The C9 will fire +P ammunition safely. It is a "workers" gun. It's not pretty in the least, but it will fire for you. I owned one, and I only experienced a few jams with it.
They are becoming the new "Saturday Night Special" in this country. The Hi-Point firearms are popular with the law abiding and the criminal element (LEO are reporting a high rate of Hi-Point pistols confiscated from criminals because of the cheap cost and availability on the black market).
If you want a gun that is cheap, and will work reliably with no frills, then Hi-Point is a decent way to go.
I will make a statement that you can do better for the same amount of money, though (i.e. Makarov, Tokarev, CZ-82).