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yesplayer
03-17-2011, 01:20 PM
Run across this and its price is below even the AK's.

Has anyone used them in training?

1) Are they reliable enough for training, home defense, etc.

2) With the longer sight-radius, does it shoot more accurately than a 9mm pistol?

3) With the stock, the recoil will be non-existent or negligible as compared to regular 9mm hangdun, no?

Seems like a fun, cheap, throw-away, backup long gun for CQB....

http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com/carbines/carbines_9mm.html



Model # Finish/Description Suggested Retail Price
995TS Black $274
995TSLAZ Black with laser $315
995TS4X Black with 4x scope $297
995TSRD Black with red dot scope $297
995TSFG Black with forward grip $297
995TSFGFL Black with forward grip and flashlight $310
995TSFGFL-LAZ Black with forward grip, flashlight, & laser $390

Frosty26
03-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Run across this and its price is below even the AK's.

Has anyone used them in training?

1) Are they reliable enough for training, home defense, etc.

2) With the longer sight-radius, does it shoot more accurately than a 9mm pistol?

3) With the stock, the recoil will be non-existent or negligible as compared to regular 9mm hangdun, no?

Seems like a fun, cheap, throw-away, backup long gun for CQB....

http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com/carbines/carbines_9mm.html

A Quick use of the search will answer your questions.

My .02 is NO to all your questions--I emphasize your wording "throw away" that is all anything Hi Point is good for.

My advice for a "backup" long gun for "CQB" would be an AK or Saiga 12ga. Both of these can be made as compact as you need.

jimdigriz
03-17-2011, 01:56 PM
It's a fun gun but should not be depended on for anything serious.

I had one which shot very well for about 300 rounds or so. After that, it suddenly started feeding nose up 2-4 rounds every magazine (no matter which of my three mags I used). I sent it back to the factory, and they returned it to me fixed, but with no explanation. I promptly sold it and have not looked back.

Parson
03-17-2011, 02:02 PM
I'll be the odd man out and say mine has several thousand rounds thru it without a hitch. Fun and easy to shoot. Great gun to introduce folks to the world of shooting. My only complaint is the lack of hi cap mags. I added an ATI stock to mine (looks kind of like the beretta).

Combat Medic
03-17-2011, 02:03 PM
Its a neat toy to take out on the weekend when you take your lady out shooting. but thats it.

UrbanTiger74
03-17-2011, 02:16 PM
Here's mine. Love it. Works flawlessly. I know it's nothing groundbreaking but putting a 9mm barrel through a 16" barrel does add a little thump to that "anemic" bullet:rolleyes1:

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Combat Medic
03-17-2011, 02:41 PM
WOWWEE! thats slick dude. does it use proprietary mags?

UrbanTiger74
03-17-2011, 02:42 PM
WOWWEE! thats slick dude. does it use proprietary mags?

Yeah the crappy HiPoint 10 rounders. That's why I got 5 of them. That's a box of 9mm right there.

UrbanTiger74
03-17-2011, 02:43 PM
I'll be the odd man out and say mine has several thousand rounds thru it without a hitch. Fun and easy to shoot. Great gun to introduce folks to the world of shooting. My only complaint is the lack of hi cap mags. I added an ATI stock to mine (looks kind of like the beretta).

I shall join you as the other odd man out. LOL!!! It's too fun not to have around.

Combat Medic
03-17-2011, 02:47 PM
have you considered the Kel-Tec SUB-2000? I heard it takes the Glock magazines. looks neat too me.

UrbanTiger74
03-17-2011, 02:51 PM
have you considered the Kel-Tec SUB-2000? I heard it takes the Glock magazines. looks neat too me.

Yes! I originally wanted one of those but the popularity of those things skyrocketed and the Glock compatible ones were always sold out. The only ones left were the Beretta compatible. I checked on gunbroker and saw the Glock Sub2000s but for $400+, that's a big negatory.

UrbanTiger74
03-17-2011, 02:58 PM
How bout a 9mm SCAR look a like version? LOL!!!
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Tank50
03-17-2011, 03:41 PM
Might just be dumb luck but I walked into my local gunshop today and they had a Kel-Tec Sub2K in 9mm and .40. The 9mm was $290.00 and it followed me home. Took it to the range and it shoots well. Front sight is a POS though. They are out there. Mine takes the Glock 17 mags. Came with one 10 rounder. Uses full size Glock mags and happy sticks also.

UrbanTiger74
03-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Might just be dumb luck but I walked into my local gunshop today and they had a Kel-Tec Sub2K in 9mm and .40. The 9mm was $290.00 and it followed me home. Took it to the range and it shoots well. Front sight is a POS though. They are out there.

I guess the demand has been filled. Yeah the front sight is wack on those. The charging handle is in a weird spot too. Gotta watch the hands and arm. I might have to check Gunbroker again.

11mc2
03-26-2011, 01:05 AM
What is your general area of operations Tank? have yet to see one in mine.
Might just be dumb luck but I walked into my local gunshop today and they had a Kel-Tec Sub2K in 9mm and .40. The 9mm was $290.00 and it followed me home. Took it to the range and it shoots well. Front sight is a POS though. They are out there. Mine takes the Glock 17 mags. Came with one 10 rounder. Uses full size Glock mags and happy sticks also.

Tank50
03-26-2011, 04:38 PM
Shop is in King of Prussia,PA. King's Shooters Supply, 124 W. Church Road. Zip is 19406. Phone 610 491-9901.

11mc2
03-29-2011, 08:49 AM
Thanks you for the information. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania is a bit out of my way, the search continues.

dcbo
03-29-2011, 09:06 AM
The Kel-Tec Sub 2000 is definately a hot item at the moment. Three different wholesalers I usually buy from have none and have no idea when they will get any. I corresponded directly with KEL-TEC yesterday and they advised that the Sub is currently on back order to all their distributors. There has been an unusually high demand for them since November 2008. Wonder what happened then??????????????

Garloch
03-29-2011, 11:10 AM
I feel very fortunate that I found a used glock compatible Sub2k at a local gun shop last year that was basically NIB for $225! I about crapped my pants when they told me what they wanted for it.

misterdiesel
04-01-2011, 02:15 PM
i own one of the carbines. its fun but a lot tougher than you think. mine also started feeding dgoofy after 500 rounds and no cleaning. i sprayed it with carb cleaner squirted with oil no more problems. i even jammed one round and bent the firing pin. fixed it with a hammer and still shoots.

Stick Man
04-12-2011, 10:16 AM
I to have a 995-TS, and it has been 100% reliable. I have probably a thousand rounds through it, but clean it after 250 rounds of use.
I bought it with a forward grip, BSA red dot, for $205.00. I figured for that, I couldnt go wrong. It is a lot of fun and accurate. I wouldnt use it for cqb, unless it was the only thing I could get to, but thats just me. It just doesnt have enough rounds. Anyway, they are fun plinkers, might as well try one.

UrbanTiger74
04-12-2011, 10:43 AM
I'm selling mine for $300. Reducing the inventory.