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Old October 23rd, 2014, 06:32 AM   #1
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I can't believe I bought a Hi-Point carbine

I recently purchased a tactical shotgun (another thread for another day). While at LGS I saw the Hi-Point model 4095TS I had seen at local gun shows of late. I noticed the price and that got my attention. After handling it at the counter, I made an impulse buy and I'm glad I did.



It's a good little shooter. No recoil because it shoots .40 S&W (I stockpile this for 2 pistols I already have) and it is fun to use. I was always skeptical of the Hi-Point brand but this rifle is reliable (zero jams using Georgia Arms reloads) and a dream to shoot.

I accessorized it a little. I added a dual mag holder on the buttstock, a compensator (took away what little muzzle rise it had), a fore end handle, a light, and an upgraded charging handle (the OEM handle was junk).

The rifle came with a cheap 4x32 scope but I'm foregoing that for a red dot to be added later. I also did not install the factory sling. I will get a better quality one eventually.

Yes, it is one ugly gun, but I like it. It has fit and finish issues but is a fundamentally sound little carbine I'm tickled to own.



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I have had a 4595TS, the .45 ACP version, for about three years now. I have shot all kinds of ammo through it and have never had a single failure of any kind.

You are correct, it is ugly, bulky, but inexpensive and effective. It is not a 300 yard sniper rifle, but for HD or just a truck gun, it will do the job. And for just taking to the range, it is a load of fun. Some folks criticize the ammo capacity, but since the magazines are only $20 each, I have a bunch of them.

Sounds like you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. I am actually thinking about getting the 9mm version just for the fun of it.
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I've got one in 9mm I've had for a few years now and it also performs flawlessly. Neat little carbine to say the least, even if it is ugly. My youngest boy definitely enjoys borrowing it, and hopefully some day I'll get it back.
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I love the gun, in .45ACP
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I plan on getting the 9mm version, these are kind of like AK 's, ugly, cheaply made of stamped sheet metal, but they are simple and they work.
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Other than appearance and weight, I've heard nothing else negative about Hi Points in general. My only complaint about about the carbines is that only 10 round mags are available for them - that's pretty low for a rifle, IMHO.
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I would love to own one but I asked a LGS Hi-Point authorized reseller if they have it and I was told that the carbine's not CA legal.
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Had a 995 for several years that was always a great shooter, and never had a moments trouble.

I got rid of it when I bought a Beretta CX4 so I could use the hi cap mags from my 92fs, but the HP was a great carbine, despite being aesthetically challenged.

I'm sure you'll enjoy yours, congrats!
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I have a 4595 and like the rifle. My father has a 995 and that think is a solid rock. I can believe you bought one... they're affordable, reliable, and fun! Glad you got a carbine!
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I think you did great. I am considering one. I would do a 995 cause I already have another 9mm
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Congrats on the .40 acquisition. These carbines give you the best bang for your buck, pun intended!

I want to get a 995 for HD at the backdoor to complement my C-9 at the front door. Hi Points are great, inexpensive, heavy, ugly, fun guns to own.

They are excellent training guns for new shooters as recoil is minimal in all calibers. They will help you learn how to polish the feed ramp to avoid FTF's.
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I have a hi point in 9 and 45. i traded the 45 for a just right carbine ar based I like it better.
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fun gun

Have had a 995 9mm for years without a problem and it was used when I got it very accurate hardly any recoil. And the best customer service I have ever called. I called to get a set of sights because mine had a red dot on it and didn't want to get used to a battery. I called to ask the price they said free, had it in the mail 3 days later rear and front site and a new charging handle. No questions lifetime warranty any owner hard to beat that. Good choice !Made in USA Too.
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My 995TS won't win any beauty contests but after about a thousand rounds it has proven to be completely reliable, accurate and damn fun. It is a great rifle to put in the hands of a new shooter because of its simplicity, low recoil, low ammo costs, accuracy and if they drop it they can't make it any uglier.

Pistol Caliber Carbines have their place, but mine is intended just as a fun gun and I wouldn't even consider spending big bucks on an expensive 9mm AR, Berretta storm etc. Sure those are better guns but I'll have a lot more money to spend on ammo. Hi Points are certainly guns that I don't mind feeding steel cased ammo.

BTW- I have 5 of the ProMag 15 rd magazines that have all been flawless. There is a lot of horse hockey on the interwebs about them not working right.
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