Not sure if anyone found this useful on the old forum, but here it is: HiPoint Carbine Foam-Filled Stock Here is a cheap and quick way to make your HiPoint Carbine stock a little sturdier and less toy-like. 1 - Disassemble stock 2 - Put stock in bathtub, cover with warm water, squirt in some Dawn degreasing dish soap, agitate stock and let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse well and let dry. 3 - Squirt in the expanding foam and let it do its thing. 4 - Use a new fine-toothed hacksaw blade to cut off excess and use some fine sand paper to clean up edges--making sure not to damage or round-off the edges of the stock. 5 - Use a black permanent marker around all the edges of the foam to keep the foam from showing through. 6 - Reassemble stock. All this takes maybe 1 1/2 hours not including the soaking and drying time--even less if you are "handy". The results are: 1 - Stock feels much less like a toy. 2 - Sounds like a quality synthetic stock when thumped or when sling-swivels rattle. 3 - Just slightly heavier and soaks up recoil better. Three potential problems with the foam-filling project: 1 - The foam chemically reacts with the plastic stock and weakens it. 2 - The foam separates from the stock. Not really a problem--it's not going anywhere and you could always reattach it with some spray adhesive. 3 - The two stock halves rub against each other and produce foam dust. You could seal the foam surfaces with something like a spray acrylic.