New to the forum, not new to AZ. A little about myself, I am a long time shooter (novice) having grown up in gun friendly AZ. I am 40. I own a .22 colt pistol and a very old bolt action .22 rifle (dads old rifle). These have been fun for very casual shooting and will remain in the collection.
I plan to do ALOT of camping this summer in AZ, I would like to include some shooting in these trips as well as defense capabilities. I do not like to hike/camp in remote areas unarmed. I would like to find a pistol/rifle combo that is higher in caliber and effective for both target shooting and have enough stopping power to be capable as defensive weapons.
I have done some research but thought I would reach out to my own neighbors in this state to get some feedback.
Initially, I am drawn to the affordability and simplicity of the hi-point 9mm Carbine rifle and Handgun option. I love the fact that they share the same magazine but am not so thrilled on the capacity. Here is the link:http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com/
Again, I am a casual enthusiast. I don't need the highest and best to start and the wallet is a factor. Ease of use, simplicity and easy to maintain come to play as well.
Do you have any feedback on the high point and any pros and cons on caliber? Should I be considering even a .22 Cal combo option?