This article was originally posted on Guns.com
With over two decades in the pistol caliber carbine biz, Hi-Point says they are now working on models for sale in California and other states.
The Ohio-based rifle and pistol maker let the cat out of the bag this week that they are planning a “featureless” stock for their 995TS, 4095TS and 4595TS models to debut sometime this year. No word on the .380 and 10mm variants. The above image shows a paddle type block behind the pistol grip/magwell which would knock out one of the two “assault weapon” features enumerated under California law and allow the detachable magazine, thus opening the huge gun market in the state to the company.
Politics and bruised feelings aside, there are an estimated 13 million gun owners in the Golden State who are subject to increasingly strict regulations and the resulting whack-a-mole effect of industry tweaks to comply with local laws is a time-honored tradition.
So far this year, FN, KRISS Vector and others have jumped on the bandwagon of featureless stocks to allow options for those in the restrictive “Left Coast” to still remain in the black rifle (or carbine) game. Even Ruger has a new California-compliant PC Carbine with a 10-round mag and non-threaded barrel.
The above image is the more fleshed out prototype from Hi-Point. Want to see the original version?