While the Ohio-based gun maker has been in the carbine business since 1995, on Monday they announced their newest offering in 10mm Auto.
While details in the short teaser video above are scarce, the new model 1095TS is seen poking holes in paper and in a few tabletop shots. In a comment on their social media account, Hi-Point said the carbine is under development but cautioned there is no work on a companion pistol offering in the same caliber at this time.
Starting with the 9mm, the 95-series pistol caliber carbines from Hi-Point Firearms have expanded over the years into .40S&W, .45ACP and .380ACP while morphing from the original “Planet of the Apes” model guns to a more refined TS -series in 2009 which is now standard.
Across the line, the carbine series uses 10-shot single-stack magazines and, while initially offered in black, Hi-Point has made a point of introducing OD and FDE guns as well as a number of hydro-dipped camo finishes in recent years.
The dream of a 10mm Hi-Point Carbine has been around since at least 2012 when Barry, Eric, and the gang over at Moss Pawn in Jonesboro, Georgia converted a .40S&W Hi-Point pistol as well as a carbine by the same manufacturer to shoot the 10mm Auto round.
The only issue seemed to be in that the recoil spring was weak, forcing the small rifle to cycle too quickly on occasion, overriding the bolt. Hey, what do you expect for a blowback 10mm?