I've been around firearms since 1985. I've carried off duty for over two decades now and have been a firearms instructor since the mid-90's. The bulk of my experience has been revolver, pistol and shotgun. Except for my .22 rifles I really haven't shot a rifle since the military back in the 80's (M16). My primary weapons on-duty are semi-auto pistol and shotgun. A while back I began wanting to get into some sorta rifle offering. I wasn't really sure what I wanted and wavered back and forth between an AR or AK platform or something I could use to hunt like a good bolt action .308 or something similar. But I also always keep in mind HD and the ability of family to use the weapon if necessary. I started this thread over on the SEP board that is now 8 pages deep: Considering a Rifle In that thread the topic of Hi Point Carbines came up. Too be honest, like many people I suppose, I didn't really didn't have any experience with HP firearms. But I started to get intrigued. A 9mm carbine I thought might be ideal as a HD rifle. So I began to do my due diligence and research. I looked at online reviews, the website, YT videos etc. About the only downside I saw was the 10 round capacity. So I purchased a 995TS for my son (who I've taught to shoot) and a 4095T for myself. After a range session I was quite impressed. Both were smooth shooting firearms and recoil was nothing to hardly mention. Accuracy was more than acceptable and too be honest was fairly impressive (open sights). I was so impressed that I decided to look around for another 995TS for myself (since it's less expensive to shoot and makes a good trunk gun). Found one in my area for $200 (had about 100 rounds through it from what I was told) so I purchased it. Shoot it yesterday and had the same experience i.e. smooth, accurate and little recoil. Very impressed and feel I made three good purchases. I've added the mag holder to each and purchased additional mags for each. For each of the 9mm's I ordered the Long Shot bumpers to give the base plate a bit more meat for mag insertion/withdrawal. I've ordered a light mount to see how I like it. If I do I'll probably add them to the other two. All have the normal open sights but I'm playing around with the idea of maybe a red dot scope. Use to have a red dot scope on my duty shotgun and liked it quite a bit. Opinions on what HP offers are welcome. That's my intro, nice to be here.