So today I went to the range and brought a friend. We unloaded the truck and he pulls out a Hi-point 995 carbine. So with my limited knowledge of the rifle, I made fun of him. Hi-point is my mind has been worthless, never owned one, never desired to......maybe until today. So he runs that rifle in 3 gun tactical matches, apparently a lot of them do. So after he gave me the "it ain't a typical Hi-point speech, I tried it out, wow, what a fun rifle for the price, he paid 280 for it a while back and he was telling me it eats anything, with not one issue. I know I will hear the typical it's crap gun, but my first impression was much more than I expected. It's ugly,but it was fun to shot!