I shot mmy carbine yesterday and started to get fail to feed after about 30 rounds. I shot it about a month ago and after that shooting at the range I just used a Q-Tip with solvent to clean some of the breech area and then swabbed the bore. So today I took it apart and cleaned it pretty good, and found the feed ramp to be somewhat rough. I got the dremel out with polishing tip and some polishing paste and smooth that out. I haven't shot it yet but I think it should run like a champ. I took the firing pin assembly out and cleaned that also. It wasn't all that bad of a job to do, really no problems.....
I had read (on this forum) that Hi-Point discourages the use of solvents. I saved the post onto my Palm; the pertinent part is as follows:
"3.) She emphasized do NOT use ANY cleaning solvents on the gun as Hi-Point uses a Lithium grease for lubrication. Solvent removes this grease and gun oil "rejuvenates" it."
I am new to firearms, and am a bit disappointed in Hi-Points manual and lack of guidance on proper care/maintenance and use of the weapon. I mean, how many posts are on this forum about what ammo should be used?