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 Post subject: New HP fan from Massachusetts
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:51 am 
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Hello All. First time gun owner here, and last week picked up my first gun and it is a HP 995TS.

I'm not sure how I came upon seeing the 995TS online, but I liked it from the first time I saw it.

Only one dealer in Massachusetts sells them, and luckily it was fairly close to where I live. After handling the actual gun, it felt good and seemed well built. In my hands, it had a very high "smile factor" :D That must have been his easiest sale of the day.

Immediately ordered a few accessories from Hi-Point, Brass Stacker, and UTG to make it mine.

Went to the range on Saturday and fired it for the first time with the wife and another couple. My friend has many guns and is experienced, so having someone assisting for the first time was helpful. The gun performed very well. I think I just have to learn and get used to "chambering the first round". We put about 150 rounds through it. I loved it. The wife, while not to much into guns, did smile while firing a couple of magazines and was not opposed to it. Couldn't ask for more than that. ;) Both my friends were so impressed with it, that after the first of the year, they are going to get one for their "collection".

"I don't know what I don't know", so I'll probably be asking some real "noob" questions. I'm looking forward to learning.

I'll post some pictures and a new gun owner review very soon.

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 Post subject: Re: New HP fan from Massachusetts
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Hello All. First time gun owner here, and last week picked up my first gun and it is a HP 995TS.

You'll spend a lot of time here wondering what came over you; and likely most everyone else too.
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I'm not sure how I came upon seeing the 995TS online, but I liked it from the first time I saw it.

Only one dealer in Massachusetts sells them, and luckily it was fairly close to where I live. After handling the actual gun, it felt good and seemed well built. In my hands, it had a very high "smile factor" :D That must have been his easiest sale of the day.

Immediately ordered a few accessories from Hi-Point, Brass Stacker, and UTG to make it mine.

Went to the range on Saturday and fired it for the first time with the wife and another couple. My friend has many guns and is experienced, so having someone assisting for the first time was helpful. The gun performed very well. I think I just have to learn and get used to "chambering the first round". We put about 150 rounds through it. I loved it.

Making the wife smile is always a good thing.
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The wife, while not to much into guns, did smile while firing a couple of magazines and was not opposed to it. Couldn't ask for more than that. ;) Both my friends were so impressed with it, that after the first of the year, they are going to get one for their "collection".

Most of the membership here doesn't know what they don't know either.
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"I don't know what I don't know",

Don't worry, your 'noob' questions will be no more ignorant than most of the questions we already ask each other.
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so I'll probably be asking some real "noob" questions.

Aren't we all ... :dunno:
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I'm looking forward to learning.

I'll post some pictures and a new gun owner review very soon.

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 Post subject: Re: New HP fan from Massachusetts
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Welcome to the forum! You got lucky and picked one of the best weapons you could have for a beginner. The Hi Point carbine is a very forgiving weapon that is not complicated and is a hoot to shoot.

Looking forward to any questions you may have.

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 Post subject: Re: New HP fan from Massachusetts
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I'm enjoying going through the site, reading a variety of subjects and opinions. LOTS of opinions! :roflol:

Going tomorrow for some one on one pistol instruction from a NRA instructor at a local training facility. Want to start off with proper safety and build a foundation from there.

While I purchased the HP 995TS for my first rifle, I'm pretty sure I'm going with the Smith and Wesson 9mm M&P Shield for my first concealed carry gun. Just have to find a dealer that actually has one of the Massachusetts compliant models in stock. :groan:

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 Post subject: Re: New HP fan from Massachusetts
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Welcome from Utah!

a73elkyss wrote:
Just have to find a dealer that actually has one of the Massachusetts compliant models in stock. :groan:


What's the issue for Mass, mag capacity? :dunno:

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 Post subject: Re: New HP fan from Massachusetts
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ajole wrote:
Welcome from Utah!

a73elkyss wrote:
Just have to find a dealer that actually has one of the Massachusetts compliant models in stock. :groan:


What's the issue for Mass, mag capacity? :dunno:


Hello Ajole. Thanks for the welcome. Sad to say, Massachusetts has some very strange laws and only Massachusetts compliant weapons can be sold / possessed here.
As far as I can tell, and I'm a total noob to the sport/hobby, yes, the magazine can only hold a maximum of 10 rounds, the trigger has to have an above normal trigger pull, the gun has to be able to pass some kind of drop test and other constraints that quite frankly, I don't understand.
Plus, if the state AG doesn't "approve" the gun (even after the manufacture jumps through all the hoops and makes a "Massachusetts" compliant gun, that weapon cannot be sold here.

Again, as new gun owner, it is mind numbing to do the right thing here in this state.

Luckily for me, I love my HP 995TS and it is perfectly legal here. I don't really complain about the low capacity of the magazine, because I can't have one here anyway. My solution is that I purchased the two magazine stock holders from HP. So, with one magazine loaded, I'm carrying 30 rounds that I just have to learn how to proficiently change them in a rapid fashion. :doublegun:

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 Post subject: Re: New HP fan from Massachusetts
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:09 pm 
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a73elkyss wrote:
As far as I can tell, and I'm a total noob to the sport/hobby, yes, the magazine can only hold a maximum of 10 rounds, the trigger has to have an above normal trigger pull, the gun has to be able to pass some kind of drop test and other constraints that quite frankly, I don't understand.
Plus, if the state AG doesn't "approve" the gun (even after the manufacture jumps through all the hoops and makes a "Massachusetts" compliant gun, that weapon cannot be sold here.



Sounds like California's system of strange laws that do nothing to protect anyone.

Glad you are getting to enjoy your new toy! :D

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 Post subject: Re: New HP fan from Massachusetts
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Yeah, The laws don't protect anyone, they make it much, much harder for a person to legally protect themselves, and for the most part they are designed as false hope for the hand-wringing public of soccer moms and dads who have an aversion to real life anyway. :dunno:

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