Ever since I finally shot my c9 and managed to land all my rounds on 8" targets at 20yds despite the floppy rear sight that won't stay put. I'm really interested in knowing just how accurate a c9 can be in my hands. Thinking about adding optics of some sort, and trying to run down a c9 comp barrel to swap onto her. The barrel would be easy enough, but the optics would be more challenging since I don't want to have them flopping around on the slide and the c9 has no rails. When I got her naked for the paint job, I noticed that the serial number plate is fairly large and wraps up around the whole front portion of the frame, I was thinking drilling and tapping for a rail mount like the larger hi points have, and bending up a mount for a small scope that wraps around and over the slide. Question, has anyone before me been dumb enough to try tapping into the steel serial number plate of a c9/.380 for mounting something? How'd it go? I could just pick up a c9 comp to try this on too, probably be easier and then I'd have two hi points, but that compensator has to go, maybe a little flash suppressor or something can take its place.