If you’re on the lookout for a reliable and versatile carbine, the Hi-Point .30 Super Carry Tactical Carbine might just be what you need. The .30 Super Carry cartridge, though relatively new, has a lot of unrecognized potential. With an actual bore diameter of .32 inches rather than a true .30, its 100-grain high velocity cartridge provides nearly the same amount of kinetic energy as the 124-grain 9mm Luger (347 vs. 364 foot-pounds of energy) but with less recoil. Plus, the narrower diameter allows users to carry more rounds in the same magazine space — 13 rounds as compared to 10 in the average double-stack magazine.

About the Hi-Point Tactical Carbine in .30 Super Carry

Though there aren’t many handguns currently chambered for this fine cartridge, the Hi-Point .30 Super Carry Tactical could be just the reliable and versatile firearm you’re looking for. Hi-Point is the first to chamber a carbine in this caliber. I tested the 10mm Hi-Point Carbine previously and found it to be more than satisfactory for self-defense and recreational shooting. The 3095 model offers another powerful option with a lighter recoil suitable for all shooters.

The Hi-Point Tactical Carbine series, much like the pistol series, offers exceptional value for money. These blowback-operated firearms are durable and can provide service for many years with minimal attention. The Hi-Point carbines are designed to be user-friendly, featuring the same controls — magazine release, safety and trigger — as Hi-Point pistols.

At just 6.25 pounds and an overall length of 31 inches with a 16.5-inch barrel, the Hi-Point Model 3095 is easily carried and stowed. The charging handle is located on the left side of the receiver, ideal for right-handed shooters. This design allows right-handed shooters to remain ready to fire with the right hand on the grip while the left hand operates the charging handle. It also allows the shooter an unobstructed view of the chamber during loading and unloading for enhanced safety.

Carbine Features

The Hi-Point stock has an internal recoil buffer as well as a recoil-reducing moving butt plate. While both features are important in the .40, .45 ACP and especially 10mm models, the recoil generated by the .30 Super Carry cartridges isn’t significant enough to compress the moving buttplate during firing. However, it shows the innovative thought that goes into the Hi-Point Tactical Carbines design.

The molded ribbed forend provides a secure non-slip gripping surface. There is a 4-inch strip of Picatinny rail on the bottom of the forend for Hi-Point accessories like a vertical foregrip. There is also a 2 ¾-inch strip of Picatinny railing that runs under the barrel from the forend to the front sight for attaching a light or laser sight. And an 8 ¾-inch rail atop the receiver holds the windage adjustable rear peep sight, which can be removed for mounting an optic if needed. Hi-Point offers a wide variety of compatible optics, red dots, tactical lights and laser sights. The barrel is threaded for accessory mounting, and Hi-Point has muzzle brakes available for mounting that both look cool and are affordable.

Hi-Point Carbine Range Performance

The Hi-Point .30 Super Carry Tactical Carbine is well balanced and points naturally. The trigger pull is very similar to the YC9 9mm pistol I tested at the same time, running in the 8- to 9-pound range with a lot of travel. It is not a sniper rifle trigger by any stretch but more than adequate for this type of arm.

The .30 Super Carry magazines are single-stack 10-round affairs. In today’s market, this is a strategic choice, aligning with many states’ 10-round magazine limits. Extended magazines are not currently available from Hi-Point.

At the range, we shot Federal/American Eagle brass cased 100-grain FMJ Flat Point ammo loaded to a velocity of 1,250 feet per second. There was some difficulty loading the magazines fully. One magazine was able to be loaded to seven or eight rounds, while my second accepted nine. Hi-Point attempted to rectify the issue with two additional magazines, but the problem appeared to be due to the ammunition used. The Federal Personal Defense 100-grain HST with nickel-plated cases I had on hand were easier to load, though could also only fit nine rounds. With time and use, I believe loading ten rounds would be possible.

The magazines inserted into the pistol grip smoothly, and chambering a round was easy. Shooting from 25 yards in a standing position, we managed groups in the 3- to 3.5-inch range. The peep rear and post front sight arrangement worked well enough, although the post could benefit from a dab of paint from a Birchwood Casey front sight pen. Recoil was negligent if noticeable at all, and there were no malfunctions of any kind. Empty cases ejected clear of the carbine.

Why You Should Buy a Hi-Point .30 Super Carry Tactical Carbine

The Hi-Point Tactical Carbine is fun to shoot and available in additional calibers of .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and 10mm. Various color schemes and formats are also available for personalization. Hi-Point sells a wide variety of accessories. Priced between $269 to $400 depending on the model and options, this carbine is a versatile and affordable addition to your firearm collection. Whether for recreational shooting or emergency use, the Hi-Point .30 Super Carry Tactical Carbine is a reliable and practical choice for shooters of all skill levels.

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