Hi-Point .380 Carbine
This is the video portion of the .380 Auto Hi-Point review carbine for rangehot.com
This is the video portion of the .380 Auto Hi-Point review carbine for rangehot.com
People rag on high points but I’ve owned a few and all worked. Ugly, heavy, and smelled like kerosene, but they worked.
Nice review. Shows once again that those who do not like Hi-Point, don’t own a Hi-Point. — I have the .380 pistol and plan on getting the carbine to match. Will probably get one in every caliber over time because they are just that affordable. Why not?
Got one few months back. No issues yet and shoots awesome. Very reliable 380
Great video thanks for sharing.
Couldn’t you just put a lighter spring in the 9mm carbine and shoot both out of that?
you could be interested in something like this if you live in a place where 9mm are not lawful to possess, like Mexico.
im afraid the sound and the recoil might be too much for me.
Badass. This is awesome.
I guess I got the lemon in the barrel. Do your magazines fit tightly against the bottom of the grip when you snap them in? Mine has a lot of slack / slop when locked in and I mean a bunch, like an eighth of an inch and it causes a lot of function problems. They sent me two more new (Correct .380 magazines), same thing. Only mag I’ve got that’s halfway dependable is a twenty round red ball 9mm magazine that actually fits tightly up against the bottom of the grip with it fully inserted. Poor deal when an aftermarket magazine fits your rifle much better than the ones shipped with it.
I want one.
What the fuck is the point of a .380 carbine??? 9mm itself is already little served in power by getting a long barrel, short cartridges rarely are, so to use something shorter is bizarre. Just use downloaded 9mm if recoil is a problem. Same also if one requires a pistol and carbine in the same caliber. The number and quality of great tiny 9mm pocket pistols on the market today is incredible. And you don’t need to worry about recoil from your sidearm if it is only a back up to your carbine. Seriously, just buy a beautiful lever action in .357 magnum, then use it for .38 special lites, +p, and have the option at least for something worthy. Same follows over to the handgun which if a back up can be loaded hot, then as a standalone with something more nimble. The only point to .380 (aside from specialist needs such as accuracy, historic firearms, and blowback designs such as ppk) is to be able to have a light firearm. Like a scandium or polymer .38. Even then I’d recommend the .32naa. It’s a "it’s better to carry something, than carry nothing at all" caliber. – Hardly what someone carrying a carbine would be thinking! Training can be done with a good air rifle, about a million times cheaper than a .380 handloaded or otherwise, some with similar force abilities and even the ability to dial down the power on the spot. And a good .22wmr rifle can produce probably the same ftlbs and even better penetration. Way smaller bore so can be silenced much better also. Decent handguns for it too, but not exactly gonna be a massive burden to carry the ammo for it also.
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Hey guys and lady; best video on .380: have this and the H.P. .380 pistol for a bug out bag; point being , when you are under stress or half awake in the wee hrs., have two that take the same mag and ammo; have sig and ruger and beretta in the safe, but H.P. Is the best tool box, glove compartment, saddle bag piece, for the money you can buy, period.
This was a really great review. Thank you for the information. With all the improvements to ammunition in general, this is a viable defense and practice practice weapon.
WHAT DISTANCE ARE YOU SHOOTING?
Great video! I’m glad to see this 380 carbine run after seeing one at the gun shop. I’ve been wanting to get a High Point carbine in 9mm for a while.
380 sounds fun. I am not a Hi-Point fan, but due to looks not performance. I worked at several gunshops and have sold hundreds of Hi-Point firearms. They have a lower return factor than any other manufacturer. I have had 2 brought back due to reliability issues and the issues were the loose nut behind the wheel. All they needed was cleaning, and they were good to go. And for those who dont know "Hightower armory" makes a bulpup stock for the hi-point carbines. BTW for the people at Hi-Point, Make the 45 carbine so it uses 1911 mags…. I have tons of mags and ammo in 45 and would buy one in 45 if it used 1911 mags.
Thanks for the honest review, been on the fence about checking this carbine out but you guys are great and I feel this video has inspired me to give it a whirl!
Geez….. Do the video without all the other guns firing in the background!
Nice low key, natural presentation about an intriguing little carbine. Made me want to shoot it and maybe own it.
My only problem with the .380 is ammo is too expensive.
Hello guys! great video! This weapon seems to be a mix of the best qualities between a 22lr and a 9mm. Lightweight, less noisy and with less recoil (like a 22) and at the same time, more energy and better stopping power (approaching a 9mm) A question … do you know why the magazines of 380 are limited for carbines (factory) to 10 rounds? Others pistol carbines in 9mm comes with magazines of up to 15 or even 20 rounds. I know there are magazines with 20 to 380 but they are not from the manufacturers, and it seems they have many flaws. What is the difficulty of making a magazine with 20 rounds for a 380 pistol carbine? tks!!
Can this rifle be a collectable? Can it be the rifle no body wants now, but when they get old they are going to want it to complete an original collection? Idk, I see money in this gun because of it’s rifle caliber uniqueness. I bought one when they released it, and never shot it once. Call me crazy? LoL
I am very pleased with mine not only I have I choreographed the Ventura Munitions version of the Arx at 1657fps (342ftlbs of energy) but it is quieter than any 22lr pistol I own. By the way at Ventura Munitions their version is called "fluted fragmenting" in 380acp same thing 1/2 cost from poly case or Ruger.
have you had any problems with the first round not feeding at all sometimes, like in the 9mm? in the 9mm you have to make certain the first round is pointing upwards somewhat…
Your review was well done. You relate well to the average person and gun owner have have enough common sense to understand that everyone can’t afford high-priced stuff.
Yk a 380 out of a carbine probably has more power than a 9 out of s standard handgun barrel
I LOVE my nine mm hp carbine!!!
Excellent video. For someone who is frail due to permanent orthopedic injuries, I am wanting to buy one but nowadays 380 ammo is hard to come by. I have to have a low recoil rifle and the ones I currently have are 22lr and 22wmr. I have one 20ga shotgun but I don’t shoot it too often. I prefer my 410. My injuries really limit my capabilities. Thanks to you all for this great video.
Perfect combo for a .380 fan. I like it.
I love my 380 pistols but I would never buy a 380 carbine unless it was stupid cheap. But hey, to each their own. It’s still a bullet at the end of the day.
So video is four years old. Had my .380 since 2016 it is my daily carry and self defense gun. It saved my life in 2016 hope it never comes to that situation again. Any way don’t have the big bucks to get an expensive gun. So this hi point carbine next on my list. Great video.
Nice I’m gong to get 1 I have a hi point pistol collecting ammo so yeah why not get the carbine
love your videos hunter….you da man. thank you for sticking up for hi points. im disabled and hi points are all i can afford
I actually had no idea that anyone even made these things. I love the video. I am buying one in 380 tomorrow. Thanks for the information and the video. If they made one in 38 Super, I would buy that one as well.
you are EXACTLY CORRECT !!! …. bought this carbine for my wife…..she LOVES IT….runs same ammo as her ruger LCP pocketpistol…… BTW, 380 does indeed KILL game at close range…yup….nice video
another option for the .380 crowd. if i saw the point in the .380 cartridge, i’d probably be more interested, but i don’t mind the 9mm, and shoot it well. i’m more geared to the 9mm carbine…but to each his own. plus i have a butt-load of 9mm ammo anyway, so my pathway is clear. thanks for the review guys. keep up the good work, and as always: carry on!!
Good job on this bro
Absolutely no recoil
Is it me or that’s a lot of smoke? I have a cz p07 chambered in .380 and I don’t remember it taking out that much smoke
I did not see a lack of penetration in any of those paper targets….
Maybe hi point should make a carbine in 22lr. Just a thaught
I think I’ll get 1 of these. I carry a Bersa Thunder "+ .380 with 15rd. Mag.
My wife is 4’10" (w/ her shoes on) and weighs a buck O five. With low recoil it is nice to know that if I go down there is a carbine she can pick up and use to defend herself. Love this vid. I subscribed.
In the case of Hi-point .380 carabine with barrel of 16“ what is the speed that the projectile + P leaves the mouth of the barrel in the chronograph?
i watched you video on the High Point Carbine in .380. How hard is the gun tooclean?
Where’s the link to the ballistic test comparison pistol to carbine?
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Small channel,big people! You guys have showed me a lot
Really tempting. Very good caliber choice for house gun and small game (how about a .32acp High Point?). If it were in 9x18mak it would make a good companion to a CZ82. I guess you could go for the CZ83 and accept a little less power though.
I really like that it comes standard with a peep for my old eyes.
Does the stock fold
And can it be fired folded