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Hello all. Just purchased my first Hi-Point gun. I wanted to buy a rifle so I could have a gun of every type. Already have a revolver, pistol, and shotgun. I've been interested in the carbine so I can use the same ammo as my Taurus Millennium G2 and right now 9mm is easier to come by. Any tips on being a first time user of this gun? Also any suggestions for budget accessories that work out of the box with this gun?

I doubt I need a scope since it will be used mostly for target practice and maybe home defense. A red dot sight might be good (not sure if I want to use iron sights for close range) as well as a flashlight. I also might try out a foregrip to see how I like it. Since the gun has been out a while, some of the accessories you all use might not be readily available still. I did buy a second magazine for it already. Appreciate any help you all can give.

Below is a picture of the one I purchased.
 

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Amazon has plenty of lights with brackets to mount them. I would hang it on below the barrel. They come with pressure switches too. I haven't shopped for cheap red dots lately. having one that is dependable with a "shake awake" feature would be nice.

Learning to load the mags properly is the trick. You'll find this to be very accurate out to 50yds very easy. Redball makes 20rd mags that hopefully legal in your area. Hi-Point sells brackets and extra mags as a kit for the buttstock.
 
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Welcome to the nuthouse. As TNT said above, the firing pin doubles as the ejector -in ALL Hi-Points. The 1st accessory you should consider buying is some snap caps. You can find them on Amazon if your local gun shop doesn't have any. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=9mm+snap+caps&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
 
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Welcome to the zoo. What Trashy said about the mags - learn to smack the back of them against something semi-hard after loading. I usually smack them against my non-firing palm. Vets here will tell stories about using their helmets for the same thing. (If your head is hard enough, that'll work too) Anyway, doing that helps seat the rounds and orient to nose for better feeding. BTW, nice lookin' carbine. I like the camo hydro dip.
 

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I appreciate the input and will look into all of the recommendations. It should fit nicely in my American flag concealment case I made (no woodworking expert). I will have to rearrange things a bit.



It's all diy. Was much cheaper to buy things and do it myself. Got magnets holding up my Taurus and magazines. Just have felt temporarily on there to keep from scratching them.

Had trouble figuring out what to put the revolver up with since magnets wouldn't grip it very well. I found clamps with the rubber on them and I can just bend them closed to hold it and open to release it.

For the Hi-Point I am thinking about those hooks with the coating on them for hanging like cords and rope on. Maybe something like these.
 

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Redball makes 20rd mags that hopefully legal in your area
I like the idea of a bigger magazine but just not a fan of the look of those. I'll probably just get more of the 10 round ones eventually and use the mount that you mentioned.
Amazon has plenty of lights with brackets to mount them. I would hang it on below the barrel.
Any idea if I can use a flashlight I already have with a bracket? I have this flashlight that came with my holster.

BTW, nice lookin' carbine.
I like the desert digital camo on it. Gives it a little character over the solid black one they had. A little bit of black accessories will accent it just fine.

The main thing I want is different sights. Never been a big fan of iron sights. Didn't care for them when I shot the M16 in the Air Force and especially hate them when playing fps games.
 

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Self defense isn't a fashion show. Sure the donkey dick mags look silly. I got over that real quick as they functioned. The home invader isn't going to laugh at your mag choice. If there is more than one bad guy in your house looking to do you harm I'm going for capacity. Slapping the 10rd into the 995TS is a recipe for disaster if you don't do your job right under pressure it won't click home. No time to fumble. Much easier to insert.



I hate to tell you this.............most of your shots are not going to hit the bad guy unless you are Clint Eastwood, or John Wayne. If they are shooting back the odds are going up you will need much more. What I'm seeing lately is bad guys are more frequently coming in armed. They are coming in with stolen Glocks with 33rd mags. And it frequently isn't their first rodeo.

Then the subject of "tactical reload." If there is a lull swapping out to a full mag is a smart thing. Shooting until bolt lock back isn't always a good thing.

Nobody ever said. "gee I wish I had fewer rounds."

Being a Glock fanboi I just went out and bought an Extar9 that takes their mags. 34+1 out of a 6.5" barrel that functions with pretty much the same controls as an AR15 is a no brainer.

I am by no means an expert. I know more than some, and I know more than others. Proper training is an investment you shouldn't over look. You are your worst instructor/tactition for you.
 
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"Any idea if I can use a flashlight I already have with a bracket? I have this flashlight that came with my holster.?" That's not a bracket. That's a clip.

A light with a tape switch so you can blip the light to keep the bad guy's eyes boinging in and out is a good thing. Using an elastic band on your forward grip designed to hold the switch or mounting it where it is easy access to where you normally hold the carbine is where it needs to be. 1000-1200 lumens is bright as f*ck at night. Especially flashing in the bad guy's face. Bright enough lights even in the daylight can confound some people.

If the bad guy is un armed a bright light and asking them off the wall questions can mind f*uck them. Take a class to learn that method, or I can elaborate.

I have taken one pistol night shooting class. None of us had weapon mounted lights.
 

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Red dots in FSB video games have a 100% functionality reputation. In the real world batteries die, or the optic dies. Having a back up iron is a good thing.
 

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Self defense isn't a fashion show. Sure the donkey dick mags look silly. I got over that real quick as they functioned. The home invader isn't going to laugh at your mag choice. If there is more than one bad guy in your house looking to do you harm I'm going for capacity. Slapping the 10rd into the 995TS is a recipe for disaster if you don't do your job right under pressure it won't click home. No time to fumble. Much easier to insert.



I hate to tell you this.............most of your shots are not going to hit the bad guy unless you are Clint Eastwood, or John Wayne. If they are shooting back the odds are going up you will need much more. What I'm seeing lately is bad guys are more frequently coming in armed. They are coming in with stolen Glocks with 33rd mags. And it frequently isn't their first rodeo.

Then the subject of "tactical reload." If there is a lull swapping out to a full mag is a smart thing. Shooting until bolt lock back isn't always a good thing.

Nobody ever said. "gee I wish I had fewer rounds."

Being a Glock fanboi I just went out and bought an Extar9 that takes their mags. 34+1 out of a 6.5" barrel that functions with pretty much the same controls as an AR15 is a no brainer.

I am by no means an expert. I know more than some, and I know more than others. Proper training is an investment you shouldn't over look. You are your worst instructor/tactition for you.
I have the shotgun to fall back to instead of reloading if 10 shots isn't enough. Plus 20 more rounds in the Taurus. I've seen some issues with the 20 round mags in a number of videos so that worries me about them and why I hope the 10 shot ones are better. I guess I will find out when I get to take it out to the range. Thanks for your input.
 

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"Any idea if I can use a flashlight I already have with a bracket? I have this flashlight that came with my holster.?" That's not a bracket. That's a clip.

A light with a tape switch so you can blip the light to keep the bad guy's eyes boinging in and out is a good thing. Using an elastic band on your forward grip designed to hold the switch or mounting it where it is easy access to where you normally hold the carbine is where it needs to be. 1000-1200 lumens is bright as f*ck at night. Especially flashing in the bad guy's face. Bright enough lights even in the daylight can confound some people.

If the bad guy is un armed a bright light and asking them off the wall questions can mind f*uck them. Take a class to learn that method, or I can elaborate.

I have taken one pistol night shooting class. None of us had weapon mounted lights.
The flashlight I have has a strobe light mode. That's why I thought it might be a good one to mount to it. Plus it gets really bright. If it can be mounted with easy access near the foregrip I thought it might work. If not then I will have to get one like you mentioned.
 

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Red dots in FSB video games have a 100% functionality reputation. In the real world batteries die, or the optic dies. Having a back up iron is a good thing.
What kind of red dot will work with the iron sights so you can use either or both? Especially on a budget. I really know nothing about how they mount to the gun and what kind allow you to switch between the 2 sight types. If you could point me to what exactly I need and I will start doing research. Thanks again.
 

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I've seen some issues with the 20 round mags in a number of videos so that worries me about them and why I hope the 10 shot ones are better
Honest Outlaw did a test of the 995TS. That dumb fuck couldn't figure out how to properly load the 10's, or the 20's. He's turned into an arrogant shithead, or he wanted to do a hit piece on the HP. If you can't figure out how to load the 10's properly you won't be able to load the 20's. I have 15rd ProMags that run just fine in them.

AFA red dots working with the irons? No idea. I have seen mounts that go above the irons and you can see through them. Someone else can help you with that.

Unless you have all the time in the world to switch the dot on coming out of a dead sleep.............. maybe a reflex sight. It usually requires a longer picatinny rail on the 9mm. Cheap ones can be had specifically for the HP on Amazon that plop right on with the screw holes.

I have a hard time seeing anyone running and grabbing multiple guns if one doesn't work. You're not at the range. It's a fight for your life, and counting on that much time is in Walter Mitty territory to me.

Get training, learn to shoot and move with a real gun under pressure being timed with the adrenaline pumping. Shoot no shoot targets, moving targets, different directions etc.

It's time I drop notifications for this thread in being before I get stupid with my comments and get a time out.
 

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Honest Outlaw did a test of the 995TS. That dumb fuck couldn't figure out how to properly load the 10's, or the 20's. He's turned into an arrogant shithead, or he wanted to do a hit piece on the HP. If you can't figure out how to load the 10's properly you won't be able to load the 20's. I have 15rd ProMags that run just fine in them.

AFA red dots working with the irons? No idea. I have seen mounts that go above the irons and you can see through them. Someone else can help you with that.

Unless you have all the time in the world to switch the dot on coming out of a dead sleep.............. maybe a reflex sight. It usually requires a longer picatinny rail on the 9mm. Cheap ones can be had specifically for the HP on Amazon that plop right on with the screw holes.

I have a hard time seeing anyone running and grabbing multiple guns if one doesn't work. You're not at the range. It's a fight for your life, and counting on that much time is in Walter Mitty territory to me.

Get training, learn to shoot and move with a real gun under pressure being timed with the adrenaline pumping. Shoot no shoot targets, moving targets, different directions etc.

It's time I drop notifications for this thread in being before I get stupid with my comments and get a time out.
Your comments are fine. I'm a noob with this gun and don't mind hearing any good or bad things that need to be said.
 

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Your comments are fine. I'm a noob with this gun and don't mind hearing any good or bad things that need to be said.
The 20's work fine. They sell so many of them that it's hard to keep up with the demand+they will warranty them. I can buy them at the local gun store too.

If something doesn't work because the content is too stupid to actually drop in here to learn something from the cadre that has been there done that and advised thousands how the real problems on their HP's can be cured, they bubba the guns up. I love it when the newbies come in and tell us all the mods they are going to do before even shooting them.

The "trigger spring mod," polish the feed ramp, remove the springs from the buttstock, because the tube of YouZ told them to do it.

If you can't get the 20's to run, it's probably you. If you can't get the 10's to run, same thing.
 
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And stay away from round nose 147gr as it can cause jams. (hits the top of the chamber) It's in your owner manual.

I did run some 147 Winchester "T" training ammo. However it is a truncated cone and not as long as the RN 147's. And I ran it out of drum roll please.................a Redball 20rd.
 

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The "trigger spring mod," polish the feed ramp, remove the springs from the buttstock, because the tube of YouZ told them to do it.
I definitely won't be doing all that. Just want it to have some useful accessories and then learn to shoot it. Figure out all the tricks to make it run well. That's why I do my research watching videos and getting users advice before I even try to fire the thing. I probably will still screw up but that's part of learning
 

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Hello all. Just purchased my first Hi-Point gun. I wanted to buy a rifle so I could have a gun of every type. Already have a revolver, pistol, and shotgun. I've been interested in the carbine so I can use the same ammo as my Taurus Millennium G2 and right now 9mm is easier to come by. Any tips on being a first time user of this gun? Also any suggestions for budget accessories that work out of the box with this gun?

I doubt I need a scope since it will be used mostly for target practice and maybe home defense. A red dot sight might be good (not sure if I want to use iron sights for close range) as well as a flashlight. I also might try out a foregrip to see how I like it. Since the gun has been out a while, some of the accessories you all use might not be readily available still. I did buy a second magazine for it already. Appreciate any help you all can give.

Below is a picture of the one I purchased.
You should leave and leave NOW. I joined this forum in 2013, very much like you, I had a pistol, rifle, AR and a shotty. I just wanted 3-4 calibers, extra magazines and backups.

Here I am now, around 20 calibers, more firearms than I care to admit, lots of equipment, parts, supplies... and down to 2 HPs at the moment. These guys and gals will enable you to justify waaaay more than you ever intended. At least I got all my goodies without debt and without neglecting my other essentials. Miraculously
 

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The flashlight I have has a strobe light mode. That's why I thought it might be a good one to mount to it. Plus it gets really bright. If it can be mounted with easy access near the foregrip I thought it might work. If not then I will have to get one like you mentioned.
I've had a bunch of those lights, but I had to make some pvc pipe inserts so it would fit in a flashlight weapon mount. I took some 3/4" pvc and made it the proper length, then split it making 2 halves which filled in that gap on the light's body
 
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