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I picked up a new C9 last Monday after doing considerable research on Hi-Point's pistols. I originally intended to get the .40 S&W, but after handling it, I felt it was too much gun for my wife to handle (one of the main reasons I purchased it was to teach my wife some shooting skills).

I had spent several days reading everything I could on the net about Hi-Point's firearms. Obviously I came across the gun-snob crowd who couldn't let go of their big brand Glocks and Berettas. I also came across plenty of hardcore Hi-Point enthusiasts who swore by their firearms. Since I wanted to spend just about $200, I figured I'd give the Hi-Point a try, and have some extra change for a Fobus holster and some rounds.

This is the first pistol I've owned in about 14 years, but as an infantry Marine, I've shot my fair share of most military grade weapons out there. Not knowing what to expect from the Hi-Point, I brought some Remington UMC FMJ and Winchester White Box JHP out to do some plinking, and to break in the mag. First mag through and one misfire/jam with the FMJ rounds. Shot through the rest of the 50-round box, and probably experienced two more misfires/jams. I chalked it up to the mag still being new. Next, I put the JHP rounds through their paces without a single misfire/jam.

When I got home, I field stripped the weapon to clean it, and get a better look at its workings. The design was nice and straight-forward. If it wasn't for the slide retaining pin that needed to be punched out, it could've easily been one of the easiest weapons I've field stripped.

The only thing of concern to me was a spot on the inside top of the slide (directly above where the magazine feeds into the pistol) that was showing a good amount of wear. I wasn't sure if that was normal due to the zinc alloy that the slide is made from, or if I should be concerned. I ran it by a friend that is a Marine PMI to get his opinion, and he thought it maybe could be due to the zinc construction. I ran about 25 more rounds through it yesterday, and broke it down again today. The wear seems to be unchanged.

Overall, I'm really pleased with the C9 as an excellent value for the price/quality. To all the naysayers who deride the C9 as "uglier than sin", from the pics I had seen on the internet I would've agreed before seeing the real deal. Up close and personal, I actually think the pistol is quite pleasing to look at. The finish gives it a nice, tactical look.
 

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One warning: You will most likely catch Hi-Point-itis. That never ending desire to buy Hi-Points, fire Hi-Points, handle Hi-Points, read about Hi-Points, write about Hi-Points, and look at Hi-Point porn.
 

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OohRah bud! You have found the best deal you can get on a weapon.
I think these beasts are menacing looking weapons in person.
I love my Hi-Points. Glad to see you in our company.
Welcome to the best firearm forum on the net.
Beware the Hi-Pointitis... there is no cure, and it is highly contagious.
The treatment is to send a lot of rounds downrange. Enjoy!
 

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The C9 is an excellent service pistol and one that can function with alot of abuse. Welcome to the fold my friend!
 
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Thanks for the welcomes.

I can see the early symptoms of the Hi-Pointitis - I'm already contemplating going back to buy the .40 S&W. :D

Previously I was dead-set on buying a Taurus 24/7, but if the .40 handles as nicely as the 9 mm, I'd be happy to save the $200.

BTW, I fully expect to have a new YouTube video up for viewing next weekend of my C9 in action. I have a laptop computer that has been less than cooperative for the last few weeks, and I'm planning to see if the C9 can remedy its problems... :?
 
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Right on marine0352! Cant wait to see a laptop fragged by a C9. I would do it but my boss would be pissed, since she bought for work and Allows me to do whatever I want with it.

I am in total agreement on the looks of the Hi-Point pistols, and in another post on this very site I phrased it a bit like you did. But as I said I do think the "old-style" Hi-Points with the hand brushed paint job were pretty ugly.
 
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MC 352

352 what is ,was your mos?? proud father of cpl mike 0311 saw gunner deployed
 
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Re: MC 352

352 what is ,was your mos?? proud father of cpl mike 0311 saw gunner deployed
You got it - 0352 is an infantry assaultman, TOW missile gunner, and that's my (former active duty) MOS.
 

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0352, to answer your question, I purchased my C9 about a week ago and notice the same spot on the slide. It must be something left over from the manufacturing process.
 
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Congrats on the C9 :D

I've had mine for a few months now and it's done nothing but run great 8) Hope you have fun with the .40 and safe shooting!
 
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