Hi-Point C9

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by cadkins, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. cadkins

    cadkins New Member

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    I've been trying to decide if getting a Hi-Point C9 is worth it.

    From what I can find, it is either an awesome pistol or a POS brick.

    Being on a fairly strict budget, I'm trying to decide if I should risk it with a Hi-Point or save up a little longer and get a more reputable pistol.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    If it was to be your first handgun, I'd hold off and get something a bit more up the food chain. Not because I hate them, but because I don't know enough about them, and they tend to be...controversial. If you you already have a serviceable SD gun, it might be worth it if you simply want something that you can plink with. I've been tempted more than once, just to have some first hand experience with one.
     

  3. UrbanNinja

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    The c9 was my first pistol. Absolutely love it. It is more reliable and more accurate than most of my arsenal. Ask any Hi-point owner and they will stand behind it 100%. I wouldn't recommend it for a carry weapon... but for some cheap reliable fun at the range... go for it!
     
  4. dks7895

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    I agree. Hi-points are ugly and too bulky to conceal. They are inexpensively made, but are reliable and have an unlimited lifetime warranty. I have owned a 995 carbine, and shot the 380 pistol. I sold the 995 because a friend really wanted it. It never gave me a lick of trouble and he likes it. Look for an abused one for real cheap...send it in for free warranty work. It'll come back perfect.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Hi Points are beat to death around here- Do a search :rolleyes:
     
  6. cadkins

    cadkins New Member

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    I did do a search. Didn't find anything that caught my eye
     
  7. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    If you want a more reputable pistol, try looking at old C&R pistols. They are usually reasonabbly priced, many are reliable, and they are fun to shoot. Here are a few just off the top of my head.

    Polish P64 9x18mm Makarov ($245)
    CZ-82 9x18mm Makarov ($215)
    Yugo M57 Tokarev 7.62x25mm ($275)
     
  8. downsouth

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    I'm with pro hi~ point crowd. Owned a c9 and was fun, hit what I aimed at and never had a ftf. Ugly yes, cheap or a value depends on who you ask. I have the 995 carbine within reach of my bed. So I guess I trust my life to hi-point qc.
     
  9. mcb

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    I bought a c9 several years ago at a gun show. The price was right and I have two other 9mm so no extra ammo to stock. It's bulky and heavy. It is very accurate groups better than my Beretta 92 and about the same as my G19. I had issues with it jamming early on, had to tap the magazine every few shots. I received a replacement mag and it works fine now. I don't trust it to carry but do take it to the range on occasion. I have shot a few of their carbine rifles and really like them. If it is not your primary defense gun I'd recommend it highly.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    :confused:

    When you look only for the opinions you're wanting to find you'll likely miss GOOD HONEST info :rolleyes:
     
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  11. crispy500

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    Here's good honest info right here:

    The Hi-Point is big, bulky and ugly.

    However, at $125 it is reliable, surprisingly fun to shoot and darn near indestructible.

    If you do have to return it to the factory, you'll get top notch service and support. Try sending a Makarov back to the factory...

    Ignore the naysayers.
     
  12. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    True dat, crispy 500
     
  13. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    HiPoint guys REALLY need to have a seperate section ;)
    Seriously - NOT down grading- Just a section for HiPoints --PLEASE :D
     
  14. downsouth

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    It's not that I'm in love with hi-point arms. The members that ask about hi point are usually looking for an entry level pistol. OP had 11 post on the forum. How would he know that you are tired of the post about hi point. It was an honest question and several people gave their opinions. Sounds like a thread to me.
     
  15. cadkins

    cadkins New Member

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    Sorry to have offended you so much hossfly.

    I just wanted to know if investing in a hi-point was worth the risk from all the tesearch I've already done. I've really appreciated all I've learned from this forum until now.
     
  16. nccinstaller

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    I dont think u can go wrong with one. A few of my friends have them and they love them. My favorite of the ones i have shot is the 9mm carbine if i ever came across one at a good price i would grab it up
     
  17. donthav1

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    i bought a C9 for sh*ts & giggles & because the price was right earlier this year. i started a thread on it which took off like wildfire, lots of info & opinions in there if you wanna search for it

    that said, at the time i had minimal issues with it but i've got a minor update on mine. the first 400 rounds or so it was fine but it doesn't seem to like the cold weather, i'm talkin like 10 above zero or so. the other day after about 50 rounds in the cold i had a couple ftf's & fte's. maybe the oil i used on it was too thick for the cold & that combined with the fouling caused issues??? i'll hafta give it a good cleaning & try again another day.
     
  18. HOSSFLY

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    That was kind of my point- Guess there was something about it that dint catch the OP's eye :rolleyes:
     
  19. Gh0zt36

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    Most people Ive met that never owned one thought it was a piece ah **** not worth 10 bucks and most of the folks ive met that did own on thought it was an excellent affordable gun ... i just saw a youtube video today with a c9 that had over 2000+ rds through it and still chuggin. imho get it
     
  20. Wolfeman1911

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    If I were looking for an entry level handgun in that price range, I'd more than likely look for a deal on a used kel tec or eaa. Contrary to what I hear a lot on this site, I've never had any luck at all with any of the the hi point pistols that I've shot. I've personally owned two, and they were eerily accurate but utterly unreliable. I do hear good things about their carbines, but have no personal experience shooting them.