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I bought a Hi-Point 995TS a couple of months ago, the Hi-Point mags are not doing well, they FTF often on the JHP's. FMJ's seemed to do ok. Today I shot Remington 115gr JHP and Fiocchi 124gr JHP. The HP mags did not like the JHP's at all but the RedBall 20 rd mag fed very well (one FTF in 20 rds of the Reminington and one FTF in 20rds of the Fiocchi). So, the 995ts carbine is great, loves the three ammo types I have used, is very very accurate. I am told that I need to break in the HP mags and that means keep the mags loaded but also use a ruler and work the follower up and done. I probably have 100 rounds thru the Redball mag and maybe 40 rounds through each of the HP 10rd mags.

I really like this PCC and want to get it to maximum reliability asap.

Any experience with breaking in the Hi Point mags for the 995ts carbine?

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Also do an internet search on how to adjust feed lips. I have had no problems with any of my 4 factory mags. I always load my mags and keep them loaded.
 
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I have had a Hi-Point 995TS for several years and it eat everything I feed it. Have you contacted Hi-Point CS? They are great to deal with and will probably send you some replacement mags. I have 6 mags for mine and they all work fine.:)
 

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Thank you all for that info! I will call Hi Point today (I think they are closed till Jan 3rd but I will give it a shot). I have dealt with there CS twice. 1st time was the front sight and they sent me two new ones asap, no cost, and the gun is very accurate. I called CS about the feeding issue just before Christmas and the tech was super nice and said to call back with the serial number of the carbine but after they get back from the holidays, which is next week, I think. I will probably go to the range this weekend and test the mags one more time. Thanks again. I will keep you posted! Happy New Year! ;)
 

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One more thing, when mine was new I had to run it a little wet on oil, once it broke in I could run it a little drier. I run my guns a little wetter than a lot of others do.
 
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My Hi Point 995 never had any issues either, but I got it used so the mags were probably already tuned. This looks like it may address your issue, though its for the pistol:


or this one:

 
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Jmo but im against moding the hp mags at all. The fact their cycling fmj ammo = the mags are fine. Years back i was in the same boat. What mite seem almost imposible and What I did was clean and polish the feedramp i used some Mothers aluminum mag polish I had in the garage with a soft cotton cloth and with my pinky just rubed the feedramp with the product till you cant stand it no more. Afterward I put a micro dot size amount of gun lube aplied with my finger again to the feedramp. I had it cycling Remi 9mm HTP SD jhp ammo without a issue using both HP mags 50rds worth. As I needed to know if this ammo was SD worthy with the HP carbine. Never did nothing else just kept the mags loaded and kept the feedramp polished every other outing.
 

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Sounds good Sterling and I agree with you logic. Last outing was Saturday and only had two misfeeds, one each for two of the mags. So, they are improving. I will polish the feed ramp except that would entail taking the housing apart. I can do the 3 step field strip but don't want to mess with taking the springs and firing pin apart.

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You mite can get away with a Dr room size Qtip. (Longer) From The local Wally or Pharmacy. Their cheap and keep you from a pita teardown. Worth a try. Good luck.
 

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Yes. I mean the 995TS. They are built very similar like there pistols. The owners manuals even says to send the pistols back after 5000 rounds and they will inspect, clean and repair anything that's wrong. These firearms aren't designed for easy take apart...:)
 

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Good to know. I have only field stripped it once. Seems to be shooting better after treating the mags with push ups and keeping full. Will go back to the range this week and a field sport red green dot sight. But, man these guns run dirty. I wear black shirts so you can't see the smudges left by the ejecting shells. And there is always thick black smoke coming out of the chamber, which i inhale, thinking of wearing a mask lol
 

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What ammo are you shooting? Even my reloads don't put out a lot of smoke and how are the spent cases hitting your shirt.
 
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I'm starting to think you may need to contact Kel-Tec again. Mine doesn't run dirty and I don't have to dodge shell casings from my own carbine. I shoot Fiochi(red box 130 gr.) mostly or Freedom ammunition 124 gr. What ever you are shooting for ammo you might want to go to something else...:)
 
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