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Hi-Point 995 carbine, my opinion

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  1. kthomk

    kthomk Member

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    Just picked up one of these. Shot 30 rounds of my light 9mm reloads through it. Accuracy is great for what it is. Light loads cycled action fine. Factory rear sight is a joke, plastic but what do you want for this price. Local price for me was $267. I definitely will get my moneys worth of fun out of this. I will be putting a red dot or a scope on it ASAP to get rid of factory sights. These are getting hard to find but I think my money was well spent.
     
  2. mortablunt

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    Nice report. I like that gun too. They're kinda like a downmarket firearms version of Cutco, only without the multilevel direct marketing approach.
     
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  3. Furncliff

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    I ordered a 4595 online without ever having handled one. Aside from being butt ugly I like it. My first move was to take both sights off. I've had red dots and scopes on it. I have a Center Point scope on it now while I'm load testing, but I'll go back to a red dot for it later.

    Anyone have an accurate load for this carbine?

    Mine has been 99.9% reliable, it's had one FTF in ~1500 rounds. The mags will not feed the lead SWC that I tried. But Rn, HP, XTP and others fed well. So far I'm not pleased with the accuracy, but I'm probably too fussy given what this cost (I have a 1911 that's more accurate).

    Anyone who asks me about it gets a recommendation for it as being quite suitable for home defense. Especially since it's easy for a small person to shoot. The recoil system in the butt works well, it's one of my daughters favorite to shoot.
     
  4. Captains1911

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    I liked mine until the stock cracked in half. Hi-Point did replace it free of charge.
     
  5. Furncliff

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    I think the guarantee was what allowed me to buy sight unseen, that and there isn't a lot of money at stake (I paid ~$260 14 months ago). If you don't like the beast they sell really well according to my LGS. Every comment I have read about the company has spoken well of the company and their willingness to make it right. Also their mags and accessories like extra mags are inexpensive and ship free.
     
  6. DanTheFarmer

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    I took my 995ts out to the "back 40" yesterday afternoon. It worked great and I had a lot of fun. Winter wasn't very tough this year in northern New England but it was still winter so it's always a pleasure to get outside on one of the first sunny, warm days.

    Anyway, I wanted to add I tried out my new 15 round ProMag magazine. The reports on these have been very hit or miss and I'm glad to report I got a hit. No problems at all. I'll probably order a second one.

    In addition to having fun I got the sights dialed in which was a bit of good fortune. I was familiarizing myself with my new carbine and found the wrench they supply to unlock the trigger guard and adjust the sights. Well I managed to move the front sight a lot by accident and had to estimate where it needed to go back to be on target. Out to the range I went and the elevation setting was spot on. It's better to be lucky than good!

    Stay safe and have fun.

    Dan
     
  7. gotigers

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    I had one. Very reliable, ok accuracy and low recoil. The only reason i sold it was lack of hi cap mags.
     
  8. General Tso

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    2 issues for my 995. No "hi-cap" mags and HORRIBLE trigger. If I could get the trigger lighter, I would love it.
     
  9. jonnyc

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    I actually like the trigger on my 995. I put it in an ATI stock and added a reflex sight. One ragged hole at 50 yds. with 147 grainers.
     
  10. Captains1911

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    The trigger on the 995 is the suck. Mine feels like I'm smushing an orange. Complete mush.
     
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    Wish I hadnt sold mine. It wasnt my favorite gun, but was a lot of fun for putting rounds downrange with more oomph than a .22 and less cost than any of my centerfire rifles. Hopefully there will be another one in my future one day......
     
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