995TS carbine shooting
Weapon and firms. No, don’t say that, and our Russian government makes a big mistake by prohibiting our citizens from producing and owning firearms. After all, whoever really needs it, will always get it, or even hammer its opponent with an ordinary hammer or frying pan. For example, I can shoot anyone with a ball from a ball bearing from an ordinary cast-iron iron if they wish. I’ll buy it, going “in business” in the shop of antique goods, conjuring a little over it - and that’s it. But afterward I’ll go and drown him in the river, and ends in the water. The fact is that in this way we are depriving ourselves of a profitable production niche, jobs and taxes to the budget. “Russians in the world know!” It’s enough to watch the Polish movie “All-in 3” to see what kind of reputation we have there, but just such our reputation just helps some types of business! And money doesn’t smell, it has long been known to everyone. And such small private firms today could completely produce competitive weapons and even export them! In any case, in the West, in a market economy, there are simply a lot of such firms. But our “collective farm” seems to have died a long time ago, and we entered the market, but for some reason this segment is not developing it. Are we afraid that, like in the United States, every fifth president will be killed? So what? People die - peoples live, and, by the way, they live very well. Well, I’ll tell you about examples of such a family business in arms today ...
The very first model of the carbine "995" under the 9-mm "Luger" cartridge. The extraction of sleeves is carried out to the right
The same carbine, left view
And this is a store for him.
For example, the American firm Hi-Point, a family-owned manufacturer and seller of firearms in the Midwest, proud of its 30-year-old history. Its full name is Hi-Point Firearms, and it produces small arms of the budget category under the brands Hi-Point and Beemiller. The headquarters of the company is located in Mansfield, Ohio, and part of the production facilities is also located there. High Point offers a one-of-a-kind, unconditional lifetime warranty on all its products, and it is transferred even to the sale of their products to a third party. Amazing right? And this, after all, indicates that the weapons of their production have unique qualities. It's like Rolls-Royce cars, which, as you know, never break.
"40995" carbine chambered for 10 × 22 mm Smith and Wesson
Carabiner 4095TS-PI (pink - "pink"). And what? What is bad? Any color for your money!
Model HunterWC ("Hunter"). As befits a hunter, all in camouflage
Moreover, the owners of the company turned out to be smart people. They didn’t get involved in the competition and produce the famous “arches” (AR), but found their own niche in the market and began producing small-sized carbines chambered for 9x19 Parabellum, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. The use of cheap polymers and conventional alloys has resulted in lower production costs and lower selling prices for these products. Interestingly, the performance characteristics of Hi-Point carbines are so high that they are sometimes incorrectly called assault rifles. But in fact, these are just self-loading carbines, adapted for firing pistol cartridges, so the recoil from the shot is very small. And there were people in the USA who really liked such weapons, and they began to buy them!
Carabiner 995TA4X. As you can see, all new samples of this weapon have Picatinny rail. There are three of them on this carbine: one top, one under the forend and the last under the barrel. Well, right, its creators were visionaries!
Want to pose as a tough guy or run with a carbine in the woods in the dark? Then you need this model: 995TSFGFL (tactical flashlight + red dot). Everything is here!
In 1998, 28 copies were sold (just think about it!), And good sales are still ongoing.
They started with the Hi-Point 995 version - the original 9 mm version, then the 4095-caliber Hi-Point 40 model was created. The newest model, the Hi-Point 4595, was no less successful. True, the Hi-Point carbines had a "not very impressive appearance", which is why critics called them "weapons of the Planet of the Apes." The Hi-Point 995 carbine is also known for the fact that it was used by Eric Harris during the massacre at Columbine School on April 20, 1999, where he fired 96 shots from it. Nevertheless, even this dramatic event did not diminish the popularity of this carbine.
Shutter handle, fuse, trigger ...
Plastic handle, replaceable magazines and 9 mm caliber cartridges
Interestingly, its design is really not impressive. A corrugated barrel, half sunk in the forend, a pistol grip into which a magazine with cartridges is inserted, a plastic butt. Nothing supernatural. It weighs only 2,6 kg. Magazine for 10 rounds. However, subsequently the company, keeping up with the times, released several new models of more modern design and, in particular, with Picatinny rail. However, the basic design of the carbine has remained unchanged!
A lot of different sights can be attached to the carabiner!
And now we will talk about another company, a small company High Tower Armory from Minnesota, owned by Andy Wenzel, who at the end of 2016 announced that she would produce spare parts for Hi-Point Carbine rifles. And not only spare parts, but also the conversion stock MBS-95, which represents a modular bullpup system! That is, having bought this conversion kit, the buyer can easily transform his old carbine “995”, which looks like a weapon of the Planet of the Apes, into something completely new, modern and futuristic. To achieve this level of service, the HTA team, as they write about it, offers customers “high-quality sports products right out of the box”, firstly, and secondly, it presents its products “in an atmosphere imbued with faith that you, customer, come first. ” It’s even like this: “in an atmosphere permeated by faith!” Well, why don’t companies write like this in our missions?
Here's what they did: they simply took out the firing mechanism with the barrel and clad it in a fundamentally new plastic design!
Incidentally, it is also interesting what they wrote there, and this, as they say, is not directly in the eyebrow, but in the eye.
“We at HTA also understand that since we are an integral part of our community and country, we have responsibilities that go beyond obligations to our customers. Most of our freedom and prosperity as a nation can be attributed to a strong and diverse economy. To help propel this economy, the High Tower Armory team has committed to buying, designing, and manufacturing American products. We are very proud that each of our products is manufactured here in the USA by our friends, neighbors and fellow citizens. High Tower Armory, LLC, from draftsmen to injection mold operators, from one satisfied customer to spring manufacturers and machinists, helps return America’s manufacturing sector one share, one spring, one barrel! ”
MBS-95. Variant with collimator sight and tactical grip
This is how this small company supports the US national industry. And there are many such companies there! And there is a saying: a drop wears away a stone!
MBS-95. Very original color scheme!
So, in 2016, they created their first “kit”, and then, in February 2017, a photo of this MBS-95 set was released. Well, in July 2017 - and a photo of the mold for its manufacture.
If you remove the front protective bracket, then instead of it, you can attach a bracket for the belt to the trigger guard
Slot for a belt on a removable protective bracket
Now the conversion kit MBS-95 has appeared on the market, although it took some time to occupy its niche in it.
What attracts this development of American weapon lovers?
Compact bullpup design.
Incomplete disassembly without tools.
Double-acting fire mode switch.
Melonized adjustable steel trigger pull.
Melonized steel store receiver.
The metal in the kit is in most cases anodized and made in accordance with Mil-Spec standards.
Suitable for ALL Hi-Point carbine models (including 10mm version).
Made in the USA.
Mil-Spec Hardcoat has an anodized Picatinny rail.
Total weight: 3,5 kg.
Assembly can be carried out in a matter of minutes, and cleaning in a matter of seconds. The kit is available for both right-handed and left-handed people.
The cocking handle is located on the left and is moved forward. But you can put it on the right if you wish. It is provided. And you can put two handles at once!
The MBS-95 is a sturdy nylon case, two Picatinny aluminum rails, aluminum support blocks, an internal recoil reduction system and an adjustable trigger guard. Melonite internal steel components provide better corrosion resistance, and aluminum components have a solid anodized layer, which increases their durability.
The sets are made in several types of colors: black, arctic gray, “dark land”, “OD green”, and “desert tan”
What is behind ...
... what's in front. The design is equally elegant and well thought out!
All parts of the set have the same dimensions, but in fact they are not interchangeable, since in some way they depend on the caliber. Do not swap .380 ACP to 9mm Luger or .40 S & W to 10mm due to possible ammo confusion. But all markings are printed or marked on the outside of the parts ("foolproof"), so what caliber they are intended for is very clear.
The magazine lock is also located inside the trigger guard and is wrung out by the fingers of the left / right hand, as it is double-sided. A very original solution is a fuse, the key of which is located next to the trigger, but the fuse on the left side of the case also remains.
Another detachable part that further enhances the styling of the stock is a safety clip that can be added to the trigger clip. It has a slot for a nylon belt. Two more slots - one on the store shaft and the other on the butt
Range of carbines from MBS-95 sets
The price of the set is only 249,99 dollars, which for aesthetes and amateurs to shoot and differ from all others, of course, is inexpensive!