oem stock for $20 to be able to factory NQA repair. They repaired it by giving me a new gun with same serial, basically.

    So for $85+ shipping to ohio, I had a brand new 995. Put it back in the ATI stock, and I like it.

    This stock replacement intrigues ***depending on price***….

    • Gunner4guy

      Hell yes! If they keep it less than $65 or so, I’d get it. I like the 1913 rail under the barrel as the ATI stock doesn’t have it & I’d like to add a laser and/or light and keep it by the bed along with the 870P.

  • Stephen Paraski

    If they designed it to accept Glock Mags it is a winner.

    • valorius

      This. A freakin’ proprietory single stack mag…..Why hi point…why?

      • Anon. E Maus

        I think the original owner wanted the guns to be simple and AWB proof.

        • valorius

          Understandable, but i’m thinking that using some other companies proven mags (like beretta, sig, S&W or Glock, etc) would’ve simplified the engineering even more.

      • Beemiller actually believed that people shouldn’t have more than 10 rounds. He said so repeatedly.

        • Beerfarticus

          Ironic part is, even after he gave the anti-gunners what they wanted for the AWB (10 round mags, etc), revised versions of the AWB still mention Hi-Point carbines by name.

          • Nunya Bidniz

            What, have we still learned *nothing* from Neville Chamberlain’s diplomatic failures? APPEASEMENT WILL NEVER GRANT YOU “PEACE IN OUR TIME.” Anti-gunners = Hitler, why do you think they keep copying Nazi gun laws? Remember, you can’t throw a good genocide without inviting a gun ban FIRST to start the “party!”

        • valorius

          Heresy.

    • Wow!

      The thing is though there is no point in designing it to be restricted. Patriotic companies help those behind the iron curtain by blocking and pinning the baseplates of full cap magazines as necessary.

  • PK

    It would have been helpful to link to their website, YouTube page, or even directly to the Facebook page about this. They’re being quite mysterious, but seemed to have delivered with the 10/22 P90 lookalike kit, so hopefully it goes smoothly.

  • Phillip Cooper

    I actually quite like this. I may have to get a hipoint carbine now.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    This does look cool but I kinda think it defeats the purpose of the highpoint carbine. If you’re very limited on funds the highpoint is hard to beat but most of the people I see buying them end of adding a couple hundred dollars into them putting them in the range of a SW sport.

    • iksnilol

      I think it’ll sell well. One of the main advantages (in my opinion at least) to super duper cheap guns (and cars for that matter) is that you get more leftover money for modifications (and you’ll feel less bad about messing it up).

      IE in Norway new time hunters buy a milsurp Mauser for like a 100 bucks, then spend 1000+ on a Zeiss or Swarovski scope to put on it.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        Now that makes sense considering the capabilities of the rifle but most accessories for the Hi Point are purely aesthetic. A friend of mine makes 32k a years and has to pay off massive college loans. He got a stock highpoint and before he shot it spent $125 on a
        POS optic and another $100 on quirky accessories. He could have had a basic AR for that money.

        If I had his budget I’d have kept the rifle stock and used it as it or bought the better AR. None of the things he added help the gun and I’d argue they actually hurt it’s use.

        • Gunner4guy

          I got a 995 maybe 10 yrs ago then added an ATI stock(which looks a lot like the Storm..!). Works fine with anything I run through it. I did add a 1913 rail I picked up for $2.50 at a show to replace the stamped one on the top cover and a bunch of the 15-round ‘hi-cap’ mags from MEC-Gar I think? Did have to ream out the bottom 1/2″ of the grip so the hi-cap mags would seat fully but other than a red-dot sight I wasn’t using, I spent far less than I would have for a Beretta or a Colt 9mm carbine. Doubt anything/anyone I shot would or could tell the difference.
          Granted, using Glock or Sig mags would be nice but…. for a rifle that I can grab at a moments notice to go check out something going bump behind the house… the price is right. Besides, my wife is comfortable using it.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            If having a 9mm carbine is the goal then it works but most of the people I see buying them really want a go to rifle and caliber isn’t as big of a concern. They aren’t shooting at indoor ranges.

            For the money a lot of people put into them they are at kel tec sub 2k range.

          • Gunner4guy

            Yep. I have a go-to rifle, several in fact but having a wpn my wife is comfortable enough with(and is accurate with & likes to shoot) plays a big part.
            I understand about the last part… I’ve never found a KelTec I wanted to waste money on(and I’ve shot several at a local range)…. they just didn’t feel right.
            Altogether I probably have the equivalent of a new price for a 995 invested in it by picking up this ‘n that over the years. My preference is a semi version of my old XM177E1.

      • Mikial

        Exactly!

    • Mikial

      Understand what you’re saying here, and I am always in favor of good, solid, reliable guns for people on a low budget. But . . . this is a perfect opportunity for someone with just a little bit more (not much) disposable income to have something really cool and fun, but still reliable at less than half the cost of a lot of other bullpup designs.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        If they really want a bullpup and if this is fairly cheap. Most of the people I know could care less about the bullpup part they just want it to look cool. I could see this retailing anywhere from $75-$250 dollars. It’ll be interesting to see where it comes in at.

  • User

    A bullpup with overly long mechanism and pistol mag…. urghh it hurts my eyes so bad.

    • El Duderino

      Yeah I’m not a pistol caliber carbine (PCC) dude either. Seems like I’m in the minority since everyone has their AR, shotgun, and Glock so they’re buying PCCs. I’m buying more ARs and collectible S&W revolvers.

  • Burst

    >it looks like High Tower is taking the HiPoint into the fully ambidextrous club.

    Given that it features bullpup ejection, It looks pretty right handed to me!

    • Risky

      No one said that it would be a comfortable ambidextrous experience. If you can’t take 10 spent, hot 9mm cases to the face while operating what kind of operator are you?

    • roguetechie

      Bullpup ejection?

      Except of course that bullpups also come in left, top, bottom, bottom left, bottom right, forward, and right forward ejection…

  • iksnilol

    I hope they sorta make an exchangaeble tower to use different mags.

  • Porty1119
  • Eric Busseau

    They confirmed on Facebook that there will be a 9,40,&45 versions

  • nova3930

    Those little hi-point carbines are ugly as sin but a blast to shoot. This could be a good addition.

  • Neo

    I bought a 995 back in ’98 and the thing still runs like a champ to this day. The pot metal front site broke off early on but Hi-Point replaced it with no questions- they have the best customer service, bar none.

    Anyway, I went and bought one of those ATI stocks and I loved it. It looked great and the rifle functioned flawlessly as always. But a bullpup with top and grip rail with M-LOK slots would be awesome.

  • tsh77769

    I actually like this and think it looks cool enough that it would be nice to have one just for giggles.

  • JustAHologram

    Looks like a mix of a scorpion and an AUG

  • GearHead

    I don’t want to come off as too autistic but isn’t the mag already behind the trigger on a hi-point?

    • Hinermad

      Yes it is. It’s in the pistol grip on a standard or ATI stock.

      This is probably the most exciting firearm news I’ve seen in months. (Yes, okay, I’m easily excited. I’m also poor, and can’t afford a new gun every time a product release drops.) I don’t make any pretense about my Hi-Point carbine being all that, but it’s quite easy to manipulate and darned fun to shoot with a red dot sight. Putting it in a bullpup configuration sounds like even more fun.

      I just hope this stock doesn’t cost $300, because that’s more than I paid for the carbine.

  • Vitor Roma

    The LOP is way too long.

    • Laserbait

      How long is it?

  • 360_AD

    Definitely an improvement over the stock HP carbine. But, looks like a prop from a low-budget sci-fi porn flick… maybe that’s a good thing. I’ll take one in Storm Trooper colors!

    • Hinermad

      Yeah, don’t let the 3D model sway you. I’ve seen tons of renderings by guys who spend all day playing with their 3D software but don’t know which end of a screwdriver to hold.

      That said, I’d buy one in OD, CARC green or black any day,

  • Cal S.

    Oh, they’re gonna make me buy a High-Point aren’t they?

    Yes, they’re going to make me buy a High-Point.

    • Hinermad

      That’s okay. Buying a Hi-Point is like riding a 50cc motor scooter. They’re fun as hell, even if you don’t want your friends to see you with it.

      • Cal S.

        Lol. I’m going to wait for the MSRP, and then try and dig up a 995 used on Armslist.

  • marathag

    Kudos for making a High-Point not look like one.

  • noob

    Awesome! a low cost PCC with short OAL.

    I wonder if MechTech will ever bullpup their upper receiver for glock?

    or if that civillian legal 16″ bbl Roni kit could be bullpupped?

    that would make it super handy and with the roni kit you know it is drop safe if the trigger transfer bar safety prevents the long bullpup trigger bar from touching the glock trigger. (because the glock trigger could be fully enclosed in the roni bullpup stock)

  • valorius

    I bought my nephew a 995 carbine with the ATI stock for his 18th birthday (Cause i’m awesome!) Really fun gun and great for home defense- but man does it desperately cry out for a better magazine design.

    • Gunner4guy

      Sportsmansguide sells 15 round mags that fit the OEM stock, the ATI stock needs approx. the bottom 1/2″ or so of the grip reamed though. I bought 8 of the ‘hi-cap’ mags and several of them are marked MEC-Gar on the little cardboard tab on the plastic bag….. good enough for me. They feed anything so far. So much fun I’ve actually had to go BUY 9mm ammo instead of reload it.
      Get a few and stash them just in case Killary wins and bans them.

  • CharlesH

    I have a sudden need for a Hi-Point (Don’t throw things at me!)

  • ozzallos .

    And 45acp version?

  • Sledgecrowbar

    If I already owned a hipoint carbine, this would be great, but thankfully its ugliness has kept my safe free of the brand. Depending on how expensive this is, it might be nice to have a reliable, small, good-looking 9mm carbine, but if the combined price is more than, say, a Glock carbine upper, then the only market is people who already own the gun.

    It’s an improvement certainly and I think it’s admirable for that but It would be nice if hipoint would offer this as a factory package as long as it turns out to work reliably. Then it would sell like hotcakes. I’d take this over a Sub2000 because you’ll be able to find one, even if they both suck.

  • Cm

    Hollywood armorers gonna love this. expect to see in low budget Sci Fi movies going direct to DVD to you soon!

  • rjackparis

    was this an attempt at being funny?

  • jamezb

    Hey Mikey, I likes it..

  • John

    That’s actually badass. Kinda looks like a cross between a Tavor and the XM8.

  • dltaylor51

    There are a lot of hi point carbines out there so this conversion should sell very well,maybe Hi point will offer it as an option.

  • William Elliott

    LOP looks a bit …long…even excessive. I’m curious as to the actual dimensions. I like the concept though. If they keep it cheap, it might be a good, practical carbine. I look forward to hearing more.

  • RA

    My 4095TS is a great gun and super reliable. This will be a great upgrade if it’s not too expensive. Either way, the gun is worth having in your SHTF arsenal.

  • Curtis_15

    Love it! I have a 40 cal Sub 2000 folder, a SKS Paratrooper in a bull pup stock a custom 22 cal Mossburg bull pup and now looks like I need to pick up a 9 mil Hi Point with this stock.
    That will give me a carbine for every handgun I own.

    I like the idea of being able to swing a rifle length barrel inside the cab of my truck to repel boarders. Too many Zombie Movies I guess!

    But it seriously need a double stack mag.

    Otherwise it’s just a big anemic pistol.

  • disqus_PDmXLtTxJj

    That looks sweet. If they make it I’ll buy it.

    • maodeedee

      I don’t see any price mentioned in the article. Did I miss something?

  • Sasquatch

    Sweet now I need to buy my 4595!

  • maodeedee

    Much better looking than the original Hi-point. But Hi-point needs to re-design their guns to use hi-cap Glock mags or otherwise there’s no point in owning one.

    Sub-guns, even in semi-auto configuration, are meant to use high capacity magazines. What would a Thompson be with a ten-round mag? A mac-10? a Sten? Hi-points are actually reliable guns, but I will never own one of their carbines until they come out with a hi-cap magazine. I’ve been waiting many years for them to do this.

    Firequest makes a 27 round mag for the 45 ACP Glock 21 and they are marked down from $39.00 to $24 and 22 round mags are available for the 40 caliber glock and 33 rounds for the 9mm. I have one of the 50 round Korean drum mags for my Glock 19 and it works just fine.

  • RT

    ambidextrous? Nathan, what are you smoking?

  • Wow!

    Beware of the man with one gun. He may just know how to use it!

  • Jason Lewis

    I can’t wait not to buy this.

  • Mikial

    I like mine and I own a lot of high end guns. Hi-Point carbines work Period.

  • Beerfarticus

    I loved my 995 carbine, enough to where I upgraded it to the TS stock when it became available, and it ran very well. Ultimately the low capacity was just too much of a drag, so I sold it and moved on.

  • Jason Stem

    Maybe one of these will find its way to mine IF and only IF I can find someone local to thread the barrel.

  • Walter Williams

    Magpul FDE, or Glock OD green please!