Here in Tampa, the PD lets their officers use the Hi Point 9mm version as a "trunk weapon". It was the early so called "Planet of the Apes" stock. A dealer modified them by separating the stock and epoxying a piece of plywood into the stock so it can be used to "butt stroke" without splitting the stock .
I mush have run at 4-5 500 round cases of Winchester white box through mine without one issue. The only issue was a sore thumbs from loading the 4 magazines so many times. While it is not a wood and steel work of art, the Hi Point carbines are very reliable. Life or death situation? Well, that is not a decision I can make.