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dodge
12-09-2011, 10:25 AM
got my pa black friday micro dot mounted yesterday & it co witnesses w/the buis (hp 995fg fl ts)
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q66/redridinghood11/hipoint995wpamicrodotjpg003.jpg

little harsh, but was trying to fill flash here to reveal better detail. should of backed the flash down a bit
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q66/redridinghood11/hipoint995wpamicrodotjpg006.jpg

best attempt @ capturing co witness
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q66/redridinghood11/hipoint995wpamicrodotjpg011.jpg

close up. sorry for capture not being sharper. was pretty tired last nite
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q66/redridinghood11/isscmk22desertsandjpg001-1.jpg

it's easy to become a hp fanatic. i bought a c9, jhp (acp45) & 995 carbine, plus 100 rnds of 45 ammo for under 600$ out the door w/bg check :cool2:
i know, many will think i need psych assistance. unfortunately the only cure would be to have a carbine in each caliber, currently offered :D
regarding rifle for any that don't already know. this model came w/folding grip & 150 lumen tactical light & was selling for only 279$ @ my local dealers. it's chambered in 9 cause that shoots the flatest out of the three options 9/40/45. if i ever see a sweet deal on a used 4595 will have to add it to the collection. i just don't shoot too many expensive loads, so i can have more range/target time.

will post up later whenever i get better captures of 'zeus' wifes' nickname for it, not mine. her first comment when revealed "that's the kewlest redneck rifle i've ever seen". she's brazilian & i grew up in the south; so it was said w/love

Sicarius
12-09-2011, 2:53 PM
more cow bell.
Kevin

VegasND
12-09-2011, 7:50 PM
I've got a few Hi Points (.45 pistol, 2-9mm carbines, and a .45 carbine) They are solid, dependable, heavy, and ugly.

They are a lot of fun to shoot.

Enjoy.

dodge
12-09-2011, 8:50 PM
more cow bell.
Kevin

we'd be doing the forum a diservice by not bringing on more cowbell

"i'm like any other man, i put my pants on one leg @ at time, but when i'm done; i make gold records....." bruce dickinson aka walken destroying his part as famed iron maiden frontman/superstar/genius :cool2:
gave me a good laugh, thanks for th,
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I've got a few Hi Points (.45 pistol, 2-9mm carbines, and a .45 carbine) They are solid, dependable, heavy, and ugly.

They are a lot of fun to shoot.

Enjoy.
yeah, when i saw 'brutus' glaring @ me from under the glass i knew we were meant to know one another. (jhps' name) wife calls the 995 zeus & if we get a 4595 that'll be thor lol
yeah, definitely a fun gun, the whole family can appreciate

will post up more once i've had more time with the triplettes :D
(got a 995 a couple of days ago)

unusedusername
12-09-2011, 11:20 PM
Getting into hi-points is a much cheaper hobby then many things.

Imagine, you could be getting into H&Ks.

If you like how a gun shoots, who cares how much it costs :shrug:

Make sure you test that flashlight a bunch before you depend on it though. I've had a bad experience with that type: the innards fell out while it was at the range.

tntmo
12-09-2011, 11:32 PM
I love my Hi Point carbine, it's a fun plinking rifle and doesn't cost a bunch to shoot. All my buddies like shooting it too.

jimmykan
12-09-2011, 11:47 PM
Hi-Point Fever? Kill it with fire!

Just kidding, I know nothing about Hi-Point guns, except that they make a blowback-operated 9mm handgun, which is not common.

h0use
12-10-2011, 12:52 AM
Congrats! What kind of reddot is that? Been looking for one that would co witness. Your
Lucky I wish I could buy the 45 pistol here in CA.

dodge
12-10-2011, 1:40 AM
Getting into hi-points is a much cheaper hobby then many things.

Imagine, you could be getting into H&Ks.

If you like how a gun shoots, who cares how much it costs :shrug:

Make sure you test that flashlight a bunch before you depend on it though. I've had a bad experience with that type: the innards fell out while it was at the range.
was a pleasant surprise. will keep an eye on it, did you send it back to moms or is that an aim sports problem?
they'd probably replace yours for free if you called them
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Congrats! What kind of reddot is that? Been looking for one that would co witness. Your
Lucky I wish I could buy the 45 pistol here in CA.
what's not legal about their jhp? not trying to rub salt, just curious is it lack of availability or a listed firearm?

check out primary arms
they're a site sponsor here, i think.....

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Micro_Dot_With_Fixed_Base_and_AR_Mnt_ p/md-07-utg.htm


check out micro dots & or red dots
https://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/pknwg.xycut/v/vspfiles/photos/MD-07-UTG-2.jpg?1322227749

unusedusername
12-10-2011, 2:23 AM
was a pleasant surprise. will keep an eye on it, did you send it back to moms or is that an aim sports problem?
they'd probably replace yours for free if you called them


Mine was a NC star, not an aim-sports model. The factory that makes them is the same place (imported by the same import company even). The difference is that mine didn't come with a warranty. There are 4 or 5 companies sourcing the same flashlight from a factory out of China.

Compare (http://www.aimsportsinc.com/catalog/index.php?l=product_detail&p=404) them (http://www.outdoorbunker.com/NCSTAR-FLASHLIGHT-p/%28ncs-aqptf-%29.htm) for (http://www.amazon.com/Firefield-FF23011-Pistol-Flashlight/dp/B003D83FVM) yourself (http://www.amazon.com/Hilight-Pistol-Strobe-Flashlight-Release/dp/B0036S5W42/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_2) and (http://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Quick-Release-Picatinny-Flashlight/dp/B003SZ30UG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_4) see (http://www.amazon.com/ProTec-Elite-HP190-High-Powered-Firearm/dp/B004BNROME/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_6).

Notice that is 6 different links, with 6 different "manufacturers". I can do the same demonstration with other models from aim as well.

I got "lucky" and had mine fail within 100 rounds. I then did way too much research over at candlepowerforums (http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?4-General-Flashlight-Discussion) to figure out why.

The problem with them is that the manufacturer in China where these are sourced from did not harden any of the electronics against recoil so they will all eventually fail if used in a "high shock" environment, like on a pistol that is being fired.

I've replaced it with something reliable.

It would be ok on a "range toy" type gun where if it failed nothing bad would happen, but for my HD gun that is not good.

I'm not bashing aim sports here either. They do not advertise their flashlight as being usable on a pistol. They do not say it is hardened against recoil.

It is a very good flashlight for the price, it just won't work on a gun for very long.

How is your C9 by the way? I've got about 300 though mine now, with no failures or jams of any kind. I'm kind of bummed that hi point says no HP ammo in it though. I find that Pow'R Ball (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/2CORPB9100-1.html) feeds well, although it is kind of expensive.

h0use
12-10-2011, 5:42 AM
I have over 800 rounds of steel cased ammo threw my c9 with out any problems. Mine shoot HP just fine. I did polish the feed ramp. I am taking a 4 day carbine course next month at front sight with the carbine so it will be tested out.

okglockman
12-10-2011, 5:53 AM
Not my personal choice because of the bulkyness and weight, but nothing wrong with it.... Just know how to use your gun accurately. Know how to clear a jam quickly. You should be comfortable with your handgun out to 25 yards. Many will disagree, but I consider that a baseline...even though statistically most situations will be inside 7 yds

zfields
12-10-2011, 6:12 AM
Not my personal choice because of the bulkyness and weight, but nothing wrong with it.... Just know how to use your gun accurately. Know how to clear a jam quickly. You should be comfortable with your handgun out to 25 yards. Many will disagree, but I consider that a baseline...even though statistically most situations will be inside 7 yds

You realize this is about the carbines right.


And OP, have fun with it. Id love to pick one up, but the capacity to size ratio is to small for me.

the ATI stock is a major looks improvment, but Ive seen some scuttlebutt saying that it also voids the warranty since it doesnt support some part correctly.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/alientravler/9MM1.jpg

Mossy Man
12-10-2011, 8:56 AM
You realize this is about the carbines right.


And OP, have fun with it. Id love to pick one up, but the capacity to size ratio is to small for me.

the ATI stock is a major looks improvment, but Ive seen some scuttlebutt saying that it also voids the warranty since it doesnt support some part correctly.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/alientravler/9MM1.jpg

that's actually a pretty sexy looking gun

zfields
12-10-2011, 9:00 AM
that's actually a pretty sexy looking gun

Yup, makes it look like a Storm.

Id love one, but 10 round mags is no bueno now that I dont have to worry about mag capacity : )

dodge
12-10-2011, 5:09 PM
Mine was a NC star, not an aim-sports model. The factory that makes them is the same place (imported by the same import company even). The difference is that mine didn't come with a warranty. There are 4 or 5 companies sourcing the same flashlight from a factory out of China.

Compare (http://www.aimsportsinc.com/catalog/index.php?l=product_detail&p=404) them (http://www.outdoorbunker.com/NCSTAR-FLASHLIGHT-p/%28ncs-aqptf-%29.htm) for (http://www.amazon.com/Firefield-FF23011-Pistol-Flashlight/dp/B003D83FVM) yourself (http://www.amazon.com/Hilight-Pistol-Strobe-Flashlight-Release/dp/B0036S5W42/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_2) and (http://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Quick-Release-Picatinny-Flashlight/dp/B003SZ30UG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_4) see (http://www.amazon.com/ProTec-Elite-HP190-High-Powered-Firearm/dp/B004BNROME/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_6).

Notice that is 6 different links, with 6 different "manufacturers". I can do the same demonstration with other models from aim as well.

I got "lucky" and had mine fail within 100 rounds. I then did way too much research over at candlepowerforums (http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?4-General-Flashlight-Discussion) to figure out why.

The problem with them is that the manufacturer in China where these are sourced from did not harden any of the electronics against recoil so they will all eventually fail if used in a "high shock" environment, like on a pistol that is being fired.

I've replaced it with something reliable.

It would be ok on a "range toy" type gun where if it failed nothing bad would happen, but for my HD gun that is not good.

I'm not bashing aim sports here either. They do not advertise their flashlight as being usable on a pistol. They do not say it is hardened against recoil.

It is a very good flashlight for the price, it just won't work on a gun for very long.

How is your C9 by the way? I've got about 300 though mine now, with no failures or jams of any kind. I'm kind of bummed that hi point says no HP ammo in it though. I find that Pow'R Ball (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/2CORPB9100-1.html) feeds well, although it is kind of expensive.
w/out looking
leapers/utg/ncstar/aimsports/aim/fenix
possibly smith & wesson or insight, too
is that all of them, didn't cheat using your links
i'm not a airsoft guy so am not as familiar w/the 6. even though the products are coming from the same factory the leapers scope seem to be clearer edge to edge

now that you've warned me, will remove little light whenever it's being used for target & leave on whenever sitting next to bed for hd

i usually don't 'need' a light. that's what green laser sights are for :D

chrisf
12-10-2011, 6:23 PM
I think the rifles look pretty cool. The handguns uhmm :-/ But I promised myself that I will buy a 9mm handgun and test it out. If it breaks OHWELL

Dion
12-10-2011, 6:25 PM
Nobody sells these in the Bay Area. :(

NorCalK9.com
12-10-2011, 8:11 PM
Nobody sells these in the Bay Area. :(

Seriously?
I was just thinking I was gonna call around monday and find a shop that sella a 9mm carbine

LAI99
12-10-2011, 8:50 PM
I bought mine at Triple A's in Vallejo. $450.00 for the TSRDS - Probably about $100 more then I wanted to spend but I really wanted one and did not want to shop around.
Nice gun, fun to shoot. The accessories are cheap from HP and it has a lifetime warranty.
I also had a problem with the Aimpoint light. I emailed MOM and they said to ship it back to be replaced. It worked out the box, but I think failed after a couple trips to the range (never tried it between trips).

louscamaro91
12-10-2011, 9:11 PM
As long as it goes bang...
Sometime I wish I had gotten into Hi-points... I would have a bunch of money left in the bank.

Dion
12-10-2011, 9:31 PM
Seriously?
I was just thinking I was gonna call around monday and find a shop that sella a 9mm carbineNothing down here in San Jo.