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I have the chance to snag one for $100 and I was think of going for it. With all that's been going on in Virginia, I've grown concerned about not having a fire arm. I've done a lot of research and I can't find a definite answer on if the c9 is worth the money. Eep in mind I do plan on getting a more expensive gun(s) in the future but for the next few months I won't be able to to put aside the money for a more expensive gun just yet. I'm not looking for a gun that will fire off 1k rounds, just a gun that will fire off a few shots reliably when I need it to with little to no maintenance sice this will be my truck gun.
 

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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.
 

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Hi Point is a good reliable gun. I had a JCP (.40) never a problem. The haters just don't like low cost firearms. Their warrantee is excellent, they warrantee the gun, not the owner. Find a Hi Point in the mud somewhere, they will fix it or replace it, free. It's worth the $100.

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https://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forums/
 

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I don't have one only because I don't like the way they feel. I know several that do and like them. One thing about them is customer service. If yours doesn't work they will make it right. For that price, I would buy it. If it gets messed up or stolen, at least you are not out a lot of money for a truck gun.

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They are pointedly ugly, and I don’t care much for their handling characteristics either. However, every one I have ever shot functioned well and was reasonably accurate. From all I have heard, their service is second to none, and they are very inexpensive! Those whom I know who own them, like them. Aesthetics are not everything...
 

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Greetings and Salutations

Good
1. They work
2. they have a very good warranty
3. They are inexpensive

Bad
1. Their ergonomics are nonexistent
2. They are ugly

When all is said and done, they are far better than no firearm at all.
 

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Very ugly. People talk of Glocks and I laugh seeing I feel they never held / owned one or ever saw a High Point. Want to carry a firearm heavier then a brick, looks like a brick, the size of a brick that shoots bullets, want to shoot a firearm that's has a terrible grip angle (well, the grip is subjective), then High Point it is. Other then this and owning what is known in the history of firearms to be the number one gun to be made fun of n the blunt of all firearm jokes, they work. Just keep them oiled and clean. Imo I'd wait till you have another hundred or so then start looking. Though if you're set on owning one go for it! Like we said they work. I'm with Popeye in saying better to have something then nothing.


EDIT: I believe you can purchase a SCCY 9mm for 160 something dollars online.
 

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as a lefty, i do not care for them as to the design/position of the safety so it would be empty chamber carry/readiness for me...

for me........as a stash gun, loaner gun, or an additional spare to keep in inventory,,,,,i would not have a problem with it especially at that price.
 

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They need better styling and a DA/SA action with combat-style hammer.
 

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Most of what is read well gospel Hi Point reliable, functional and UGLY and Ergonomic if it does happen I have to pull the trigger and put down when the "Police Collect" evidence a $150 Hi Point will not get "LOST" or Misplaced in "POLICE EVIDENCE"...
 

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The one I have, looks like I was the first one to shoot it; the rifling doesn't even engage the bullet.
 

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I have the chance to snag one for $100 and I was think of going for it. With all that's been going on in Virginia, I've grown concerned about not having a fire arm. I've done a lot of research and I can't find a definite answer on if the c9 is worth the money. Eep in mind I do plan on getting a more expensive gun(s) in the future but for the next few months I won't be able to to put aside the money for a more expensive gun just yet. I'm not looking for a gun that will fire off 1k rounds, just a gun that will fire off a few shots reliably when I need it to with little to no maintenance sice this will be my truck gun.
That depends on what you expect the gun to be.
The Hi-Point 9mm is an example of how to make a very simple, inexpensive pistol that works - exactly the sort of gun the military used to look for in the days before they had unlimited budgets. You can find any number of torture test videos on YouTube and elsewhere showing a C9 banging away without missing a beat - accurately. So that means the two fundamental purposes of a hand gun have been met - it shoots and does so reliably, and it's accurate enough to do the job it is built to do. That's the bottom line.

The C9 works because it's simple. It uses a heavy slide mass, non-moving barrel, and "blowback" operation. A gun can be no simpler without being a single shot. The slide moves back and forth. The barrel stays put and so feeding geometry is extremely simple. You will see endless, complicated video reviews done on the C9 where they PROVE beyond any doubt the gun is reliable and rugged, then they'll end by saying they would personally never trust their life to one...then why are they doing gun reviews? If they don't believe their own "lying eyes" (and hands) then what is the point - other than to make money off views? The people interested in a C9 are those who want or need a solid pistol that they can afford - $100 is dirt cheap for a pistol. While the HI-Point is bulky, at 29 ounces it's not at all out of line with the weight of other 9mm handguns. To me, the Hi-Point is the kind of gun I buy to assemble "bug out kits" that I can issue out when the social balloon finally goes up. To quote John Wick 3, the Hi-Point's mission is; "To serve....to be of service..."
 

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Anyone who wanders around wearing many hats and leaves their tunnel vision at home see's how things work on all platforms. My experience as a welder for instance has given me the chance to see how people flock to defend cheap welders because they have excellent customer service and generally work for people who have few needs and low expectations. It's like how guys in high school were fat and ugly, but he tried to be funny so girls like him. You have to have some angle to win if your not up to snuff. Point being there is a welder called Eastwood that is made of the cheapest Chinese parts possible. If you push it, it will break. Eastwood knows this so they have the best customer service in the business. People buy them and some get to use them, but most people get tired of sending them back every day no matter how good the service.

HI Point does a similar dance. Cheaaaappppp pot metal, blocky huge guns, awesome customer service because if not they'd go out of business. Like people who own Eastwood, HI Point owners do get to use them and some are fans of the brand. Some have good experience with them. At their core its budget materials and workmanship backed by the "its cheap, but we will give you another one" wty Eastwood does and it works.

We don't all need military grade, some don't need more than a once in a while gun, and some need a good quality gun that will not need to be sent back and they can always depend on. Don't be confused by people who own Eastwood and HiPoint who say "it always works for me". That means nothing when they are using it once a month and you need to use it twice a week or more. You just need to find your place and buy appropriately.
 
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