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Hello all.

I have a C9 that I bought used. I took it out to the range a couple of times, enjoyed firing it and then decided I needed to clean it.

When I removed the slide, the firing pin retainer fell out. Cleaned the gun and reassembled it, but I'm worried that I missed a part or that my handgun was missing the part when I bought it.

I only had one spring in the firing pin assembly. It was the thinner, longer spring. The shorter, more stout spring that I saw in videos was not there.

Also, my firing pin retainer had a smooth ball head, not the dimpled one I was seeing in videos and online parts list.

So two questions:

1. Will my firearm function with just the one spring or do I need a replacement? (It was functioning fine before, so if it was missing, I didn't notice).

2. Is it possible that I have an older hi point or something like that to explain the differences in parts?

Any advice is welcome. Thanks much.
 

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You probably just have the older system.

The newer system is available for free, just call Mom (the factory) ask for a dolls head, firing pin and springs, and they will send it to your door step.
 

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Thank you.

I've tried calling the numbers on the website the past couple of days and have just gotten busy signals, but I will continue.
 

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Thank you.

I've tried calling the numbers on the website the past couple of days and have just gotten busy signals, but I will continue.
Early morning right at their opening time is best, from what I hear.
 

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some people remove the second spring and just run like that. I did on my 995c and never had an issue. but I would call and get the new system just to have spares anyway, since the firing pin can be the weak link in the firing train on HPs
 

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Also, my firing pin retainer had a smooth ball head, not the dimpled one I was seeing in videos and online parts list.
That's all the info anyone here should need. Ajole nailed it. It's an early one and came with just one spring. It will work fine but call for the updated parts.

firing pin
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