Missing slide retainer pin

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by kilgorekb, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. kilgorekb

    kilgorekb Member

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    I bought a c9 about 6 years ago from my local pawn shop, shot about 20 rounds, and put it in a drawer. I now live very close to a range, so I took it out today to clean it. There is no slide retainer pin. I assume that this an unsafe condition. I'm about to start browsing the web for the part, but wanted to see if I could get a recommended source from you guys.

    While I'm at it, if the mag is full, the 1st round won't chamber. Is this a known issue or is it a problem?
     
  2. kilgorekb

    kilgorekb Member

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    Well I was gonna go ahead and clean it, but the slide ain't comin off. I've tried and tried. There is no retainer pin, I promise. I can see through the hole.
     

  3. kilgorekb

    kilgorekb Member

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    Nevermind. LOL. The pin is hollow.
     
  4. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Technically the mag is still new and the spring hasn't broken in yet. Work the spring up and down when bored and keep it loaded when not in use. It will improve but till it does load 1 less round when shooting.