Carbine poll results

A while back I asked you what pistol caliber carbines you wanted to see tested in a head to head shootout.  The results are in, and by an overwhelming margin you want to see me test a Hi-Point Carbine, which received over 33% of the votes.  The next two on the list were the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 carbine with 22% of the votes, and finally an AR-platform carbine with 18% or so.  The other options made up the remaining percentage points, but it looks like our test platform rifles are going to be the Hi Point Carbine, the Kel-Tec Sub-2000, and an AR15 pattern carbine, all in 9mm.

Now the question is how would you like me to test these guns?  Accuracy, shootability, take ’em through a carbine course, what exactly?  This is your test as readers of Gun Nuts; you asked for this and I’m happy to deliver it.  So tell me in comments what kind of tests and what sort of shooting you’d like to see done with these three carbines.


  1. Can you imagine the ration of crap I would get if I showed up at a Vickers course with a Hi Point?

  2. Use them to kill Nazis, Klansmen, and sexual predators, as well as other evil doers!

    Do this all while wearing a spandex suit!

  3. I second weerd!

    I’d really like to see the hipoint and keltec shot until they break, but I dunno how much that would cost in ammunition.

  4. Did the Magpul FMG-9 make the list? I know it’s just a Glock, but still…

    1. It did not; we’re trying to restrict the list to guns that everyone has easy access to and can afford. In fact, we may not even include the AR9mm.

  5. I’d like to see them run through a carbine course. They will all be accurate enough and shootable enough… but will they last a couple thousand rounds?

    I just picked up a Sub2k in .40. If you don’t torture test one, I’ll have to torture test mine.

  6. Rock River offers a 9mm upper for $500, plus $35 ea. for magazines. It’s not Hi-Point cheap, but I’d call that accessible.

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