July 2002

Firing Line: 07/02

Hi Interest
Re February 2002, “9mm Carbine Semiauto Rifles: Hi-Point 995 Outshoots Ruger PC9”: You give great praise to the 995, and give it your coveted “Best Buy” rating. You mention, though, that you had troubles with the original testing you did on this model in 1997 and that Hi-Point has seemingly overcome these problems in this model. So, why don’t you tell me how to tell the difference between the new and the old 995s? I have a local dealer that has two 995s sitting on his shelf, but I’m not sure I want to take the chance on them if they’re the old version.

-Scott R. Bishop

The chances of a five-year-old gun being sold as “new” is pretty...

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