Well, a funny thing happened on the way to a Hi Point carbine. I was walking along, minding my own business, when I was jumped by a band of marauding wombats who held me down, took my money, and left behind this:
A Leader Dynamics T-2 5.56 Evil Black Rifle. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
It needs a bit of maintenance, but reportedly shoots fine. It should be in primo shape in time to defend me from migrating polar bears fleeing the encroaching glaciers.
This one is someone elses, showing the internal bits.
Leader Dynamics has a short history, developing the rifle for the sporting and military markets, going through a management upheaval, then falling victim to AW bans in both Australia and the US. The gun uses AR-15/M16/M-4 magazines, and has some internal parts in common with the AR-18/AR-180. Sort of the firearms equivalent of owning an Aussie-made Chevrolet.
Being Australian, you have to put the bullets in upside down, but I'm sure I'll get used to that quickly enough.