Hi-Point 45 ACP Carbine design is one of the most popular among gun hobbyist besides the 9mm. What’s great about it is that its very inexpensive, constructed using polymers and alloyed metals as much as possible, resulting in a reduction of production costs and sale price. It functions via a simple direct blowback action.
My first exposure to the Hi-Point carbine was with friends plinking in the woods a while back. There are some good and bad things with the Hi-Point, here are a few, not to be the definitive guide. This only comes from my experience with one. (my .02 cents worth)
The Good Just like their pistol the Hi Point JHP 45 ACP Handgun, have fired a couple boxes and there wasn’t any hiccups. -For accuracy, we only shot at some steel plates from 25 yards with no problems. The purpose was this not only for accuracy but speed as well. -The carbine has plenty of rail space if you wish to add lights, lasers, fore grips, etc. -Runs the same magazines as the JHP-45 pistol. -Action is blowback and that is good enough for all of our favorite Gen-2 Subguns. -There is a recoil buffer inside the stock that is said to help reduce the recoil. -The factory ghost ring sights are adjustable and user friendly. -May look a little fragile but is durable. -Overall performances was really good. The Bad -Single-stack, 9-round type. This is ok, but in today’s world its about high capacity mag. We have seen an extended magazine available out in the market, but have yet to try it. -Disassembly was like taking apart a rocket. The clips, holding pins just wasn’t intuitive like other guns. -The rails are the Weaver type and that can bring up problems attaching certain accessories that are designed for Mil-Spec Picatinny systems. -Removal of the factory rear sight was a bear, guess that’s why I didn’t work on guns. -The weight, (heavy) we get the idea its to keep down recoil and if you’re just going from your car to the firing line: not a big deal. If you had to hump 10 or more miles with this, there’s probably a better caliber to be toting around. The Real Thing Shooters looking for a good quality and highly reliable carbine in 45 ACP will find a lot to like about Hi Point 4595 DSD. If you’re in law enforcement and in some cases that require more accuracy than a handgun without the perils of using rifle calibers or shotgun loads, while taking down a drug lab with potential chemical and fire hazards. This may be a better choice.
The other on idea on the wish list is to have this with a true Picantinny rails, threaded barrel for suppressed usage and a double-stack magazine that takes a Glock21 mag.
What do you all think?, Do you own one let us know below.