Polymer frame Durable, attractive easy-grip finish Last round lock open Quick on-off thumb safety Operations safety sheet +P rated Free extra rear peep sight Free trigger lock Lifetime warranty 100% American-made, parts and assembly
*Note: Not for sale in IL
- Category : Pistols
- Type : Pistol
- Action : Double
- Caliber : 9mm
- Barrel Length : 3.5"
- Capacity : 8+1
- Safety : Manual Thumb
- Grips : Blue Polymer
- Sights : 24/7 Tritium Night Front, Integral U-Notch Rear
- Weight : 29 oz
- Frame Finish : Black
In 2003, my wife kids and I moved from California, to Colorado, to the town that my wife was born and raised in. Her ex husband was very abusive to her and the kids they had together. As a result, he had lost all parental rights and there was a restraining order against him, to stay away from everyone. Before we moved, he had threatened to kill my wife and kidnap their kids. He had also threatened to kill me too. Due to his threats, when we moved here, we wanted to buy a handgun for home protection. A local pawn shop sold new Hi Point handguns. He was selling the Hi Point C-9 for only $99.99 so I bought it. Having lived in California my whole life, I knew very little about firearms at the time but have always been very pro 2nd Amendment. I started taking the gun out to a shooting range to get familiar with it and become tactically competent with it. The Hi Point was hot garbage! It would either fail to eject a spent casing or failed to load a new round after every time it fired. It was literally good for only one shot and then you had to deal with clearing a malfunction. I properly cared for the gun, always cleaned it and kept it oiled and fired enough rounds through it that the fun was broke in. I called Hi Point on at least three different occasions to voice my concerns and the person who I spoke to every time was rude and offered no help. I was told the gun was an inexpensive gun so it was normal to behave how it did. Thank God I never had to use it to protect my family because if I ever had to, unless 1 round fired stopped the threat, my family and I would have been screwed. I ended up trading the Hi Point in on a Glock. My Glock has been incredibly reliable. With Hi apoint, in good conscious, I can never recommend them to anyone for fear that their Hi Point could malfunction as much as mine did. And the customer service of Hi Point was just as bad as the quality craftsmanship of my C9.
Had the C9 for a couple of weeks now. Put 200 rounds through it. Read numerous reviews about this gun and it appears that you either love it or hate it. Noticed that the lovers actually own the gun, while the haters don't. Go figure. Did two mods prior to actually shooting the gun. The back sight is painted red while the front sight is yellow. Hard for me to see the red on the back sight in low light. Painted it florescent orange. Much easier to see now. Read that there was a problem with the magazines, causing failures to feed, so I pulled the spring and did the mod I found on YouTube. Others also polished the feed ramp, but I'm hesitant to do that. Anyway, I pumped the 200 rounds through it with zero failures of any kind. I'll pump another 300 through it, and if I still don't have any failures, I'll leave the feed ramp alone. Conclusion - I actually like this gun a lot. The look of it actually grows on you over time. It's not the Mercedes-Benz of handguns. It's more like a VW Beetle. It's a fun gun and you don't mind tinkering with it to make it the best it can be.
I purchased my hi point C9 because I wanted to see if all of the negative reviews were true. I heard that they jam, stove pipe, and are ammo specific. I also heard about all the issues with the 10 round clips not feeding properly. I ran 135 grain Hornady hollows and 115 grain Estate fmj's through it without fail from the 8 and 10 round clips. I love this gun! Sometimes it's better to do your own research and become another person on the bandwagon. The C9 performed well in my opinion.
Good bang for the buck , right out of the box put a hundred rounds through it without a glitch , very good accuracy . The gun is ugly , little top heavy . Well worth the money .
Amazing priced right. Took it to the range 3 days later. Mild kick lots of bullet power. No misfires for first fifty rounds out of the box. Super aim!
It has occasional feed problems if not oiled, nothing that is a problem. The worst I had to do was drop the clip and pull back the slide.
...I am 100% satisfied by its performance. I will say it is a bit top heavy and doesn't feel as sleek in your hands as a glock, s&w ect. But it is an awesome weapon for the price. Let's face it unless you are trying to show off to your friends the only concern should be does it go bang when you pull the trigger. This one does every time, plus it's American made. Only reason I couldn't go 5 stars is due to the top weight and cheap safety design. I will add my s&w sigma .40 doesn't even have a safety. So it's more of a reason to like this gun. Overall for $129 I am happy with my purchase!
This rating is based on the price I paid. If it were up against a Sig or a Glock it would be a three. I bought the C9 as my camping, keep in the truck gun. It is pretty awesome in that role. It functions very well for the price. The more you shoot it the better it gets. After 100 rounds or so it really wakes up. Yes, it's heavy, I don't much like the slick grips but, it's reliable. The trigger pull is bad, just not good. But, it puts bullets downrange and pretty accurate for what it's supposed to do. Sadly, this has become the gun that I have with me pretty much every day. My more expensive guns never leave the house. The C9 has become my work horse. The reason is that if it gets gone, lost or stolen, it won't break me.
After many reviews, went out and bought one as I was curious. I have a Hi-Point 9mm carbine and love it, 100 yards accurate out of the box. So far the C9 has held up with with no issues. Many of the "experts" I know say it's crap, but I honestly believe they've never seen one, held one, or shot one. I have numerous guns and this one is really no different than the others except being cheaper and having a better warranty. It shoots when I pull the trigger, that's enough for me.
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