Hi Point 995 Carbine 9mm

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by ArrizX, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    What do you guys think of these? I am looking at them, and they can be found brand new for under $200 dollars. That is fully affordable for me. And since I am now 18 I can legally buy one.

    I read that they use polymers and alloy metals as much as possible to make for a cheap gun. My question is how reliable are these? I know the manufacture gives a lifetime warrentee no questions asked. But I dont want to have to keep getting it fixed.

    For my first firearm purchase, and as a strict target/fun/plinking gun would this be a good choice? I dont need something extravagant, just something that wont bust on me, and can take alot of rounds being put thru it.


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    After owning it for a while, I would upgrade to the ATI Nylon stock
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    Which almost makes it look like a baretta storm.
     
  2. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    Holy crap, I cant beleive I missed the thread a few links down.


    SORRY!
     

  3. tallguy130

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    Take this for what its worth. I've only been shooting for about 6 months and I only own two firearms but what I've learned really quick is that you can spend more on ammo then you would ever believe.

    If you want something for plinking and just having a good time get a 22 of some kind. Ammo costs NOTHING. You can shoot all day long for about 15 bucks. Even 9mm will cost you more then you think and if your starting new to the sport your going to want to shoot a lot and it will add up.

    When I got my first gun a buddy of mine got one also. I got a 22 he got a 9mm. We work the same job for the same pay and both of us are in love with the sport. I shoot 3 times as much and its really because of ammo cost.

    Don't get me wrong, that looks like a cool gun and for $200 what the hey. But it may not be the best for starting out.
     
  4. sgtdeath66

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    i aggree the 22 would be the best thing for a first timer. very cheap ammo and very fun to shoot, if you want more power u can also get a shotgun and get target loads and spend 15 bucks for 100 rounds. you can also upgrade both firearms to look just as cool if not cooler than the hi-point, but if you must have the carbine, ive had a couple freinds who've had them and havnt heard anything bad about them just my opinion. good luck on your decision
     
  5. ArrizX

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    Thanks guys I appreciate it.

    However, let me explain. I have a Winchester Model 190 .22 that I shoot all the time. Its dead on 50yards and I LOVE IT!! I also have a Remington 12guage knock off pump I love. I have a Remington model 1100 20ga semi auto I love to shoot as well.

    Lastly, I have a .300 Savage I just bought bullets for because it costs 35 dollars for 20. Have not shot that gun yet, but because of cost of ammo, I cant shoot it often at all.

    My uncle has an uzi model B that I love to shoot, and can any time I want. But its still not mine. However he has a massive surplus of 9mm I get to shoot up. So with this HP995 I can use his ammo, and its still my gun. It would work perfectly.

    Besides, the 9mm is still 'cheap' in relative terms as to .308, .30-06, .223 etc etc etc. Can get what, 50 or 100 rounds for like 18 dollars around here. I dont remember which pack it is.
     
  6. ArrizX

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    And is it just me, or but in all the pictures, is the bolt you grab on the left side of the gun? Is this a left handed gun? I shoot on my right side..
     
  7. snyderman1

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    i have a hi-point 9mm carbin ,yes it looks cheap but i have had no problems with it at all and it is accurate ,i use it to plink around
     
  8. ArrizX

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    Thats my plan!

    I think I am going to order it tomorrow, and buy it thrusday.

    So what side is the bolt on? Pictures look like you gotta pull the bolt back to load it on the left side? I am used to guns being on the right side. Whats with this
     
  9. FCross7

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    The bolts on the left. And one other kinda bad thing that no one mentioned is that the bolt doesn't stay open when the mags empty.
     
  10. ArrizX

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    That will be strange. I'm used to it being on the right side.

    That not staying open isnt that big of a deal. My 22 doesnt. I'm used to it. Its not a pistol, in the end at least.

    Is it true that you cant used the ATI stock, with a 15 round mag? I read taht you cant, but found a picture that proved otherwise

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  11. engravertom

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    The High Point charging handle is on the left, but it ejects to the right, pretty much dead on straight to the right.

    I just picked up one used. It has some stovepipe issues, but I knew that before buying. I know HP will fix it for me, even though I am not the first owner. I will probably send it in for a check up soon., but want to try some more ammo varieties first. It has the ATI stock on it already.

    it will be easier for my wife and 14 year old to shoot than my Mosin Nagants!

    Hope you enjoy yours!

    Tom
     
  12. FCross7

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    Right out of the box it won't fit. With a little bit of modification to the block at the bottom of the mag however, you could get it to fit. All you would have to do is either cut or grind the block a little and it fits no problem.
     
  13. shootme2

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    highpoint 995

    I've got the 9mm carbine with the ATI stock and my only complaint is the small magazine. I am looking for the 15RD mag (brand name "PROMAG") and can only find them online. Mine works like a champ and has never misfired even with cheap, reloaded FMJ. I also have a Highpoint c9 (9mm) pistol and it only has an 8RD mag - bummer. I prefer shooting my Springfield XD9 but these highpoint clunkers are so cheap and yet still reliable that I don't mind leaving them in the back of the car for whenever i get near a spot to shoot.

    have fun with yours!
     
  14. ArrizX

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    Thanks guys, I love this site.

    I called yesterday, and they were out of stock. I am going to try and find another gun shop, but the only other one I know of wont even order them in :confused:

    I'm trying!
     
  15. ArrizX

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    Picked up the gun today. Only had time to put 10 rounds through it. But I loved it, its accurate and solid straight out of the box. Its really in a league of its own.
     
  16. ArrizX

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    Sorry for the pictures. I was racing to do this thing. I am going to call them and send it in tomorrow, since I have been told that they will accept with the aftermarket stock.

    Anyways, here they are

    My starting mess.
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    Either the stock wasnt perfecly made, or my receiver cover was tweaked. Either way, where the cover rested I had to grind off a little so it would sit lower so I could get the bolt through the hole. And there was no easy way to get this on. I'm going to stock up on break free spray for when I clean this. Because there is no way I am willing to take this off again.

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    And the finished product. Ill get better pictures, and more pictures of it soon when I get my red dot on it.

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    I didnt mess with any of the internals now. However when I pull back the bolt, it sounds and feels like the spring is doing something weird. I dont know if I never noticed it before, and now I'm being overly critical. Or if something really shifted in the move. Either way, Hi point should find it and figure it out I would hope.