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Hi all, I've got a 1095 carbine on the way to my local dealer and I'm pretty pumped about that! Naturally I'm now looking at ways to trick out the gun I don't even have yet. I'm thinking of getting a scope of some kind and have been browsing the Hi Point optics page with the 1095 filter on.

I've been looking at the Predator Red Dot sights, for instance, and seeing that they are specifically "for picatinny rails only." The 1095 comes with weaver rails, and picatinny accessories usually aren't compatible with weaver rails, correct?

So I'm wondering if I'm missing something here. Will these picatinny optics work on the 1095's weaver rails unmodified regardless? Is an adapter needed? Just trying to make sense of the options as I ponder getting my first scope. Thanks for your time.
 

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Hi all, I've got a 1095 carbine on the way to my local dealer and I'm pretty pumped about that! Naturally I'm now looking at ways to trick out the gun I don't even have yet. I'm thinking of getting a scope of some kind and have been browsing the Hi Point optics page with the 1095 filter on.

I've been looking at the Predator Red Dot sights, for instance, and seeing that they are specifically "for picatinny rails only." The 1095 comes with weaver rails, and picatinny accessories usually aren't compatible with weaver rails, correct?

So I'm wondering if I'm missing something here. Will these picatinny optics work on the 1095's weaver rails unmodified regardless? Is an adapter needed? Just trying to make sense of the options as I ponder getting my first scope. Thanks for your time.
HP is switching over to Picatinny rails and one of our newer members recently bought one with them. So you might get lucky and get a 1095 with pic rails.
 

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Hi all, I've got a 1095 carbine on the way to my local dealer and I'm pretty pumped about that! Naturally I'm now looking at ways to trick out the gun I don't even have yet. I'm thinking of getting a scope of some kind and have been browsing the Hi Point optics page with the 1095 filter on.

I've been looking at the Predator Red Dot sights, for instance, and seeing that they are specifically "for picatinny rails only." The 1095 comes with weaver rails, and picatinny accessories usually aren't compatible with weaver rails, correct?

So I'm wondering if I'm missing something here. Will these picatinny optics work on the 1095's weaver rails unmodified regardless? Is an adapter needed? Just trying to make sense of the options as I ponder getting my first scope. Thanks for your time.
I'm not 100% sure but I believe the new ones come with picatinny rails from the factory. If not there's several companies that make them specifically for the HP carbines. LongShot and Pecks Anywhere both make great products.
 

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If not plenty of accessories that will fit or can be made to fit easily.
It’s a plastic rail.
 
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Welcome to the Hi Point Forums!!

You mentioned: "I'm thinking of getting a scope of some kind and have been browsing the Hi Point optics page with the 1095 filter on."
There is no reason to limit you search for optics used by other members who only have 1095's. 99.99% of optics will work for any caliber of HP carbine. Caliber specific optics really only matter if the optic has a BDC "bullet drop compensator". That's usually a reticle grid or click adjustable elevator that is set for a very specific cartridge such as .308, 168 grn. Now if they make a BDC scope for 10mm for out to 800 yards that's a new one to me, but I haven't looked as I don't have a 10mm.
 

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HP is switching over to Picatinny rails and one of our newer members recently bought one with them. So you might get lucky and get a 1095 with pic rails.
Oh, that would be great if so! Would much prefer the picatinny for compatibility.

I'm not 100% sure but I believe the new ones come with picatinny rails from the factory. If not there's several companies that make them specifically for the HP carbines. LongShot and Pecks Anywhere both make great products.
Good to know - I'll see if my rails are picatinny or weaver first, and order accordingly. Thanks for the recommendations.
 

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There is no reason to limit you search for optics used by other members who only have 1095's. 99.99% of optics will work for any caliber of HP carbine. Caliber specific optics really only matter if the optic has a BDC "bullet drop compensator". That's usually a reticle grid or click adjustable elevator that is set for a very specific cartridge such as .308, 168 grn. Now if they make a BDC scope for 10mm for out to 800 yards that's a new one to me, but I haven't looked as I don't have a 10mm.
Today I learned! Pretty sure I won't be needing a BDC lol - I'll probably be keeping things within 100 yards or so. Glad to hear most optics will work, provided they attach to the rails.
 

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Has anybody had bad luck with the weaver rails on the carbines? I know they are plastic I just don’t know how well that will hold up. From what I have read unless I found wrong info is that even the pitcanny rails from Hi-Point will be the plastic not aluminum. I know there are companies making them from aluminum for the carbines.
 

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Has anybody had bad luck with the weaver rails on the carbines? I know they are plastic I just don't know how well that will hold up. From what I have read unless I found wrong info is that even the pitcanny rails from Hi-Point will be the plastic not aluminum. I know there are companies making them from aluminum for the carbines.
They're plastic. From the weaver-esque to the new pics. I've consistently shot Quarter sized groups with my 4095 using a 3-9x scope from 75y.

These are your options:

1. Mount your optics bases/rings directly over where the screws are that mount the rail to the shroud. Use 30 in/lbs.

2. Pay a lot of money for aluminum rails. Use 30 in/lbs.
 
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