Ok so the Mrs wanted me to do something with her HiPoint 995 - she felt the way , I am sure everyone feels about that firearm - cheap/clunky/reliable/fun/cheap/clunky .... so I did the ATI restock - a simple and fast way to improve the feel and ergonomics - and really probably about the only thing that is actually worth the money to throw into the cheap little carbine.
I was able to get the ATI stock with the full aluminum top rail , bottom and side rails(wasn't sure about how the bottom rail would feel but is not bad) for 60$ so thats the one that went on it.
Had a set of MBUS laying around - got a deal on a few Bushnell TRS-25 s so threw one of those on it also ...
I hate to admit it but its actually , almost , I hate to use the word , .... nice-almost. .... nice enough for me to dump a little more money for a better trigger and charging handle which have not showed up yet.
Still have less than $400 in it and most importantly the Mrs likes it.