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Old 08-18-2010, 02:28 AM   #11
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I've had mine for a few years. One of the first guns I ever acually bought. It got me started into more. I had inherited a few from my grandfather before it and given a couple by my father. Now i have several more expensive pistols but it is one of the best shooters. I usually run a bore snake through it and spray it with wd40 and it still works good I figure when it stops shooting I'll finally break down and get that roll pin out to strip it. Its not easy but it works really well. Never failed.

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Old 08-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #12
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I have a C9 Traded it to my buddy. Between the 2 of us has several 100 rounds thru it. Not one mishap I got it back from him, it now is in my car 24/7. The best $150 I have ever spent.

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I really appreciate having a c-9 and the .45 acp, they're both good plinkers, our family really enjoy both, they're really manageable , and honestly taking the slide off is very easy, just a puncher and a small hammer, they are really easy to maintain, here both with night sights from glow-on.com

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I don't imagine that Ruger has any more profit margin than Hi Point does. Hi Points are a dependable gun for the money but they are a different kettle of fish than most 9mm or 45s. They are a blowback pistol whereas most centerfire pistols larger than 380 are locked breech. In order to control the recoil w/o being locked breech they make the slide a lot heavier which makes the entire gun heavier. This also contributes to their unique appearance. The factory does not recommend that you take them down to clean them more then every 1500 to 2000 rounds. When you do take them down it takes a hammer and a punch.

On the minus side,There are no after-market grips and the only source of reliable magazines except from the factory. On the plus side they have a lifetime warranty even if you are not the original purchaser and when you send it in they send an extra magazine back as a bonus.

I don't own one but my son does and several friends do. While I have found them to be reliable and accurate I think I would rather put my money on a used milsurp like a FEG PA-63 or something of the like.

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The only reason that I have a C-9 is because my brother gave it to me. Yes it does shoot when you pull the trigger, but it is an inexpensive gun. I keep it in the tool box in my garage just-in-case. I keep a Glock 21sf loaded in my night stand by my bed, a Rem 870 shotgun in the corner, a Glock 27 on my hip & a Taurus TCP in my pocket. The Hi-point's place is to be in the garage in case I need something while I'm working on a car. It doesn't have a place in my safe.

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I've held a hi-point, it was the oddest handgun I've ever gripped before. I would never buy one of course. I've heard bad things about them, but I've heard bad things about ALL handguns.

I'm sure it's a decent handgun, just a little too clunky for me.

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Those who think hard about blowback actions can figure out how to make them full-auto with ease.

Handy for TETOWAKI Or New Orleans....whichever you prefer

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I saw some High Point handguns at the Orlando gun show listed for $179. Ran into a guy today who showed a friend and I his. He swears by it, but sounded like he has fired less then 500 rounds with it. I think before I invested in it I would like to talk with someone who was into the thousands of rounds. For $179 I would be concerned if it was going to last very long.

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They seem to be pretty reliable guns. Hi-Point has a life time no questions asked warranty. It doesn't matter if you are the 5th owner, they fix it free. Yes, it is a cheap gun that can be ammo sensitive, but it isn't junk by an means.

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I know there is good used stuff out there, but keep in mind without making it a golden rule:

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