Just got my first Hi-Point

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by extra-medium, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. extra-medium

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    Just got a C9 and have yet to fire it. I was wondering what the best or recommended (if there is one) hollow point or what everyone uses when they carry. My understanding is FMJ is best for the range, but is not best for defense.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Welcome!

    FMJ tend to over penetrate, so yes hollow point are a better self defense round. I carry Winchester Talon (hard to find now) and Winchester Ranger XST. You need to try different types because not all C9's like the same ammo. If yours is like mine, it eats just about any ammo you feed it.
     

  3. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Hi! :)

    :welcome:extra-medium!!!
    I'd say get the cheapest hollow points you can find, and if they work,
    you are in business! If not, spend a little more and try those, and if
    that does not work, keep climbing the price ladder.

    Alternatively, try a JHP that has a profile closely matched to the ogive
    (nose shape) of the 115gr FMJ loads that the gun runs best with. But
    these may be a bit more pricey, not sure what brand that would be. :confused:

    Good to have you! :D
     
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  4. My C9 has eaten everything I've fed it with no problem. As for fmj vs jhp there is a lot of argument about what is good for self defense. The way I see it is I'm going to stop doing whatever it is that got me shot no matter if its a hollow point or full metal jacket. So why send the extra money? If one shot doesn't work, with the money you have saved, you could shoot the bad guy a few more times
     
  5. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Everybody I shoot like's the FMJ's, they say they don't hurt as much?
    Besides they are much cheaper!

    WELCOME,
    I can remember my 1st Hi Point. It was a 995TS, back in March 2013. It is just a dream now?
     
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  6. GizzardGary

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    I always carry Hornady Critical Defense myself. Not only do I think it's a good choice, but you can find them in most gun shops.
     
  7. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I'd say the cheapest that feed the most reliable.
    Before all the 'Holy Hollow-point' religion started people got shot with Full Metal Jackets and cap n ball ammo and they died just as dead.
     
  8. ajole

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    I've had good results from the 115 grain XTP bullets.

    Here's a pic showing a few profiles, I like the ones that aren't too flat or wide at the tip.

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  9. SirLucious15

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    Great comments by all! I'm with LonelyWind in that I have Hornady Critical Defense on hand only because it's actually fairly affordable and always in stock at my LGS...other than that I've never seen a criminal say 'Damn...I'm glad he shot me with that FMJ and not that hollow point'!!
     
  10. undeRGRound

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    I highlighted the ones that I would choose, if I was having Hollow Point
    feed problems, AJ's information also jives with what I read about 1911
    feed problems using hollow point ammunition. A similar profile to BALL
    Ammunition is what feeds best in the old style handguns. 1911 ROCKS!
     

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  11. Dragonbreath

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    If your gun doesn't like regular hollow points, you can try either Powerball or Polycase.
     

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    Ruger ARX Polycase
     

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  13. I'm gonna have to get some of that sierra ammo.
     
  14. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    NO!!! It's not "checked" :rofl:

    Maybe this will help :p
     

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  15. Moestooge

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    This is like Ted Kennedy remembering his first drink.

    You are quite the Hi-Point collector, Melvin.
     
  16. ajole

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    Well, you SHOULD have checked the Sierra and the XTP, then he'd be right, and so would you.:D
     
  17. ajole

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    These guys are right. BTW, the bullet in these loads is essentially an XTP with a polymer insert to ensure expansion, I read a test with .38 Spc, 9 mm and .380 and they all actually expanded decently when shot through leather, Denim, and even a 2x4!:eek:
     
  18. GizzardGary

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    Other than stopping power, another big advantage for hollow points is that they are less likely to penetrate walls, drywall, etc. I live in a city where I have a house 15 feet on either side of me, and I would prefer not accidentally firing rounds into either house.
     
  19. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I'm not convinced of that entirely. If the cavity fills up with plaster or wood or anything else it's likely to behave like a FMJ.
    I've seen that on various 'denim' tests online.
     
  20. undeRGRound

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    I was making a different point about rounded ogive hollow points, for guns
    like the 1911 which they were developed for. The XP and Sierra are for later
    guns without the "controlled feed" style of the 1911... ;)

    John Moses Browning was truly a Genius! :)