Reviewed By: Kenneth P on 10/11/2014
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Came to me flawless, no damage with one magazine. I got the model with the fore grip (S model). I mounted a Red Dot sight. I have fired about 400 rounds through it so far. The barrel gets pretty dirty, at least with the ammo I was using (several manufacturers) so be sure to run patches through the barrel after each shooting session. The Rifle itself does not have to be broken down but about 1500 - 3000 rounds.
I was expecting that I would have problems to chamber the first round (based on other comments) and sure enough the first round frequently failed to load (strip) about 50% of the time. After loading it would fire and chamber the next round without fail. I did after trying a few techniques that the following did seem to nearly eliminate the load failures. As I draw the bolt back with my left hand, I slide my index and middle finger on my right hand down and under the magazine to press up a bit. As the bolt is going back I could feel the magazine move slightly up as the bolt cleared. Maintaining pressure and releasing the bolt the round would then chamber as it should. A small thing to do and I quickly developed a habit of doing that and it didn't slow me down. Most every gun has it's share of quirks so this is just one of them. No big deal.
Rifle is easy to handle. Recoil is mild - hardly really need the spring butt pad.
Accuracy - 100 yards or less, easy to get hits. It is a pistol caliber carbine, after all.
Do not get the non Hi Point extended mag - YouTube has a *ton* of videos showing problems - and it will void your warranty. Hopefully Hi Point will come out with a 30 round mag some day.
Di-assembly instructions are not very good. There are several very nice step-by-step videos on-line. Don't discard the Hi Point tool!!! You will need that to disassemble. Di-assembly is not all that difficult (with a video).
Over-all, I'm glad I got it, it's pretty fun to shoot, and I would not have a problem recommending the rifle.
As expected, the process with Buds was painless.
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