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Long story short. My daddy always had a 995 as long as I remember. The regular stock. He passed 6 years ago and I never really messed with it. Finally did. It was dirty and beat, bad. Had failure to feed issues. So I contacted Hi Point and the guy I talked to was awesome.

I sent it in and had it upgraded to the tactical stock. They basically sent me a 99% new gun. It looks brand new. No failure feeds so far. I think the only original part kept was the frame. Great customer service.

I decided to throw a few things on it. Mainly cheap stuff. So I put a $32 Pinty Pro red dot sight. Haven't even shot it yet with it. I also ordered a bigger charger handle. I plan to put or make some magazine bumpers, a flashlight, and a simple foregrip.

One of my questions is. I took off the rear sight and put on my red dot. Just sitting around pretending that I was in a situation. Sometimes the red dot sits on the front sight perfectly but other times with quickmovement it will be slightly off. Sort of annoying to me. How do you deal with this. Just ignore it and shoot, knowing the red dot is where it should it? I was thinking if just ordering some cheap flip up sights. Any others do this? And is the top rail on the 995 long enough for flip up sights or do you need a longer top rail?

I guess I will stop there. Not new to guns but I am new to red dots and guns with rails, and all that stuff. Thank you for any replies. And hopefully my questions make sense and are not absurdly dumb.
 

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The original rails are plastic and not very rigid.
Im going to plagiarize some here that have mounted their red dot or other optics where the rail is screwed into the frame as that’s a stronger location that doesn’t flex.
 

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Most people do not have issues with the og rails other than the style. If you just got it back hopefully they replaced them with the new style.
 

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Yeah, I have the picatinny rails, at least according to the site. They have the Hi-Point symbol embossed on them so they should be. They are still plastic, though.

I went out and shot it 40 times today. Not a single failure to feed. I used two kinds of ammo. One being hand loaded I got from a relative. The hand loaded was much less accurate.

I got the red dot sighted fairly well, fairly quickly at slightly over 25 yards. It is hard for me to ignore the front sight and jst go by the dot. The more I shot it the more easily I could but stuff not lining up does tend to bother me.

I may pick up some flip up sights. But is the original top rail long enough or will the front sight be too close to the back?

Either way, I like the red dot and for any kind of "situation" I can hit center mass if need be. Really like this gun. Just need plenty of ammo to mess with it for maybe another 30 or 40 shots. I don't like eating up my ammo haha, but it helps to get used to the gun and the red dot.
 

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Question(s):

1. Did you remove the shroud when you pulled the rear sight body to ensure the metal backing plate stayed in place?

2. Did you mount the RDS over the mounting screws that hold the rail down?

Also, the TS stock is kind of flexible and if you torque the stock the flex can cause a shift in the Point Of Aim vs Point Of Impact. (POA VS POI)
 

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Just take the front sight off if it bothers you.
I’m not a big BUIS guy. But if you want them, there’s a way.
 
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Question(s):

1. Did you remove the shroud when you pulled the rear sight body to ensure the metal backing plate stayed in place?

2. Did you mount the RDS over the mounting screws that hold the rail down?

Also, the TS stock is kind of flexible and if you torque the stock the flex can cause a shift in the Point Of Aim vs Point Of Impact. (POA VS POI)
1. No, I didn't remove any kind of shroud. I just took off the allen screws and the elevation screw that was holding the rear sight on. As many videos I have seen of people removing it I don't recall anything about a shroud. So maybe I watched the wrong videos. Leave it to me to do research and still screw something up.

2. I'm not sure if it is over the rail mounting screws. I first mounted it and tightened it down. It was noticeably cocked to the left. It was not straight with the gun. I loosened and slid it forward one or two spots on the rail and tightened it down. It now looks straight with the gun and is in a comfortable spot for me, but I could move it 1 or 2 more foreward if it needs to be over the mounting screws and it stll be in a comfortable spot.
 

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Well as luck would have it, I happen to have an IPB of the shroud. Which would be the metal cover piece of the firearm where the rail is mounted.

Let me get back to the laptop after buttoning up this water pump job, and I'll post it...

Probably make it a sticky and tag the shit out if it too so it shows up in the search...
 

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^ I just did some search and seen that you have to remove the shroud for a 995 classic but not the 995TS.

I have the 995TS. So do I have to remove the shroud to fix something? Everything I seen says just remove the allen screws and slotted screw like I did.

For now I can deal with the front sight being on and get some flip up sights at a later date. As long as the red dot is shooting accurately enough I can just ignore the front sight. I believe I have it doing fairly well for a little over 25 yards. Will work on getting it slightly better later this week.

I am waiting on a larger charging handle. I really want to get a few more magazines and magazine bumpers for it as seating the magazine is a bit annoying being flush.

Sure I may throw an angled grip and muzzle break on for a cool look later, but they ain't really neccessary.

Oh! and ammo.
 

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Back Up Iron Sights.
 

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^ I just did some search and seen that you have to remove the shroud for a 995 classic but not the 995TS.

I have the 995TS. So do I have to remove the shroud to fix something? Everything I seen says just remove the allen screws and slotted screw like I did.

For now I can deal with the front sight being on and get some flip up sights at a later date. As long as the red dot is shooting accurately enough I can just ignore the front sight. I believe I have it doing fairly well for a little over 25 yards. Will work on getting it slightly better later this week.

I am waiting on a larger charging handle. I really want to get a few more magazines and magazine bumpers for it as seating the magazine is a bit annoying being flush.

Sure I may throw an angled grip and muzzle break on for a cool look later, but they ain't really neccessary.

Oh! and ammo.
I have a TS and it's always a good idea to remove the shroud when working with or on the rail. Only my personal opinion though.
 

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Well I shot it 40 times with the red dot since removing the rear sight. I had no issues or hear nothing rattling. Of all the videos and everything I have watched nobody has removed the shroud to remove the rear sight on the TS model. I still may do it just as a precaution now because y'all have freaked me out.

I got my larger red knurled charging handle today. First, it feels so much nicer in my hand and second, it gives the gun such a cool look with the knurl and pop of red.

I want to get a couple other attachments but I NEED more magazines and ammo. Hard to not buy that first with the situation that could develop in the near future. Hopfully not but being any amount of semi-prepared is wise.
 

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Long story short. My daddy always had a 995 as long as I remember. The regular stock. He passed 6 years ago and I never really messed with it. Finally did. It was dirty and beat, bad. Had failure to feed issues. So I contacted Hi Point and the guy I talked to was awesome.

I sent it in and had it upgraded to the tactical stock. They basically sent me a 99% new gun. It looks brand new. No failure feeds so far. I think the only original part kept was the frame. Great customer service.

I decided to throw a few things on it. Mainly cheap stuff. So I put a $32 Pinty Pro red dot sight. Haven't even shot it yet with it. I also ordered a bigger charger handle. I plan to put or make some magazine bumpers, a flashlight, and a simple foregrip.

One of my questions is. I took off the rear sight and put on my red dot. Just sitting around pretending that I was in a situation. Sometimes the red dot sits on the front sight perfectly but other times with quickmovement it will be slightly off. Sort of annoying to me. How do you deal with this. Just ignore it and shoot, knowing the red dot is where it should it? I was thinking if just ordering some cheap flip up sights. Any others do this? And is the top rail on the 995 long enough for flip up sights or do you need a longer top rail?

I guess I will stop there. Not new to guns but I am new to red dots and guns with rails, and all that stuff. Thank you for any replies. And hopefully my questions make sense and are not absurdly dumb.
The problem is cheap optics. Quality (CCO/Aimpoint), you can look through it at an angle and still hit your target.
The cheaper stuff, you have to look exactly through the center of the glass. Its parallax
 

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Long story short. My daddy always had a 995 as long as I remember. The regular stock. He passed 6 years ago and I never really messed with it. Finally did. It was dirty and beat, bad. Had failure to feed issues. So I contacted Hi Point and the guy I talked to was awesome.

I sent it in and had it upgraded to the tactical stock. They basically sent me a 99% new gun. It looks brand new. No failure feeds so far. I think the only original part kept was the frame. Great customer service.

I decided to throw a few things on it. Mainly cheap stuff. So I put a $32 Pinty Pro red dot sight. Haven't even shot it yet with it. I also ordered a bigger charger handle. I plan to put or make some magazine bumpers, a flashlight, and a simple foregrip.

One of my questions is. I took off the rear sight and put on my red dot. Just sitting around pretending that I was in a situation. Sometimes the red dot sits on the front sight perfectly but other times with quickmovement it will be slightly off. Sort of annoying to me. How do you deal with this. Just ignore it and shoot, knowing the red dot is where it should it? I was thinking if just ordering some cheap flip up sights. Any others do this? And is the top rail on the 995 long enough for flip up sights or do you need a longer top rail?

I guess I will stop there. Not new to guns but I am new to red dots and guns with rails, and all that stuff. Thank you for any replies. And hopefully my questions make sense and are not absurdly dumb.
I'll admit I didn't read all the posts in this thread, but there is a very simple probable answer to your problem. Assuming the Pinty is a tube style red dot, it is parallax free, meaning from what ever angle you look through it, the dot is on target. The iron sights obviously do not share this feature. I have a Pinty on mine also. It is zeroed to exactly the same point as the factory sight. If I aim with the factory sights, both are on target. If I aim with the dot alone, it is also on target but the iron sight is not, and it doesn't matter at all.
 

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This has me actually wondering if a set of BUIS would streamline it somewhat. Maybe give it a less intrusive sight profile? Hell, i know what I’m trying to say, but I’m damned if i can get the right words out. Lol
 

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I have a cheapish (moderate cost) RDS on my 995ts and I removed the front site and the extra rails. It is extremely accurate with the dot and quicker to acquire target. I love that gun, so fun and easy to shoot. Also put a muzzle thingy (not a brake, but can’t recall the technical term at the moment) that directs the gas noise down range. Makes it damn near as “quiet” as a .22 behind the muzzle.
 

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Long story short. My daddy always had a 995 as long as I remember. The regular stock. He passed 6 years ago and I never really messed with it. Finally did. It was dirty and beat, bad. Had failure to feed issues. So I contacted Hi Point and the guy I talked to was awesome.

I sent it in and had it upgraded to the tactical stock. They basically sent me a 99% new gun. It looks brand new. No failure feeds so far. I think the only original part kept was the frame. Great customer service.

I decided to throw a few things on it. Mainly cheap stuff. So I put a $32 Pinty Pro red dot sight. Haven't even shot it yet with it. I also ordered a bigger charger handle. I plan to put or make some magazine bumpers, a flashlight, and a simple foregrip.

One of my questions is. I took off the rear sight and put on my red dot. Just sitting around pretending that I was in a situation. Sometimes the red dot sits on the front sight perfectly but other times with quickmovement it will be slightly off. Sort of annoying to me. How do you deal with this. Just ignore it and shoot, knowing the red dot is where it should it? I was thinking if just ordering some cheap flip up sights. Any others do this? And is the top rail on the 995 long enough for flip up sights or do you need a longer top rail?

I guess I will stop there. Not new to guns but I am new to red dots and guns with rails, and all that stuff. Thank you for any replies. And hopefully my questions make sense and are not absurdly dumb.
Sorry, i noticed the mention about the bumper pads, when i was looking for a reference to flip up sights. You can get magazine bumper pads from a company called Longshot. I got 4 for my 10 rd mags, inexpensive and easy to install. Work pretty well.
 

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Just take the front sight off if it bothers you.
I'm not a big BUIS guy. But if you want them, there's a way.
I had actually thought about putting some BUIS on mine, but wasn't sure if it was feasible. I have a spare pair of sights, so i might put them on to see if it improves anything.
 
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