Hi folks. I am 35 years old, ex-Army infantry, and recently started getting into guns. I had five of them, and then started to go to gun shows. I got a .45 cal handgun from Hi-Point a few months ago. I had never heard of them before gun shows. When I saw the very good price-point I researched them on the internet. I was thinking, "Really? This price is just too good to be true". I am a fairly deliberative person and took my time. I then went and got one. FYI, my impression is that all of the haters on the internet of the product are due to them not owning one and price-snobbery. I am a big fan at the low-cost and the good time I had with it after I put some good ammo in. First I put in Wolf ammunition - only because that was all I could find. Later I got better ammo and the gun worked like a song.
I think I might be a Hi-Point convert because of both the value-ratio of their product and all of the good customer service testimonials I have read.
Here is where I need help and advice. I purchased a 9mm carbine from Hi Point at a gun show this weekend.
1. I can't figure out how to put the sling on. Do I have to remove some of the bolts from the gun to do it? If so, which ones? It is not in their instruction manual, which is not the best.
2. I have a scope that came with it. However, the front-sight post and the screw do not appear to fit when I was playing with it.. I assume the screw goes from the front of the gun toward the back of the gun, and the post is flush. The screw barely slips by and does not catch. I thought about contacting them for a replacement. I am sure it is the right screw, just that it does not catch.
3. I have not put on the rear peep sights yet, but there is a lot of spring in it. If I were to install it, would it be flush?
Thanks a lot for any comments you may have.