I own Hi-points. I have 4 of their pistols. .380-45acp. And 4 carbines. 9mm-40sw 45acp and the new 10mm. They have been reliable. The customer service at Hi-point is out standing. My Hi-point 40 i bought used. It was locking open each time i shot it. I sent it in. 8 days from the day i sent out and back to me. They fixed it. And went over the the gun. Tuned it up. Refreshed all the springs and polished the feed ramp. And sent a spare mag for my trouble. Get the C-9 and enjoy it. They can be a pain to clean until you get used to taking them down for cleaning. And welcome to the forum.