I've killed pigs with my 1911 and hornady critical defense out of a bow stand. I don't know whether or not it's the best choice for the job, but it sure worked.
As a side note, those hipoint carbines run. Anyone who hates on them is probably just assuming they are garbage because they are cheap. The carbines are much more reliable than the pistols.
"God made man, but Samuel Colt made them equal."