Hi-Point .45 Carbine

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Sgt_Skrb_25, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I was wondering if any one has one of these. I bought one because I took my girlfriend out shooting with some friends, and some one let her shoot it and she liked it. It's light and almost no recoil. My issue is that the sights suck, have not been able to BZO the damn thing. It always shoots low at even 25 yards. I know 45 acp will drop off at a distance but 25 yards!? I ripped of the sorry sights and threw a red dot on there for her. I was wondering of any one has found a way to put decent irons on these? Trying to teach her how to shoot with irons. Shes good with my AR irons.
     
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  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes but no one with a Hipoint carbine I guess. Do you have the newer stock or the older stock? I have seen some with after market stocks that look like the Berreta. I have not heard anyone complain about the sights but most slap red dots on them.
     
  4. indy36

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    I have the 9mm version. Love it. Everyone I let shoot it does.

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  5. primer1

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    I shot a 9 years ago and liked it.
     
  6. Jpyle

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    Hi Point Carbines are a **** ton of fun as range rifles. If your GF enjoys it then buy one...they don't cost much and are loads of fun. Just know that you are not buying a precision rifle or something you want to bet your life on but for ****z and giggles at the range they can't be beat.
     
  7. MisterMcCool

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    Just file down the front post until it is accurate.
     
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  9. John_Deer

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    I have a 9mm that is box stock and I have no problems hitting 25 foot air gun targets at 25 yards. Yes, I would bet my life on the Hi Point 995B. It is more than combat accurate and totally dependable.
     
  10. indy36

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    I agree with John_Deer. I could terminate living things with mine and have ultimate faith it would work. It may be 'cheap' but it's built like a tank inside. It's got a lifetime warranty, no matter the owner.
     
  11. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    I bought the new style one for my old lady. It's a cool weapon,I ditched the sights for a red dot.
     
  12. BULLET9992

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    I have the hipoint 995. (9mm). I'm sure you could put good irons on the rear but Idk how you'd replace the front sight. I just replaced mine with a 4x tac scope

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  13. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    What kind of groups do you get at 100 yards. Didn't think .45ACP would do that good at those distances. Not questioning your shooting abilities just the weapon. My friend has one an says they are not that accurate past 75 yards.
     
  14. indy36

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    Well it's a pistol round being fired from a rather short barrel that isn't really long enough to be called 'rifle'. The .45 is a slow heavy bullet that drops. Doesn't surprise me at all it's effective range is 25-50 yards. I've never shot my 9mm version farther than that so I can't speak to it's max reach.
     
  15. BULLET9992

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    2 Mao with high end ammo at best. The rifle isn't a precision firearm. It's good for 50 yards or less & it has a polymer rail system that caused some scope inconsistencies. Also the stock iron sights are, in my opinion, terrible.
     
  16. BULLET9992

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    You have to keep in mind the price you pay for this carbine. With that said it is a great gun. Maybe not the most accurate, but it's built like a tank. Everything that is metal has a great blueing on it or is painted, polymer is of decent quality, dual extractor claws, super heavy receiver with a long cycle, etc. It's a little on the clunky side but it'll feed, fire, & extract even the cheapest dirtiest ammo.
     
  17. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    I agree, it's not the weapon of choice for accuracy or defense. But it is fun to shoot. I put on a Brass Stacker comp and it sounds like a 10/22 now. My chick likes shooting it.
     
  18. John_Deer

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    The front sight is notorious for working loose on Hi Point Carbines. If that is the case with your 45 cal use fingernail polish on the locking screws. The front sight used to work loose every 100 rounds or so on my Hi Point. I have seen the spring missing on the rear sight more than once. Any piece of spring stock that will fit in the set hole will work.
     
  19. JTJ

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    You pick up about 150 fps in the longer 16" barrel with the 9mm, 40 and 45. It would make an excellent home defense weapon as the carbine is easier to use than a pistol and takes less training. Self defense pistols are meant for close range encounters. The military originally issued the M1 carbine as a replacement for the pistol.
     
  20. hutchinsonkw

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    I have the 9mm version. The iron sights were always 6+ inches low. I opted for a 4x rifle scope. I am not a fan of red dots. It is surprisingly accurate for what it is. At 50 yards of course. I will try it at 75 and 100 yards this spring.