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Old 05-06-2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning my Hi Point

Well I have a question that I'm ssure will have more than 1 answer but I need some opinions on how often to clean my 995 and how far do I break it down. I shot my 995 last weekend and cleaned the barrel and swabbed the action with some q-tips and a few patches but did not tear it down. Should I tear it down and how far or if not what are some of your suggestions and experiences.

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Old 05-06-2010, 02:46 PM   #2
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Not sure on the 995. But I swab and lightly clean the action after every use. After about 500 rounds, I will tear it down for a full cleaning.

Mom recommends only tearing it down after 1500 rounds but I just can't wait that long.




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Old 05-06-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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I break it down completely and clean it every time I use it (as I do any gun). The carbine is no more difficult than some pistols. Another benefit (besides a clean gun) is that it gets easier to tear down the more you do it... things loosen up a bit and burrs are worn smooth.

I recently got a bore snake as well, that really works great on the barrel.

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Old 05-06-2010, 11:13 PM   #4
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I just bore snake mine, use a brush and/or rag to wipe out the chamber, and oil the moving bits. No issues yet.

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Old 05-07-2010, 12:21 AM   #5
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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.....

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I take mine down as far as the instruction manual details every time I shoot mine. Maybe it's just my old Marine Corps training, but I can't leave a dirty weapon in the safe for very long.

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Old 05-08-2010, 02:52 AM   #7
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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?
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:42 AM   #8
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Hi Guys, I am new to this forum, and new to Hi-Points.
I just bought my first Hi-Points this week - got a 995 and a 9c. I bought them used from a guy who said he only cleaned the barrel and had never broken them down for a complete cleaning. I thought that was pretty lazy of him until I researched the breakdown procedures and found that you need half a toolbox just to get the thing apart! It took me a long time to break down, clean and reassemble these two guns! I own a whole safe full of other guns, and none of them are this hard to clean. I imagine I will be just using a bore snake for quick cleaning after short shooting sessions, and then occasionally breaking it down for a full clean. I sure won't do it every time, or the gun just won't get shot. > Oh well. I still haven't shot either one yet. Hopefully this weekend the weather will be nice enough to give them a try.

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Old 05-10-2010, 12:41 AM   #9
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I took my carbine out and ran 10 shots down the tube and it worked just fine. So apparently cleaning and polishing the feed ramp fixed my feeding problem. I like to use Hoppes powder solvent to clean most of my guns barrels and breech areas and will continue to do so, I just use damp Q-tips and patches. There is a video on YOU TUBE on taking the Hi-Point 995 apart if anyone is interested. It doesn't take a tool chest full of tools to take the gun apart

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Old 05-10-2010, 02:16 AM   #10
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here is the break down vid on youtube




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