[Big 3 East 2019] Hands On The Inland Mfg M30-IMP & HiPoint Carbine Threaded Barrels!!

    Inland Mfg has been a regular at Big 3 East. This year they brought out something new, the M30-IMP. The Inland Manufacturing Patrol Pistol is a 7.5″ barreled pistol variant of the M30-C carbine.

    M30-IMP pistol

    The M30-IMP reminds me of the modified Beretta in Robocop. The M30-IMP is using a modified Sage International EBR chassis. The IMP still uses M30 carbine magazines but with the EBR chassis uses AR-15 style pistol grips. The IMP comes tubeless but you can attach a tube to add a pistol brace or stock if you SBR it.

    Shooting the M30-IMP was really easy, almost effortless. The recoil spring is very light making it easy to charge the IMP with a single finger.

    There was an issue with the IMP. On occasion, the firing pin would have light primer strikes. Other times it worked flawlessly. They were using Armscor 30 Carbine ammo.

    They brought out a regular M1 Carbine and while I have never really given an M1 carbine the time of day before, it is a fun gun to shoot.


    Hi-Point Carbines now with threaded barrels! Hi-Point’s modernization was first seen in their 1095 10mm carbine. These were the first carbines to have factory threaded barrels. When the 1095 first came out, David Kiwacka of MKS Supply said they would eventually thread all the carbines. The threaded carbines were actually at SHOT Show 2019 but they were overshadowed by Hi-Point’s new pistol design. As of right now, 9mm and .45acp carbines with threaded barrels are currently shipping.

    9mm Carbine with factory threaded barrel

    Silencer Co was supposed to be in attendance but they were a no show. So we were unable to hear what a suppressed 9mm or .45acp carbine sounded like.


    The M30-IMP is currently available for $1,439 on Inland Depot.

    Caliber: .30 carbine

    Magazine capacity: 10

    Barrel length: 7.5”

    Total length: 16” without armbrace

    Barrel groove: 4

    Twist rate: 1 x 20”

    Weight: 4.5. lb

    The threaded Hi-Point Carbines are available now so contact your local gun store to order them if you want to suppress a Hi-Point Carbine.

    Nicholas C

    Steadicam Gun Operator
    Night Vision & Thermal Aficionado
    Flashlight/Laser Enthusiast
    USPSA competitor

    Any questions please email him at [email protected]