Like many Hi-Point carbine fans, I have been waiting (impatiently) for Hi-Point to get around to producing a version of the Model 95 carbine in .45 ACP, which I have referred to in correspondence (and not been corrected by Hi-Point) as the Model 4595. Every so often I send Hi-Point an email asking for a status report, considering they have been promising to get it on the market "any day now" for two years. Today, I received a reply to my latest email from a Ms. Shirley Deeb as follows: "The carbine is in prototype at this time. Release date will probably be late 2008 early 2009." Ms. Deeb also sent me a photo of the prototype. It looks like what you'd get if you attached the upper of a DPMS AR-15 with military-style M-16 sights to the receiver of a Model 995. It also has a skeletonized stock with an adjustable recoil pad, but that may only be for the test-shooters' convenience. (Remember, it's a prototype, not a production model.) If someone can explain how to attach a photo to a post, I'll try to attach the photo here.