Just picked up a Hi Point 995-TS....ugly as sin and I love it!

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by StainlessSteel215, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Ive always thought a 9mm military-style carbine would be fun from a novelty standpoint....so I finally jumped and bought a new Hi Point 995 which is unlike ANYTHING Ive ever seen before. What a weird and strangely attractive gun! Its got more rails than grand central station but I cant wait to use them for a vertical foregrip and some light/laser action. The sights on this baby look pretty damn impressive so I think Ill hold off on the optic and use the old ghost ring.

    Anyone out there have the pleasure of owning or shooting one of these? Here's our buddy Jeff Quinn from GunBlast with a quick overview. This is exactly how mine is set up:

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  2. hutchinsonkw

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    I picked up one of these used two days ago for a deal. It is now one of my favorite guns in the safe. It is a blast to shoot and the TS looks much better than the older "Planet of the Apes" model.
     

  3. fireguy

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    You are right, they are a lot of fun to shoot. The stock peep sight is very good for the price point of the gun. That said, I took mine off and installed a reflex sight just to make it easier for fast repeat shots.
     
  4. StainlessSteel215

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    Haaa, awesome! Same here, even with today's inflated prices I still got this for a wicked deal. Under $500 shipped with a few extras such as light/laser & grip. I'm really pumped to shoot this thing and own my first pistol-style carbine. I dont even know what to call it - but I love it already ;)
     
  5. Speezly

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    I bought one new back in November. I love it. The TS version definitely looks and feels much nicer than my friends old 995. Get the 15 round extended mag. I take mine to the range all the time and always have fun with it. I picked up a cheap red dot/ light and plan on picking up a vertical foregrip soon. For the price, you can't beat it. I almost splurged and got the Beretta version, but the 995 ts hasn't disappointed yet.
     
  6. StainlessSteel215

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    Glad you brought that up....

    Ive read about a LOT of issues with the 15rd ProMags. Heard there are issues with the follower & the catch lip.....causes feed issues. I might just pick up a buncha 10rd mags
     
  7. Speezly

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    Just took the 995 to the range and tested the 15 round mag out in depth. I initially had problems with the 2nd round ftf. I used the shell itself to pry open the lips o the mag slightly. Went through 3 more mags with no issues and even let the last 12 of the final mag of the day off rapid fire with no issues. I think tweaking the 15 rounder just slightly will help it to feed more reliably.
     

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  8. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I like mine. Fun to shoot.

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  9. bamashooter68

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    Ive had mine for a few years now. It came with a magazine pouch that attaches to the buttstock and 3-10rd magazines.

    I took the rear sight off and added a cheap BSA red dot scope. Its very accurate and the dot works great if the battery is good. No issues with gun or magazines in over 1000rds downrange.

    Cool gun for $250 OTD Scope included.
     
  10. Trip83

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    I have never had any dealings with the carbine. But, I know, from first hand experience, that a lot of police officers lives have been saved due Hi-Point pistols and how they love to jam and or stove pipe. A few weeks into my FTO training, my FTO and I were driving through the hood when someone fired 2 shots at us. We exited the vehicle and gave chase. As we were chasing him, we heard a loud clunk behind a yard. We slowed down and sliced the pie. We found the gun tossed into a bed of a truck. The gun had a double feed. K9 later dog bit the guy and he confessed, I found out a few weeks later, that shooting at the police was a gang initiation. He probably would have had better luck throwing the gun at us! lol. It was a .45. I have came into contact with Hi-Point several times in the past 5 years. Criminals love them, because they are so cheep and easy to get their hands on. I know, for a fact, that I would never own a Hi-Point pistol to carry or for home/personal protection!! I would never recommend one to a friend or family. This is just my experience with Hi-Point. I hope you all have good luck with yours and enjoy them!! Sorry if I sounded like Debby Downer! hahaha
     
  11. StainlessSteel215

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    Trip, no worries man I also would NEVER invest in a Hi Point pistol even for a cheap target shooter.

    This gun is obviously a completely different design from their pistols and I have yet to read about issues with the gun itself other than mag feeding issues and too much impact on the top rail could make it loose. This will be a sweet little mini AR in 9mm for mostly target practice and whatever else may arise. I have my Glock 30 on me at all times for the security and reliability :)
     
  12. Speezly

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    I bought a hi point 45 pistol like 7 years ago. Piece of...Based on that I almost didn't buy the 995. But I have no complaints with the carbine. As a range gun, name ANYTHING comparable in 9mm for 300 bucks. As a personal defense weapon this is obviously the worst choice you could make short of buying a hi pojnt pistol. I have a mossberg 500 for the house and a Ruger security six and kel tec pf9 as my CCW's.
     
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  13. StainlessSteel215

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    Ditto, Remington 870 and my Glock 30 in 45acp for self and home protection

    This will be a sweet new shooter though.
     
  14. Speezly

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    I'm torn between the Glock 30 and Glock 19 myself. Next pistol I pick up will definitely be a Glock.
     
  15. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Depends on your comfort level with round capacity, recoil with 9mm versus 45 etc. Otherwise its virtually the exact same gun. The G30 is slightly thicker but not much.
     
  16. Speezly

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    I am thinking of going with the G30. I love the way a .45 feels. Plus I already have several 9mm. I know I will end up with both the G30 and the G19, just gotta decide which I get first.
     
  17. Trip83

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    My service pistol is a Glock 22 in .40. The .40 allows you to carry more rounds like the 9mm and still have 92% of the stopping power of a .45. I carry 15 in a mag plus 1 in the chamber. Cant go wrong with that.
     
  18. Speezly

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    I've never really looked into the .40's just because I never owned one. Maybe that is my excuse to get the G22... I have fired many .45s and 9mms but never a .40
     
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  20. John_Deer

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    Lots of people can't figure out how to file a magazine down. Other than not shooting the gun enough to break it in, the magazine making contact with the slide is the trouble with a Hi Point a vast majority of the time.

    I have had great luck with Hi Point pistols and carbines. I have bought several over the years and enjoyed everyone of them. I got all of them but one carbine for $50 or less. I have never had a Hi Point to give me any more grief than any other gun I own. Plus they have a lifetime warranty.

    Aint it funny how the Glock fanboys are swooping in to hijack the thread. They must be jealous of the stylish slide on the Hi Point. I notice the Gen 4 Glocks have a slide just like a Hi Point 9mm.
     
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