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 Post subject: Hi from West Texas (the region, not the town)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Hi, ya'll!

I just got my 995 yesterday. I'm very excited. :) Until yesterday, I had never heard of the 995, much less seen one. Now I own one!

It was love at first sight. The design appeals to me in a gothic steampunk Batman kind of way. Plus it just looked. ... competent.

I admit ... I got it because I liked the way it looked ... I had no idea what kind of firearm it would be. My favorite rifle is the M1 Carbine, and this gun has the same gutsy feel.

I spent a big part of the day learning about it. My rifle is the polished stainless/chrome model and of all the different ones I've seen online today, the chrome one is my favorite. I feel like I definitely got the better end of the trade.

Did not know about Hi Point's commitment to their product until AFTER I ordered some shroud screws from Amazon.

It isn't without problems. The metal on the left side of the shroud has some rusty pitting, the rear shroud screw has been gone for a while, and I think it may have weakened the polymer. I strapped it with a zip tie and it seemed more solid. We'll see. The screws all have rust on them. Tomorrow I will call Hi Point and get some info from the experts.

Heh ...more later ... thanks for the forum and for any future advice!



Made some n00b mistake (ordered some replacement shroud screws from Amazon)

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from West Texas (the region, not the town)
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:welcome: Glad you've joined us!! :welcome:
There are some very good helpful people here.
Congrats on the 995!!

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from West Texas (the region, not the town)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:30 am 
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TheBigAmerican wrote:
Hi, ya'll!

I just got my 995 yesterday. I'm very excited. :) Until yesterday, I had never heard of the 995, much less seen one. Now I own one!

It was love at first sight. The design appeals to me in a gothic steampunk Batman kind of way. Plus it just looked. ... competent.

I admit ... I got it because I liked the way it looked ... I had no idea what kind of firearm it would be. My favorite rifle is the M1 Carbine, and this gun has the same gutsy feel.

I spent a big part of the day learning about it. My rifle is the polished stainless/chrome model and of all the different ones I've seen online today, the chrome one is my favorite. I feel like I definitely got the better end of the trade.

Did not know about Hi Point's commitment to their product until AFTER I ordered some shroud screws from Amazon.

It isn't without problems. The metal on the left side of the shroud has some rusty pitting, the rear shroud screw has been gone for a while, and I think it may have weakened the polymer. I strapped it with a zip tie and it seemed more solid. We'll see. The screws all have rust on them. Tomorrow I will call Hi Point and get some info from the experts.
Heh ...more later ... thanks for the forum and for any future advice!
Made some n00b mistake (ordered some replacement shroud screws from Amazon)


If you were to send it back to MoM, you would recieve a NIB looking gun. I just got my 995 Classic back last Monday. It looks like they re-manufactured it! 34 items were either replaced or re-furbished. If they can't repair the stock, they will replace it. What letter does your serial# start with?

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Welcome to the forum. Your carbine is chrome plated not stainless..... they haven't made that model in a while, not sure if they have any chrome receiver covers in stock or not, you will find out that Hi Point has amongst the best customer service out there in the gun world.

Almost everyone who owns a Hi Point carbine loves them, and even the Hi Point bashers grudgingly admit that the carbine is a good working gun.

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:welcome: from Nebraska

The 995 was what got me started on Hi Point, and in my opinion, one of the best deals out there

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from West Texas (the region, not the town)
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machomelvin wrote:
If you were to send it back to MoM, you would recieve a NIB looking gun. I just got my 995 Classic back last Monday. It looks like they re-manufactured it! 34 items were either replaced or re-furbished. If they can't repair the stock, they will replace it. What letter does your serial# start with?



machomelvin - The serial # starts with the letter A. Getting ready to call Hi Point right now hehehe

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from West Texas (the region, not the town)
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Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome! I don't do forums very often, but this looks like a good place with friendly people. All too often, forums are havens for buttheads and unhappy people bent on denigrating others ... haven't seen that here :)

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Welcome to the group!

The chrome 995 is nice, now you need to find a chrome pistol...yep, they exist, it took me 4 years to get mine. ;)

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TheBigAmerican wrote:
All too often, forums are havens for buttheads and unhappy people bent on denigrating others ... haven't seen that here :)


Stick around. You'll find we are all depressed grumpy old farts! :laugh: :funny:

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995 is a great little carbine. You won't regret buying it.

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Hi, ya'll!

I just got my 995 yesterday. I'm very excited. :) Until yesterday, I had never heard of the 995, much less seen one. Now I own one!
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 Post subject: Re: Hi from West Texas (the region, not the town)
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Thanks again for the warm reception. Now, having received all the stuff from HP, I set to taking my rifle apart (using my tools, as I forgot to ask HP for one of theirs) and rebuilding it. I used their book and diagrams included in the parts bags, and referenced the "Everything" book I bought on eBay. It was useful as a reference for the HP manual, but I didn't need it at all, I just needed to study the diagrams closely and find a tiny punch for the trigger's retaining pin. Replaced the stock with the factory one (the tactical is cool, but I like the old style, so that's what I ordered) The chrome would look silly on the tactical. Two new magazines, a laser mount (the ONLY other accessory besides the compensator) and a new trigger, which I really like.

I am not completely sure that the wire went in perfectly (with the bend pointing in the right direction) but I am pretty sure anyway. The rifle functions mechanically, and I am scouting places to fire it. The first rounds sticks a little when I pull the bolt, but all following rounds go smoothly ... I suspect it is a personality trait that I'll have to learn, rather than a malfunction.

I haven't doped it in yet, but when the ghost rings line up, the rifle seems to aim itself. Put the compensator on it just because it looked cool ... I don't expect much recoil hehehe.

Any other advice?

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don't really have any other advice beside go forth and shoot and enjoy.... if you have any new mags, load them up and let them sit until you shoot to help break in the springs

looking forward to your range report

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Happy shooting Dave Gillespie - (Sharp Shooter), you will be missed and remembered.

We will miss you Jerry Roberts - (woodyubet), you will not be forgotten.

We are better off from having known you Dean Stephens -(ampersand) It wont be the same around here without you.

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