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Discussion in 'Hi-Point Reviews & Range Reports' started by jpb123, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. jpb123

    jpb123 Member

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    I just did my second cleaning @ ~ 1000-1200 rounds. The first was done at ~ 200 rounds but I got somewhat lax about it due to the fact that since the 200 round break in period I have had FLAWLESS fun with my $160 purchase!!!
    While cleaning the second time I noticed the firing pin was slightly bent so I called up the JHP 45 HOTLINE and on day 3 I had a brand new pin and the 2 springs free of charge!!!
    The bent one was still functioning as it was only slightly bent but it may have been me dryfiring while practicing. I've heard that dryfiring thang was a myth and others have said it's a BIG NO NO!!! Any input?
    I love my big ugly gun and it's much more accurate than my SCCY 9mm and just as accurate as my best friends $600 Springfield XD 45!!!!
     
  2. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter


  3. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Lotsa reasons why your firing pin could be bent:

    - slamming a mag
    - double feed
    - failure to eject
    - stovepipe

    You name it.
    Anytime that slide is back the firing pin is exposed.
    No biggy, replace it and keep the old one as a spare.
    You could actually try and carefully straighten it.
     
  4. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    I'm hoping that is a used JHP, since you clean it excessively ;)
    MOM Suggests bore-snake @500 rounds
    Full Cleaning @ 1500-2000 rounds

    How dirty was it? You said 200 round break in, that means new...
     
  5. boicecf

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    I bore snake with SafariLand Break-Free CLP-4 after every day at the range...I live in a humid area and especially with some of the Eastern European ammo I worry about corrosion. A clean bore is a happy bore!!
     
  6. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Corrosive primers and ammo? Great Idea! (to 'snake it every time)

    Extra Cleaning is prolly OK, but MoM usually knows Best! At least these are rather robust weapons!
     
  7. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    How I clean my 4595:

    Open bolt and remove mag, make sure it is empty.
    Keep fingers and thumbs out of the chamber area.
    Grab can of gun scrubber and spray around in chamber area.
    Put solvent on patches and clean bore, use bronze brush as required.
    Quick blast of gun scrubber in chamber area and bolt face.
    Use hemostats with cloth to clean out area with dental pick as required, repeat as necessary. Reason for the hemostats is to prevent TS finger, hurts like hell.
    Oil as required.

    I have not torn it down and use very little oil, a drop here and a drop there wipe off excess.

    Over 2500 rds with no issues, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
  8. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    You are cleaning where the grunge starts, sounds like a good preventative measure ;)

    I tore down my (low round count) 995 TS and I felt like it was totally un-needed for cleaning, at least. I was researching the plausibility of a double stack mag.
    Dang Skinny Receiver, AnyWay! :p :p :p
     
  9. GLUGLUG

    GLUGLUG Supporting Member

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    you guys clean yours?
     
  10. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I clean every weapon when I get it new or used before I fire it. That said I have a model C that I have had forever that was cleaned when I got it 15 or so years ago. Not even a bore cleaning. Every now and then I spray a little Rem oil in it.
     
  11. Grant

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    I guess I am a clean freak. I break down and clean every weapon I have every time I shoot it. I consider it bonding time.
     
  12. colthrash

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    bore snake, hoppes 9 on a patch every where I can reach, a little rbc on the mating surfaces, wipe down the weapon and magazines, reload and ready to go... takes about 10 minutes.
     
  13. I was firing the .45 Auto 4595 carbine the other day. I experienced my first malfunction with an undamaged weapon with factory magazines using Federal full metal jacket ammunition (carbine stock was damaged previously and replaced). Brass was caught in the ejection port. That was a first time for me in about four hundred rounds.

    I clean the barrel and chamber usually after shooting it.
     
  14. PapaMAS

    PapaMAS PapaMAS Member

    I know MOM says it ain't necessary, but military training heightened my natural inclinations: I clean my firearms every time I fire them, be it 1 round or 1,000 rounds. At the range I wipe the feed ramp after a few hundred rounds or so. I have been known to strip and clean a firearm when I haven't fired it in several months and I looked at it funny.
     
  15. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    There never clean enough are they.
     
  16. Hipointer

    Hipointer Member

    I do the same. I do really enjoy cleaning my guns. :)
     
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  18. PapaMAS

    PapaMAS PapaMAS Member

    Crud builds up in some interesting nooks and crannies.

    I wonder how much of Mom's recommendation is based on their outstanding warranty? They try to make everything as inexpensive to the customer as possible, so, with that warranty, why would they recommend any more cleaning? Still, I can't see that cleaning it more would be bad, so, that's what I do.
     
  19. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    It's a cardinal rule for me that no firearms get put away without being cleaned, first, after a trip to the range. A couple of hours for post-use maintenance are always budgeted into the schedule on range days.
     
  20. I'm guilty of breaking that rule, had a great day shooting clays with family, wiped everything with oiled rag when left range. Great meal waiting when arrived home, guns to garage. next day cleanup. Long story short, I have a new, inexpensive shotgun with permanent fingerprints on barrel and receiver tube. I believe it's going to get an unplanned CeraKote. Lesson learned I hope. I could have bought what instead?