the question was pro's and Con's of the Hi-Point 995 carbine?
has a proprietary mag
extra tiny trigger guard
mfg using automobile parts casting technique's
HiPoints Unlimited lifetime warranty
Its contemptible reputation (won 2 bets off this little carbine)
there are two Sks owners that wont soon scoff at the ugly black gun that out shot their scoped SKS's by a 14yro girl with open sights
I'd Never of considerd buying a Hi Point, I'd seen them advertised for ages in gun mags, Ive even passed by them in gun shop rack's.
I'd heard them spoken ill of in forums.
I'd never handled any Hi-Point products till the winter of 2005, a fellow contracted to clean out rentals brought me one still in its box, it was in need of repairs (cleaner guy was on the Hi-Point nay sayers)
So I had a Free "broken" Hi-Point 995 carbine still in its box minus both mags, I looked it over and saw that the previous owner must have just bought it (its condition was new looking) the story was he was shooting it till he ran out of ammo, couldent find any more in our Alaskan Arctic City of 3200, he aquired some reloads, thats when it blew up the 995 'sorta' a ring of brass in the chamber and the extractor claw missing from the case head seperation.
I put that carbine in storage for a year and eventually brought it out as a winter fix it project,
I'd contacted the mfg about procuring a replacement barrel and extractor,
HP said send it in so Hi-Point could fix the problem.
I said I was not the original buyer,
they said the gun itself had a unlimited lifetime warranty for the life of the firearm and send it in to them for repairs
I said I found it in the trash and was blown up from reloaded ammo,
The HP gal said No biggie they just did a warrenty on a gun from a house fire,
I waffled for a bit wondering what it was really going to cost me to get this thing fixed?
I boxed it up and sent it into Hi-Point for $14.73 in postage (snail mail)
28 days later I got back a the same firearm in like new condition,
Hi-Point pay'd the UPS shipping to NorthWest Alaska
in the box was all the stuff a new gun comes with, scope mount, sling and swivels, 2 mags,
I'd messed with it some and even shot it a little.
Then my teenage daughter latched onto it and its been her pride and joy since.
Dad has since sprung for a ATI stock for it and now its more winter friendly to shoot
.(coldest temps shot was -26F)
Now whenever we go some place thats my daughters go-to gun when we travel.