High Point 995 9mm Carbine

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Drefizzle, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Drefizzle

    Drefizzle New Member

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    Does anybody have any experiance with this weapon?
    I am thinking about buying one and putting on the ATI Cx4 clone stock.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Mike U.

    Mike U. New Member

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    Hi,

    Reliability and practical accuracy are all I ever seem to read about with this carbine. The only complaint seems to be mag capacity as it only holds ten rounds.
    The manufacturer's lifetime warranty is a BIG plus in the favorable column.
    They must be popular here in my neck of the woods because I can never find one to handle in my area. Last couple of times I went looking, all I got was "we had one, but it sold last week and now they're backordered." :(
    I may end up having to special order one. Personally, I like to handle a firearm before I lay down my money for it.
     

  3. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    I've got one and like it a lot. Shoot well, cheap to shoot and cheap to buy. I've also got the ATI stock you were talking about. Makes it look pretty sweet but my only complaint is that I got a 15rd mag and it wont fit with that stock. Would definitely recommend getting it though.
     
  4. lovetoshoot

    lovetoshoot New Member

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    I don't have one, but was also thinking of getting one. I heard they are hard to break down, is that true?
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    My standard statement about High Point firearms: I've got one of their pistols in .380. It's ugly and clunky. It feels cheap and it's an ergonomic nightmare. Having said that, it has never failed to feed any ammo and it goes off every time the trigger is pulled. I've fed it ball, hollow points and frangible rounds, namely Glasers. It eats it all.

    The one thing that I really don't like about it is that the striker hits the primer of a live round when clearing it.
     
  6. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    I cant beleive I missed this thread lol.


    So it seems like these are halfways decent guns on a budget. Cheap and fun to shoot, and no one is saying to avoid these guns, correct?
     
  7. shootme2

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    HighPoint 995 (9mm) Carbine and C9 pistol

    I read all the reviews (good, bad and ugly) before buying both the 995 Carbine and the C9 pistol. I love them both for what they are. Cheap to buy and cheap to shoot. I let friends and my nephews plink with them and I don't have to stress about scratches or scuffs. They are VERY reliable but I did have an issue with the C9 pistol not feeding correctly straight out of the box. I called highpoint customer service and the guy told me to tweak the upper lips (wings) of the magazine outward just a little. That was a year ago and I have never had a single feeding problem since - no matter what type of ammo. I have some nicer guns but these I can leave in the back of my car for when I just feel like squeezing off a few rounds. I bought my 995 carbine with the ATI stock and it looks so much cooler than the original stock.

    Have fun with yours!
     
  8. jeepejeep

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    I have the 40 S&W version, the 4095. Fantastic little gun. Accurate and totally reliable. 2 weeks ago I even used it to kill a doe at 30 yards. One shot and she went about 50 yards before expiring. I've had deer go farther after a shot with a 30-06. The lungs were shredded. Hornady 180 Gr. HP bullets were used. So it even has "sporting purposes" just like the gun banners are always talking about!:)
     
  9. allmons

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    They look cheap and cheesy BUT

    they work GREAT. Excellent plinkers, reliable and FUN!

    If they would make the stock a little more pleasing to the eye and alter the magazine well to accept Glock mags, this could be a near perfect low end carbine. I am NOT a big fan of the Hi Point magazines - the true weak point in their firearms ( well, unless the looks of the guns disturb you- they are "not too pretty" as my Dad used to say about a homely cousin).

    :D
     
  10. Bobjr59

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    I first bought the 4095 in 40 S&W and 5 spare mags about 3 weeks ago then on Wed. morning I took a little drive up to Tn. and did a FTF for a 995 I'll be sending it in for a check up and ordering a but pack with 2 mags 43.00 delivered
     
  11. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    You guys might like them but I would NEVER own 1. You do realize they are blowback action and made of cast zinc right? Ok for a plinker I suppose but I wouldn't trust my life with 1. I've seen too many that were bad. Quality is spotty so while majority of them function ok,there's always some clunkers that gets out. I mean how much quality can you expect from something that cheap? Better to get good used rifle of better make. Go ahead and flame me all you like but he did ask everybody's opinion and speaking from gunsmith's standpoint,they're horribly designed.
     
  12. ArrizX

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    I beleive it. But for an affordable fun gun, there is none better.

    I love mine with the ATI stock.
     
  13. leglesscrow

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    I recently bought a High Point Model 995 Carbine! and I put the ATI Stock on it. I LOVE IT! Its a GREAT little gun. I want to upgrade to a "red dot" sight, but i don't know what to go with. I would like to stay under 150 bucks, but what is the best one to go with for this gun? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
  14. azurevirus

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    995

    I bought one the same day I bought an ak and ar..picked it up as it was a cheap rifle to give to my father for some protection at the campground..its butt ugly , but feels good when aiming it..it doesnt like winchester ammo..(the relief champer in the shell casing)..I think its the best bang for the buck after shooting it..(I want to "hotrod " one and a couple of other guns I have)but really dont want to spend any any more on it till I find out what obama is gonna do..I did buy 3 10 rd mags thru Hi-point for it tho..its cheap..can be made pretty..shoots an affordable round..and has a better warrenty that walmarts..I only wish I had bought a couple of them instead of some of the exspensive toys I bought..I read a couple of articles that are not too hot on the high point pistol but still theres that warrenty on them also..think I might try one of those 9mm s/a pistols as I need a a 9 pistol anyway
     
  15. DarkFreedom

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    debating my options

    I've been doing my homework on the 995 carbine as well as the sub-2000 rifle. both have good points and a price i can afford. I might even eventually own them both, but for now I wanna buy the better of the two as my first firearm that'll be bigger than my hand. (i've owned 3 other guns in my life, a .22lr semi pistol, a .25 semi pistol, and my current .22short revolver, all were easily hidden in my hand) Anyone own one or both of these and can give some owner insights?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  16. flyingbrickracing

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    I went shooting with a friend yesterday,who happens to be the previous owner of my 995.As we were shooting the various guns we had brought he kept going back to it saying how much fun it is and how he might (will) get another, I was beginning to get the feeling he wanted to buy it back!NO ^$#%@*& WAY, 'cause it's stupid fun to plink with one of these things. I don't regret buying it for a moment.ATI stock,sling,and a Cabela red dot.
     
  17. jeepejeep

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    How can you say they are horribly designed? The few carbines I've heard of that had a problem were sent back to Hi-Point and returned in perfect condition. I've read about many that have been fired thousands of times and never malfunctioned. I've seen and heard about clunkers from other manufacturers that cost way more than the Hi-Point.
    I say buy one, shoot the hell out of it and enjoy it.Maybe gunsmiths don't like them because they don't break and if they do, the manufacturer fixes them for free. Gunsmith can't make a dollor off them.;)
     
  18. stalkingbear

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    When you reach into the DOZENS to repair,let me know, I have had literally dozens brought into the shop to repair/send back to factory. REREAD my post above-they are blowback operated when cartridges of that size and pressure level in NO WAY should be blowback operated and made of cheap cast zinc alloy. They should have a steel slide and operate based on recoil operation. I've seen too many come apart, and try field stripping them. It sounds like you havn't had exposure to dozens of them as I have. When you have, we'll talk.











     
  19. MrM4

    MrM4 New Member

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    I USED TO have 1, key phrase is "used to" They aree cheap plastic guns, bottom line you get what you pay for.:cool:
     
  20. leglesscrow

    leglesscrow New Member

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    I had to send mine back and High Point sent me basically a BRAND NEW gun and it didnt cost me a dime! so... For 150 bucks and as long as they stand behind their warranty as well as they do I figure its well worth it for a little play toy!