Is HI Point C9 any good?

Is HI Point C9 any good?

This is a discussion on Is HI Point C9 any good? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Is the HI Point 9MM worth buying?...

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Member Array tom1965's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Louisville
    Posts
    98

    Is HI Point C9 any good?

    Is the HI Point 9MM worth buying?


  2. #2
    Member Array OldFatMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Golden
    Posts
    34
    I'll let you know after Christmas. I bought one for my son so he can shoot with me. I have a Hi {oint 45 and it shoots great. Not my carry gun but I;ve shot it quite a bit with no stoppages. Get a bad rap cause they are cheap.
    I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.

    I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array AllAmerican's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Chesterfield, Kakalaki del Sur
    Posts
    2,403
    I have 2 of them. They shoot just fine. I wouldnt carry it though. I guess you could and if anything goes wrong (Ive never had a problem) you could beat the BG with it since its a brick LOL

  4. #4
    Distinguished Member Array SubNine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Anchorage Alaska
    Posts
    1,969
    I used to have one, and it's when I learned that 9mm was one of my favorite pistol cartridges. It ran flawlessly through the 200 rounds I sent down the barrel. For the price you can't go wrong for a cheap plinker, or something to keep in your vehicle. I don't think I will ever buy another one though. For the price they're surprisingly accurate too, and come with an adjustable rear sight, and a lifetime warranty.
    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

    I am the God fearing, gun toting, flag waving conservative you were warned about!

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,179
    I would not trust my life to one,besides they are built like a brick and would be harder to conceal,I have thought about getting one in the past to just throw in my jeep without worrying about scratching it up and even a backup if things go really bad and my carry gun has a major malfunction or runs out of ammo
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,825
    i have heard good and bad things about them. had one many mango seasons ago that i used as a "throw down gun",. it was something to keep in the tool box. something that i did not care if it got rusty and dirty,,etc... but it shot great for a low price gun. picked it up from a guy that needed some fast money. that was the only reason i got it.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

  7. #7
    Member Array Solidgun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    79
    It is definitely not on my list of carry guns, but it worked while it was in my possession for a few years with close to 500 rounds down the tube. It is such a cheap gun, I would only play with it and own it only to try the thing out. I think I resold it for like $70 and I paid $140. The guy that bought it from me said that he wanted to try out the cheap gun as well and to pass it on so that he can say that he has done so.
    It is not "might OF", it is "might HAVE". It is not "could OF", it is "could HAVE". Go spread the word.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array Sarge45's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    972
    My candid opinion is that they are junk. I've had students bring them to my classes and consistently they are problematic. I do not recommend them for anything except a last ditch bedside gun for the $$$broke crowd and even then I would recommend a cheap shotgun over that.

  9. #9
    Ex Member Array jahwarrior72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    the raggedy edge
    Posts
    1,438
    they're good enough for what they are. i wouldn't carry one, personally. they have a bad reputation becasue they're under $200, but i wouldn't put them in the same category as cheap POS Ring Of Fire guns, like Lorcin, Jennings, or Davis.

    my brother has two HiPoints, both in .45ACP; one of them gave him some trouble, that he easily resolved with a little fluff'n'buff. the other, a newer model, has worked flawlessly from the box. the biggest downside is that they don't like JHP; my brother solved that by using Pow'r'ball ammo. it's also accurate enough, capable of groups under 3" from over 50'.

    here he is, squeezing off a few:



    like i said, i wouldn't cary one. they're too heavy and awkward, but as a toolbox gun, or truck gun, they're perfect. i'll bet more HiPoints are used by criminals to kill people than many other brands, so they have to work at least some of the time.

  10. #10
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    19,900
    "Just blame Sixto"

  11. #11
    Member Array Texas Yankee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Dallas, Tx
    Posts
    308
    If you can afford a Ruger, I would go with that instead. My P 95 was flawless out of the box and you can get one new for under $400, used under $300. Having said that, until last weekend when I sold it, I had a Hipoint 45 that I put about 2000 rounds through, the last thousand with no problems. The two main issues are that Hipoints don't like hollow points but you can fix that by using powerball and you have to push the point of the first bullet in the mag up a little bit and forward. I also found that I shot the Hipoint more accurately than any other gun I have owned including a glock, a 1911, a Ruger P95, a Sig 229 and a couple of Hi Powers. So if it is all you can afford, get a Hi Point. If you can afford a little more, get a better gun.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Array Roadrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    737
    In a word, no. Spend $50 more dollars on a decent used revolver or even a Taurus semi-auto. At least they will retain some of their value.
    - Kurt
    “Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.” ~Pericles of Athens
    Primary Carry - Colt Commander .45 in a Brommeland Max-Con V

  13. #13
    VIP Member
    Array 64zebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Panhandle of Texas
    Posts
    6,452
    worth buying?
    if thats all you can afford

    I had one, shot great, accurate, zero malfunctions
    but....the mag release is horrible both in location and function, caused mag to release at less than appropriate times

    if you're wanting something to CCW, I suggest do not get a hipoint, if its for the vehicle, plinking, etc then no problem
    LEO/CHL
    Certified Glock Armorer

    "I got a touch of hangover bureaucrat, don't push me"
    --G.W. McClintock

    Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
    If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Hi-Point Firearms / Why do they get such good reviews?
    By Gunner in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: November 16th, 2011, 07:02 AM
  2. This person has a good point about gun ban
    By Theman9mm in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: January 29th, 2011, 07:17 PM
  3. SIXTO makes a good point....
    By jwarren in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: January 1st, 2011, 08:42 AM
  4. Good (to a point) Armed Robbery Thwarted
    By JoJoGunn in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 29th, 2009, 09:41 PM

Search tags for this page

c9 concealed carry
,
concealed carry hi point c9
,

hi point c9

,
hi point c9 2011
,
hi point c9 any good
,

hi point c9 concealed carry

,

hi point c9 for concealed carry

,
hi point c9 review
,

hi point c9 value

,
high point c9 value
,
highpoint c9 value
,
is the hi point c9 any good
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors