9mm carbine
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > 9mm carbine

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Reno,Texas
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6576 Times on 3639 Posts
Likes Given: 27929

Default 9mm carbine

Well, even know I just bought my mosin, I am already thinking of my next gun.

I am split between 3 guns. A Ruger 10/22, a Nagant Revolver (if I can find one that I can buy through a private sell), or a 9mm carbine. I'll save those other two for another thread later down the road, so for now, lets focus on the 9mm.

I like the idea of a small, light, cheap to shoot rifle with ammo I can get pretty much anywhere. I have looked at a few carbines already, and they are ugly as hell. (I looked at a hi point 995, and a kel tec sub 2000) Some of the more expensive carbines also have this problem. Why? The designs just look so odd to me. (I tend to perfer classic guns, over todays tactical stuff)

The carbine I have looked into the most is the Hi Point. How good are they? Are they accurate and dependable? Do they have a history of problems? I was thinking that maybe I could just get one, and customize the hell out of it to make it look nicer (I could design, and build a custom wood stock for it, and give it a completely different look. Yes, that sounds like a lot of work, but I don't mind. I love to do stuff like that, and it would give me something to do for a while.)

Are there any other good carbines out there that won't break the bank?

Thanks

__________________
texaswoodworker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
primer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,617
Liked 2554 Times on 1657 Posts

Default

If a beautiful 9 mm carbine is what you want, try to find a marlin camp9. Nice wood stock, uses 59 series sw magazines. It's a little on the heavy side, but its a little more "classic sexy" than what's made today.

__________________

Feral cat waterboarder

primer1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scott_gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Woonsocket,Rhode Island
Posts: 200
Default

I bought a Hi Point 995TS last month. I've been to the range twice with it, zero problems so far. Pretty damn accurate right out of the box.

image-1984798313.jpg  
__________________
scott_gen is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 6,467
Liked 2292 Times on 1242 Posts
Likes Given: 669

Default

The Marlin and Ruger carbines are getting very expensive since they are now collectors. The JR carbines are around $600. The HiPoint is known to be reliable but is ugly. They are limited on their mags. I think there is a higher cap 9mm available now. The folding feature of the Kel-Tek is what interests me. There are after market parts available to dress them up but that adds $. With a quad rail and a new metal front sight, they look pretty good.

__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,698
Liked 2604 Times on 1481 Posts
Likes Given: 2004

Default

Hi-Point has incredible customer service, and

a great Warranty.

My LGS, a Hi-Point dealer, can't keep the 995s

in stock, they go so fast. They are well-rated,

compared to carbines costing two or three times

as much.

__________________
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scott_gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Woonsocket,Rhode Island
Posts: 200
Default

I know there's a ton of Hi Point haters that will probably flame me but, I really dig the rifle. It's fun to shoot, affordable and the warranty really sealed the deal for me.

__________________
scott_gen is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kryptar19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: arkansas
Posts: 1,752
Liked 636 Times on 380 Posts
Likes Given: 1892

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scott_gen
I know there's a ton of Hi Point haters that will probably flame me but, I really dig the rifle. It's fun to shoot, affordable and the warranty really sealed the deal for me.
I agree +1. I had one and loved it. I traded it for a 9mm pistol and to this day I regret it...
__________________
kryptar19 is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Reno,Texas
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6576 Times on 3639 Posts
Likes Given: 27929

Default

I like the look of the Ruger pc9 police, and the Marlin camp9, but theY are a little pricy for my budget ($400-$500). I'm still leaning towards the Hi Point. I just wish they hadn't put the mag in the hand grip. I think it would have been better if they had moved it forward a bit. It would have allowed more options for both the mag, and the stock. I think I could make a stock for it that gives it the look of a (somewhat) classic SMG. I'll get a pic of the reciever, and see if I can design a stock around it that makes it look better.

Quick question, I understand wanting to make cheap, indestructable guns, but why does Hi Point have to make ALL of their guns fugly?

__________________
texaswoodworker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 10:49 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scott_gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Woonsocket,Rhode Island
Posts: 200
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by texaswoodworker
I like the look of the Ruger pc9 police, and the Marlin camp9, but theY are a little pricy for my budget ($400-$500). I'm still leaning towards the Hi Point. I just wish they hadn't put the mag in the hand grip. I think it would have been better if they had moved it forward a bit. It would have allowed more options for both the mag, and the stock. I think I could make a stock for it that gives it the look of a (somewhat) classic SMG. I'll get a pic of the reciever, and see if I can design a stock around it that makes it look better.

Quick question, I understand wanting to make cheap, indestructable guns, but why does Hi Point have to make ALL of their guns fugly?

I guess you can't marry sexy and affordable...keep me posted with pics of your project.
__________________
scott_gen is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 11:51 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Reno,Texas
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6576 Times on 3639 Posts
Likes Given: 27929

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scott_gen View Post
I guess you can't marry sexy and affordable...keep me posted with pics of your project.
lol, depends on the type of gun. Later on (probably a few months at the very least), I'll be sure to post pics of the project.
__________________
texaswoodworker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
The better gun....Marlin Camp Carbine 9mm or Hi-Point 9mm Carbine??? neil-v1 General Rifle Discussion 36 11-09-2011 01:05 AM
M1 Carbine unclebear General Rifle Discussion 9 08-23-2011 06:51 PM
M1 carbine CHUCK70 Gunsmithing Forum 3 03-09-2011 08:07 PM
M1 ROCKOLA carbine and Paratrooper carbine matts General Rifle Discussion 3 06-10-2009 05:06 PM
PTR 91 K Carbine .308 janikphoto Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 0 02-27-2009 09:59 PM