Thursday, July 21, 2005

Hi Point 9mm. carbine

Hi Point 9mm. carbine (click all for larger image)


Hi Point 9mm. carbine with optional red dot sight


When I first came across the Hi Point 9mm. carbine, I was taken by it's appearance. It has a cool-ugly sort of look, in a functional way. Kinda like an AK-47 or SKS, not designed for looks, just for function. The stock is plastic (oh all right, polymer!), and splits down the middle length-wise, being held together with several screws.

The all black Hi Point looks scary enough to drive the gun-banners nuts just with its appearance, which isn't all that bad a thing, considering!

The Hi Point has a number of fairly unique features, particularly for a rifle in this price range. First off, it's chambered in good ol' 9mm. Lots of cheap ammo choices here! It's clip fed, with a 10 round capacity. The clip, or magazine, if you want to be accurate, is inserted through the pistol grip, more like a hand gun. The front sight is a relatively crude post, and the rear sight is a large peep sight, adjustable both for elevation and windage.

Also included with the rifle is a scope rail that bolts directly to the receiver shroud. With my lousy eyesight, I installed a used red dot scope I had on the shelf, as shown in the picture. Also included no charge, you get sling mounts, and a nylon web sling. The even throw in a disassembly tool/wrench!

Field stripping, and even full disassembly, is a piece of cake. Removal of the two through bolts that retain the receiver shroud, and unscrewing the operating handle (bolt bolt?) allows you lift off the receiver shroud and the barrel cover. Remove the bolt clip, and the bolt comes off. Remove a few stock screws and another clip, and it's pretty much down to being a pile of pieces. You can disassemble and reassemble the whole shebang in about fifteen minutes or less!

Looking at the parts, you can see that a lot of thought went in to the design. It's solid, simple, and designed to be produced at a price that anyone can afford. It's even price competitive with a lot of .22's!

When I look at the bolt, my first thought is that it's something agricultural! Boy, is it heavy duty. A big massive crude chunk of steel that should be nearly indestructible! The plastic in the stock is thin and flexible, but it seems to be durable enough to do the job, provided you give it a little bit of care.

Range report: I should mention that the rifle was brand-new, and I had never fired it before. I should also mention that the ammo I was using was decidedly suspect. In fact, it was some bulk 9mm. hollow point re-loads a buddy of mine picked up cheap at a gun show. He also GAVE it to me. I'd call that DEFINITELY suspect ammo as to quality. Out of about fifty rounds, I had perhaps three fail-to-eject's. I blame those on it being a new, and tight, rifle, and low quality ammo. It might even suggest that the Hi Point would work fairly well with low quality ammo!

Although 9mm. is not really considered target ammo by any stretch of the imagination, in the Hi Point the accuracy was very acceptable. Reasonable groups were possible from a bench rest, at least out to fifty yards. At fifty yards, shooting off-hand and semi-rapid fire, I was able to consistently place everything within a seven inch circle. Not bad at all! I suspect that with a little trigger work, I could do better.

Ah yes, the trigger. Short story: It sucks. It was rough, ratchety, and way too heavy, even for plinking. I suspect a little attention to smoothing, polishing, and fiddling, and it could be much improved.

Overall impression: I really liked it! Is it a high precision, close tolerance firearm? Nope, not even close. It is exactly what it was intended to be, a reasonably priced, durable carbine that's fun to shoot, and it's ALL of that, and more.

If you want to do some plinking with something with a little more authority than a .22, it's perfect. If you are looking for something for the kids to shoot when they move up from the .22, you should have a look at one of these.

The Hi Point 9mm. carbine personifies the expression "Bang for the buck". It's American made , and it has a lifetime guarantee. I paid $179.95 for mine, and you can probably do even better than that if you shop around.

Happy shooting!!

186 Comments:

At Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:53:00 PM, Blogger H2SO4 said...

Great post... But of course, your gun post usually are..

 
At Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:02:00 PM, Blogger Grampapinhead said...

linked this piece for Fri.
Was not making fun of your new toy, it was just my opinion. It'll make people look though.

 
At Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad there not legal in California. No clip fed carbines. Gun laws here suck.
Also the 40 caliber carbine's clips are interchangable with the pistol, VERY COOL!

 
At Saturday, August 27, 2005 8:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought one based on reviews like this.
I am not a fan of hi-point but this rifle is very surprising!
It is a good addition to my arsenal and well woth the money (190.00).
I would recomend as a plinker or samll game shooter.

 
At Monday, November 14, 2005 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have ownd one and loved it.Im going to buy again.THANKS I think Hi Point did A great job Dennis

 
At Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I paid more than that for my Tokyo Marui G36C airsoft rifle!

 
At Sunday, February 05, 2006 12:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

could this carbine rifle drop a small whitetail deer? Because in the midwest we like to hunt!

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very accurate assessment of the hipoint 9mm.... but the stock is a might weak. have made several suggestions to hipoint about making a better version stock from composite.

 
At Friday, March 10, 2006 2:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great review! One thing about Hi Point firearms is that you either like them or hate them.

Hi Points are a good choice for the so called "trunk gun". You can keep a low cost firearm in your vehicle 24/7, secured of course, with little maitenance and never worry about it rusting away. No way would I toss one of my $500 pistols in my trunk for months on end and sleep good at night, but with the Hi Point its always there, always ready if I need it and always dependable.

Buy a Hi Point and enjoy.

 
At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:24:00 AM, Blogger T.J. said...

If you aren't a huge fan of the stock of the hi-point carbine (I'm not), you can go to www.atigunstocks.com They are developping a replacement stock that looks sleek and sturdy. Plus, it seems like they are integrating some nice features as well (fore end laser, spotlight,etc.). It hasn't come out yet, and I don't know a price, but I think its worth a look.

 
At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^ Like TJ said, they are coming out with a new stock. It almost looks like a ruger storm knockoff. Still looks nice though. From what ive heard the Hi Point is better quality than the Ruger(and by far a better bang for your buck).

 
At Wednesday, April 05, 2006 9:00:00 AM, Anonymous Ridley said...

I just recently got the Hi-Point 9mm Carbine Rifle and I like it. It is fairly accurate and is a good home defense gun. Also there are companies out there that are coming out with higher capacity magazines. My only suggestion is now they are coming out with a .40 cal carbine. If you want to take this weapon into the woods it will give you more stopping power vs the 9mm. Love the gun though and great article.

 
At Saturday, April 15, 2006 7:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From KILL ALL MICE, You can hunt with the 9mm or .40S&W. Just make sure your laws allow it. High Point employees hunt wild hogs with the .40 in Ohio. I use my 9mm for wild domestic cat elimination. I don't appreciate them eating my quail. Have fun and be safe.

 
At Monday, April 17, 2006 2:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just purchased one of these 995 carbines, and like everyone that first shoots it, was more than happy. I gave $150 from a ammo dealer and feel like I have more than gotten my monies worth. I have friends that I work and shoot with, and they all kind of stick their noses in the air when it comes to hi-point firearms. I think when they shoot this carbine, they may come back to reality and realize that this weapon does everything that a $500 weapon does, possibly even more reliably. If given the chance to pick one up, do so and you will be impressed to say the least. Shoot on!!!

 
At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 9:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hi point from what I hear is able to knock down a whitetail. My brother in law had great success taking out a trophy 9 point in Kentucky. I just recently purchased a Hi Point and I love it, especially the lifetime warrenty.

 
At Saturday, May 20, 2006 1:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 comments:
1. 9mm is NOT an acceptable deer cartridge. You would have to be retarded or starving to try to take a deer with this rifle. Taking a 9mm on a deer hunt is completely unethical, as any deer you shoot is more likely to never be recovered and die slowly of infection over the next few weeks.
2. Hi-points are pieces of junk marketed to criminals. The sporting goods store I work in has stopped taking special orders of these guns because of the high number of "denies" we get back on NICS background checks of people trying to order these guns. Usually we receive a deny back from NICS less than 1% of the time ( I was bored one day and counted) with Hi-Points products we get a "deny" back 20%+ of the time. I have a very strong suspicion that all these positive reviews I have seen of Hi-Points online are coming from a few select very questionable sources with a profit motive.

 
At Tuesday, June 06, 2006 10:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should never hunt anything larger than a coyote with a 9mm - it just doesn't have the oomph to do the job humanely, reliably. Even the 40 is less than should be used for deer hunting.

Do yourself a favor, and don't hunt with this carbine. Use it if you have it in hand for pest control (wild cats, coyotes, etc), but that's it. Use a good high-power rifle for deer hunting, not this thing.

As to a certain type of gun attracting criminals, I don't believe it. And as any thinking person can tell you, criminals don't buy guns in gun shops. More likely any increase in denials from the Feds is due to local regulations in effect at the would-be buyer's home address.

- Russ

 
At Thursday, August 31, 2006 6:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(NEW STOCK READ ME)
I my self got one not to long ago and was most impressed with it. I wanted every one to know that ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY has come out with a HI-POINT 9MM RIFLE THUMBHOLE STOCK it is not plastic and it is very impressive. It is smooth and sleak. The one i got was about 50 bucks and requires no gun smithing or (modifications) to your gun. IT was easy to switch out and well worth it. If you like your hi-point as much as i do at least check it out it is a sight to see.

 
At Friday, October 20, 2006 1:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi-Point has told me there IS a 45 version on the way, so that will make a lot of folks happy. Demand has been so crazy for the 9mm and 40 versions that they had to hold up 45 production to fill back orders.

 
At Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have one and have fired over 1000 rounds of various cheapo ammo through it and not a single jam. Great gun for the price.

 
At Thursday, November 09, 2006 4:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have put thousands of rounds through mine with no trouble other than the cheek slap

 
At Saturday, November 25, 2006 10:19:00 AM, Anonymous Max said...

GunTests preferred the Hi-Point over the Ruger carbine. They're freaking impossible to find in South Florida!

 
At Saturday, November 25, 2006 7:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey this message u posted is probably old but ill tell u i found 1 for 80$ and also.....it came with muzzlebreak and laser sight it was a STEAL. your absolutley correct. best $ ever spent!

 
At Saturday, November 25, 2006 7:15:00 PM, Anonymous jared said...

this is the guy with the laser sight for 80$$..Also agree no deers and i also would like to add...jamming occured with
cheep ammo use remington best way to prevent ammo jam!...AND ASSHOLE im no crminal

 
At Friday, January 05, 2007 12:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://hipoint.7.forumer.com/index.php

Here's what I think is the best Hi-Point forum. It's lively, courteous and the posters and mods know their firearms and ALL own Hi-Points and love them.

 
At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:52:00 PM, Anonymous ZSU2357 said...

hi-point 9mm is excellent in my opinon out to 75yds easy with groupings of 10 within a 4x6 index card.
Home defense?good marks,easy one handed
operation.
I have fired hundreds of rounds with no
jams I did have an spent casing jam on the eject cycle but that was because it bounced off my arm and back into the bolt.(into harms way?).

 
At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article, I just wanted to let everyone know that when I bought mine and took it out to the local range here in Cincy I felt like the center of attention. I must have had told the entire range what type of rifle it was and that it was not fully automatic. It does shoot well and at an afordable price. If anything it's a nice conversation piece.

 
At Monday, January 22, 2007 4:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advanced Technology makes a replacement stock that makes the rifle look really sharp. I modified the replacement stock with a fore grip that helps with control. I shot it next to my Bushmaster 9mm Car and it wasn't off by much at 25m. Really great for the price

 
At Tuesday, January 23, 2007 1:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does my hi point say 9x19 but yet it wont take regular 9mm ammo, help please

 
At Tuesday, January 23, 2007 5:14:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

I'd take the gun and your ammo to a Hi Point dealer or a gunsmith and let them figure it out. Can't tell what you've got without looking at it first hand....

...... Mr. C.

 
At Saturday, January 27, 2007 8:24:00 AM, Blogger jrfoleyjr said...

I also own a Hi-Point 9mm... I bought it for a fun plinker that will drive the libs nuts. Mine came with an AimPoint red dot sight. I bought my carbine at a Gun and knife show here in Michigan a few years ago for $135.
I also purchased a dozen extra magazine for it plus a thousand rounds of ammo... I am in plinkers heaven. 9mm is reloadable so i save the brass but right now it is so cheap that I just shoot and save the brass for future need.

 
At Thursday, February 08, 2007 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you get a larger clip for the
hi-point 9mm?

 
At Monday, February 12, 2007 7:36:00 AM, Blogger windwalker said...

I HAVE A 9 MM HI-POINT AND A 40
THEY ARE GREAT YOU CAN FIND 15ROUND MAG FOR 9MM AT PROMAG
ALSO HI-POINT CAN HANDLE P+9MM
GREAT FOR HOT RELOADS.

 
At Tuesday, March 06, 2007 7:16:00 AM, Blogger lindeyandjeremy said...

I purchased the 9mm version. Awesome weapon. The hi-point forum posted earlier is the BEST source for info on the rifle and other hi-point firearms. The 15 round pro-mags don't work without modification.

In my opinion, the gun ban idiots need to back off of this and a lot of other weapons. Just because they take our weapons away, doesn't mean criminals will cease to acquire them. Criminals don't submit their information to purchase guns. 5 years hard time for felons automatically keeps that from happening. Oh and the hi-point carbines are on a list to be banned in a bill sponsored by rep. McCarthy http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-1022

 
At Monday, March 12, 2007 10:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there. I am an avid outdoorsman and love to shoot. I am of the opinion that the more money I can spend on ammo the better. I own a 995 carbine and a C9 both in the 9mm Luger. I have put thousands of rounds through these guns and never had one problem. As for criminals buying registered fire arms, I do not beleive it. I own an extensive collection of firearms and have been put on a waiting list both times I purchased my Hi-Points just because of the brand of firearms I was purchasing. The governmnet should worry more about how the criminals are getting firearms and not what brand they are. Anyway, to all of you who own and enjoy your Hi-Points, enjoy, these name yuppie gun buyers do not know what they are missing.

 
At Saturday, March 17, 2007 5:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I purchased my daughter a 9mm about 2 years ago for Christmas. She had never owned a weapon befor, but wanted one because her boyfriend was a gun fan. Well, after taking her to the range and watching her break beer bottles at 100 yards, I wanted to fire it also. I did,boy was I impressed.
I have owned many types of rifles in my 55 years, carried 1 nonstop for 2 years in the Nam so I know guns. This little carbine is worth twice the money. I agree it isn't made to deer hunt with, and shouldn't be, but, if I was in a survival situation I KNOW I could down a deer with a head shot 9 out of 10 times. I am going to ask for a .40 Cal for my birthday in april!!! Unless the .45 comes out by then. Buy one, fire it, and you will love it.
By the way, between my daughters 9mm and my 9mm, we have shot well over 3000 rounds and not a single jam, just 1 misfire...it seems shells fire better with powder in them...

 
At Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though the 9mm isn't a deer gun, it has enough power to take one "in the brush" effectively to 30 yards. Beyond that, most the energy is used to punch through the hide, and not much left for penetration. So if you hunt in a swamp, and have skilled bow hunting techniques down, go for it, but to use the hi-point for a deer gun really isn't sportsman-like, IMHO.

 
At Friday, March 30, 2007 2:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received one of these in a volume trade and nearly trashed it based on what I've heard. My son took it to the range, came back and insisted I do the same before I dispose of it. To make a long story short, I now own both carbines they make and three of the four handguns. When the 45 carbine comes out I'll be standing in line for one of them as well.

 
At Friday, March 30, 2007 3:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

with +p ammo you can approach 1800fps velocity, this puts it close to 7.62x39 territory with the same size and weight bullet 115gr.jrp. I havent tried mine at distances more than 50 yds but from a rest 1" groups are possible.Off hand I was shooting 5" groups with a red dot sight.Probably the most under-rated carbine on the market today.With the ATI stock it looks very simiar to the Berreta CX4 which cost more than $700

 
At Saturday, April 28, 2007 9:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stock can be replaced with one listed in the May 2007 CheeperThanDirt catalog. Looks like the Beretta Storm. About $70.

 
At Saturday, May 12, 2007 10:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son found quite the site, combathunting.com. They've got good prices, and LOTS of stuff. To include Hi-Point stuff.

 
At Friday, May 25, 2007 4:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just picked up a camo 995 for 170$(brand new!)with 3 mags(butt stock pouch), the ghost sights, scope mount,etc. Went to the range the other day......blew through bout 450 rounds and that thing only jammed one time. Yes a hi-point only jammed once out of 450 rounds. It was mighty hot but it didn't jam, that is the best "Cheap Gun" I've ever bout. P.S. It jammed long after my buddies glock 23.

 
At Thursday, June 14, 2007 9:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of buying the high point 9 mm and I've been reading all the comments on here, and seems like everybody is satisfied with the gun so I think i'm going to get one. Thanks...... NOT A CRIMINAL EITHER

 
At Wednesday, July 11, 2007 9:35:00 AM, Anonymous Indy said...

I didn't read that EVERYONE who buys a hi-point is a criminal. The low price does lead certain types to the firearm while they can legally purchase it. Most common types aren't going to spend $500+ on a quality pistol when they can get a HP for $90.

FWIW the summer our local gun store started carrying HP's, selling the 9mm for 90 and the .45 for 150 7 of 9 shooting incidents involved a HP pistol, including 1 agg assault, 1 murder/suicicde, and 1 van load of asshole kids driving down the street putting rounds into random houses. Of the 7 shootings, all 7 ended when the pistol malfunctioned including the murder/suicide. The round that went through the shooters head stovepiped on ejection. Fairly good chance that one got limp-wristed tho' so can't blame the pistol.

My brother bought a .45, kept it for a week and returned it due to massive reliability problems. This was several years ago, I'm assuming their product line has improved since then. My experience with the old HP's puts me in the 'they're POS' category. But the reviews on the carbine is making think about giving one a shot.

 
At Friday, July 13, 2007 1:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have owned a hi-point 9mm pistol for a couple of years and have loved it. My dad bought one shortly after me and my friend bought a 40. None have had problems. I am now waiting on the local dealer to receive a shipment of rifles so I can purchase a 9mm carbine.

I think that the price is great and that anytime you find a cheap weapon, you will find questionable people trying to buy it. That doesn't mean that we should price weapons so high that honest people can't buy them. People need to quit blaming guns for the stupidity of people.

 
At Monday, July 30, 2007 1:48:00 PM, Blogger spudy said...

you guys in the states are very lucky.here in the uk,owning a air gun over 11.5 pft muzzle volocity,gets you 6 years.

 
At Monday, August 20, 2007 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

those things suck dude. all they do is jam. they are just a big piece of crap. the ruger .40 auto is way better and it dont jam. i'm being serious, my friend has one and it aint worth a crap. it literally jammed more than half the time. so ya, you might want to go with a different brand.

 
At Sunday, September 02, 2007 9:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a lot of people saying different things. The majority of people who actually OWN or SHOOT Hi-Point firearms (Not just those who want to whine and have never tried them) love them, and are very satisfied with them. Name any other company that gives an unconditional lifetime warranty, offer such good firearms at affordable prices, and are made in the USA.

The real problem amounts to people being "gun snobs", in which they believe price = quality. These are usually the same kinds of people who have to buy the most expensive thing available. Price does NOT equal quality, and Hi-Point proves this, beyond a doubt.

However, yes, Hi-Points (like any other firearm) can jam, depending on certain circumstances. Hi-Point pistols, for instance, utilize a blowback operation. If you're not strong enough, and you fire it limp-wristed, of course it will jam. But that's your own fault, not the gun's. To that, I say, buy a .22, since you obviously cannot handle higher calibers. In addition, purchase quality ammo and keep it clean. If you're firing it limp-wristed, using junk ammo, and/or failing to maintain it (or any firearm), you should stick to BB guns.

Excellent review, by the way. I plan on purchasing one of the carbines sometime soon, and I can't wait to get it.

 
At Sunday, September 02, 2007 4:50:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Anon:You sum up a lot of what I have also seen. A large percentage of the folks who run down the Hi-Points start out with " ... a friend of my brother in law has one of those, and ......" or something along those lines. The folks who actually OWN and maintain Hi-Points seem to like 'em just fine, and realize just what they are, and what they aren't.....


Mr. C.

 
At Tuesday, September 04, 2007 5:41:00 PM, Blogger 666 said...

After spending the day shooting with friends last weekend at an ourdoor range with my hi-point 995, I spent over half of the time taking it apart, replacing the firing pin, bending magazine tabs in and out, and trying anything else we could think of to make this weapon work. But, at this point, I have now installed 3 firing pins and I have used different brands of magazines--including factory. I have come to the conclusion that this design is inheritantly flawed. Over the last 6 months, I have tried everything possible to correct these problems, but when it gets right down to it, I would have been better off purchasing a 20 year old SKS for the same amount of money. My only hope at this point is that one of my local gun store will take a trade-in on the the 995 and my C9 pistol. Because as far as I am concerned, this is the worst purchase I have ever made.

 
At Saturday, September 15, 2007 1:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

both my friend and i own hi point 9mm
assault rifles and are looking for high capacity clips, does anyone know where i can find them

 
At Monday, October 08, 2007 4:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought one of these 9mm carbines and took it out to the range with some of my "AR" friends who where quick with jokes. One turned it over and over. Finally I asked what he was looking for. He replied "Wheres the Ficher Price sticker?" Once everyone shot it they all sang a different tune and one went right out and bought the .40 cal. carbine. I'm extreemly happy with mine.

 
At Sunday, October 14, 2007 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought a 995 a couple weeks ago for my wife. She got into shooting, and wanted something more than a Ruger 22/45 pistol and a Ruger 10/22 rifle. So, I bought her a Glock 19 for a CCW and picked up the 995 for 170 dollars the next day.

My wife can put 10 rounds in a 3 inch shot group with the 995 at 50 yards.....and she doesn't shoot that well.

We have put over 1000 rounds through that gun over the last two weeks and we just cleaned it today for the first time. We have been using cheap wal-mart ammo, and still only one jam for 1000 rounds.

WELL WORTH the money!! She keeps the 995 beside the bed while I am away on business trips.

Oh, and the comment made about not using a "carbine" to hunt deer is not true. Technically by 30-06 BAR is considered a carbine. A carbine is just a short rifle. You can have a "high-power" carbine.

 
At Saturday, November 03, 2007 8:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read up a lot about the hi-point pistol and carbines and have even met with company reps. at the NRA show. Based on everything I plan on buying one very soon. to all those who have problems with the guns GO GET IT FIXED life time guarantee, they will fix or replace it for free. you would do the same with you truck and every one knows they always need warranty work done. Also, as a former law enforcement officer: brand does not prove criminal activity. guns do not work without a person operating them. crime will happen with or without the hi-point gun company or any guns at all. it's plain common sense

 
At Friday, November 16, 2007 10:00:00 AM, Anonymous John said...

to 666
I'll take it off your hands.
If there is a problem with the gun, I'll just send it in and have them repair. Rather than whine about it. I've seen Sigs have the same problems at a price you could
buy two or three H-Points.

John

 
At Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZSU:to 666
i agree with john
i will take it of your hands.


{just came across this post}
maybe you just got a fluke.

 
At Sunday, December 23, 2007 6:14:00 PM, Anonymous trying2keepsafe said...

Here it is again for those who didn't get it the first million times...GUNS DON'T KILL, PEOPLE do, PERIOD! Criminals don't get their weapons from dealers, they get them illegaly from the streets. Honest Americans have to jump through hoops. What's up with that??????? I am looking into the hi-point carbine for my home and I AM NOT a criminal, just not rich...so what? :)

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2008 5:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got home from the claypit with my new 995. I did'nt have much daylight but managed to squeeze of a few. I like it so far. I'll repost after I've had it a while.

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

neat looking gun may have to buy one just to see if it is good or bad. i've gotten rid of guns that wouldn't shoot so that wouldn't be a problem. for the price it would be worth a try. always heard makarovs were no good,so i bought one, now i own three. they are the most accurate pistols other than my ruger 22 that i've ever had.

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just purchased a 995. I used to hunt but since then ive gotn rid of all my guns. Had a sittuation recently that called for me to buy a home defense weapon so i purchased the 995 not bad for the price but i was told when i used to hunt that hi points jam but it would do the job for what i needed for. When i sited it in at about 25 yds from a rest i put 8 inside 2 in ant the other 2 rite on the edge. I ened up putn about 300 rounds through it and never jammed once. I was very impressed and my wife even shot well with it. I would reccomend a Hi Point to anyone at this point in time.

 
At Saturday, February 16, 2008 12:33:00 PM, Blogger ziggymolly said...

I also bought a Hi-Point 995,and also installed a new ATI stock.I purchased a 15rd mag,but will not fit the new stock,it will only fit the original stock on the 995.So I returned it and bought a stock 10rd mag.At the range it shoot great with no problems.I put 15 out 50 rounds in the bulls-eye at 50yrds.Not bad for a $250 gun,I highly recommend it to those in a tight budget!

 
At Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:09:00 PM, Blogger xman said...

I've read commentary more than once on how poorly the 15 round mags perform; but I have also read more than once that "modification" to these mags can draw acceptable performance from them. Can you tell me what this modification is? Thank you.

 
At Monday, February 18, 2008 4:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdy XMAN, I think you have me confused with someone else.My problem was that the 15rd mag will not work with the new ATI stock,so I return it and bought a 10rd instead. I also read that the 15rd mag needed some modification due to feeding problems,but I donot know how to correct that problem. Sorry I couldn't help you. Goodluck! Jaime

 
At Sunday, February 24, 2008 8:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a HiPoint C9 pistol and 995 Carbine and have enjoyed both since day one.

I purchased the C9 in March 06 and for the first 200rds I did have some issues. The original magazine turned out to be the main problem but a call to Beemiller Inc (maker of HiPoint guns) and the mag was replaced free of charge to me. Took about 4 days to get the new mag after making the call, now that's great service. Since then my C9 has been 100% reliable with all brands and types of 9mm ammo and current rounds count is 1700+.

The 995 was purchased Nov 07 and has right at 500rds thru it. This thing has been 100% since coming out of the box. I shoot Winchester 115gr FMJ's, Win 147gr JHP's, Rem 115gr FMJ and JHP's and lots of my own reloads using 115gr and 124gr cast lead round nose bullets.

The most common problem with HiPoint guns is with the magazine and the shooter. The mags can generally be fixed by simply tweaking the feed lips in or out a wee bit, if that does not work a toll free phone call to Beemiller will result in a new mag being mailed out that day or the next day. When it comes to HiPoint handguns the shooter is the most common problem. Limp wristing is the biggest problem with blow back guns and some people just have poor shooting habits.

A fellow at the range claimed his HiPoint C9 was total junk cause it jammed nearly every time he shot the pistol. I went thru several mags without a single jam, he took the pistol and it jammed on his second shot. We put it in a pistol vise and it went thru every mag without issue. I worked with him for about an hour to eliminate his limp wristing and he was finally about to go thru mag after mag without a single problem.

If you guys want lots of info on HiPoint firearms visit us at the HiPoint Firearms Forums at:

http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/Forum

 
At Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU CAN CONTACT A GUY THROUGH THE MAIL AT: RGT, PO BOX 1695, INDEPENDENCE, MO. 64055; HE BUILDS 70 ROUND DRUM MAGS FOR HI-POINT
9MM CARBINES USING RUSSIAN SMG DRUMS. THEY COST ABOUT $75 IF YOU SUPPLY THE DRUM WHICH COST ABOUT $30. THESE DRUMS ARE GUARANTEED TO WORK.

 
At Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

666 stated he spent most of his time at the range "replacing the firing pin" and bending the "tabs" on the mags. Everyone carries spare firing pins, don't they? Or did he whip one up on his pocket lathe? AND bending the "tabs" (properly known as feed lips) on ANY magazine is asking for failures to feed. He wasn't too specific on his failures. Was it failure to fire? Failure to feed? Failure to eject? Failure to deactivate THE SAFETY!?! This is obviously someone who knows little about firearms and has likely never held much less owned a 995.

 
At Tuesday, May 06, 2008 10:31:00 AM, Blogger WSB said...

Purchased a new Hi-Point 9MM on line at Auction Arms with the ATI stock and built in laser with soft touch button pad for a mere $ 210.00.
I thought it was a great deal not only for the firearm but also for being chambered in 9MM. The price of ammo is ALWAYS cheap for this fun to shoot firearm.
My wife has always used the .357 magnum lever action rifle as her favorite rifle at the range, until she picked up the 9mm and put over 200 rounds through it.
After she mumbled something about, "DAMN THIS IS REALLY GREAT". I knew the firearm was headed into her arsenal of fine shooting favorites. ( Had to go out and purchase another one for myself ).


P.S. I was just telling my wife the other day as we sat down for Sunday dinner that ever since we purchased these CHEAP, INEXPENSIVE, GANG BANGER CARBINES I now feel the urge to indulge in a life of crime. And since we now have these cheap inexpensive firearms we should get rid of the other weapons that we've collected over the years.
1). 1 - Remington 300 SAUM .308 with a Biuuis 4.5-14X42mm Scope. LH
2). 1 - Remington Heavy Barrel .223 Stainless with a Leupold 3-9x44mm Scope RH
3). 1 - Marlin Model 336 30/30 Lever Action
4). 1 - Amano Rossi Deluxe Model 92 .357 Magnum / .38 Special
5). 1 - Weatherby Mark XXII .22 LR Semi-Automatic
6). 2 - Bursa Thunder .380's (One in two tone, One in matte black )
7). 1 - Hi-Point .45ACP
8). 1 - Bersa Mini Fire Storm 9mm
9). 1 - Taurus PT 145 Millennium Pro .45ACP ( 4th generation )
10). 1 - Benelli SuperNova 12ga. 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2", in camo.
11). 1 - Ithaca Featherlite 12ga. 2-3/4" Police Special with a 18" slug barrel.
12). 1 - Weatherby Mark XXII .22 LR Semi-Auto
13). 2 - Thompson Center .50 Cal. Muzzle Loaders 1-LH, 1-RH. One for me, L. Handed. One for the Mrs. R. Handed.
And of course, let's not forget the two 9mm Carbines listed below.
14). 2 - Hi-Point Model 995 9mm Carbine..................
Any one wanna buy the firearms 1 through 13 ?
The wife and I are keeping the cheap, inexpensive 9mm ! ! ! !, we're going out tonight.

Well gotta go, think I hear the police knocking at the front and rear doors.


Remember to VOTE.
Only A Politician Can Take Away Your Firearms Without Ever Firing A Shot .
~VOTE WISELY, IN NOVEMBER 08 ~

 
At Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use the 995 for wild hog hunting, and have for 2 years now. I have shot and killed 32 hogs with this gun and haven't lost one yet. Haven't shot any deer with it yet, but I've seen plenty of people shoot deer with high power rifles and not be able to find the deer, cause it ran off. This is a great all-around gun. I have shot about 1200 rounds through it, and the only jams I have had, were with Wolf ammo (only after I had chambered and unchambered the same cartridge a few times).

 
At Monday, July 21, 2008 5:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the high point 9mm carbine capable of firing +p rounds

 
At Sunday, August 03, 2008 5:49:00 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

I had never seen one of these carbines. I was at the range the other day getting some practice with my Taurus Judge.
Another gent there had two semi pistols and a 9mm HiPoint carbine. He was intrigued by the loud BANGs exuding from the .45s in my Judge. I offered to let him shoot it. The amount of kick scared him a little, and he told me that I must try his new (purchased that day) carbine: a standard, non-compensated 9mm Hi-Point carbine with iron sights shooting FMJs.
My first time shooting this, I put every bullet through the 1.5" diameter 9 point circle at 25 yards. I am going to have to buy one of these for myself (but not before I test fire the .40!!)

 
At Monday, August 11, 2008 6:45:00 PM, Blogger Millergun said...

Just want to state that a 9mm round being shot from a 16-1/2" rifle barrel has a LOT more velocity and killing power than a 9mm fired from a handgun. This makes it more suitable for hunting than some are stating. It may not maintain the velocity at long distances like a high powered rifle round just because of the projectile design. At closer than 50 yards I bet it would surprise some people what it could penetrate if shot through a rifle vs a handgun of the same caliber.

 
At Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to oput a folding stock and foregrip on my hi point, any ideas? and I need a larger capacity magazine

EOD

 
At Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shot my buddies Hi-Point the other day at our local gravel pit. I was stand offish at how ugly the thing was, but was pluggin bowling pins at 75+ yards. Needless to say they were on sale for 150$ and I bought one. Can't wait to get my ATI stock on it, so not only will it be functional but it will look great for 210$ total.

 
At Monday, September 01, 2008 7:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been eyeing this one for a few months. This Forum has made my decision. Thanks guys I will be purchasing one in the coming month.

 
At Thursday, September 04, 2008 5:28:00 PM, Anonymous Philip said...

I love the people that call all Hi Point owners criminals. They hide behind their computer monitors and display their ignorance. I own 5 Hi Points, and am not a criminal. I also would like to point out that the 40S&W rounds performance is judged out of a 4 inch barrel. When it is fired out of a 16 inch barrel, it is more like the perforance of a 10mm, which is sufficient to kill a deer at close range.

Personally I would not try to shoot a deer with the .40 carbine at ranges of over 50 yds max, but I am confident that it would do the job at that range if needed.

If I had a more powerful gun I would use it, but in a pinch I would use it confidently.

 
At Saturday, September 06, 2008 12:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok first 666 (great nick what are you 12?) There are only 2 manufactures for mags for the hipoint carbines. The after market 15 rounders have issues it is a lip adjustment. And the 10 round made by beerman. So you did not try 3 different types of mags.
Now I own a 4095 that is the .40cal carbine. I looked at a storm but because the hipoint will handle +P+ rounds I went with it. I am loading the round with the same amount of slower burning powder to take advantage of the longer barrel. In non +P powder ranges I get close to 2000 fps. And it just works.

 
At Wednesday, September 10, 2008 3:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i bought my nine mile rifle for 150.00 with a case and two clips and there great guns.

 
At Thursday, October 02, 2008 5:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own two 9mm high point carbines one with the ATI stock.I only had a few feeeding issues with the second one when it was new firing cheap wolf ammo my buddy had.Overall a decent plinker for the money.Being able to handle +P+ loads is a kicker.

GUNS KILL PEOPLE LIKE SPOONS MAKE PEOPLE FAT

 
At Saturday, October 04, 2008 5:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont know how many manufactures there are for the clips but i bought another hi point carbine today also a ati stock and four 29 round clips for it they work great in the new stock i camo'd the stock it looks awesome but now im lookin for the scope mount

 
At Monday, October 13, 2008 4:02:00 PM, Anonymous bob said...

I think they look cool and are inexpensive. The guarantee is attractive. I'm getting the 40 so it uses the same ammo as my other stuff.

Gun "bans" (forced confiscation) are not about crime. They are about taking authority from white people.

 
At Monday, October 13, 2008 6:48:00 PM, Anonymous Penske said...

The Hi Point 9mm is a Great Gun its American made (Mansfield ohio My home Town) backed with a Awsome No Questions asked life time warrenty and is cheep if you need something in your home get one of these and for Bob Above me there "Gun "bans" (forced confiscation) are not about crime. They are about taking authority from white people."
White people Black people Yellow people it dont matter They want to Take everyones guns

 
At Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:41:00 PM, Anonymous outlawsr said...

well i went to a gun show here in alabama and found a old beat up high-point 9mm carbine with orig stock I looked at it several time and seen a replacable stock another vendor had ati stock and thought wow that would be kewl as i didnt wat to pay 600 for aanother brand so i went out on a limb and bought that old gun it was nasty dirty the stock was trashed i also bought a 15 round mag and a 10 round mag for it and a bulk bucket of 500 rounds of ammo and im thinkin what if this thing is beyond repair? but i did it anyway i got it home within minutes i had it totally dissambeld and i sanded the new stock slightly used some good old sand camo desighns on it cleaned the gun parts up good shot it up with some silacone lube cleaned the barrel slapped it all back into the new ati stock and stepped back it looked dang kewl. I loaded it up on the 660 grizzly and headed to the power lines to try it out boy I was really disapointed i figured it would jam the first time but to my amazment i shot one mag two mags three mags and still no jam? it was lookin to be a good investment for 75 bucks and 49 dollars for the new stock well i ended up shooting 250 rounds with not one malfunction at all so then i decided to buy a scope mount for it but couldnt fine one so i went to bass pro shop and bought a weaver 63btop scope mount base for 7.99 cents and had to modify it a little by drilling two new mounting holes in it and slightly counter sinking them but it went on with no propblems in maybe 20 minutes work using the existing high-point allen screws from the old sight and i mounted a old tru glow red dot on it 40 mm and man i love it its my favorite plinking gun now i have now shot about 1500 rounds in it and it shoots like a newone with the red dot i have it sighted in for 4 yards and am ahootin 3-4 inc pattern not bad for oh 150 bucks in all maybe

 
At Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:58:00 PM, Anonymous outlawsr said...

by the way if anyone wants to get a scope mountand cant find one or wants a good top mount not side mount I coube make them for 25 dollars each for weaver mount
look at my mount it looks and functions awesome
http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn220/outlawsr/my%20gun%20pics/

 
At Saturday, October 18, 2008 8:05:00 PM, Anonymous outlawsr said...

sorry i sighted my carbine in at 40 yards lol not 4 yards

 
At Sunday, October 19, 2008 5:00:00 PM, Blogger John Davidson said...

Love the string of info. I had to pay $190 for a base model with no fixings. Can't wait to pick it up and take it to the range.

 
At Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a police officer I can honestly say that the only people I've met who own Hi Points are a few of the other officers that I work with. I love my 995 and my C9. The only issue I've ever had was a feeding issue in my C9. Easily fixed once the mags broke in and loostened up a bit. Both are dead on and reliable. On any given range day you'll see 3 of us with our Hi Points playing around making all the snobs rethink everything they think they know.

 
At Sunday, October 26, 2008 12:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A anonymous commenter, 3 comments down from the top stated that the 995 carbine is illegal in the state of California. I tried looking up California specific firearm regulations, and could not find anything that would make this illegal.
Can anybody verify the legality of the firearm in California? And if so, please link or tell me where to find said regulations.
Thank you.

 
At Sunday, October 26, 2008 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

As to California legality, I would suggest you email Charles Brown at MKS Supply

cbrown@mkssupply.com

as he's the head of the company that distributes the Hi Points. Charlie is a great guy and he would know all the details.

Tell him Mr. Completely sent you!!

 
At Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, I shall see what he has to say.

 
At Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:00:00 AM, Blogger danandmarsh said...

my ex had one and I use to love to shoot it when we went out shooting! A great piece and looking to buy one for myself

 
At Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:50:00 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Bought a new 995 from a local dealer for $140 with 3 10 rd clips. Right out of the box it was dead on at 75 yds. Ran about 100 rds thru it with no problem. It won't be my last Hi-point.

 
At Friday, October 31, 2008 6:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above there was someone that said he had bought a 29 round "clip" for his gun. I want some of those. Who makes them? Where can I buy them? How much do they cost?
It was posted on
"Saturday, October 04, 2008 5:15:00 PM"

Give us some info on these things, Please.

 
At Tuesday, November 04, 2008 8:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just purchased a 9mm carbine with red dot scope for $350 plus tax. Have not shot it yet. I bought it based on lots of opinions on this weapon and for the price. I guess I paid higher than most others on this carbine. I hope it works out for me. Wife doesn't know about it yet since I haven't picked it up from the dealer yet. Wish me luck.

 
At Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Matt said...

Just a note about the scope mount. I too had a carbine that came without one so I called Hi-Point to see where to order one. They took my name and address and shipped it out free. They didn't even ask for the serial or proof of purchase... nothing, just what gun? what piece? whats your address? And thank you.
Well done Hi-point, we need more companies like you.

 
At Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:35:00 PM, Anonymous Richard said...

Just bought my HP carbine this past Saturday. All I can say is "WOW!", what took so long for me to find this gun. I couldn't believe it when the gun shop told me it was only $200. I thought to myself, "Why not", and I'm was not disappointed when I got it to the range. This gun is definitely a keeper.

 
At Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

took one of these guns in a horse trade. It look cute but when I took it to the range,I was totaly
shocked at how well if fires. Put a full clip in a 3 in circle at 50 at at rapid fire ,second clip fired
This is a keeper.

 
At Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought one eariler this week, shot it some yesterday, just 20 rounds and it's a sweet shooting gun. Gonna go out again later this week and put a couple hundred rounds through it. So far I really like it, I paid 190.00 for it new, I am thinking I definitly got my moneys worth.

 
At Saturday, November 22, 2008 11:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a Hi Point .4o cal. carbine and I would put it up against any carbine made for performance and reliability. It is versatile and easy to operate and how could you beat the warranty. It fills the home security need perfectly and could be used for most hunting purposes in our area, ( not many bears around )You can spend lots more on a different brand but you won't get a better one.

 
At Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:13:00 AM, Anonymous brutal.conversions@yahoo.com said...

I like the carbine. I haven't gotten to shoot the .40 but I want one. I have shot the .45 pistol and was very impressed. It is cheap heavy, ugly, and massive! And damned accurate with great sights! Just the thing to have in your bedroom or on your belly when you're sleeping. You won't fumble for it bc its big and the grip is perfect. The barrel does not move like most semi autos. My friend said it jammed a bunch, but I took it apart, cleaned it, and lubed it with 1/2 ford transmission fluid and 1/2 Jigalloo in a spray bottle, with a little grease on a q tip where the slide runs the rails. We fired 400rd without any issues using blazer brass.

 
At Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:36:00 PM, Anonymous Matt S. said...

Just found this post after trying to find reviews of hi points

I just bought one today actually, I bought the .380 new for $170.

I called a friend about it and he laughed of course and called it a "dith" gun one of those you can throw in a ditch and not care.

Of course when we compared my Hi Point groupings against his .45 Taurus(which is what I originally was gonna buy) he wasnt saying many more bad things about it.

Personally I love the gun and plan on using it for my carry conceal here in Missouri hafta wait for February the instructor here is booked till then.

Hell with the money I saved buying a Hi Point, I also purchased a 9mm Ruger Two good pistols for the price it would have cost me to own just the taurus by itself.

Not knocking taurus....still want that gun....now if I can only talk my self into parting with more cash !

Last but not least I love my hi point and to all those who trash them,

Actually try and shoot the damn thing before you make a comment because you obviously havent experienced a true Hi Point they are cheap and they do have that look like it fell off of the pretty wagon, but who the hell wants a pretty gun when it is supposed to be used to protect your life? you honestly arent gonna stop a criminal with a shiny nice toy of a gun...........

 
At Saturday, November 29, 2008 4:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought my 995 carbine a couple weeks ago. I love shooting this thing. I put 500rds threw it, no problem. At 50yds. with a 42mm RedDot site. I get 2.5" to 3" groups. Has far has hunting, check out this link, http://www.greent.com/40Page/ammo/9/9mm-advoc.htm
I can't see anything shot with the Federal HydraShok 9mm 124gr.+P+
with 13.3" of Penetration,0.67" Expansion, 44.8 sq.in.of Wound Area. would be walking away. Remerber shot placement is more important then size &\or power.

I copy a part of it,
Federal HydraShok
Round,Penetration,Expansion,Wound Area

9mm 124gr +P+ 13.3" 0.67" 44.8 sq. in.
.40S&W 155gr 13.3" 0.68" 47.9 sq. in.
.45ACP 185gr +p 12.9" 0.69" 31.5 sq. in.
.45ACP 230gr 13.7" 0.71" 28.4 sq. in.
Federal PDA

9mm 135gr 11.5" 0.72"
.40S&W 135gr 9.6" 0.68"
.45ACP 165gr 11.3" 0.78"
Remington Golden Saber

9mm 147gr 12.8" 0.68"
.40S&W 165gr 12.5" 0.67"
.45ACP 230gr 14.1" 0.76"


Mike

 
At Monday, December 08, 2008 11:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the 9mm Carbine, with the ATI stock, Barrel shroud, Red Dot scope. I love it. I have been a gun collector for many years and I own MANY expensive guns. This one was a steal at $200 with all the mods. It is one of my favorite guns to take to the range. I have never had a problem with it, it holds nice groups at 50 yards, and I have taken down many coyotes with it. Great buy for the money. These guns are worth a lot more than they retail for, and you can't beat the life time guarantee. If you have never owned or fired a hi-point, please don't give us your opinion!

 
At Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...I have a Savage heavy barrel bolt action, Rock River Arms Government Model, Knight Ind. Stoner SR25, etc.. But I Love my Hi point. Granted I carted it away from the gun show in a brown paper bag lest anyone actually see me with it. Cost an astounding $150.00But I cant say enough good things about this remarkable little carbine. Have converted all my friends who looked down their noses at it like I once did. You will not be disappointed with this purchase.

 
At Friday, January 02, 2009 6:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is illegal in california, centerfire rifle with removable magazine cannot have a pistol grip, unfortunately

 
At Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, i've got a stupid question! This gun fires handgun cartridges, but it is a rifle. So would you just have to be 18 to buy it or 21?

 
At Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:40:00 AM, Anonymous Peter Wood said...

I purchased my high point 9mm carbine at a gun show about 3 years ago for $175.00 brand new, i shot the first round out of it, and i was very impressed.(worth the price)
I'm glad to have my suspisions confirmed about deer hunting with it. I didn't think it is a good choice for hunting further than 30 yards + head shot.
But for a fun time shooting targets or home defense, I reccommend it for anyone. Plus the ammo is cheap and easy to find

 
At Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:29:00 AM, OpenID tokarev762 said...

Wow, Mr.C.!

You posted this review back in July'05 and folks are still commenting on it. I guess I'll put in my two cents worth too.

I bought my 995 9mm carbine, new, this last July for $180. It was only after a lot of researching that I did so. Lifetime no questions asked warranty, made in America, cheap 9mm and rated to handle unlimited shooting of +P ammo and low priced to boot.

I met a group of regular shooers at a local outdoor range and together we put 250 rounds of WWB and Georgia Arms hoolowpoint through the carbine without a single bobble. Everyone was pleased with the handling and the accuratcy of it. One guy comented that he has one that just came back from the factory. He stated that he himself had dropped it onto the concrete floor of the range and the front sight broke off next to the barrel. He mailed it back to the factory and they fixed it for free and sent it back shortly after, including a free extra magazine.

I bought my carbine mainly as a "trunk monkey" and that's where it has been ever since. I figure that if I'm ever in a situation where I need something else other than my regular carry weapon, it'd be closer than all of my rifles/carbines that are locked up back home. It's also handy for spur of the moment plinking sessions when visiting relatives out in the countryside.

That got me to thinking about the Hi-Point pistols. Everything said about the carbines also apply to them. I had just get over the stigma of accually owning one. Then I found one in the used guncase at a local gun dealer. It was a C9 in used but new unfired condition (no box or anything else) and $118 out the door. Too many people in the shop to ask to see it the first time. Hah! I got up the nerve a few days later when no one was around and looked it over. Finally came back a few days after that and bought it (after making sure there was no other customers around). An email to the Hi-Point company got a padded envlope delivered to me 3 days later with all the accessories that normally come with a new gun purchase, free, with no ?'s asked.

One of my best gun buys! I now proudly talk about it and show off it's accuracy at the range. The fixed barrel really makes a difference. I've made many converts of doubters after they have tried it out.

It also resides with the carbine int the car trunck as a backup/loaner. I keep it in a .30 cal ammo can along with extra mags and appox. 250 rounds of FMJ and hollowpoint rounds.

I encurage anyone wanting a good value carbine/pistol combo to get over the idea that these are trash and check them out.


Tokarev

 
At Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just recently bought a 9mm carbine rifle like yours at a gun show i paid a hundred twenty five dollars for mine,plus i bought five boxes of ammo i never shot a carbine before but have shot a 9mm pistol i like the rifle better it was great mine also came with a red dot scope my eyesight also is not good

 
At Friday, February 27, 2009 10:33:00 PM, Anonymous joe s. said...

I have a new ruger sr9 and just picked up a hi point c9. both were unfired so i decided to take them both out and shoot them. the ammo was winchester white box 9mm ball. the c9 ran all the ammo without a problem,shot very well. the ruger was a different story. the sr9 did't want to go shut after the shot and the slide had to be pushed shut after the shot. also sometimes it felt like the slide was sticking closed after the shot and moving backwards slowly. I kind of think the ruger will loosen up with use. Still the hi point worked out of the box and the Ruger did not.

 
At Sunday, March 01, 2009 4:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whered you find your gun so cheap?

 
At Saturday, March 14, 2009 4:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who posted this
"ok, i've got a stupid question! This gun fires handgun cartridges, but it is a rifle. So would you just have to be 18 to buy it or 21?"....how old you have to be would depend on your local laws but since you are asking about 18 and 21 compairing rifle and handguns I'm going to venture to say that legal buying age for a rifle in your area is 18 and that is the age then to buy a carbine. A firearm is not classified as a handgun or a rifle by what cartridge it shoots. I have a Beretta U22 NEOS and a Mossburg 702 plinkster, they both shoot .22LR but the Beretta is a handgun and the pinkster is a rifle. A carbine is just the name giving to a rifle with a short barrel and normally they don't have a full stock either. My Beretta Storm is a carbine as is my DPMS Panther light AR-15

 
At Monday, March 16, 2009 8:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a 995 carbine and absolutely love it, ugly stock and all. The gun is light, handles easily, and feels great. No jams or malfunctions as of yet.

As far as hunting goes, those of you who sit in front of your computer screen and run your mouth (or typing fingers) and have no experience need to let those of us who do explain things to you.

This past deer season, I decided to use my HiPoint to fill my doe tag during the late winter hunt. I took a doe at about 60 yards. She was quartering slightly toward me, and I hit her at the rear edge of the shoulder. The bullet broke two ribs on entry, passed through the lungs and liver, and exited on the opposite side, breaking the last rib in the ribcage. The doe made it about 30 yards before piling up, and was dead within seconds.

The bullet was a Winchester 147 grain JHP "Personal Defense" round. Exit hole was around a half inch in diameter.

Two springs ago, I used my HiPoint C9 on a Hawaian Ram hunt on a game ranch. These animals are semi-wild and are usually hunted with a bow. I took my ram at about 20 yards. Hit right behind the shoulder, he jumped and bucked a few feet and then hit the ground. The bullet was right underneath the hide on the opposite side and passed through both lungs. It was also the Win. 147 grain personal defense round.

Don't say that this cartridge or that gun is not good for this situation or that type of hunting until you have the experience to back up your claims!

 
At Friday, March 20, 2009 12:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as hunting goes . . . dude, do not hunt deer with a 9.

As someone who does hunt deer, let me tell you that 60 meters would be the absolute limit, and the penetration you describe, though surpising, would be the limit of the round. At anything approaching 100 meters, you are below 300ft/lbs of energy. (A 30-30 would still be carrying nearly 1000 ft/lbs, for comparison) Your penetration and expansion are gone . . . you'll only injure the deer.

I shot three deer this past season, with a 30-30, and not one of them was at less than 80 yards. You would have done nothing more than wound the animal. The cartidge is inappropriate, and might actually be illegal for deer hunting, depending on the state you are hunting in.

So, I'll defend you for telling people who've not shot a hi-point to refrain from commenting on how bad they are . . . (yes I own one, yes, it works great, but it is still a junk gun/great value, depending on your perspective)

But, don't equate that to the people who tell you not to hunt deer with a 9. Unless every shot you take at a deer is 60 meters or less, you are in the wrong. And I have no idea where you'd be hunting that that would be the case.

 
At Sunday, April 19, 2009 12:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who made the 29 round mags, and where did you find them??? So far, all I find are promags 15s and HiPoints 10s.........

 
At Sunday, April 19, 2009 12:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own a Ruger sr9, and I have never had a FTFire or a FTFeed. I shoot Win whites, CCI brass, and S&Bs. Best handgun made, period!!

 
At Sunday, April 26, 2009 6:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Due to limited funds, I have had to be frugal while replacing the guns stolen by my ex.

I bought a c9 and a 995 carbine. Love them both- great values, and reliable.

I recently took my CCP class for the second time (let it lapse years ago). The group I shot with the C9 earned me an invitation to shoot in an IDPA match the next day...

I would but another hi-point tomorrow- in fact the 45 ACP will be my next handgun, and I will likely buy the 45 version of the carbine as well.

 
At Sunday, April 26, 2009 6:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Promag makes a 30rd drum- about 44.00- available at HiPointPro.com.

 
At Monday, May 04, 2009 1:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purchased two of these and have them in the truck of two patrol cars. Getting out with them draws attention. Using on the range they have fired very well although it takes getting used to when you get to the elevation and wind clinks at different yardage, you have to use the tool supplied. We did try it out to 100 yards and even on a fairly windy day put the rounds right in the chest are. At 50-60 yards all head shots were accurate.

Going to try either a red dot or a small power scope to get the best out of it. Really wanted these to see how they worked and shot because a number of us wanted them for home protection. Would have considered the .40 but we have so much 9mm hanging around that it will last for years. It's ugly, but I guess that makes it attractive. Have pulled these out on some gang & drug vehicle stops and have gotten a lot of praise from the bad guys who thought twice when taken out of their vehicles. Plan on buying one for my private vehicle.

 
At Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just put my 995 carbine in the ATI stock. It looks great and feels much better than in the original. I put at 1X red dot scope on it and that is also an improvement over the original sites. However, my ProMag 15 round magazines will not work in the new stock. Is there any modification that I can do to make them work, preferably on the magazines and not the stock. If not, I am stuck with 4 of them and only one original 8 round mag. I would be willing to make a trade if the ProMags can not be modified.

 
At Sunday, June 07, 2009 11:34:00 PM, Blogger Tom├ís said...

Great gun! Been wanting one since I saw it a couple of months ago online. I had read the review here and the comments and some reviews elsewhere online and was not hopeful that I would find one in central Texas. Lo and behold, shopping at a local outdoors outfitter mega-mart, I saw one for $199 and jumped on it. I had just lucked out and got 300 rds of Blazer 9mm 115gr for $9/box at Wallyworld for my Browning Hi Power and was feeling a serious itch. Shot 200rds thru it today. Got 1" groupings at 25 yds with the iron sites right out of the box. I was afraid it wouldn't even cycle from the comments made by friends about Hi Point guns. Snobs. Beautiful shooting gun. No drop at 50 yds either. Only one misfeed out of the last 30 rds.
Btw, (this is going to blow y'all's minds), I am a socialist. As a socialist, I want the working class to be well-armed. I know many of you think that socialism equals totalitarianism because of the propaganda from the capitalist liberal and not so liberal elites and their carefully crafted history. Obama is as socialist as George W and Reagan. They want to disarm the working class, de-fang it. Socialism is the logical extreme of democracy: one man, one vote versus one dollar, one vote. The USSR, Red China, North Vietnam were not socialist because there was no democracy. The American revolutionary Thomas Paine said that the workers should run the factory they work in. Unfortunately, a lot of real socialists these days will not make too much of gun rights because they are afraid to alienate liberals who might swing to the left. This is a mistake. All of us folks who work for a living should be WELL ARMED. DON'T BE AFRAID. READ MARX. Working folks of the world, unite! All you have to loose is your chains!

 
At Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ May 19, 2009, 4:40 a.m., if you are wanting to sell your promag 15 round magazines let me know, i am in the market for such. thanks. email: cookiemonster501@gmail.com

 
At Sunday, July 05, 2009 8:11:00 PM, Blogger dslshp said...

i just put a tasco red dot scope on mine from walmart....i had it on my .22 but the high point really needed it. I was amazed how easy it was to install the rail. Im hoping for a 7 inch grouping at 50 yards. Mine was not new and it jams on occassion. I call it a nigger gun their cheap weapons maybe in a pinch it would actually function as a defense mechanism. But compared to the arsenal i have it would not be my first pick in a fight.

 
At Saturday, August 08, 2009 1:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 9mm and .40 caliber rounds are ABSOLUTELY acceptable rounds for harvesting deer. A friend of mine once took a 410 pound Aoudad ram, which stood #10 in the U.S. record book with a 42 grain 22-250 round. Also, I have taken wild hogs in the 150 pound range with .22 LR and .22 mag rounds. my grandfather has taken 4 deer including one mature buck with his .357 handgun. Anyone that believes a 9mm or .40 caliber round is not capable of harvesting deer is incorrect and operating on pure assumption.

 
At Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like my 995!! It has been a great gun. I went out a few days ago with a couple friends from work and we put 300 rounds through it. Had one jam, it looked like the mag released 2 rounds in one cycle.

I plan on using my carbine for deer this season. I have aken deer with a 22lr with no problem, as someone said earlier shot placement is more important than caliber. If you need a 300mag to hunt deer because you cant get a good hit dont knock smeone who can!!

 
At Thursday, November 05, 2009 1:59:00 PM, Blogger georgeurbaniuk said...

Just bought one at the pawn shop for $120. It looked rough but cleaned up nice. I did not come with the sling, scope mount, or take down tool. I called Hi-point to order them, Guess What? They are being sent free due to their lifetime warranty, even though I was not the original owner!
200 rounds and counting without a jam. Very impressed with this gun. Great value.

 
At Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HP 9mm carbine. Had one, sold it. Regret selling it. Buying a new one this weekend. Great home defense weapon. Great range plinker. Cheap ammo, and reliable. I am not rich buy any means, but I could afford a more expensive carbine. But I would rather the beautifully-Ugly Hi-point.

Texas Proud!

 
At Tuesday, December 08, 2009 1:17:00 PM, Anonymous Charles said...

I just got the hipoint ts995. I love it I have no idea what is going on with the three people complaining about how they suck maybe it's the operator lol. And another thing I'm no felon and I will always go for the best priced gun compared to quality. Maybe the person that said so ething about felons only buys needs to examine his head that's in his ass. Anyway. I put the mako grip pod on it and just got a scope with a reflex on top and flashlight next to mounted on the scope. As far as I'm concerened this gun will handle whatever you decide to throw at it. I had found out in feb of 2010 hipoint is coming out with a 45 carbine. The 40 hasn't been in production for a year and won't bring it back out until end of summer 2010.

 
At Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well that sure was a nice thing to say!!...You call it a "Nigger Gun"?..Boy I sure would like to take a shot at your faggot ass when I purchase my new model.40 cal CARBINE come FEB 2010 or is this true about them not being available til mid summer? Cause I was told it would be out JAN 2010.-KEN.

 
At Monday, December 14, 2009 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Charles said...

I'm sure talked to them at Ohio over a week ago. .45 in fen and .40 late summer. I want the .45.

 
At Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANY GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT STYLE AND BRAND TO SHOOT FOR HOME DEFENSE AND FOR SOME GOOD OLE RANGE TIME FOR THE .45 CARBINE AND WHILE I'M AT, FOR THE .40 CARBINE AS WELL? JUST IN CASE I CHANGE MY MIND AND CHOOSE THE .40....THANKS!!
-CARLSON

 
At Sunday, January 10, 2010 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous ohioshooter said...

i have 2 hi point handguns and am looking at the carbine in a 9 i too have surprized the boys at the club and had fun with them up at camp perry as well with my hi points most people dont read any more if you do you ll find out 90% of mis fires and mis feeds are the ammo or mag. problems and you need to take time and try differant loads with each gun same with reloads we live in a fast food country but we all know the best things in life take time grasshopper lol

 
At Tuesday, January 26, 2010 7:21:00 AM, OpenID neoblueb said...

Just to let everyone know. I took my 995 down over the hill behind my house this past Thanksgiving and shot a button buck. Don't let these people say you can't hunt with this thing. As long as you keep it under 100 yards and have your scope sighted in good, it's a killing machine. I was using Hornady Criminal Defense rounds. :-) It went clear through the shoulder and shattered the spine in two. (at 50 yards) Needless to say it dropped where it was shot.

 
At Sunday, January 31, 2010 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just bought a 9mm 995TS, been reading alot about ammo. Any good recomendations on the cheapest and the best. thanks

 
At Friday, February 26, 2010 8:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bought the 9mm pistol,and the 45. had been waiting to use one at the range but had no time. I went to survey some property in NC at Thanksgiving and slipped the 9mm into the $8.00 nylon paint gun holster (fits perfect )hoping to get a chance to shoot the new gun. Tromping through the woods my buddy and I spotted a VERY large cotton mouth. He looked for a stick and I pulled out the High-Point. I had never shot a simi auto. The sights fell right on the snake at about 18 feet. As the snakes head came up I fired, and hit, second shot hit also. Then I emptied the gun for effect.
The High-Point didnt save my life, but what a nice shooting gun, right out of the box.

 
At Monday, March 08, 2010 5:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i live in southern ohio what is the best price i can expect on a 995 carbine

 
At Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:42:00 AM, Blogger Dustin said...

I picked up a high point c9 last week and after reading this review I really want a high point carbine now too!

 
At Sunday, May 30, 2010 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just bought a 995 (birthday gift to me :) ) and I tried to put a Promag 15rd mag in it- it just fell out. After taking the spacer off of it, I tried it again, and it clicked into place. But now my HP 10rd mag stops the bolt unless I drop the mag and finish pulling back!! What's up with this? What can I do to correct it myself (big on DIY)?

 
At Sunday, June 06, 2010 4:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody still reading this ??

 
At Friday, June 11, 2010 7:02:00 PM, Blogger Rudedawg said...

Good news, while ordering a few goodies for my 995TS from Hi-Point the customer service associate said a high capacity mag is the works. They told me to keep checking their web site for availability.

 
At Monday, June 14, 2010 4:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, 'dawg, i was afraid nobody was reading this anymore (i have a rep as a thread killer on another site)

 
At Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:45:00 AM, Blogger Rudedawg said...

Glad to help; Hi-Point just updated with an email-high capacity mag in prototype stage with an eta of approx. 8 weeks. Keep checking their website under carbine accessories.

 
At Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:13:00 PM, Blogger Rudedawg said...

BTW, the Hi-Point 995TS is a barrel of fun to shoot. Even though it is the most cost effective firearm in my arsenol it is accurate and does go bang everytime the trigger is pulled. I will not use the word cheap for Hi-Point because some of the higher priced firearm manufacturers could take a lesson from Hi-Point's courteous customer service department including competetively priced and prompt delivery of accessories.

 
At Saturday, July 03, 2010 5:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WOUOLD LIKE TO SAY IM A OFFICER IN OHIO AND I OWN 4 HI POINTS 3 9 MM AND 1 40 CAL I LOVE THE GUNS NO JAMS IN ANY OF THEM I HAVE SHOT I CARRY ONE IN MY CRUISER I HAVE A TACTICAL LIGHT,FOREARM GRIP AND A NICE SIGHT ON ONE OF MINE AND I USE IT ON SEARCH WARRANTS AND ENTRIES I THINK THEY ARE AWESOME GUNS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO BUY THEM AND OTHER OFFICERS I KNOW USE THEM ALSO

 
At Sunday, July 04, 2010 9:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted a comment here back in April of 09. I now own 5 hi-points, including the new tacticool 40 carbine.

To date Hi-point has furnished me with a new rear sight kit and mag latch for a used all-metal 45 I bought cheap, and repaired the frame on my C9 THAT I BROKE hammering out a squib fire- and sent it back with a spare mag! ALL FREE!

I called them several times on a release date for the 40 carbine, and when they were scheduled for shipping, got the name of a new hungry distributor- a call to him and my local FFL and I had one in a week, TOO COOL!

I lke the interchangeability of the mags for the 40 carbine and pistol. The 40 pistol is my daily carry, unless I have to go small for concealment purposes in summer wear.

I took an advanced tactical pistol class recently (night and low-light, etc..) and my HP 40 out-performed all the other guns in the class in jams and was at least as accurate- but I'm a good shot. These guys were shooting costly weapons, too.

The 45 carbine is next. I love that I can load for my pistols AND rifles at the same time!

 
At Monday, July 19, 2010 11:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own the 9mm & 45 and a 9mm carbine

You can say what you want to---That is your right!

But I like Hi-point they are well built---

 
At Friday, July 23, 2010 4:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i paid 250 for mine. havent shot it yet but can't wait til i do.

 
At Friday, July 23, 2010 4:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i paid 250 for mine. havent shot it yet but can't wait til i do.

 
At Friday, July 23, 2010 4:17:00 PM, Blogger storyc5 said...

Just got my 995SFG at Cabelas for $230 (coupon). Can't wait to shoot it seems well built.

 
At Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bought a new HiPoint 995 TS 9mm Carbine today. Range Report; This Carbine shoots better than one might think. It felt good on the shoulder and recoil was pleasant.
I shot a 2" group in my first mag @ 20 yards. I must admit the mag leaves a little to be desired, it felt cheap and rounds just didn't seem to fit well. Shot over 400 rounds and did not have a single malfunction. I would rate this carbine an "A". Great value for the Buck!!! Would buy again in a heartbeat.

 
At Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought a newer version and like it, all but the magazine only holds 10 rounds. Does anyone make a drum for the high point?

 
At Monday, October 18, 2010 7:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST PURCHASED THE .45 CARBINE...IS THERE ANYONE ELSE HAVING THE SAME PROBS I'M HAVIING WITH THE MAGS NOT INSERTING INTO THE MAG PORT? IT WON'T GO IN FULLY UNLESS YOU PUSH THE MAG RELEASE. IWAS TOLD EVENTUALL IT WILL WORK IT'S SELF OUT BUT SOMEHOW I DON'T BELIEVE THAT. HELP!!! THANKS!
-CARLSON

 
At Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only experience I've ever had with one of these little carbines was fairly pitiful. Thankfully, I didn't own it. Feed problems, even with high quality winchester 9mm ammo, were frequent. Worst of all, the magazine has a tendency to fall out of the gun after a few rounds.

I would never personaly consider purchasing a Hi-Point carbine.

Hunting deer with this is foolish and could cause a prolonged agonizing death for the animal. If you really need a CHEAP but totally qualified (not to mention extremely rugged) deer rifle, grab yourself a Mosin Nagant. It's been used- with success- to drop polar bears. Bambi won't know what hit him.

 
At Sunday, December 05, 2010 7:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I purchased the 995TS about a month ago and love it. Put about 800 rounds through it with cheap american eagle ammo and not one jam. I drew a 2 inch circle on a 2x6 board and cut it right out at 50 yards. Since then Iv added a scope. For all those who cant hunt a deer with a 9mm need to revise theyr hunting skills and aim for the heart or head. A dam .22 will take a deer down if you can aim your gun properly.

 
At Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:31:00 AM, Blogger Rudedawg said...

Ok it has been a while from hearing from Hi Point on a high capacity mag for my 995TS so I contacted them again. The latest response as of 2 days ago was it will be released late this year with the .40 & .45 higher capacity mags to follow.

 
At Sunday, March 20, 2011 8:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a new 995TS and 40 cal hadngun both work great. I was told they were junk, but with the price of guns and ammo, these were cheap and fun to shoot. No problems
with feeds, I use Walmart ammo every time, no problems.

 
At Monday, March 21, 2011 4:23:00 AM, Anonymous Chris in MT. said...

My .02 cents here. I bought my 955 9mm back in 1999 for a mere $100.00 with 10-10x clips and although I hadn't even heard of them at the time I am so glad that I did pick up this little jewel. It was sighted in at 100 yards when I bought it from a private party and is dead accurate from shoulder firing position with 3-6" groups - I must say I'm impressed to this day with the function and relibility of this little popper. Sure it's a little chunky and clunky but I have beat the crap out of this thing with it in my truck for years on end and it always makes me smile with its reliability. Hi Point was cool enough to send me the owners book and all the extra do-dads that I didn't get with it when I purchased it just from asking them and I am very thankful for their great customer and product support. This IS a great little rifle doing what it's meant to do when you ask it to do it and with new parts from ATI and the like coming out these days it's also easy to update and semi-customize though not like your average 5.56, but still it gets the job done. I take it hiking in the Rockies every year all spring, summer and fall long instead of my M-44 Mosin Nagant or my $7500.00 T76 Longbow just because I know that short of a bear I'll be just fine. Some have said 955's suck, maybe so for them, maybe some are manufactured bad (it happens to ALL manufacturers products here and there at some point and time and always results in bad reviews) but for me it's just so fun to shoot. I also taught my fameous g/f to long shoot with this and she loves it although at first it was a little too heavy for her but she got used to it rather quickly. I have too many riles, shotguns, handguns (including Hi-Point 9mm and .40 - which I myself don't care for too much but bought them to just check them out and are my last ditch life guns) and such to count but my 955 is always in the top 5 of my list when I make a range run and being 9mm I reload my brass in my off times and therefore it's cheaper to shoot. I stand by mine and it's stood by me when and where I've needed it and I can't imagine being without it. I highly recommend this carbine, not only for the price, but because it can take a beating and keeps on ticking reliably along. Also, as others have touched on previously, my 955's bolt DOES NOT stay open after the final round is fired, but the newer ones do. Good gun for a great price to play with at the range and also for personal/home defence and protection. Try it, you just may like it! : )

 
At Monday, May 23, 2011 6:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 995 I own has that "Planet of
the Apes" stock but I consider it
the best $150 I have spent on anything that goes "bang" Folks
should keep in mind that these
are probably what you would call
a personal defense weapon or "pwd".
I am very satisfied.

 
At Monday, June 20, 2011 9:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought my 995 carbine in the summer of 2010 at Cabelas in Billings for $225, and found a clip at Shipton's Big R for $20. Was not very accurate out of the box, but on the plus side it fired 250 rounds with only one failure. That was a heavy 147 grain hollowpoint handload, but only one failure out of 50 rounds. The 200 rounds of hardball functioned flawlessly. I mounted a 2-7X scope and shot for groups at 50 yards. Groups were 3" or more, which was not acceptable to me. I JB bore pasted the barrel a couple of times to smooth it out, then polished with Remington 40-X, and groups improved somewhat, but still not good enough. I determined that the buttplate recoil springs were the main cause of inaccuracy as the gun shot much more accurately when I pulled the stock in so strongly to my shoulder the buttplate springs were compressed. I removed the springs and replaced them with short pieces of rubber automotive heater hose, which took out the spring action and looks cool, as if they belong there. Just make sure the pieces of hose are long enough to be slightly compressed when the buttplate is installed. You want zero slop and no movement under recoil. After the fix, the gun shot 1.5" groups consistently at 50 yards, or about 3 MOA. That is quite accurate for this class of rinky-dink cheap carbine, as $1500 military service rifles that shoot 3 MOA are considered just fine for field service use.

Far more accurate than a pistol that costs $500+, and with the longer barrel the bullet should hit harder as well. For most people, this is a better home defense tool than a pistol due to the lower price and better accuracy you will achieve. The looks alone will scare off thugs that are ignorant of firearms, as they will assume you have an assault rifle such as an AK-47. Suggest you mount a red laser to the weaver rail under the barrel for home defense work. I mounted a combo LED light and red laser on mine.

 
At Saturday, June 25, 2011 6:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have the 9mm carbine, the .45 pistol, the C-9 pistol and the .45 carbine. the only complaint I have had is the .45 pistol is BIG! perfect for me but my wife had a hard time at first with her small hands. the carbines are both solid winners, reload my own ammo and load thier rounds up a bit for the carbines and seems to help considerably with 50 and even 100 yard accuracy, yes I said 100 yard with a 9mm! just wish they would make a 30 round clip for them, seems like just when I get going I run dry!

 
At Monday, July 04, 2011 1:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took mine out today for the first time.. Let's just say WOW.. Accurate, fun and inexpensive.. My wife was AWSOME with this carbine.. There may be one under the tree for her this year.. Used for home protectin along with my AR-15.. This so will be the weapon of choice..

 
At Monday, July 11, 2011 5:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought one for 130 and love it I can hit a pool ball from 50 yards and straight sights. I recently bought an aftermarket stock and looks and feels so much better. Stock this gun is ugly but it gets the job done I also bought an extended mag it needed some milling to fit but works great now.

 
At Tuesday, July 12, 2011 1:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had put the sling swivel on the left side of the high point 995 carbine in the front of the handguard and now cant get it out it just keeps spinning n e suggestions??????

 
At Thursday, July 14, 2011 3:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading all the feedback on this blog,and although I have yet to purchase a 9mm carbine, I must say, I'm looking to add a cost effective rifle to my admittedly modest arsenal;1 Browning O/U 20gauge,1 Marlin bolt action 22mag,and last,but never least,my standby Ruger P89,hence the want/need for a nice long-gun of 9mm caliber. From all that I've heard here,sounds to me like the ones whom know what they're talking about seem to advocate the hi-point.p.s. I am a long time hunter/gun owner/enthusiast.2 things;1 GUN'S DON'T KILL PEOPLE! PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!A GUN IS NO MORE A WEAPON THAN A HAMMER.THEY ARE BOTH JUST TOOLS.EITHER CAN FACILITATE DEATH.2 IF EVERYONE VOTED WE ALL WOULD LIVE IN A MUCH SAFER COUNTRY WHERE WE WOULD'NT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OUR RIGHTS (2ND AMENDMENT PARTICULARLY).So Please Vote always. Or Someday You May Not be Afforded the RIGHT to do so.GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! Lastly A TRUE "Sportsman" Knows the Limits of His/Her Abilities,as Well as That of Their Weapon/Ammo/Conditions. It's Just Wrong to Take A Chance on Letting One of GOD'S Creatures Die Needless/Painfully W/Out Harvesting The poor Animal.Please People ,Use Your Brains.It's Called hu"MAN"ity For a Reason...BE SAFE -J.A. STAPLES CHI. ,IL.

 
At Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Points are hated by people that dont own one or havent shot one, I have 5 so far, pistols and carbines both, and not ONE has ever let me down, and between price, warranty and accuracy there is'nt a better deal out there. anyone with problems should try the Hi Point forum, Tons of help and great people

 
At Monday, July 25, 2011 10:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These guns are awesome for the price. I have 300$ into a 995 ts and the c9 pistol. They are both very accurate. awsome plinkers, but i wouldnt hesitate to use for hd. The pistol hates steel case, but the carbine shoots everything and is accurate out to 100yds easy. Im workin on carbine specific loads right now to push a 115gr to 1600fps+. Then Im going to shoot a touch further. you cant say enough about the warranty also, but i dont think ill need it.

 
At Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read several of posts here that keep referring back to a "Gun Test" review from a few years ago. I have read here that the gun test review PREFERS the hi point over a Ruger carbine but that's not entirely true. This test also included the Berreta carbine. The HiPoint lost out in just about every category but in the end won out due to the fact that it was so cheap. I own a Storm and have found in the several years I've owned it that while it shoots amazingly accurate. While I have never had a single jam, fail to fire, etc. It is made of plastic and while I had a 20 round mag inserted dropped it and broke the mag catch. It was easy to fix but still is a ding in it's reliability as far as I'm concerned. That being said the hi point feels so junky in your hands. Ive healed more substantial feeling weapons in the toy aisle at the drug store. Hollow thin plastic furniture and the one I had looked splotchy and discolored along it's flimsy sheetmetal reciever. I was going to buy one because I figured at a price like that how can you lose? I took a pass. I am by no means a gun diva. I have a Rock Island .45 that I would put up against any .45 you can find for twice as much! That hipoint is just junky.

 
At Thursday, August 18, 2011 6:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't give a flying fudgsicle how YOU think it feels

didn't shoot it didja??? NO

you are talking out of your skanky bunghole, that's what

I DONT CARE HOW IT FEELS I CARE HOW IT WORKS
AND IT WORKS

SNOB-LIKE-THE-REST AZZWIPE.

 
At Monday, October 03, 2011 8:11:00 AM, Blogger Art said...

My 995 is as accurate as one could expect from a weapon of this price range and caliber. groups from 1 1/2 at 25 yds. to 5/1/2 at 75 yds. without a rest and factory sights and cheap FMC bullets. It ain't in Weatherby's class but the cost isn't there either. Great bang for the buck and a fun gun to shoot. Haven't had this much fun since Nam.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:25:00 PM, Anonymous Gary said...

Bought the HP 9mm carbine today. Wanted something tactical looking and fun to shoot that wasn't going to empty my fun money stash. This covered all 3 points. I absolutely love it. I put 300 rounds through it as soon as I got home and not one jam. Couldn't ask for a better carbine at an affordable price!!!

 
At Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to be clear guys, with a bullet button installed the 995 is completely legal in CA. A fixed magazine doesn't meet the legal definition of an assault weapon in CA. I just bought one from Parallax Tactical in San Diego.

 
At Friday, December 16, 2011 4:20:00 AM, Anonymous Airsoft Spring Tactical Air Pistol UHC said...

Cool post, thanks for sharing.
I am freaky about guns, i like DRAGNOUV an SPAS 12, i wish if i could own one of them.

 
At Saturday, March 31, 2012 1:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i own a .45&9mm hipoint carbine. both guns are very accurate & reliable. i mixed 185-200-230gr. reloads & factory in the same clip, & it fed all rounds thru. accuracy off a rest was 2.5-3 inchs at 100yds. with the 9 i shoot only reloads, & have some nice groups.

 
At Friday, April 06, 2012 4:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own a rock rive r 308 semi auto ,a windham weaponry ar 556 and a baretta 9mm I purchased the hipoint 995 with foregrip taclight and reddoy with 500 rounds for 300 most of my weapons being highend rifles u cant go wrong with highpoint great close range groupings and absolutely no recoilamazing precision and no jamming ...btw not a criminal im a cop so I wouldnt stereotype it...,great gun get one for close range targets or engagements perfect pdw

 
At Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best round that I found is the remigton 9mm 115 grain I have had my high point for about 6 months and have put about 700 rounds down range and have had only 2 jams (one of which was a clip problem a improper load) but yes if u decide on a high point I strongly suggest this carbine with the right round and proper cleaning it is a very dependable gun

 
At Friday, June 22, 2012 5:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I purchased a HI-point 9mm carbine model 995, just tryed the weapon out yesterday and I am very impressed with the weapon, the feel as well as the accuracy,the 10 shot magazine was alittle tight and could only get 7 rounds into it, probably as the magazine is new, unfortunately the price on the model 995 has gone up to $279, which is cheap compared to a few local gun stores where even used Hipoint carbines are going for $320, a great little camp gun or for home defence espcially in remote areas, no I would never use 9mm for hunting deer, 9mm bullets are jacketed. Hope one day to purchase the .45ACP carbine, and hope Hipoint comes out with a .22 magnum carbine some day.

 
At Sunday, September 16, 2012 8:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey help me out? i have the first version of the 9mm carbine and it jams on me about every three rounds. its aggrivating. the gun isnt cocking an it catches the casing of the round forcing it into the barrel at an angle when it jams. i clean it after every use it is not dirty

 
At Sunday, September 16, 2012 8:38:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Give them a call at Hi Point. If they can't figure it out over the phone, they will repair it under the free lifetime warranty.

Mr. C.

 
At Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are an idiot.

 
At Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:00:00 AM, Blogger Rudedawg said...

Hey guys, been a while since my last post but still no hope for a high capacity mag from Hi-Point for the TS995. They have pretty much crp canned the item as best as I can tell, especially now. Still waiting on a response from this week's email sent to them. In the mean time there is a you tube video of a guy "dressing" a pro-mag for the 995 and if worse comes to worse I may try one.
Happy shooting--

 
At Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seconded

 
At Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Killed two nice bucks this season with my Hi-Point 9mm carbine. Sorry if that "offends" some on here, but I've always been taught that shot placement, not knock down power, is what matters. The first deer went 20 yard before dropping, the second dropped in it's tracks. Both shots were about 60 yards. I bought the .45 carbine the other day, and plan to use it this coming season. It is a very easy weapon to move through the woods with, shoots reliably, hits what I aim at, and gets the job done at a reasonable price.

 
At Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:32:00 AM, Anonymous john boy said...

my 995ts is reletively new. out of the box it shot pretty straight at 100 yards. i monkeyed with the front and back sites when i was shooting high at 25 yards. now i cant hit anything at 100 yards. can anyone tell me what is considered zero so i can start over?

 
At Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes I have one of these and the front site is gone and I need a new scope rail,and I would like to replace the whole stock do you know where I can get these parts? thnks. you can reach me at dwelder69@yahoo.com

 
At Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:39:00 PM, Blogger Rudedawg said...

Anyone know how Hi-Point is faring with the frivolous lawsuit?

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:43:00 PM, Anonymous John Boy said...

Called hi point . Got the sight zeroed back in. It is consistently hitting black at 100 yards. Great rifle!!!

 
At Wednesday, April 03, 2013 6:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bought my 995 about 9 years ago and have shot 2000+ rounds through it. i cant ever recall having a jam. It has taken just about every kind of ammo made. Thanks to hipoint for many years of fun shooting and now my 2 boys will be able to enjoy it in the future.

 

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