I got my carbine back from the factory today, about 2 weeks sooner than I had expected and Hi Point deserves their reputation as the best customer service group out there.
They didn't send me back a whole new gun but it was a near thing from the look of it. Anything that was worn was replaced. Anything that has been upgraded in the last 2-1/2 years was replaced. Anything that needed polishing got polished. Five stars out of five and a +.
Time for a range trip. Wish it was warmer. I hate winter.