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Shot a Hi-Point C-9 today.

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Old 10-23-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Arrow Shot a Hi-Point C-9 today.

A friend of mine brought over a Hi-Point C9 today. I can't say I was impressed, but it seemed OK for a $150 gun. I put 2 mags through it, no jams for me, but it jammed on him a couple times. I think his thumb was rubbing the slide though. Shoots accurately enough, but the trigger kinda sux. It's also ugly, and has a heavy slide. Wish he brought more ammo, I would have liked to see how many mags it would fire jam free for me. I pointed out his thumb was on the slide, and it didn't jam for that mag after that. I let him shoot a couple mags through the XD, and he liked it. He put his thumb on the slide lock though, and the slide locked back on him a couple times. Need to break his high thumb habit.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:10 PM   #2
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They are only good for about 4 full mags. You probably wore it out before he got a chance to shoot it. Darn!
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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I had a hi point. Traded it for my tactical xd. Can't wait for it!
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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I don't have a C-9, though my friend has one, and I have shot it a lot. It has always been great. Once he installed a new version firing pin and spring (he had one of the first versions), it has been flawless. Recoil is higher than most other 9mm guns, due to the heavy slide and blowback design, but it has always been reliable, reasonably accurate, and a pleasure to shoot.

I don't own one, and since I am a Glock man, I do not intend on buying one. But if I had one, and it has proven reliable to me, I would not hesistate to use it for defense purposes. That being said, I would upgrade to a Glock/XD/M&P as soon as possible, given the opportunity.

I just don't like having to use a punch to field (is this really something suitable for in the field? Probably not.) strip the firearm.

The one thing that bothers me is how people say, in response to their amazing customer service, is that it's "because they need it". Springfield Armory has similar customer service, and are obviously not talked down about here. So using good customer service as a negative really doesn't work, from an argumentative perspective.
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #5
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Hi Points are the most unfairly maligned guns out there. They are cheap, they are ugly, but for someone who can't afford a "name" gun, Hi Points are great nightstand guns. They are generally reliable, decently accurate guns.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:04 PM   #6
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Best thing about hi points is that they are so heavy you can use them as an effective club if you have to.
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Hi Point .380 was the the first HP I owned(same frame as the C-9), and the 3rd handgun in general that I bought.. Never had a FTF/FTE with it, and it was pretty accurate. I actually ended up buying the .40 and the .45, and also the 9mm carbine. They're cheap, and heavy, and really ugly, BUT none of them ever gave me any problems.. I've since sold them all and upgraded my company, but I think Hi Points are a great budget gun. Money is tight for alot of folks these days, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't have some protection
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Had a C-9 that, while reasonably accurate, would not consistanly perform. FTF's, FTL's, FTE's way too many time for me to put any faith in it as even a nightstand gun. Even after replacing the firing pin and springs. Not something I would ever bet my life on, nor for me, was it even a fun range gun.

However, I do have a Hi Point 995TS carbine that I absolutely love. Shooting it is one of the most fun things you can do...with your cloths on! LOL

And their customer service is beyond believable.
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A friend of mine brought over a Hi-Point C9 today. I can't say I was impressed, but it seemed OK for a $150 gun. I put 2 mags through it, no jams for me, but it jammed on him a couple times. I think his thumb was rubbing the slide though. Shoots accurately enough, but the trigger kinda sux. It's also ugly, and has a heavy slide. Wish he brought more ammo, I would have liked to see how many mags it would fire jam free for me. I pointed out his thumb was on the slide, and it didn't jam for that mag after that. I let him shoot a couple mags through the XD, and he liked it. He put his thumb on the slide lock though, and the slide locked back on him a couple times. Need to break his high thumb habit.
Hi my first post as a member ! I have a High Point c9 and also an XD sub 9. 2,000 plus rounds thru the HP and zero problems . Only 1,200 truth the XD but zero problems. HP' are in expensive but good shooters . I believe the fixed barel really helps as they are pretty darn accurate. At their price point they are a steal for people who cannot affords to buy a more expensive handgun. They are more than adequate for home defense but too bulky to carry and only weight a tad more than an XD 3.8. I like both my XD and HP !
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