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Went to look at some 995 carbines at my LGS today. They had 5 in stock, and I looked at all 5. 4 out of 5 had split handles (i.e. I could pull the handles apart where the seam meets in the front and back of the handle). Not very good quality at all. Maybe it was a bad run, but nonetheless, I am thinking I'm gonna stick with the pistols.

Nothing worse than bad first impressions....lol (I was gonna put one on layaway too.....)

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Should've clarified........was trying to make the post really quick because I had something else I needed to do..lol.

The grip of the weapon. There is a seam that runs down the front and back of the grip. The two pieces of polymer are pressed/melted together (sort of) at these spots. When I inserted the magazine back into the first 995, the grip split apart a little. I was surprised by that, so I grabbed the other 995s they had, and they all had the saem problem.

Everyone that knows my posts here and on youtube knows that I'm all for the Hi-Point brand, but this kinda disappointed me a little. The LGS is Hi-Point friendly also, so they were a little miffed about it too.

In any case, I may look at a 995TS once my LGS gets some more in stock, but I'm gonna stay away from the "classic" 995 models.
 

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Dear Sgt-Miller:
Please revise and extend your remarks. (LO! like our Congress!)

What model and what age are the 995's that you examined? Were these 995TS or Classic stocks?

I own the 995TS and the stock is as ridge as modern polymer science can produce.

I've handled both, but have not fired the Classic. My 995TS has a higher perceived stock rigidity than the Classic per forum posts.

The quality of the 995TS fueled my purchase of three C9s.
 

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Haven't noticed that problem with my TS. I believe you'll find it a whole nother ballgame than the 995?
 

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Thank you Member Sgt-Miller!

Our posts passed in passing. The quality of the grip was one of the reasons that the 995TS has been eagerly awaited. You'll find the 995TS more to your liking. Check past posts on the 995 Classic.
 

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Thank you Member Sgt-Miller!

Our posts passed in passing. The quality of the grip was one of the reasons that the 995TS has been eagerly awaited. You'll find the 995TS more to your liking. Check past posts on the 995 Classic.
I just bought a 995TS last week. IMHO the new stock is 1000% better than the old "Classic" style. Stronger and a better fit and feel with lots of tacticool rails and such.

Odd, mine doesn't do that. Maybe just a bad run or something.
My Classic didn't do that either. In fact I basically destroyed the stock's pistol grip getting it apart so I could install the ATI.
 

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I have the classic 995 and it does not do that however when I took it apart for cleaning I found a metal band that goes around the inside of the mag well that is attached to the grip by way of two small screws. Maybe the bands were missing.
 

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i have a 995 classic. it is starting to do that a "little". i dunno if it will get bad or not. if it does i'll just call hi point and see if they will send me a replacement.

if not, i may try to upgrade to the "tough shit" stock.
 

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LOL! Please go back and read the posts about the development of the new 995TS.

I appreciate that Hi Point got the feedback and have come out with a great new product!
 

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I dont have a problem with mine Miller, sorry you saw a bad batch.

On a side note, dont you just love noobs that tell ya what to do and think they have some sort of inside info?
 

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Dear anon626:
Since I'm the only forum member here with the least number of posts, please tell me where my posts have offended you. I'm here for information and sharing. Tell me what number of posts do I need to have to satisfy your criteria.
 

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Dear anon626:
Since I'm the only forum member here with the least number of posts, please tell me where my posts have offended you. I'm here for information and sharing. Tell me what number of posts do I need to have to satisfy your criteria.
At least 1,000 would be a start! [I'm kidding, I'm kidding]
 

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I have the classic 995 and it does not do that however when I took it apart for cleaning I found a metal band that goes around the inside of the mag well that is attached to the grip by way of two small screws. Maybe the bands were missing.
This was my first thought, and though it might not be the cause of Sergeant's problem, it's worth looking into if he has the original 995. Mine doesn't have this problem, and the bands are screwed in tight.
 

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here's my take on it. there mid 200 dollar guns. when I tore mine down to clean the barrel I was down right scared! very simply built. almost scary. lol but...........I have yet to have an issue with it. you pull the trigger and it goes bang. and it's fun to shoot. so take that as you will. It's quite simply a fun plinker thats affordable and affordable to shoot. would I trust it with my life?? well thats pushing it. It would be a 3rd back up gun for me.
 

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Yeah sounds like a bad batch...not a good thing none the less. I was a my local kick ass gun shop today and looked at a couple. The new design and the older style 995. I ended up buying the older style for a pretty nice deal. But whilst looking I did see a slight weak spot on the handle near the bottom. I squeezed it hard trying to torque it and couldnt get it to give anymore. Dunno. Shoots like a dream though.
 
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