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 Post subject: New member in Georgia
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:13 am 
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I'm a new member & very glad to find you all. I just ordered my first 9 mm carbine ( got woodland camo since no blacks to be found in my area). I do think I will like it for something different since my other guns are black, 2 tone, or stainless. Anyway, I look forward to the info that appears to be on this wide ranging forum. To start, I have 3 ?s about accessories. How is general experience with scope, laser, & light? Also any other suggestions would be welcome. I have a spare Nixon Pro Staff Rimfire 3-9 X 40 with BDC reticle. Is this too much scope for this carbine?, so should I go with the one Hi-Point sells? Thanks for any help & I look forward to conversing with you all.

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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:welcome: aboard Tom :great:
The 995 is a great gun, but as far as accessories go, I'll defer to those who have actually dressed theirs up
Look around, and chime in, we always enjoy breaking in a new guy :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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:welcome: Welcome Tom!! :welcome:

I just got a 4595 for Christmas along with a 4-12x40 scope.

It wasn't very accurate with the scope... I had better luck with the open sights!!
I mounted the scope to the plastic rail and maybe that lets it move around.

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Great to have ya TDR64. I don't have any experience with the carbines but someone will give an opinion, they always do.

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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Thanks to all for warm welcome.. Still :minigun: waiting for my 995 to be delivered to my LGS. Wil probably try HP's scope if I don't get a lot of neg replies. The fact that you couldn't mount the scope to the HP rail/mounts is probably the reason for inaccuracy. Thanks again all & I look forward to info swapping.
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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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I did mount it to the rail that came with the 4595 - It's plastic!!
And not a true "picatinny" rail either in width or the distance between grooves in the plastic rail.
And I guess they never said it was either!!
It says "Weaver Style" rail on their website... If so, the first scope rings I had shoulda fit it.

Anyway, I can grab the scope and flex it just a little side-to side on that rail.
It is possible that it's the scope too - I don't have another one lying around to compare it with.
I just thought it would be fun to see what kind of accuracy I could get at with it at a 100 yards!!

I could figure a way to solid mount a metal picatinny rail to it and mount the scope to it - but that's more work than I wanna do...

So, I am planning on just putting the open sites back on it.
The "Ghost Ring" rear peep site is quite pleasant to use and accurate.

I should have tried the stock open sites at a 100 yards!!
I think I'll just do that today - put the ghost ring back on it.

Then I'll try another 100 yard target with the stock sights back on it - any excuse for a range report!! :great:

Geeze - I sound like Obama in his "farewell" speech with this post!!
I said the word "I" like a 100 times here... Didn't I?? :whistle:

You'll love that 995 - the carbines are really fun!!

I hope you can do a range report for us when you get yours and tell us what you think of it. :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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Welcome Tom!!! Glad to have you aboard!!!
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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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Does anyone on the forum have a carbine w/ the HP scope and if so, what do you think about it? I know it's not expected to be a Leupold $2k scope, but is it worth the $40 for target shooting for someone who has trouble hitting the same spot twice ( or close) using irons? ( Vision is only correctable to 20-30.) Does it hold Zero fairly well? Is the mount sturdy since the blogs say this is a plastic, non standard rail mount? Any opinion, observations or experiences will be welcome & much appreciated. Thanks, Tom


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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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Just found email from LGS that my TS995 has arrived, so I am ready to send off my order to HP for add ons. One more ?: Did the attached 2 mag holder come with the earlier models & now I have to buy it separately? I don't want to buy one, if it comes with the gun. Thanks one more time, Tom


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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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The 2-mag holder has to be purchased separately.

The scope is a BSA which is a straight 4 power cheaper scope.
But for the distances a carbine in 9mm can shoot - I would think that magnification would be just fine!!

But the scope is called rim-fire scope (with 3/8"rim-fire rings) it's said it's great for "an air rifle" by BSA and has a 2.4 out of 5 rating here:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/689595 ... with-rings

This is similar scope for the same price and a higher 3.9 rating:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/417845 ... icle-matte

This one is the same size as the above 2 with the little 32mm lens, only adjustable - 3-9 power - and only costs $9 more

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/361729 ... icle-matte

And what I would do is just buy a "real" full sized 3-9x40 rifle scope. There are lots of them out there!!
I've sold a bunch of these 3-9x40 scopes and no complaints so far.
It's only $3 more than the 32mm lensed scope and $12 more than BSA:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/914947 ... icle-matte

And you'd have to buy scope rings for a Weaver rail as well - but there's lots of inexpensive rings out there too!!
I've used these rings for a 1" tube with good results:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/647237 ... high-matte

They have one review - and that guy is an idiot. They are "see-through" rings but not for his application... :roll:

Anyway - just thought I'd throw my :opinion: in.
Some folks say BSA stands for "Better Stay Away"!! But I've never owned one myself.

Hope you get your 995 soon!! (-:

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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One thing I've found about scopes...well, any optic really, is the really cheap ones will disappoint you eventually,
I picked up a scope that wasn't really cheap, but a long way from the top, and so far, I like it just fine.
The Vortex Crossfire II with the Dead Hold BDC reticle and it's like $150 at Cabela's and they mounted it and bore sighted it for me.
Seems to be a decent scope for the price

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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:welcome: from Iowaaaah!

I grew up part time in Georgia, what part you from? I lived on my grandparents farm near a small town called Upatoi, now annexed into Columbus.

I have only one Hipoint gun, a c9, so I can be no help with your question.

But for pure blather...I'm your guy! :funny:

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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Troll got an aluminum rail for his carbine from someone that is selling them for HPs.
I'll try and find out who the vendor is.

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 Post subject: Re: New member in Georgia
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Welcome to the forum TDR.
Have you ever tried the red dot scope? Not the best selection for long range. For close quarters it is The Bomb.
Also, I have found the recoil on the 995ts to be minimal. You can probably get away with some of the lower budget optics.


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