Hi-Point 995 Mags


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Dimis
September 21, 2010, 09:33 PM
I have another post about how my brother gave me some stuff before he moves and one of the things i recieved is a Hi-Point 995 only its been a bit canabalized its missing the rear sight assembly the front sight tower and the magazine

I have found the sights online for a reasonable price but was looking at magazines i found two types: the factory originals and the ProMags

heres my issue I have pretty much ran the other way from promag anything but seeing as how the original mag is only 10 rounds and is a bit pricy

Are the promags at least half way decent?
this IS NOT a go to gun so reliability isnt an issue

also im going to replace the scope (bushnell 3x) that came on it with an inexpencive red dot any suggestions?

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jonnyc
September 21, 2010, 10:12 PM
I've had good luck with my 995 Promags. The lips needed a bit of squeezing, but all four have been reliable for me.

TheAmplifiedsoul
September 21, 2010, 11:59 PM
I've heard mixed things about the Promags. Supposedly for the newer ones are better. You can call Hipoint and get the replacement sights. A lot of the time they will send out replacement parts for free. You can also send them the gun to check it out and have them install the sights, usually when they fix/repair a 995 they send it back with a couple of mags. All for no charge. Although, I am not sure if it will be for free since the sights were taken off. I'd give them a try though. Their customer service is excellent.

Dimis
September 22, 2010, 12:34 AM
thanks soul sounds like thats a good option to try

It sat in his safe for a good chunk of time and god only knows who owned it before him and what happened to the sights etc...

I know the rear sight was removed to allow the scope to be mounted but for the life of me idk why the front was taken off unless it really did block the scope that bad

wgaynor
September 22, 2010, 02:00 AM
How about you send it in to Hi-Point to replace what is missing, to go over it with a fine eye for detail to ensure everything is in good shape, and they will send you a free magazine for your troubles.

TheAmplifiedsoul
September 22, 2010, 06:28 AM
Definitely give it a try. I've read on the Hipoint forums that they repaired things I don't think any other company would. Stuff that voided the warranty and caused by people trying to customize their gun. All for free. I've never heard anything bad about their customer service. A lot of the guys on that forum send guns they buy used just to be inspected for free. Hipoint would clean them up, replace anything needed, and send a free mag or two with it back.

The front sight doesn't block my little 4x scope. I notice a lot of people take off the front sight anyway. I left mine on and just lowered it all the way.

mnrivrat
September 22, 2010, 07:56 AM
Stick with factory magazines. ProMags have a poor track record on the Hi-Point carbines - particularly the 15 round ones which typicaly do not work well.

Dimis
September 22, 2010, 06:44 PM
Im looking at sending it in to Hi-Point for a good once over.

how much of a pain are the promags? Im pretty good at fixing things so is it a deal that the mags just break or simply have feed issues?

TheAmplifiedsoul
September 22, 2010, 07:17 PM
From what I have read they just have feeding issues. A lot of people have just adjusted the feeding lips and they say that the mags work great. I haven't had any personal experience with one of them though. I keep meaning to pick one up to see for myself, but have too many other priorities.

wriggly
September 22, 2010, 09:49 PM
Im looking at sending it in to Hi-Point for a good once over.

how much of a pain are the promags? Im pretty good at fixing things so is it a deal that the mags just break or simply have feed issues?
The newer promags work very well. I have 8 of them, and I have not had any failures using them.

As for a cheap Red dot, the Tru Glo 30mm model TG8030B can be found for around 50 bucks, and they work and hold zero on a Hi Point perfectly. They dont look all that bad either.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/36984-34.html

cleardiddion
September 22, 2010, 10:47 PM
I'd say stick with the factory mags.
Personal experience and preference.

Dimis
September 23, 2010, 12:08 AM
just heard back from hi-point they are sending me the sights free of charge they even paid for shipping

they said id have to buy magazines tho

TheAmplifiedsoul
September 23, 2010, 12:14 AM
Well at least you got the sights for free.

Dimis
September 24, 2010, 02:04 AM
they sent another email today saying the sights will ship tomorrow

i cant help but have this gut feeling i should have just sent it in to see if they send mags with it lol

i checked the hi point forum and there was alot of that happening oh well mags are 17 a piece from hi point so not a big worry

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