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 Post subject: New Hi-Point Owner...Custom 995...added a better pic
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:25 am 
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Hi All!

I've always been fascinated by these little carbines...never seen a bad review of one, and the price! Man of man, how can you lose?

Plus, I wanted something fun to plink around with, and the girl needed something smaller/lighter to shoot. at 5'6" 115lbs, my M1A gets a little hard for her to hold up after the 2nd shot, haha.

So, I picked up a older 995 from a guy on a local forum, that already had some work done to it.

Here it is as I got it, also came with 3 mags.

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Modified ATI stock, lil red dot deal, oversize mag release, oversize charging handle, barrel shroud, and it was polished.

It was a little bit rough...the chop job on the stock wasnt that clean, the weaver rails were all loose and poorly installed, etc. I went through it, took it down, removed the lower rail, reinstalled the sling stud correctly, sanded/ground down the poorly done stock chop, filled a few holes, and only reinstalled the weaver rail on the left side of the gun.

Here is my finished product.
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Looks a lot better, in my humble opinion! If this finish doesn't hold up, it'll be getting duracoat, but on a rifle that is 250 new after tax and background, I didn't feel like dropping 40 bucks on paint, haha.

I've only put 20 rounds through it, but am about to take it out to the field for some fun. Cheap, yes, ugly, maybe, but man oh man is it a blast to shoot!!! I feel in lover after the first time I pulled the trigger.

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 Post subject: Re: New Hi-Point Owner...Custom 995
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:33 pm 
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:welcome: to HPT, Doc. Good lookin 995 you got there

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 Post subject: Re: New Hi-Point Owner...Custom 995
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:39 pm 
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I'm not a fan of tacticool, but you made such an improvement in looks on that thing! Good Job!

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 Post subject: Re: New Hi-Point Owner...Custom 995
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:43 pm 
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Good work...but you covered up the Chrome! :shock:

The chrome model is a little hard to find...not that it is worth a lot more, but some collector...unless I am the only one :oops: ...may want that chrome more than a regular model.

Regardless...the gun looks good to me! :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: New Hi-Point Owner...Custom 995
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Good work...but you covered up the Chrome! :shock:

The chrome model is a little hard to find...not that it is worth a lot more, but some collector...unless I am the only one :oops: ...may want that chrome more than a regular model.

Regardless...the gun looks good to me! :thumb:


T'wasnt a chrome model, it was just polished (bluing removed) from the receiver, and the barrel shroud was aluminum.

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Range report:

I dumped about 150 rounds through it, but had 3 FTF's :(

I was using factory reloaded ammo, however, so that could be part of it, and I made the mistake of not marking which magazines had FTF's.

The thing looks pretty nasty inside, before i even shot it, so maybe it needs a cleaning.

However, I was EASILY poppin' bottles (which i cleaned up) from 35 yards.

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Nice thing about simply made guns, not much can go wrong and it can usually be easily fixed if something does. A good clean and lube may take care of your FTF (I assume fail to feed, not to fire?). While you're at it, don't forget to do your mags.

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Nice...I like that paint job :great:

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 Post subject: Re: New Hi-Point Owner...Custom 995
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codger wrote:
Nice thing about simply made guns, not much can go wrong and it can usually be easily fixed if something does. A good clean and lube may take care of your FTF (I assume fail to feed, not to fire?). While you're at it, don't forget to do your mags.


Whatcha mean, don't forget to "do my mags"? Just clean em, or is there some modification?

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He means to adjust the lips and ears on the mags. Someone will pop in with a link on the dimensions. Keep the new mags fully loaded for a couple weeks and it should be ok. I haven't had a semi auto yet that didn't have a FTFeed.

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No, actually I meant to clean/lube/check for burrs. I don't recommend messing with feed lips, etc. until sure they work smoothly and problem persists.

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No, actually I meant to clean/lube/check for burrs. I don't recommend messing with feed lips, etc. until sure they work smoothly and problem persists.


Sorry bud. I shouldn't have "mis-spoken." Lol.

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Well, lemmie see the dimensions for the lips! I'd adjust them if I had the info.

Anyway, yeah, a few failure to feed, not fire. as i mentioned, only 1 required dropping the mag.

now if only the 15 round mags worked in this thing with the ATI stock, I'd be in business.

I put another 30 rounds through it on Sunday, i cant help myself, this thing is too dang fun.

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First off.....Looks great Dr! :thumb:
I'm a big fan of the barrel shrouds combined with the ATI stocks. I have a similar set up myself. ;)

The feed lip dimensions can be found here. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2763
I've adjusted all of my 9mm feed lips to these dimensions and none of them have messed with me since. :thumb:

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