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Deciding Factor on Hi-Point 995

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dynasty, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. Dynasty

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    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?
     
  2. dispatch55126

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    Sometimes WallyWorld is that way. If its for a rifle, you should be fine.
     
  3. Car Knocker

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    Might have to do some shopping around to find someone who understands the law but it should be doable.
     
  4. B.D. Turner

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    When I was a kid the local hardware store would not sell us .22 shorts but would sell .22 long rifle. Go figure.
     
  5. QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW

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    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.
     
  6. MiddleAgedKen

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    You might fetch along the owner's manual when you go to buy ammunition...?
     
  7. TCB in TN

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    It might be a little hassle, but it will be worth it. They are very fun guns!
     
  8. rogdigity

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    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
     
  9. KD7ONE

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    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. :)
     
  10. rooter

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    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.
     
  11. chris in va

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    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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