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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ScramasaxDurango, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. ScramasaxDurango

    ScramasaxDurango Active Member

    Okay, so I've been hearing a lot about Hi-Point lately, and I was wondering if they're absolute crap or not. Some people have had really great things to say about them, and some people have said that they are terrible. There hasn't been a lot of middle ground in any of the reviews I've read. So, people who have owned/handled one, what do you think?
  2. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    First, I really like my 995 and recommend you get one.
    Second, this gets asked all the time, try the SEARCH function and you'll find exactly what you're looking for.
  3. ScramasaxDurango

    ScramasaxDurango Active Member

    Okay thanks-- I was just curious about 'em
  4. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    I think they are the ugliest carbine in all of creation...that just so happens to goes bang every time. Does that answer your question? :D
  5. Cornhusker77

    Cornhusker77 Well-Known Member

    I have the old 995 and the new 995TS, and both are good guns.
    The TS is 10 times the gun the old style is, and nothing to do with the looks.
    The TS just feels better, the action seems smoother, they feed better, got a last round hold open and of course rails.
    When I first got my 995, I had some feeding issues till it got broke in, but the TS has never had one single failure.
    You'll see a lot of negative about the pistols, ugly, heavy, and so on, but I haven't heard or read many bad things about the carbines.
  6. stsimons

    stsimons Well-Known Member

    I have shot several hi-point 995 carbines and I gotta say they are butt ugly unless you add the ATI stock... but I found that they were all shockingly accurate and boringly reliable. I just wish there was a better magazine option.
  7. pinstripe

    pinstripe Well-Known Member

    They do what they are suppose to do. They go bang everytime and mine is suprisingly accurate. I would recommend them, that is if you can get over the looks.
  8. ScramasaxDurango

    ScramasaxDurango Active Member

    So basically they're an American Kalashnikov? They may not be expensive or beautiful, but every time you pull the trigger, they go bang?

    Hmm are there any other options in the same price range that people aren't so snobbish about? I heard some good stuff about Makarovs?
  9. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    I don't know that I would go that far, then again I don't believe that the AK isn't as durable nor reliable as many make it out to be either.

    Pistols aren't my cup-o-tea (I do have a few, they're just not my thing), but as far as rifles, the Saiga is a good budget rifle (in most any configuration), and the WASRs aren't too bad either. For a bolt gun, the Marlin XL/XS-7s are also pretty good. If you are willing to buy used there are also many other rifles that are within the relative budget of the HighPoint carbines. Some of these include the Marlin 336, Winchester '94, the Schmidt-Rubin 1911/K11 as well as the K31, various military Mauser 98s, the SKS, and the king of the budget rifle the Mosin Nagant. I am sure that I missed several (probably more like several hundred), but these are the ones off the top of my head, and are all pretty decent rifles depending upon what you are seeking.

  10. ScramasaxDurango

    ScramasaxDurango Active Member

    I have a Mauser and a Mosin-Nagant, but they're both relatively large, heavy guns, unsuited for a car gun. I was kinda looking at their 9mm pistols, but I like the sound of a Makarov too
  11. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Well, this thread is in the rifle category, so we assumed you're asking about the H-P carbines. I myself bought a H-P 4095 .40 S&W carbine, and it's just a HOOT to plink with! Accurate and reliable, plus the longer barrel gives the pistol rounds more oomph.

    Once my grandson got ahold of it, he used up all my ammo and tried to lay claim to the carbine, so I bought him his own 995 9mm version. Both have cheapo BSA red-dots from WalMart, which work great and make them deadly against targets, cans, golf balls, cookies, and all manner of evildoers. I highly recommend the carbines and the cheapo BSA sights! Great bangs for your bucks.

    The H-P pistols, I have no experience with. But other folks say pretty much the same things about them.
  12. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    My experience with them, whilst limited, is similar to the carbines (ugly but they go bang), however they are too heavy and bulky for my taste, so I have to give them poor marks in that category. I am interested to find out how Justin's HP C9 fares in the wringing he has planned for it (using it for steel plate matches :eek:), I don't think it will do too bad WRT reliability, but I fear that his scores will take a good hit due to the unfavorable handling characteristics.


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