9mm carbine

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by thdrduck, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    I'm looking at picking up a Hi-Point 995TS. I like the idea of a rifle in 9mm to match my favorite carry handgun and I do like the 9mm round. Everything I have read about them is good. I know some folks look down at Hi-Point but it's hard to argue with some of the reviews along with all American made and a life time warranty for under $300. Anything else in that price range to match or beat it?
     
  2. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    In that price range? Probably not.

    Now, if you wanted to double the price range...
     

  3. therukh

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    Break the Rules!

    One rule that I've learned over the years is; "You get what you pay for." Now, that is not to say that once in a great while rules are broken. If you want to get a Hi-Point, then go get it and enjoy it. If it works, then you will be satisfied. Either way, works or not, it will be a learning experience. For under $300 you might catch a bargain and I hope you do. If not, then you're not out much. Of interest is the story a few weeks back about the woman in Detroit who met home invaders with a hail of gunfire from a Hi-Point. Pictures of the Hi-Point showed a rusted, beat-up looking firearm...but it worked and that's the name of the game. If it's functionally reliable - it's good to go, no matter the price! Let us know the results of your acquisition!

    http://www.wxyz.com/news/mom-opens-fire-on-home-invaders-in-detroit-to-defend-children
     
  4. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    They really work and are accurate.

    Jim

    Hi-Point 4095TS 40 S&W
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  5. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Nothing.

    The Hi Point carbines and the more expensive ones like the Beretta CX4 share the same type blowback action and feel. Unlike their respective handguns.
     
  6. lukeisme

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    I have had a 995 for many years and love it. Everyone that shoots mine wants one when they are done. I did the stock conversion on mine way back and have not regretted it. Mine eats cast bullets w no problem. I finally got a wild hair and used it rabbit hunting this last year ( head shots only) and with the cast bullets it was always lights out! Not a bad sub for 22lr for me right now I cast and load my own stuff so worked out great!


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  7. therewolf

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    I like mine. The bolt handle is actually a bolt, like

    you buy at a hardware store. There is a lot of form following function,

    and well constructed, non-pretentious simplicity.

    You get a lot for the money.

    Rails, iron sights, sling, maintenance tool, and it's US made,

    in Ohio. The composite stock is spring loaded for additional

    recoil reduction.

    Also one of the best warranties, return service, and warranty

    departments in the industry.
     
  8. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Sub 2000 from a shop that isn't price gouging
     
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    +1. Look into a kel tec that takes the same mags as your go to pistol.
     
  10. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    Marlin camp 9 would be my first choice
     
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  12. JW357

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  13. readytogo

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    Same caliber weapons

    Cost aside, practicality comes into view, same caliber weapons in a popular caliber is a plus, especially a NATO caliber so get what you can afford and practice. :D
     
  14. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I have the 45 acp version and they are fun little carbines. Kind of impractical for any use besides plinking in my opinion but we have had many afternoons of fun shooting it. I lucked out and got it for a really cheap deal new otherwise I prob wouldn't of bought it


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  15. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Cheap is not always bad. And when it's good it's usually better than stuff that costs twice as much.
     
  16. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    Well, I picked up a Hi-Point 995TS. First impression... I was surprised how well it is put together and how solid if feels. The sights arn't much but work well enough and I can say the same about the safety. Out of the box the sights were way off but never bought a gun when they weren't. A little tweaking and it was shredding a hole in the middle of the target at about 40 yards. The peep sight is good enough for someone that needs bifocals and I think any kind of optic on it would be a waste considering the guns limitations range wise. I think I found my new "plinker". I sure won't be afraid to scratch it or get it wet so it will make a great little "trail" gun. Wish it came with more then one magazine, but for the price, I can see why it didn't.
     
  17. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Have a Rock River 16" 9MM but Im looking for a shorter one,..Hi-Point would be the same for me at a lower price, but the ext.. mag. is only 15 Rds.....Kel-Tec 2K or a MPA/Cobray with a Longer Tube....:cool:
     
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  18. 1stmini

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    Got a 995 on fri and took it to the range on sat , got a couple of promags to go with it , thought it might offset the hard to get 22lr as I reload the 9mm , any way tried to shoot it in a steel plate shoot and it would do nothing but jam on hollow points , switched over to round noise ball reloads of mine and went through all 40 rounds as fast as I could sight and shoot , no misses either with the sights right out of the box , took them off though and have a red dot on now , might get back out this weekend
     
  19. thdrduck

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    Mine came with a note in the box that said if I use Promag magazines it will damage the gun and void the warranty.
     
  20. indy36

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    I had one for a while. It was a fun gun to shoot. Everyone that fired it loved it. They also have a great factory support behind them. I had the ProMags as well but didn't use them. They insert too far and the feed lips cause problems to the action. That's why Hi-Point says using them voids warranty. It's the same with the ATI stock replacement . If you use that then by God, don't tell Hi-Point that when your gun breaks. And don't send the gun in for repair with it attached. Put it back to stock. ATI made that Beretta-like stock without consulting with Hi-Point and they made it out of a too stiff plastic. The ugly factory stock was designed, on purpose, out of a soft plastic to absorb recoil. Running the ATI stock risks breaking the gun's internals. Hi-Point fixed thousands of guns because of ATI's design, on their dollar, and it got to where enough was enough. Same with ProMag mags. Use at your own risk.


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