I had a Hi-Point 995 carbine, I wish I'de never sold it. It would be a great little carbine for the kids to shoot with. I put a lot of ammo through that thing and never had an issue even with my hap hazard cleaning habits at the time.
Go to Youtube and search Hi Point torture test and see how tough these cheap guns are - and they have a VERY GOOD WARRANTY. I know a guy that found one in a dumpster that had been through a house fire that pretty much destroyed it (melted stock, warped metal) and sent it in for repair. Got back a new gun.