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Hello,
I am new to the site. I was researching handguns and stumbled upon the Hi-Point firearms. I am seriously considering purchasing a .45 and a 9mm. I have read some of the reviews of both here in this forum and other places as well, and to be honest I haven't heard much bad about them.
I guess I am still listening to all the reviews I can get on them and I am also trying to research the types and cost of ammo for each. I get the feel that the "wolf" brand doesn't work so well with them, what kinds and where are the best and cheapest places to buy?
Any info you can lend me will be appreciated.

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First you should definately get the Hi Point brand. It has a lifetime no questions asked warranty. Cant go wrong there. By far the cheapest place to get ammo is to reload you own.

Other than that prices vary every where you go on ammo. If you can catch walmart in stock thats the cheapest place to buy off the shelf I do beleive. IMO

but always think about the lifetime warranty on the gun. Thats whats got me.
 

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Welcome to the forum from TN.

I have both the JHP and C9. Both have performed flawlessly for me. Absolutely zero problems. The 45 is much more expensive to shoot then the 9mm. 45's will cost about 20/box of 50 and go up from there. 9mm will cost about 10/box of 50. I have not used any Wolf ammo but have used many other types. In my experience Blazer brass in either caliber is the best and least expensive factory ammo. All I shoot now are my on reloads since they cost less than $5/box for me to make.
 

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Welcome to the forum from TN.

I have both the JHP and C9. Both have performed flawlessly for me. Absolutely zero problems. The 45 is much more expensive to shoot then the 9mm. 45's will cost about 20/box of 50 and go up from there. 9mm will cost about 10/box of 50. I have not used any Wolf ammo but have used many other types. In my experience Blazer brass in either caliber is the best and least expensive factory ammo. All I shoot now are my on reloads since they cost less than $5/box for me to make.
Welcome from Ohio.

Snider

+1 on Blazer Brass. or Federal Champion WM brand. (Both look identical except head stamp.)

Not sure of your location. But in OH, MI, IN , KY and PA where I travel frequently. The local Walmart's are $8.97/box of 50 for 9mm, $14.47/ box of 50 for 45ACP and $12.47/ box of 50 for 40 S&W.

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when i got my 9mm at Vance's the ONLY ammo in the store was wolf 9mm. and there were only 12 boxes left, i got 4 boxes and the rest was sold out before i left the store. i think i read somewhere wolf was "dirtier" than other ammo, but i went thru about 150 rounds in my 8 round clips with only 1 fail to eject.
 

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Thanks so much for your helpful information. I was just talking with a friend of a friend about them, he had one a few years ago. He stated that they would not be a good target gun, I know from what I have read here it sounds as if they are fairly accurate.......any thoughts on this aspect.
 

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Thanks so much for your helpful information. I was just talking with a friend of a friend about them, he had one a few years ago. He stated that they would not be a good target gun, I know from what I have read here it sounds as if they are fairly accurate.......any thoughts on this aspect.
Besides the fact that I own a .45 and a 9mm they are the most accurate guns that I have personally shot, my opinion is that because they are a little heavier than most other hand guns it reduces recoil and also lets you stay on target a little better.
 

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I bought the c9, love it so far. Mine eats the federal from walmart for 8.97 for a box of 50 really well with no jams. The only thing I noticed about the fedaral ammo is sometimes you it feels like there is a "dud". Youll notice there isn't quite as much bang in certain bullets as others.... anyway I dont think you can go wrong with either pistol. I havent went and picked up my 995 yet, but have shot them and was very impressed, even over the kel tec carbine. But back to the point, magtechs, blazer and federals are all ive tried, my c9 eat all with no predjudice.
 

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Thanks so much for your helpful information. I was just talking with a friend of a friend about them, he had one a few years ago. He stated that they would not be a good target gun, I know from what I have read here it sounds as if they are fairly accurate.......any thoughts on this aspect.
Correct in my opinion. These are not target guns. Nor are they as "pretty" as name brand guns (although I kinda like the looks of them).

But at 25 yards I can repeatedly shoot a pop can off a fence post with my CF380 or my 45. I have only had ONE jam and that was because a reload I was shooting was not sized properly. Otherwise I have had ZERO problems with my Hi Points.

If you have a smaller budget and want a pistol for Home Defense and plinking, it WILL get the job done and WILL be a fun gun to shoot.

I hope you buy one and have fun with it (and not from a bell tower! LOL!! )
 

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all Hi Points are as accurate as the shooter IMO.
this is totaly correct!!! most poeple pay tons of money for a pistol, but its the shooter that makes up 95% of the accerecy! if a person cant hit the side of a barn with a shotgun, then they cant say anything about how a hi point shoots!! if you want to shoot alot get the 9mm, if you want power get the 45. both are great guns!!!

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all Hi Points are as accurate as the shooter IMO.
this is totaly correct!!! most poeple pay tons of money for a pistol, but its the shooter that makes up 95% of the accerecy! if a person cant hit the side of a barn with a shotgun, then they cant say anything about how a hi point shoots!! if you want to shoot alot get the 9mm, if you want power get the 45. both are great guns!!!

dale
I agree totally. As someone who previously owned an XDM9 and M&P9. (BTW great guns.) I got tired of getting outshot by my friend and his C9 @ 25 yards. His C9 in my hands shot just a good as the other two @ 25 yards. Actually a little bit better due to the extra weight of the slide. JMO

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I'm a newbie as well to the forum. I just purchased a Hi-Point C-9. I am a probation officer in Louisiana and have a state issued Glock 21. I also personally own a Springfield Armory .45 XD. We are going to the range on Thursday and I plan to shoot the post course with the Hi-Point. I'll let you know how I do. I also would like to know how do you clean the Hi-Point since the slide and barrel don't easily come off and like the Glock and XD.
 

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I'm a newbie as well to the forum. I just purchased a Hi-Point C-9. I am a probation officer in Louisiana and have a state issued Glock 21. I also personally own a Springfield Armory .45 XD. We are going to the range on Thursday and I plan to shoot the post course with the Hi-Point. I'll let you know how I do. I also would like to know how do you clean the Hi-Point since the slide and barrel don't easily come off and like the Glock and XD.
First off... :welcome:

Secondly, if you want to tear it down to clean it, click here http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/Forum/index.php/topic,555.0.html

or here

Third, why did you choose a Hi Point? Just for plinking?
 

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I'm a newbie as well to the forum. I just purchased a Hi-Point C-9. I am a probation officer in Louisiana and have a state issued Glock 21. I also personally own a Springfield Armory .45 XD. We are going to the range on Thursday and I plan to shoot the post course with the Hi-Point. I'll let you know how I do. I also would like to know how do you clean the Hi-Point since the slide and barrel don't easily come off and like the Glock and XD.
Boresnake, toothbrush, and some rags is how I clean mine.
 

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Thanks to Hammer and Mules for the info. I bought the Hi-Point mainly out of curiosity and the price was right ($148). One of my co-workers had one and spoke highly of it saying it never jammed on him. We have a drill at the course where we choose partners and then trade magazines, put in a variety of live rounds and spent ones randomly and trade back. Then we have to clear the jams created by the spent rounds and continue firing (tap, rack and roll). I will try that with the C9 as well. Thanks again.
 

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We have a drill at the course where we choose partners and then trade magazines, put in a variety of live rounds and spent ones randomly and trade back. Then we have to clear the jams created by the spent rounds and continue firing (tap, rack and roll). I will try that with the C9 as well. Thanks again.
Now THAT's an idea! *takes notes*
 

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Thanks to Hammer and Mules for the info. I bought the Hi-Point mainly out of curiosity and the price was right ($148). One of my co-workers had one and spoke highly of it saying it never jammed on him. We have a drill at the course where we choose partners and then trade magazines, put in a variety of live rounds and spent ones randomly and trade back. Then we have to clear the jams created by the spent rounds and continue firing (tap, rack and roll). I will try that with the C9 as well. Thanks again.
Glad we could help.

Hey keep us posted on how the drill goes!! I would like to know how well the Hi Points work in a drill vs other brands.

Sounds like you got a good price on the gun too.

Your story is just like two of my co-workers. They saw the Hi Points at the LGS, saw how inexpensive they were, found out I had a few and started asking questions, then each of them ended up buying C9's.

They are both happy with their C9's. I think I have another co-worker talked into a 995.
 

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Shot the new post course today with the C9. It jammed on the 3rd round but cleared easily. Did not have any other problems. Tap, rack and roll drill was handled as well as the Glocks. 2 male instructors fired it and liked it. The female instructor did not want to fire it, she said it was "too ugly".
 
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