Many look at firearms as mere tools, associating no emotions with their firearms. In truth, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but usually, those folks have a minimal collection of firearms that serve a particular purpose. There will be a sidearm and perhaps a home defense rifle or such. If that is the case, having your sidearm and one home defense carbine of the same caliber would make sense.

Hi-Point often pairs their handguns with carbines in 9mm, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto handgun and carbine, and .45 Auto. Click the link for my review of that set. Hi-Point took a chance and introduced a carbine in .380 Auto that was very successful.

Hi-Point has taken another chance and developed a carbine, the 3095, in a new but interesting defensive round, the 30 Super Carry.

While identical to the 9mm carbine externally, the rollmarks indicate the new chambering of the 30 Super Carry.

Charging handle and safety remain unchanged and function without issue.

With eight and a half inches of Picatinny Rail receiver and five inches on the forearm, you can mount what you see fit to enhance this carbine.

The sights are excellent, with an adjustable and graduated rear peep sight and front post; the rear sight is removable to expand more Picatinny rail so optics can be added.

The two-stage trigger broke at five and a half pounds with some take up and overtravel.

The butt incorporates the recoil absorbing pad, which is not really needed as this is not a hard-kicking carbine. There is a cushion at the stock’s comb for a comfortable weld.

The 30 Super Carry was designed by Federal in 2022 specifically as a defensive cartridge with similar ballistics to 9mm but small enough to add capacity to similar-sized magazines. Will it catch on? We will have to wait and see.

  • Bullet Diameter  .313″
  • Bullet Weights 100-115 gr.
  • Muzzle Velocity 1250 fps.
  • Muzzle Energy 347 ft/lbs.
  • Cartridge Length 1.169″
  • Case Length 0.827″
  • Base Diameter 0.345″
  • Max Pressure 50,000 psi.

We ran just over a hundred rounds through the carbine without a failure. I realize that is not a lot of ammunition, but the 30 Super Carry is still a new cartridge, and rounds can be tough to find en mass. Most who shot it commented on the shootabality with the carbine being lightweight and almost no recoil. I have taken some time to educate myself on the 30 Super Carry, and it falls between the .380 Auto and 9mm in energy, being pretty close to the 9mm. With the round being a bit smaller than the .380 and 9mm, firearms designed for those cartridges should be able to hold another round or two in the magazine of the 30 Super Carry if the size remains the same. While Hi-Point says it is a ten-round magazine, we could load successfully and fire eleven rounds from it without a problem. Shooting out to thirty yards off hand, keeping groups at three inches was easy. Accuracy and reliability are on par with all other Hi-Point carbines.

Now I am sure many of you are asking why, and I get that, but as with the .380 Auto, those who choose to carry a sidearm in the 30 Super Carry but are not collectors would make sense to have a carbine chambered in your carry round. If this is not for you, that is fine, but there is no need to disparage those who see a use for it.

We ran with the Liberty Suppressors Centurion for about half the review, as reviewed here, and the Infinity X, reviewed here. Adding a can to the 3095 really increased the fun factor, with the Centurion being the ideal length for such a carbine. For a home defense or self-defense carbine, being able to add such accessories such as lights, optics, and silencers is paramount, and Hi-Point has added enough rail to get that done easily.

If the 30 Super Carry does catch on, Hi-Point is ahead of the curve with this carbine, and if not, well…..nothing ventured, nothing gained.


  • Overall Length31 inches
  • Weight6.25 pounds
  • Length of Pull14.5 inches
  • Barrel:16.5 inches, steel 1/2″ x 24 threads at muzzle
  • SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
  • Receiver Picatinny rail: 8.5 inches
  • Forearm Picatinny rail5 inches
  • Trigger5.5 pounds, two-stage
  • MSRP: $339



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By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

One thought on “Hi-Point 3095, the first carbine in 30 Super Carry”
  1. Can I have your 30 Super Carry brass?
    It’s good to see companies like Hi Point and KelTec take risks and come out with innovated designs or go in unexpected directions. We all knock Hi Point, but we have to grudgingly agree that, looks aside, they work. And in the end, that’s all we can ask for.

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