Deciding Factor on Hi-Point 995


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Dynasty
March 15, 2008, 01:18 PM
After reading how accurate, reliable, and fun the Hi-Point 995 carbine can be I am really considering it for my first carbine and first few firearms. However, there is a slight problem. I live in Ohio and the legal age to purchase handgun ammo is 21. To purchase a rifle in Ohio the legal age is 18. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a carbine considered a rifle? If it is and I can legally purchase the 995, then will I have problems getting ammo for it? Anyone run into a problem like this?

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dispatch55126
March 15, 2008, 01:26 PM
Sometimes WallyWorld is that way. If its for a rifle, you should be fine.

Car Knocker
March 15, 2008, 02:39 PM
Might have to do some shopping around to find someone who understands the law but it should be doable.

B.D. Turner
March 15, 2008, 03:42 PM
When I was a kid the local hardware store would not sell us .22 shorts but would sell .22 long rifle. Go figure.

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
March 15, 2008, 03:59 PM
i had the same problem, i was 18 when i got my 995 carbine. i just went to wally world told them its a carbine im shooting (even through i had a C9 psitol as well) and had them look it up if they didn't listen to me. then i was all good.

MiddleAgedKen
March 15, 2008, 04:39 PM
You might fetch along the owner's manual when you go to buy ammunition...?

TCB in TN
March 15, 2008, 06:19 PM
It might be a little hassle, but it will be worth it. They are very fun guns!

rogdigity
March 15, 2008, 06:26 PM
i shot one of these a friend had a few years back. theyre pretty fun really. the ammo is cheap and overall the gun is basiclly cheap, so abusing it doesnt really matter.

i do have to say though that we had a lot of jams with it. make sure you clean it often

KD7ONE
March 15, 2008, 10:13 PM
I just had a funny visual. I remember sometimes underaged kids would stand outside a store and ask adults to buy cigaretts for them. Mabey you can stand outside a gun store and ask adults to buy bullets for you. :)

rooter
March 16, 2008, 03:18 AM
Yes, you will have a problem with some stores and the argument will be that it is primarily a pistol round.

I had the same problem with 9mm ammo when I was younger. I just caused a scene with the clerk and he sold me the ammo to shut me up. Not good advice, but it worked.

chris in va
March 16, 2008, 03:26 AM
I wouldn't get one. Mine's been spotty with reliability.

Get a KelTec if you still want a 9mm carbine.

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