Budget Red Dot for Hi-Point 995TS

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by SunnySky, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. SunnySky

    SunnySky Member

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    Recently I had been looking for red dot for my newly purchased 995TS. Since I plan to keep my iron sights, the choices are very limited due to the small top rail space. The most often recommended one seems to be the Bushnell TRS-25 plus a 1/2" riser. Together they cost about $90 before taxes presently on Amazon.

    Today I tried a different one: a Hiram 1x20mm 4 MOA red/green dot sight package including a high riser and a low profile mount. With the low profile mount, it almost perfectly co-witnesses the stock iron sights. The only fly in the ointment is that it is not a lower 1/3 co-witness.

    This thread is to provide an alternative for people who want to install a red dot on their 995TS at a lower price (probably not as good as the TRS-25?). It is listed on Amazon for $28.49 ($29.99 - 5%) today.

    Amazon.com: HIRAM Green Red Dot Sight 1x20mm Micro Rifle Scope 4 MOA Reflex Sight with Illuminated Reticle and 7 Brightness Levels, 20mm Picatinny Rail Riser Scope Mount, Waterproof Fogproof Tactical Accessory: Sports & Outdoors
     
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  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Nothing wrong with absolute co-witness.

    Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
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  3. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    You can always chop your front sight for extra rail space.
     
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  4. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Don't you mean the rear like you did
     
  5. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Food coma. Meant to say chop the front of the rear sight. Brain decided chop the front sight looked good enough. :oops:
     
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  6. SunnySky

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    How to chop the front of the rear sight? There are two screws there that hold the rear sight.
     
  7. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Correct. I chopped the front sight then drilled and tapped the cover for the front screw. Took almost 3" off the total length. And technically there are 3 screws that hold it on.
     
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  8. Bill whitney

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    Bass pro has sig romeo 5s today for 100 bucks. Black friday type shit.
     
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  9. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Just curious, but could you cut and refinish the front side rails (by the 2 front screws) and put a low profile or 1/2” riser on it, So that theres no need to drill and tap it?
     
  10. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    You would need a cantilever mount and a tube type RDS to bring it back far enough to really make it worth not chopping the whole thing.
     
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  11. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Ah ok. Makes sense.
     
  12. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Yeah have one, they are great. Also have the sig romeo msr.

    Really like them both.

    While $100 I would consider cheapish, the Pinty or Fayschi scopes on Amazon get great reviews and I can vouch for the Pinty ones (as of right now). Those are true "budget" scopes.
     
  13. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Decide which one you want then hit the auction sites.
    No reason to buy new unless it comes with killer warranty.
    I’ve bought red dot sites on eBay used or as ‘new without box’ for significantly less then it would cost new.
    Got a holo sight for $50 off at a gunshow as he had it mounted on a display gun.
    Had a friendly chat, walked off and came back and he was sold out.
    Remembered my friendly face and offered major discount on the mounted one. Hell yeah.
    Morale of the story, don’t be an a-hole and you get stuff for less.
     
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  14. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Plus there's a HUGE difference, space wise.

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  15. I like the See All sights myself - got a few, both the newer tritium version and the original style.

    It's kind of like an occluded sight split open - very unique. USA made too unlike virtually every cheap red dot out there now that's made in china.

    They're having a half off sale currently
    (seem to do it once or twice each year),
    most now run about $50 to $100 on sale.
    https://www.seeallopensight.com/
     
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  16. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Wow, yeah that’s a bigger difference than i thought it would be.
     
  17. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    Monster deal! Must have been in one of the emails I deleted without reading :lol:
     
  18. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Yes it is. I like mine.

    That's about $35-50 off. Depending if you hit a sale on them prior to black Friday.
     
  19. TNTRAILERTRASH

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    I got 2 of them from PSA back in the day. Then I got another from MidwayUSA. They were all $99.99
     
  20. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I just ordered two of the new micro styles, one in tritium, $124 all in.
    They take a minute to figure out, and they aren’t a red dot at all...but no batteries, easy to see, and ready to go without a switch, or a shake, or anything. I like it.
     
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