First, the qualifiers: I'm a NOOB, and I haven't fired the carbine yet - Just picked it up a few weeks ago. Brand new 995ts CA, serial number starts with "F". So, thanks to this forum, I have NOW seen the advice NOT to disassemble the carbine - after I've already taken it apart several times, and FLITZ-ed a few obvious wear spots. Shoulda asked first... dang it. And, NOW I've seen the advice NOT to "hand cycle" live rounds through this carbine. Oops. No accidental discharges so far! My issue is, I can hand-cycle plastic snap-caps through the carbine just fine - boy, it really throws them "empties" out there, doesn't it? Champion. BUT, when hand-cycling REAL rounds, I can get one or two to cycle, then a FTE - and/or, worse, the bolt jams SHUT, not open, and cannot be cycled. I have to stand on it and pull the charging handle with both hands to get it to open - and at that, the round stays in the barrel. Repeated attempts to eject it (with the magazine out) by cycling the action either just fail or -worse - it just jams closed again. I've searched the forum, and either I'm not using the correct terminology, or this problem hasn't been posted. Extrapolating a question from those searches, I can tell you that the firing pin is not bent... Flame away if you must, but I come humbly seeking sage advice. I'm hoping that I'm just an idiot, and someone else has had - and solved - this problem without sending the rifle back to Mom, as you call Hi Point. Thanks in advance for your wisdom and tolerance.