By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Gunpowder Magazine realizes that many folks need protection, but don’t have the means to purchase firearms costing thousands of dollars.  We at Gunpowder want to help folks in every income bracket find a weapon that enables them to protect themselves.

Hi-Point Firearms has been producing low-cost firearms in Mansfield, Ohio since 1992.  By using manufacturing processes different from other firearms manufacturers, such as the use of zinc alloy castings for their pistol slides, the cost of manufacturing is lowered.  Because Hi-Point passes the savings on to you, the buyer, they have an array of weapons to fit every budget.

The Hi-Point Carbine is available in 5 different calibers.  All Hi-Point firearms, whether pistol or carbine, use a blow back action.  It’s equipped with an all-weather, polymer, skeletonized stock with an internal recoil buffer.  It also offers sling and swivel mounts and picatinny rails for mounting lights and lasers.  Standard features include last round lock open feature, a thumb magazine release, a 10-round magazine with 20 available, and a threaded 1/2 x 28 barrel.


Action Type: Striker-fired blow back

Caliber: 9mm, 10mm, .45 ACP, .380, & .40 S&W

Magazine capacity: 10 or 20 rounds

Sights: Fully adjustable sights (rear peep & post front)

Barrel Length: 16.5 or 19 inches

Overall Length: 31 or 34 inches

Weight: 6.25 pounds

MSRP: Starting at $339



Hi-Point firearms are 100% American-made, offering protection for every budget along with an industry leading lifetime warranty.  Whether it’s damage, age, plain old wear-and-tear — these things happen, and when they do, Hi-Point® customers enjoy a lifetime, no questions asked warranty.  The Hi-Point lifetime warranty means just that — free repairs for the life of the gun, whether you are the first owner or the third.  Hi-Point® service is fast, friendly, and expertly performed.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article Ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at