Hi-Point C9 Experiences

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  1. samtron

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    Mine has never given me a problem and I shoot cheap steel cased ammo through it
     
  2. bikerdoc

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    If it doesn't work Their customer service is fantastic and will make it right.
    Had a 995 carbine for the grandkids to use, called them with a simple question on cleaning, not only did I get a good answer, they sent me a free mag for no other reason than to say thanks for calling.
     
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    Funny the only firearms ive had problems out of are 1911s. That cost 6-7 times that of a hi point. Ill keep my cheap working gun. And some cannot save a few more bucks. Been there done that. Now I can afford nicer toys. Like Glocks and almost anything Ruger.
     
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    Ugly? Yes, it is. I can think of quite a number of guns that cost much more that belong in the “ugly as a mud fence” category also. The grips are slick. A little work with a Dremel and a very smallmburr takes care of that problem. The heavy trigger can be made into a fairly decent one and doesn’t cost a cent. Simply snip a quarter of a coil off the sear spring at a time until you get it to a reasonable pull. Mess up and just replace that one little spring.

    It’s never going to be a “fine” firearm but it’s a good one if you want something that you don’t have to be particularly careful with if that’s the way you treat your guns or if you can’t afford to spend more money and want to shoot. I’m pretty sure they make a lemon now and then as does every maker. At least they seem to take good care of their customers.
     
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    I have their 9mm carbine.

    It's ugly, but it goes bang every time and has pretty good accuracy.
     
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    Im looking for one and a 10mm carbine. Loved the one I had and sold it to like a dum dum.
     
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    I'm glad to hear you like their 10mm carbine. That's the High Point gun that interests me the most. Maybe I'll get one if ammo prices ever go down; I don't have any 10mm now.
     
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  8. Barnfixer

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    I’ve had one for quite a while. Super ugly but I can shoot it real good and never had a problem with it.
     
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    I have a c9 and a carbine, the c9 I got on a black Friday special and I had a 50 dollar gift card, and a military discount so I was out the door for under $75 new in box - I bought it because I wanted to find out for myself if they were junk or not and the price was right.

    My son and wife had issues shooting it, initially, but I did not, I determined, after watching them, they needed to hold it a bit firmer, and they never had an issue after that, the C9 needs to be held firm against that blowback slide. I think some folks who call them jam a matic, have not shot one, or, didn't hold the gun firm, I could be wrong, maybe I just got lucky with the one I have.

    The carbine is a fun range toy, and is a blast to shoot for a third of any of other PCC on the market, only negative is the 10 round mags. I took the springs out of the stock and locked it down, didn't like it sliding on my cheek, added a co-witnessed reflex site and a flashlight, sits in my gun rack ready to rumble if needed.

    Now having said all that, I don't carry the C9, The 995 is the only pcc I own, i dont carry it either, its fun, but, my ar is more fitting for SD duty. Both HPs have been 100% reliable in my hands. the c9, is a take to the range and shoot it, let people laugh, and try it, and realize that it aint so bad, I even bought some flag grips for it.

    If my C9, being reliable, was all I could afford I would carry it, it isn't, so, I don't.

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  10. TTv2

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    With the right ammo Hi Points work. Everything else you'd want in a pistol is a luxury. It's up to you to determine how much extra luxury you want to pay for.
     
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  11. Gun1

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    Is there a specific type of ammo that you feed the C9?
     
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    I owned one of their early 9mm carbines. Worked just fine for the first 3 to 4 hundred rounds then I started to get some misfires. I found the problem was a bent firing pin. I called them and 3 days later I had a new titanium version firing pin at no charge along with an apology. It was the last problem I had with the gun. Two of my brothers bought Berretta carbines. I outshot them both with my Hi-Point speed and accuracy. I loved that. I never could warm up to their handguns, and never owned one. Working in a friends GS for a few years I seen more than a few and heard very few complaints. Mostly about the fact they were heavy and shamefully ugly.
     
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    I buddy of mine actually owns a Hi-Point C9, to my surprise, although he'd never shot it. So we took it to the range today and it worked flawlessly with Blazer, Remington, and Fiocci ammo but with sone reloads that they sold at the range it had a failure every other round and a double feed every 8 rounds. We couldn't quite figure out why. If we loaded only 6 rounds instead of 8 it would stop the FTF but the double feeding would continue anyhow. The range master said that the ammo was loaded hot, so we couldn't quite figure the problem with that ammo.
     
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    The "Kitchen Gun" from one of my customers. He likes the pistol rod hangers so he made some mods to how the gun mounts.

     
  15. Average Joe

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    The Hi Point firearms are not too bad, however their magazines really suck, which causes a lot of fail to feeds, and double feeds. I have one, and it's the last one I will ever buy. They do have excellent customer service, and I have sent the bad mags back many times, they promptly send back new ones, problem is, they are just a bad as the one's I send back. If they ever get their mag problem fixed, they will be decent firearm.
     
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  16. Grandpa Shooter

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    We own four Hi Points. If you break them in properly they function just like a firearm should. Point, aim, pull trigger, repeat as necessary. The 9mm and 40 handguns shoot well to point of aim, and the 9 and 40 carbines are just plain fun to shoot. If you require a big expenditure to feel confident about the functionality, go ahead and buy your Cadillac, I will stick with my Jeep.
     
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  17. Buckeye63

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    I have owned several .. heavy & ugly and all functioned great ....they are what they are large blowback pistols
     
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    C9 video
     
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    Only shot one once, kid at the range in the next stall was trying to figure out how to load it. Probably close to ten years ago.

    I helped him out, and he offered to let me shoot a mag full, so I did.
    It was missing the front sight, which made things a bit....ahhh, interesting. (I did ask about it, but he seemed to know nothing....perhaps he did not know it was supposed to have a front sight?)

    Anyway....it shot okay. I guess if that's all you can afford, it will work.

    In exchange, and in the spirit of shooter's bonhomie, I let him shoot a mag through my Kimber 1911 in .45 acp.
    Honestly, not sure he shot it much better than the HiPoint-missing-a-front-sight, so really, nothing ventured, nothing gained...on either of our parts. But another pleasant day at the range, and another data point.

    If someone only has $100 to spend and needs to defend his life, I would recommend a Hi-Point over a Kel-Tec, based on my ownership experience of at least four Crap-Tecs. (Maybe more, but my brain is blocking those unpleasant experiences, and I don't object to that...)
     
  20. Buckeye63

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    A local pawnshop used to get a steady supply of used handguns from police sells .. boxes full ..
    I would buy several.. he would lay the Hipoints to the side .... he told me they were sold .. some had road rash , missing mags & sights ... turned out he would send the lot back to Hipoint to get refurbished .. they would return as new .. no charge ... then he would sell’em for alot more than he could...
     
  21. barnetmill

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    I had double feeds in an overgassed AR with magazines having weak springs, Put in an H3 buffer to slow down the bolt carrier speed and feeding was perfect. hot loads could speed the slide on a straight blow back hipoint to cause problems.
     
  22. AMraider

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    I had one with the little compensator on it. I never had any problems with it and was easy for me to be accurate. The safety is a bit of a joke.
     
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    My experience from owning one for a few months: they're cheap and reliable, but there's more to a firearm than just "cheap and goes bang". Cheap and reliable are about the whole of the "Pros" list.

    Cons: Heavy. Large. Limited Holster options. Low capacity. Bad trigger. Bad sights. Difficult field strip. Ugly. Low projected lifecycle.

    They do have a lifetime warranty but you're on the hook for shipping and shipping a handgun is 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of the gun.

    Handgun availability is kinda spotty right now, but under normal circumstances to me it makes no sense buying a Hi Point when the Taurus G3C is available for very little more.
     
  24. sigarms228

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    What is your intended use of the pistol? Hi- Point pistols seem to fill the niche of cheap and fairly reliable pistols but certainly not near the top of the heap as far as reliability or long term durability if that is a concern. IMHO there are much better options if one is willing to invest a little more such as offerings from Ruger, well at least in more normal times. Good luck.
     
  25. BreechFace

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    This is a very good point/suggestion.
     
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