Articles from christophereger

  1. Moms Own Hi Point Carbine Torture Tests

    Giving the old 995 Carbine a bath in sand, sinking it in the ocean, filling it with whipped cream or dragging it behind a truck has become a popular American pastime. One day it will likely replace a failing show on network television and become the break through hit of the summer. Heck, it looks like the company itself is even getting in on the act. Why torture videos? It seems that the only thing Hi-Point carbine owners like more than shooting or modding their rifles is to subject them...
  2. Taurus IS Coming After Hi Point

    One of Hi-Points most successful firearms of the past twenty years is the '95 series carbine. While the humble little lead spewer has seen the competition come and go, leaving it at the head of the pistol caliber rifle pack, Taurus has just joined the race. The new Brazilin-made CT9 and CT40 carbines are poised to take on Hi-Point. 1995 When Hi-Point/Beemiller entered the pistol caliber carbine business in 1995, the world was a different place. Marlin was producing their very popular...
  3. Connecticut Bans Hi Point Carbines Orders Registration

    With the stroke of a pen on April 4, 2013, it became illegal for 3,590,347 Americans to buy a Hi Point Carbine rifle of any kind moving forward. The Governor of the State of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, signed into law the new a sweeping 139-page bill of gun control measures passed by the state General Assembly. In the bill that became law, the Hi-Point Carbine was specifically deemed too unsafe for the public to have access to in the future. Gun Ban The State already had enacted an...
  4. Hunting with your Hi Point Carbine

    The Hi Point series of pistol caliber carbines have been on the market now for almost 20 years. In that time, they have won a hard battle to be accepted as a reliable gun for target practice and personal protection. With that being said, can you hunt with one? Why Pistol caliber carbines are a rare creature in the firearms world. They are rifles, but chambered to shoot much smaller handgun ammunition. As such, they are light, have exceedingly low recoil, and are far more accurate than a...
  5. Hi Point Carbine Shortages

    With the Great Gun Grab of 2013, one of the most popular firearms that have skyrocketed in popularity is the Hi Point Carbine. Made a scapegoat of the gun control lobby and listed among the top 20 guns to be banned outright and by name, these short little rifles are now on everyone's 'to own' list. Current Pricing According to the manufacturer's website, the suggested retail price for the most basic model of carbine, the plain Jane 995TS with no accessories is $285. The most expensive...
  6. The Hi-Point as a First Handgun

    A gunowner's first handgun needs to be something that fits a special list of qualifications. With their functionality, simplicity, durability, and entry level pricing, Hi-Point pistols offer a little something for everyone. With that being said, should a Hi-Point be someone's first handgun? What to look for in a First handgun Anyone looking for a handgun needs to address why they want one. If they are just looking for a plinker, in other words a gun that is inexpensive to shoot at the...
  7. What Are Maverick, Stallard, Iberia, & Haskell Pistols?

    In April 1988, former TV technician Thomas Deeb of Mansfield, Ohio incorporated Beemiller Distributing Company. Between 1988 and 1992 when Hi-Point Firearms was trademarked, there were three different firearms made by three different companies that Beemiller sold. These were Maverick/Stallard, Iberia, and Haskell. Today these companies are all still around in one form or another but market their pistols and carbines as Hi-Point through Beemiller. Top left is a Stallard JS-9 9mm, middle left...
  8. Feinstein Sets Sights on Hi Point Carbines

    For years Beemiller, the company who owns and distributes Hi Point has counted their series of pistol caliber carbines as one of their best selling products. Made in 9mm, 40S&W, and 45ACP, these reliable and affordable little guns have found a legion of followers. California Senator Dianne Feinstein is now going after the humble Hi-Point for reasons unknown, labeling it a dangerous and evil assault weapon (itself a class of arms that doesn't exist). Of the more than 35,000 modern firearm...
  9. The Federal 115 Grain Hi Shok For Hi Point

    Hi-Point owners are nothing if not suckers for a good deal. While the C9 pistol and 995 carbines make great plinkers for target practice both at the range and at camp, like any firearm they are from time to time placed into use for personal defense. As such, you need a good protection round that you can afford to shoot. Designed in the late 1980s, the Federal Classic (gray and blue box) 115-grain JHP is one of the most effective and affordable defense rounds out there in the 9mm market....
  10. What Ammo for Your Hi-Point

    With Hi-Point firearms being world class in terms of affordability and obtainability, you want to (excuse the pun) get the most bang for your buck. With that being said, many Hi-Point owners ask what the best type of ammunition is for their guns? Here at Hi-Point Forums, we are looking at this Loads that seem to work fine Hi-Point carbines such as the 995, 4095, and 4595 tend to be almost jam proof with just about every sort of modern factory ammunition. Full-metal jacketed rounds loaded to...
  11. Are Hi Points Impervious to Bans

    Today there is lots of talk about banning semi-automatic firearms that can be labeled by certain gun control advocates as 'assault weapons'. Where would the beloved Hi-Point series of pistols and carbines fit into this possible ban? You may be surprised to find out. A child of the 1994 AWB Hi-Point and their parent company, MKS Supply, were founded in 1992 with the intent to sell a quality and affordable firearm built in the United States. Today three different subcontractors, Beemiller,...
  12. The Frozen Hi-Point

    Barry and the gang with the Zombie Squad have climbed to the ever-colder next level and tested some ammunition and a firearm at temperatures lower than freezing. So low in fact (-110F, that one hundred and ten degrees below zero) that you would be extremely unlikely to ever find yourself naturally in that environment on this planet. The Test [MEDIA=youtube]mlZ4R-bXpgI[/MEDIA] With liquid nitrogen gratefully unavailable for the test, the Zombie Squad picked up a super chilled...
  13. Lifespan of a Hi Point

    The Hi-Point pistols and carbines have earned a reputation for rugged reliability under almost all circumstances. They have endured any number of extreme torture tests that have included being run over multiple times with a truck, spun like a slingshot high in the air, severely overcharged cartridges, rifle brass hammered into barrel and fired overcharged cartridge multiple times, 3/8 inch hardened bolt hammered into barrel and fired with overcharged cartridges, twice, and others. After all...
  14. Fine Tuning Your C9

    Have you had a Hi-Point C9 come into your life and aggravate you to no end? Well the problem may be as simple as a few five minute fixes away to turn that buggy pistol into a reliable shooter. Of course if you get a new (or new to you) C9, clean it, lube it, and test shoot it first before you begin any of the below activities. Only attempt the following if you are running into failure to feeds and other jams. (The C9 is an effective and low-cost 9mm pistol...it just sometimes comes with...
  15. Painting your Hi-Point Carbines

    With a total investment of less than $200 and one of the plainest finishes of any firearm ever, the prospect of repainting/finishing your Hi-Point carbine sounds like a great weekend project. Basic tenets Before getting started on any refinishing job on your carbine, be sure to completely unload and check your firearm for any brass or ammo. These should be nowhere around while you are working. Clean, degrease, and de-oil the gun as much as possible to prevent adhesion issues. This prep...
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