Articles from Shooter

  1. Protecting Yourself Against All Ammunition; What Can Body Armor Stop?

    Protection against a bullet can never be fully guaranteed, but a bullet proof vest- sometimes instead referred to as a bullet resistant vest- can help protect you and will certainly be more useful than nothing. It is important however to be aware that there are different levels of protection available in body armor, and that certain vests will only protect against certain types of ammunition. Here is a list of the most common types of bullets, the weapons they can be used in, and the...
  2. 2100 Green Hi Point Pistols have been released to the Wild

    MKS and Hi Point has shooters running 'green' with envy over a new set of factory-fresh variants of their popular JCP and JCP series handguns. That's right campers; there is a special run of factory green Hi Points on the way. Hi Point has been producing affordable and efficient fighting handguns for well over twenty years now and has a huge following among shooters. While the company has always expanded their line to improve their offerings and cover all the popular calibers, they have for...
  3. One round to rule them all: The benefits of magazine commonality

    One of the neat tricks pulled off by Hi Point is the fact that their handguns and carbines will interchange magazines in the same caliber. This means you can get two guns, a pistol, and a rifle, that will share the same mags and ammo supply. Why is this important? Keep reading. Ammunition standardization Have you ever seen ammo listed as being "NATO" such as in 9x19mm, 5.56x45mm, and 7.62x51mm? What this means is that that defense alliance, made up of the U.S, Canada, and our European...
  4. Announcing the MKS Supply 2014 KTM Sweepstakes!

    MKS Supply, the parent company of Hi Point and Chiappa firearms, is celebrating 25 years in the firearms industry by giving away a 2014 KTM 250 SX-F dirt bike (its easier to ship than a box full of guns!) Known by many as the ultimate winning bike, the KTM 250 SX-F has been a constant of the MX2 World Championships, bringing the World Champion's crown home five times in a row with Jeffery Herlings taking the 2012 title. Now, the machine's success enters a new era with KTM's first AMA...
  5. The Big gun magazines torn on covering Hi Points

    In the past two months, one of the larger gun trade magazines did the unthinkable in the face of gun snobbery-- they reviewed a Hi Point pistol and weighed in on the honest results. What happened next is even better. The article Two months ago, Shooting Illustrated, one of the 5-million member National Rifle Association's family of magazines, published an article on the Hi-Point C9 Home Security Pack. Image by Vtjozef Now SI has been around for a minute and has a circulation somewhere...
  6. Learning to bore sight factory iron sights on Hi Point Carbines

    My experience with rifles has been very limited compared to handguns. It wasn't until I was a senior in high school in the late 1960's that I had ever fired one. Until recently, the only rifle I had ever owned was a JC Higgins .22 semi-automatic. As a new owner of a Hi-Point 4095TS, I was anxious to shoot it and to verify its accuracy. After a couple of busy weeks, I finally squeezed in a trip to my favorite indoor range on my way home from work on a Monday. My older brother, former-Marine...
  7. Why I choose to be an armed citizen: A CCL Story

    In 2006, the Kansas Legislature passed the Personal and Family Protection Act. Since July 2006, more than 80,000 Kansans have applied for concealed carry licenses. The first licenses were issued on January 3, 2007. My oldest brother, my son and several nephews were among the first to get their licenses in early 2007. I have to admit that I was a little surprised that a law like this had passed, and that blood relatives of mine eagerly embraced this new opportunity. These events set me on...
  8. Hi-Point Carbine Aftermarket Charging Handles

    I wanted to change the stock charging handle on my 995TS and 4595TS carbines, so I looked around on eBay and found 3 different vendors, each with different variations available. The prices ranged from $14 to $33.95 (not including shipping). Some were a bit larger, but used the original bolt which is recessed in the knob. Some could be had as brass or aluminum, with Allen head bolts that came with, and were also recessed. The other looked to be the same size as original, but in black anodized...
  9. The Continuing Wonder that is a Hi Point Carbine

    In our first installment, we spoke about the reasons for choosing Hi Point's carbine models over other, similarly styled, pistol caliber rifles and such concerns as sights and sling mounts. In this piece, we will spend more time on cases, triggers, cheek rests, and shed some more light on...lights. CHEEK REST I've read posts on how the 995TS can cause cheek slap on some people. I was also contemplating how I could add a pad to the top and sides of the stock cheek rest to allow easy...
  10. The Wonder of Hi-Point Carbines

    At the gun store, I had the opportunity to hold a 9mm Kel-Tec Sub 2000. It felt awkward to me. It felt like I had to unnaturally force the placement of my cheek exceptionally low to an uncomfortable cheek weld on the buffer tube to use the stock plastic sights. I didn't like the position of the charging handle, whether justifiable or not, fearing that it could possibly catch on a shirt or jacket sleeve. The Sub 20000 didn't feel balanced in my hands. I thought I'd have to be a contortionist...
  11. Become a Range Safety Officer (RSO)

    What should be on everyone\'s mind when we are around firearms? I hope it did not take you more than a split second to think \"SAFETY\". In this day and age, many of us see many stupid things being attempted by people, probably trying to emulate something they saw on the media, be it television, YouTube or what have you. There are those out there that actually think Hollywood scenes with guns are realistic. Now take a person who goes to the gun range to shoot for the first time. What do you...
  12. Hi Point Carbine saves the day for Detroit Mom in Home Invasion

    Monday night a mother home alone with her children heard the door to their home being kicked in. Her response? Reach for her Hi-Point carbine to help defend her house from an armed invasion by three young men bent on robbery. The incident An unidentified woman in the Woodrow Wilson area of Detroit heard her door being kicked in by persons unknown. On the other side were three teenage delinquents 'known to police', one of which had an illegally concealed handgun (as a teenager they would...
  13. Last Chance To Win A Bersa!

    Our sister site BersaForum.com is in its final stages for signing up for their Bersa Thunder 380 giveaway. Get entered now at the following link: [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/f5/bersa-thunder-duotone-380-giveaway-1361/[/URL] This thread closes this week, so do not delay. Get entered now for your chance at winning this impressive Bersa! Thanks to Eagle Imports for this great donation, and I look forward to seeing you all entered!
  14. Old Wheel Gun Shop Giveaway!

    Our good friend and moderator Duster066 has donated one of his WWII US Army paratroopers shoulder holsters to be given away to one lucky winner on site, and I want you to enter now. Entry is simple, visit The Old Wheel Gun Shop website, then report back to the following thread once complete. [URL]http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forum/f272/old-wheel-gun-shop-giveaway-306407/[/URL] The thread will close March 6th, so don't delay in entering. This is a fantastic holster, well crafted, from a master...
  15. Come help us start CZTalk.com!

    I\'m happy to announce we just launched CZTalk.com, a new community focussing on CZ firearms, and I would like your help getting it started. Starting today I am offering two (2) HiPointFirearmsForums decals if you will sign up to CZTalk.com and post forty (40) times. Here\'s a link with more information on getting your decals! [URL]http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forum/f272/come-help-me-launch-cztalk-com-free-decals-306178/#post2098810[/URL] Here\'s a link top sign up to CZTalk....
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