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Hi-Point C-9 Reviews

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Postby testset » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:58 am

Very helpful posts n2aquatix. Its good to have someone

with real experience back up the theory of good accuracy

coming from fixed barrel blowbacks. Ill certainly check

out the hi-points at the next gun show.
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Postby n2aquatix » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:12 pm

Got my C9 a couple of days ago and I love it. Sure, its a beast of a gun but the construction is AWESOME. It even came with a ghost-ring sight. I have another 9mm that I dont shoot very much because its a collector gun. Its basically an egyptian copy of the M1911. The difference between the two weapons is quickly apparent. The C9 is a no-frills all-weather hand-gun WYSIWYG. I personally think that its the best bang for the buck. Ill post again after I put a few hundred rounds through this beast.
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Postby retiredswabbie » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:37 am

Just got my C9 last night. Switched to the ghost ring site that was included. Cant wait to get to the range to zero it in. Can anyone recommend a belt or leg holster? Also, any other sight possibilities? I like the ghost ring but always looking for alternatives. This is my Mutt because mutts come cheap and they can bite like the big boys!
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Postby retiredswabbie » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:06 pm

OK. Fed the Mutt 100 rds at the range. With a firm and easy grip the C9 was very comfortable in my XXL hands and hardly rose after each bark. During the first 50 rds I zeroed in the ghost ring and rds kept failing to feed properly. I was putting 8 rds in the 8-rd clip. Tried 7 rds vice 8 towards the end of that box and the problem disappeared. Even w/ that challenge I managed to stay within a 6 circle at 20 yds. For the 2nd 50 rds the Mutt started getting heavy but managed to keep all rds w/in the target outline at 25 yds. I compared the first target tonight to one I shot 2 wks ago w/ a G17. I could maintain a tighter group w/ the C9 and for less than 1/2 the cost of the G17. I can live w/ that. I dont know what youre supposed to get for a given price but Ill take my experience with the Mutt and consider I got the better end of a buck-eighty deal. Time to clean up and put the Mutt to bed.
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Postby thepunisher7780 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:35 pm

The C-9 is a great gun for the price.
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Postby thepunisher7780 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:39 pm

Also one of the most easiest firearms Ive ever cleaned
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Postby thepunisher7780 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:42 pm

Uncle Mikes Sidekick Holster fits the C-9
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Postby n2aquatix » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:50 pm

I have to say that I agree with thepunisher7780. Breaking the C-9 down is fairly effortless. All you have to do is lock the slide in the rear-most position with the slide-lock and then depress the release pin and slide it forward off of the frame. I think Im going to buy another one before they go and change the design just so I have a matched pair.
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Postby thepunisher7780 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:45 am

It would be nice if Hi-Point would make a smaller sub-compact in the future. That would enable you to carry it in an ankle holster for concealability.
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Postby CONT2 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:00 am

I used to own a hi-point .45. I asked the question: Why are they so damn BIG? I was told that theyre so BIG, because they use substandard metal on the slide to handle the power.



If they used that same metal and made it smaller, the slides wouldnt last very long. If you notice, the .45JHP model weighs in at 32oz. My Ruger P90 weighs around 34oz. But look at the difference in size.



I didnt consider it until my buddy explained it to me. It makes sense. Even with the polymer frame, it still weighs 32-33oz. I was in a conversation on this forum yesterday about dry firing and how its not good to do with rimfire revolvers. I was told that its as bad to do with Hi-Points...
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