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Hi Point C-9?

Hey guys,

Looking into possibly getting a Hi-Point C-9 (9mm). Anyone have any expertise on these? Pros...cons? Also, looking at the safety, would a lefty like myself be able to take it off safe effectively? I'm very wet behind the ears on pistols and would like some solid advice from the "pros"

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Re: Hi Point C-9?

I like mine a lot, I am not a lefty so I can't answer that part.

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Re: Hi Point C-9?

No difficulties with it at all? I read some awful reviews on it, and other that would sell their first child in exchange for one, so I'm moderately confused at this point.

Also, it is a semi-auto, correct? I thought I had seen somewhere someone mention that it was a single action?
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Re: Hi Point C-9?

I've had one for years, and never had a problem with it. I've fired thousands of rounds through mine.

It's a single action semi auto. Meaning there isn't any hammer.

I'm left handed as well. I don't really have an issue with the safety. Then again I only really use my gun to plink with. I have to switch hands to work the safety.

I've shot a bunch of different ammo through mine. Most every thing shoots fine with the exception of the cheap Winchester USA bulk pack ammo. For some reason it will jamb about every 8-10 shots.

One thing I don't care for is the gun isn't balanced very well. The grip is cheap plastic, and very light. The slide is wide and heavy.

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Re: Hi Point C-9?

hunt/fish365 pretty much summed up my exact feelings on this gun as another lefty who owns one.

if you're just looking for a gun to "beat", check out the hi point torture tests on youtube, the gun is made to last, that's for sure!

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i work in the industry. we sell all we can get. very few go back for warranty repair, if fact very few go back for any repair work. when they do, hipoint has about the best turn around rate of any manufacturer. inexpensive, not cheap, and reliable. what more can you ask for? good looks? not hipoint.
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Re: Hi Point C-9?

Single action does not mean there isn't a hammer.

It means you cannot get the hammer to cycle with the pull of the trigger.

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Re: Hi Point C-9?

If a semi auto handgun has no exposed hammer it is a double action only, not a single action. In a single action semi you have to cock the hammer for the first shot as in a 1911 ACP style hand gun.




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Re: Hi Point C-9?

So it is an okay gun for a lefty...just takes a little work getting used to?


and the jury is still out on the SA/DA thing?

and while we're at it...anyone have one they want to part with?
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Re: Hi Point C-9?

FactSPECIFICATIONS
Model – Hi-Point Firearms Model C-9
Caliber – 9mm Luger
Magazine capacity – 8 rounds standard, 10 round magazine available
Materials – Polymer frame, <span style="font-weight: bold">cast Zymak-3 slide,</span> steel action and barrel.
Barrel – 3.5”
<span style="font-weight: bold"> Action – Double</span>
Weight – 29.5 oz
Cost – $148 (that’s direct from the company, have seen it as high a $170)

It is a double action only gun, the jury is not still out. Notice, it has a zink alloy slide not steel. Zink allow makes the gun heavy and it is not as strong as steel. I would stay away from a zink alloy gun unless you are just planning to use it for plinking, I sure wouldn't carry one for protection. It also fires from an open bolt blow back action which is very unusual for a handgun. While it is true even the most expensive gun can fail, I wouldn't trust my life to a handgun that cost $150.00 new in the box.






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