At the risk of being black labeled...

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by DarkFreedom, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    I was curious what the general concensus is about Hi Point 995TS carbines on this forum. I belong to the HPFF forum, and of course we're a little biased there. So please, if you've owned one, or used one give your fair opinions. If you've never owned or fired one I have a 995TS so feel free to ask me any questions you might have about it. Please, don't flame me, or snob my TS because it's not expensive (or whatever reason some "gun snobs" have for hating on weapons they have never even seen or touched personally). I just want to have a nice conversation about a carbine I own and really enjoy shooting. :)

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  2. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    So what exactly is it and what's it good for? What do they cost? Do they make one in .45? Do they make one in 10mm? I would like to find a reliable and somewhat accurate 10mm carbine.
     

  3. doctherock

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    I liked mine. Shot the holy hell out of it with no issues. I would like to get the 4095 to go with mi xd40. Cant beat the little buggers thats for sure. I do like the new stocks they are putting on.
     
  4. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    The 995TS specifically is a 9mm carbine, good for plinking, and small game/varment control.

    They also have this in a .40 cal (the 4095TS)
    and very recently (as in only a few days ago) they have finally released the 4595TS which is a .45 cal carbine, which is capable of hunting larger game such as deer (if your state allows deer hunting with .45 cal rifles)

    They do not make a 10mm model, nor do I expect we will see that anytime soon. HP's main idea behind these carbines is to have reasonably priced carbines in common, afordable round sizes so any common man can buy and use firearms legally.

    I hope this has answered some of your questions. If you have more, or I managed to miss some info, please let me know.
     
  5. TXnorton

    TXnorton New Member

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    I have never owned, or even shot one of those, but your looks pretty nice. I have two AR's and a nice AK, and a whole slew of older military type rifles but would not mind owning your HP.

    I have tried to find a good SHTF rifle for the wife, but she doesn't really like my AR's or my AK, she is most comfortable with my (commerical not USGI) M1 carbine. I bet she would really like that HP. Not sayin that the HP is a "girl's gun" by any means, it just looks like it would fit her small frame and the pistol round would be a better choice for her.

    I'll have to look into these a bit more!
     
  6. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    Many guys who own HP's end up buying a second because their wives like them and assume ownership . ;)

    I can say mine has about as much recoil as maybe a .22 so I am willing to bet your wife's shoulder will certainly love it.

    When I went to Cabela's to get my HP, I had enough $ in my pocket that I could have bought an ar, or an ak or an sks, and they were all displayed right with the HP. But I had done my research for a long while before making the trip to buy, and I was not persuaded by the names or styles of the "bigger" carbines.
     
  7. Rick1967

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    I used to have a High Point 45 pistol. It was a good gun. I am kind of sorry I got rid of it. It would make a good emergency gun in a backpack or totebag. I am thinking the mags are interchangable between the pistols and the carbines. Is that correct?
     
  8. DarkFreedom

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    the .45 mags are said to be interchangable.

    I don't think the .40 cal mags can be mixed.

    And you can use the 995's mags in the C9 but it is "not recommended by the manufacturer".

    I've been looking for a C9 to go along with my TS.
     
  9. IGETEVEN

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    I shot the 4595TS .45 caliber carbine at the range the other day and was impressed with its handling, accuracy to target and feel. The trigger pull felt like a 1911 short pull, so it felt familiar, smooth and natural, with very little kick.

    The damn thing ate every brand of ammo we fed it, with no hiccups. I was very impressed and for the price, around $300, all three calibers would make a reliable, inexpensive, lifetime warranted, abuse tolerated, good backup to a BOB or maybe even something for the wife to handle with ease or for one's self to shoot, if one so chooses. :cool:
     
  10. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    Ok, first, I'm jealous you got to shoot a 4595 already. They just got on the market... :eek:

    Second, the HP carbines are addictive little buggers. I know people from HPFF who own 995C, 995TS, 4095TS and are already on waiting lists for the 4595TS.
     
  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Are there any high capacity magazines available for it?
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's Jack for you. He is already testing stuff that won't even be off the drawing boards for another 3 years. He is that well connected. :)

    I have no Hi Point Carbine hate. A friend has one in 9mm and he swears by the thing. Pimps it to everyone he can and everytime he brings in targets from the range they look respectable.

    If the thing works for you, use it until it doesn't.

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  13. DarkFreedom

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    Promag does make a 15 round mag for the 995, but they seem to have feeding issues quite often.

    I have heard good things with the new 995ts style and the revised promag mags that were redesigned to fit them, but I do not personally own any.
    (my feeling is I have 30 rounds on my 995 ast any time in 3 clips, I can quick change them well enough, so why bother with bigger mags...)

    If you were wondering why the mag change, when the 995ts was released, it offered a LRHO (Last Round Hold Open) function that the origional 995C did not, but to make it work right they had to slightly redesign the feed area of their mags. So even though I am sure you can use 995C mags in a ts and the other way around too, it will limit that function and I personally do not recommend it...
     
  14. DarkFreedom

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    On a side note, I am very happy with the responses I a getting so far in this thread. Either there is not as much Hi Point hate as I thought out there, or the haters are kindly not bothering to post here. :)
     
  15. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Hi Point makes some inexpensive (relatively) yet reliable handguns & rifles. I tend to sell many of the Hi Point guns at the gun shows I attend. Currently they are producing rifles in 9mm & 40 S&W, with the 9mm being the more popular models.
    I remember a show years ago, I was talking with an old timer about how the Police took his Hi Point 9mm rifle away, after he brought the gun out of his trailer to menace a punk. I explained that he was lucky not to have received a court date for a class 4 violation, he was mostly unhappy cause he had installed a leupold scope on the rifle & he wished he had the scope back...
     
  16. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    billdeserthills, they have the 4595TS out now too. hot off the presses and are just now getting to market.
    That was an expensive bit of glass for anyone to put on a 995 so I can understand his pain if not his reasoning.
    Do you sell the C9 pistols as well, or strictly the carbines?
     
  17. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I just got in a couple of the 995FG TS in my shop the other day
     
  18. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    The C9 is the hardest gun for me to keep in stock, I just got 4 of them the other day. I just now realized the .45 acp is now available as a carbine, now I hafta find a couple of those for my shop!
     
  19. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    Yea, seems the C9 is a scarce critter these days. I want one but no one seems to have them in stock when I call and ask around...
     
  20. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    Just took a few pics with a better camera,

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