Hi point 380 carbine

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by oil pan 4, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Thats good news Bishop,Was looking at one but passed for the time being....
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I like. Fun plinker. There are aspects I do not particularly like, but for the money, it's a good buy. This isn't a true tactical carbine in my opinion, but it's absolutely functional. The magazine release is not quick and easy, and you do need to purchase aftermarket magazines to have any fun. The ProMag magazines work well after you sand down the follower smooth to remove any sharp edges. Some people claim these magazines suck, but they just don't have what it takes to disassemble it, sand it properly, and go shooting. High Point also made the claim that they won't service your carbine if you use aftermarket magazines, and said it can cause damage, but they are full of dog excrement and only want to sell you their product. If you do send it back to be repaired for any issue, don't ever tell them, simple. They will never know, as these magazines leave no identifier. I don't like the crazy fixed sights, and I removed mine completely. Some people like them, though. I've repaired some of these for a local gun shop on a few occasions, and the number one issue is with poor maintenance and the owner would allow so much debris to gunk up the chamber that it causes the firing pin to wear away and or break inside. It's a simple fix, and spare parts are obtainable at a very reasonable cost. With proper maintenance, these things will last a lifetime. The stock is a heavy, bulky thing and comprises much of the weight, but this also assists with recoil and allows you to remain more steady, as a super light weight stock would grant the opposite. You could probably toss this thing off a roof, pick it up and keep on firing.
    Pros: Price, durability
    Cons: Bulky, clunky
  3. Kruel J

    Kruel J Monkey

    That gigantic extended sticky mag and all you get is 15 shots? Yeah, I counted. :D
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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    What's your beater rod cap?
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  5. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    15 is enough to make them illegal in most if not all the crime infested liberal utopian paradises.
  6. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    I like my 9's and have had the .45 in pistol and carbine. Have never had a lemon and after initial teardown and smoothing they have all worked the way a firearm should. I can't see having the .380 over them considering ammo cost for a 9mm.
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  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I will probably get a 9mm carbine eventually.
    The bretta carbine that takes 92 mags.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2019
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  8. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Man I loaded a crap load of 380.
    200 just in winchester cases alone with 90gr serria HP bullets that were on clearance from midway.
    Then 30 to 80 of other head stamps.

    Probably develop a 380acp +p for carbine use with a 100gr to 105gr bullet, hopefully subsonic. Maha hahaha hahahahaha.

    Same for 9mm carbine, try and cook up a 147gr sub sonic loads. I actually prefer 115gr and lighter for 9mm. Usually load 380 bullets in 9mm. But 95gr out of a 9x19 carbine would be really super sonic.
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  9. reloader762

    reloader762 Boolit Master

    I've had the Hi Point carbine in 45 ACP for several years now and have had no issues with it at all. It very accurate and eats anything I have put through it handload wise although I do have a few boxes of commercial 45 230 gr. ball and Federal LE HP ammo for it and I see no reason why it wouldn't do the same with the 380. There will be some slight velocity gain in the carbine over the handgun, I get around 100 fps. gain with the same load as in my Ruger P90 handgun.
    On a side note, I've shot a Kel Tech sub 2K in 9mm quiet a few times, it's a nice carbine and I like how compact you can make it, accuracy was OK but that could have just been the handloads the guy had loaded up for it and it was a bit uncomfortable to shoot as the recoil impulse transfers to you cheek bone from the buffer tube stock. Other than that little annoyance it a very nice carbine.
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  10. That answers my question. With everything going on I want a carbine and a 9mm makes reloading cheaper for me.
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Heres a link about reloading Forums - The Handloaders Bench
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  12. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Finally got around to buying one.
    I will be sure to let everyone know how shity it is.

    I will probably load out some 115gr plus p rounds just for 380 carbine use. Most 90gr ammo will be super sonic in a long bbl 380 according to ballistics by the inch dot com.
    Also the selection of 100gr bullets is, meh.
    But you can get just about anything you could think of in 115gr.
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  13. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    That took long enough.
    I finally got it in my possession.

    First impressions is its pretty heavy. If you run out of ammo you could beat a crown vic to death with this thing.

    The bolt catch is stupid, it protrudes from the guns left side. Opposite of mini14, 30 carbine, m1a, m1 garand, 10/22, AK47. Literally backwards from every semi auto I have ever seen. But it looks like it can be rectified with some slight modification.

    I bet if I took it apart I would find a highpoint pistol with a long barrel with a rifle stuff built around it.

    It does have last round hold open.

    The only way to describe the sights is "mp5" style and scope ready
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  14. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Well, it looks like this ugly pile of shit is catching on, looks like prices are up at least $100 across the board.
    It looks like the 40 some odd state legal models are shiping with 1/2x28 muzzle threads.

    I broke it down to send off for barrel threading and it looks like a highpoint pistol with rifle stuff built up around it.
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