Lever guns that shoot straight wall pistol cartridges like 38/357.44 Mag,45 LC and 454 Casull etc. all use rimmed cartridges since the case head spaces on the cartridge rim. The rim is what the case puller/ejector uses to expel the fired case since no gas pressure is used to cycle the action.
Firearms that fire rimless tapered wall pistols cartridges ie. 9mm,45ACP,40 S & W,M1 Carbine etc. all head space on the case mouth and use a blow back design/part of the gas pressure to cycle the action. The extractor/ejector basically just aids in throwing the fired case clear of the action instead of actually pulling the case from the chamber like the lever gun does.
Pistol and rifle cartridges that have a bottle neck design and head space on the shoulder of the cartridge can use a variety of actions,single,lever,bolt,semi auto of full auto function. The cartridge pretty much dictates the action it can be used in. There are exceptions such as my Ruger SA Blackhawk 357/9mm convertible and the Old S & W revolver that would fire 45 ACP or 38 Super ammo.
So in general terms your pretty much stuck with getting a 40 cal. in one of the available rifles you mentioned in your post. Don't forget about he Kel-Tec 40 also,I don't have a dog in the fight since I own neither but have shot a couple but not enough to make a judgment about which one is best. The only drawback I see to the Hi-Point is the 10 rd. mag capacity while the other can use 20+ rd. mags.