This week I decided to make an interesting (and very controversial) decision with my conceal carry line up. I've decided to add one of my C9's to my rotation group of carry weapons. I know many people (including Hi-Point owners) are going to say there are so many better options. Trust me.., I know because I most likely already own one of those options However, recently due to my personal requirements (which is clearly a subjective list), when it comes to the C9.., all I can say to myself is "why they heck not". I'm not an individual who is weight or size sensitive when it come to conceal carry and I respect the issue that many are. When it comes down to it (IMO) a conceal carry weapons NUMBER ONE priority for me is reliability. Both of my C9's have proven themselves to be EXTREMELY reliable. My firearms collection ranges from extremely high end to the lower end. I'm a gun geek, and really admire the engineering that goes into modern firearms (be it a high quality brand or a lesser brand). However, RELIABILITY is essential for me. This is an honest statement too. Out of every single handgun I own (from the high end to the lowest) all of them (with the exception of both my C9's) have had a bobble at some point. Some of my higher end guns even carry that general statement of (oh it's just the break in period), but neither one of my C9's seems to fall under that statement. Both are just flawless in operation. They just keep throwin lead and kicking empty shells like a beast. Also many don't take into consideration what happens should the need arise that you have to pull your firearm and shoot someone in self defense. Regardless of whether that person lives or dies, your beloved firearm of choice is now EVIDENCE. It will be taken by the authorities for the investigation. TBH.., in that situation I'd much rather have my $100 C9 taken rather than one of my high priced Glocks, Sigs, Colts, Kimbers, and few other well known names. I'm still going to carry my other higher end models, but IMO the H-Point C9 has proven itself to be a worthy contender (for my requirements) for concealed carry. Well done Hi-Point Firearms!