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 Post subject: PLEASE HELP - Hi Point 995 Ts - Failure To Feed - Nose down
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:14 am 
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I purchased my new 995TS from my Local Gun Store about 3 months back. I have 4 factory Hi Point 10 round magazines and I am experiencing consistent failure to feeds - nosedown- with 3 of these magazines. The other magazine doesn't consistently misfeed, but it does misfeed - nosedown- on occasion. I have about 150 rounds through the 995TS,

My research has indicated there are several tweaks that can be used to get this problem handled before I would have to send the mags and firearm back to Hi Point. After 150 rounds, I would expect some improvement but nothing has improved.;

1. I know that polishing the feed ramp is pretty high on the list of resolving the problem and I plan to have this done before my next range visit.
2. Tweaking the magazine lips seems to be at the top of the list. If 1 of my magazines fed reliably enough, I would get the measurements from it and tweak the other magazines to it's specifications.
3. I have sanded the follower and the inside of the magazines to make them smooth as a baby's butt.
4. There are a few mentions of spring tension problems and I have had all my mags loaded full for 1 and 1/2 weeks.

I am hoping someone can provide me with the specs that should be applied to these magazine lips to get them running smoothly.
I see where some have simply stated that if the ftf is nosedown then just widen the front iip. If the ftf over the top tighten the front lips of the magazines. I have measured the lip spreads with my calibration tool and they are all over the place.

Example - 1 magazine measurement
TOP REAR LIP - 342 hundredths of inch
TOP FRONT LIP - .346
FRONT LOWER LIP - .368

Can anyone help me with the magazine lip specs that would improve the reliability of these magazines before I send them back to MOM.


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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP - Hi Point 995 Ts - Failure To Feed - Nose down
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:45 am 
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Blind finger - this might see like a small thing, but I know it makes a difference with my 45 JHP.

After I load a mag I whack it against my hand several times.

It must help the rounds get oriented and sitting in the mag right - which helps them feed better.

It's simple enough to try at home!!
Load a mag like you have been and look closely to see if there are any "loose" rounds in there.
Or if you can see any that aren't aligned right.

And even if it looks good - whack it against your hand and listen.
Sometimes you can hear or even feel the rounds snap into place.

May or may not help you out - worth a look anyway!! (-:

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP - Hi Point 995 Ts - Failure To Feed - Nose down
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:33 am 
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What Jason said ^^
Tap the back of the mag pretty solidly against your hand. That helps seat the rounds and get them all pointed the right direction.
As for specing the mags, I'm not home, so I can't help you there. :dunno:
But try laying the smackdown on them and see what happens.

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