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Hi-Point C-9 Comp

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jeremy71504, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. jeremy71504

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    What are your opinions on this handgun?
     
  2. HB

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    It's probably the best gun for IPSC out there.... :uhoh:

    Welcome to THR

    You'll find that Hi-Points are ugly, heavy, and feel cheap, but on most accounts they are reliable. They are not bad guns, they are just not on the same level as most handguns. If this is your first pistol, I'd look to buy a 9mm Ruger or a S&W Model 10 (revolver). You will probably become frustrated with the Hi-Point and upgrade anyway. If you do get a hi-point, forget about the compensator.

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  3. Aka Zero

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    What he said.

    And what are you going to be using the gun for?
     
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    With the already bulky and top-heavy slide typical of Hi-Poiints, can you imagine what a compensator would add to it? :uhoh::barf:

    If you need a handgun for defense and a Franklin and a Grant is absolutely all you have, sure, I would recommend a Hi-Point (but without the comp).
     
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    Jeremy, I have a C9, and it a fun little gun. As stated, it depends on it's intended use. Since you're interested in the comp model, I expect you're looking for a range gun and not a CC gun. My C9 goes bang each time I pull the trigger, fits my hand well, and is pretty accurate. And they have a customer service that few (if any) of the top shelf gun mfgrs can match, not to mention a lifetime warranty, regardless if you are the original buyer or the 100th buyer. Not a bad investment for the money. If you want to know more about it, suggest you check out the HiPoint Firearms Forums, of course we're a little biased, but you'd be talking with owners that have first hand experience with them.
     
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    Thanks for the advice the site is a big help.

    I'm surprised there some people from missouri on here!:what:
     
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    Welcome aboard.

    I have a C-9 Comp, It has worked very well with acceptable accuracy. IIRC, 2 or 3 misfeeds within the first 100 rounds. None after that for about 3,000 more.

    IMO, an acceptable handgun for the price. There will be shortcomings to it so be prepared. The slide will be a little hard to retract in its last ~1/2" of rearward travel due to the stiff recoil spring (needed as the gun is simple blow-back operation). Compounding this is the (at least the generation my sample is from) slide serrations slightly rounded giving you less grip t owork with (but not impossible to work the slide). Disassembly is a little more involved than a modern semi. The firing pin is exposed under recoil and serves as the ejector. But, as I said, still an acceptable gun for the price of less than $150, at least judging by my sample and the general opinion of the folks who actually own them.
     
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