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Just how accurate is a 9mm hi-point carbine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Motodeficient, Jan 7, 2010.

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  1. Motodeficient

    Motodeficient Member

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    Have the urge to buy another gun but don't want to spend a ton of money. Looking at the new style hi-point 9mm carbine at cabelas for $249.99. Is the really any more accurate than a 9mm handgun? How well would it do at shooting 75-100 yards out? Or is that not even feasible for this gun?

    http://www.cabelas.com/p-0074754290816a.shtml
     
  2. Wahoo95

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    9mm carbines are much more accurate than handguns....not by function, but because they are easier to aim and get on target. The Hi Point is supposed to be pretty reliable and fairly accurate from all the reports I've read.
     
  3. Motodeficient

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    Thanks for your response. It seems the carbine's limitation on accuracy would be a result the 9mm rnd itself?
     
  4. TheBandit

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    my LGS has them on sale for $190-$210 so you might want to look around before paying $250
     
  5. Motodeficient

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    no such luck in my area, local shops sell used guns for more than the new MSRP around here. Cabelas has a $20 coupon anyway bringing the total to $229 +tax
     
  6. Tamlin

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    I had a Hi-point 995. Had to sell it to my brother when I moved to ********** (KA considers this gun to be an assault rifle. Yeah, go figure!) Mine was accurate as heck. Went back to AZ recently and got to shoot it again - it's still accurate as heck!
     
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    At 25 yards, off-hand and using iron sights, I can maintain 1 inch groups with mine. I bought it for close-in varmint behind and around the barn. That'll work.

    Geno
     
  8. W.E.G.

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    http://www.associatedcontent.com/ar...eview_hipoint_995_9mm_carbine_pg2.html?cat=31


    WWB 115 gr FMJ
    50 yards 3" groups
    100 yards 4.5 " groups

    Fed 115 gr FMJ
    50 yards 2.5" groups
    100 yards 4" groups

    Fed 115gr JHP
    50 yards 5" groups
    100 yards 7.75" groups

    Fiocchi 115 gr FMJ
    50 yards 4" groups
    100 yards 10" groups (included 2 called flyers, group was 7" without flyers)

    CCI blazer
    50 yards 5" groups
    100 yards 12" groups
     
  9. Motodeficient

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  10. ccsniper

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    +9mm has quite a bit of oomph in it at 100 yards. It would definitely make a good home defense rifle.
     
  11. rangerruck

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    terrible mags, expensive mags, about 40-50 bucks a piece, and no hi caps.
    look for somehting that does hi cap, or look at a beretta storm; i think they are the best carbine; short, light , handy, weatherproof, ambidextrous controls, you can also move controls to either side. Can be found for around 500, if you look hard enough. I once had a hi point pistol once....ONCE.
     
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    Where were you buying mags from? I ordered them straight from the factory and they cost 15 bucks apiece + shipping. total cost for 3 mags was 52 bucks.
     
  13. phrogpilot

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    Have have a HP 995; I like it; crude, ugly, reliable and accurate overall. I also have a Keltec Sub 200 9mm; I would spend a little more and get the Keltec; super reliable, good looking, awesome for home defense as well as 50-100 varmints and, with the Glock 33 rd mags mine accepts, has trully awesome capacity.
     
  14. briansmithwins

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    Let's not get carried away here: 9mmP is barely noticeable on the chart that includes rifle ballistics.

    I like my little 9mmP carbine, but it ain't a rifle by any stretch. Mine isn't a HiPoint but I can get 4-6MOA out of it with the short barrel. BSW

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  15. rangerruck

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    that is dirt cheap for mags; even from the factory. Normally if you buy them retail, anywhere, even at gunshows, they are rediculously high. Still, the feed lips can be quite bad on these, easy to bend, and again, they are no hi caps.
     
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    Do you have to be 21 to own one of these?
     
  17. rangerruck

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    according to the Constitution, should only have to be 18.
     
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    Depends on the state you live in. You may need to be 21 to purchase 'pistol' ammunition. BSW
     
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    no you have to be 18, im 18 and bought one a month ago. its funny you should make this thread i was just out shooting mine today, at about 40 yards mine shoots quarter sized groups with cheap pmc bronze ammo (i can lay a quarter over a 3 round group). rangerruck: i paid 12 dollars a peice for my two extra mags brand new factory (plus shipping). the dealer can decide if they wanna sell you the 9mm ammo that's a different story.
     
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  20. GRIZ22

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    My Hi Point shoots 3-5" groups at 100 yards depending on the ammo.
     
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    I have a HP .40 carbine, and bought my grandson a 9mm carbine. I can't quote group sizes, but they're both deadly accurate and a helluva lot of fun! And I wish people would quit bashing HP because they personally don't like them, and WTH is the big deal about hi-cap magazines? It only holds 10 rounds, so what? BFD, it's not a combat weapon. Get a few more magazines.

    This is the very first target that I shot with my .40. Fifty rounds at an indoor range, I can't remember the distance, probably 15 yards or so. I got to the point I had to start aiming for the edge of the hole so I wasn't just shooting through the hole. It's an outstanding plinker! (come on, you guys knew I was gonna drag this photo out again....)

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  22. ccsniper

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    Oh I wasn't comparing it to say a .223. Just saying that it still has potential at 100 yards as a defensive weapon, though I can't really see how that could be deemed self defense....
     
  23. bikerdoc

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    I do a little better with mine, still very acceptable from a 16 inch barrel.

    Has gone bang thousands of time without a problem.
     
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    Ranger ruck, I will sell you mags for $25 a piece. How many do you want?

    I agree with all that was said about a 9mm rounds performance. I have not heard or seen where any of the 9mm carbines are any better then the others. If you need more then 10 rounds in a magazine, then get a marlin camp or a storm.... but, as said before you will be at least twice as much for a used gun. But, you can get higher capacity mags which seems to mean a lot to a lot of people.
     
  25. rangerruck

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    ... that's okay, I had a Hi point once, that was enough.
     
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