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High Point 9mm C9

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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I checked on a Hi-Point .380 and looked at the other calibers but they are just bulky and heavy but either way they shoot a bullet out of them. I opted not to buy a hi-point just because they are bulky and felt like holding a brick personally. I did buy a Kel-Tek PF9 9mm and its a breeze and nice pistol.

I also have a Glock 22 .40 and a S&W M&P .40.......both are nice but after shooting a Glock its like a Cadillac compared to what it must be like shooting a Hi-Point. Like I said...a gun is a gun.

My take is its a 9mm....buy a box of decent ammo and it will cost you about 10-15 buck for a box of 50. Russian ammo is crap.

This is coming from experience...I think its your ammo because it needs a good kick back to cycle the rounds and if its crap powder it can do that.




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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I hate to say this but the problem is a very simple one. It's a High Point. That doesn't mean it's trash or unsafe, because that isn't true. Many people love their High Point's or the models wouldn't maintain their high level of sales year in and year out. I'll just say that in my opinion, firearms are one area in life where you literally get back what you put in. One of the tradeoffs on inexpensive is quality of materials and overall reliability. A High Point just won't compare to the Cx4 Storm Carbine I have owned for several months now. It's a price point difference of 200-300%, so naturally it's simply fair to say they are in different classes entirely..

Having said that....High Points are great for range shooting and having a good time in creative target shooting in a safe, open area. However, it's worth mentioning that you consider how much it's worth to the gun you expressly have for defense, that you 100% KNOW it will work the first time, every time you pick it up cold. Just my humble opinion and thoughts....



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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I used a Glock when I was a peace officer. The difference in the Block and Hi-Point is weight distribution. The Hi-Point has a lot of weight up tip, where as the Glock is more evenly distributed. The Hi-Point does have a lesser kick than the Block, which may attribute to it not liking crappy ammo before the springs are worn in.


 
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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My Hi-Points are as reliable as my Glocks.

Every gun you buy should have at least 500 rounds out through it before it gets put into normal use, to get the kinks out.

I have had issues with other guns as well. Price don't mean poo.



 
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edit on 7/3/2011 by Mirthful Me because: Feces removed.



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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Yeah I think if OP just buys some better ammo and puts some rounds through it it will be good to go. I do understand her husband prolly just wants her to have something thats better than nothing. I understand from that aspect.

OP just buy some decent ammo and you lucked out because 9mm ammo pricing isnt bad at all so your good to go there.



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
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I hate to say this but the problem is a very simple one. It's a High Point. That doesn't mean it's trash or unsafe, because that isn't true. Many people love their High Point's or the models wouldn't maintain their high level of sales year in and year out. I'll just say that in my opinion, firearms are one area in life where you literally get back what you put in. One of the tradeoffs on inexpensive is quality of materials and overall reliability. A High Point just won't compare to the Cx4 Storm Carbine I have owned for several months now. It's a price point difference of 200-300%, so naturally it's simply fair to say they are in different classes entirely..

Having said that....High Points are great for range shooting and having a good time in creative target shooting in a safe, open area. However, it's worth mentioning that you consider how much it's worth to the gun you expressly have for defense, that you 100% KNOW it will work the first time, every time you pick it up cold. Just my humble opinion and thoughts....



I kill the hell out of deer with my 995 original in the freezing winter with blazer aluminum cartridge hardball with open sites

it never jams, hiccups, burps and dropsem deader than a door knob at 30 and 50 yards. I'm pretty confident in hipoint in a live fire scenario, at least for the first 10 rounds anyway...



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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I would bet almost anything the problem is the ammo, stay away from that steel cased stuff. It runs ok in guns designed for it like AK47's, but everything else should use better ammo. Brass cased target ammo can be had as low as $10 per 50 rounds if you look around places like walmart. Also I own two Kel Tecs, a PF9 and a sub2000, both of which have had zero malfunctions even thru the break in period. There fit and finish isn't great but they are just as reliable as anything else when maintained properly. I've only met one other person with a High Point pistol and they had zero problems with theres as well. I find that people that bash certain brands like High Point, Taurus, Kel Tec, etc, have never even shot any of those models.



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Thanks everyone for the replies. My husband just wanted to me to have something I was comfortable with and didnt want to buy something expensive until I tried a few types of guns out. I know it is low end. I knew the rounds were cheap.

He wants me to learn to shoot and care for the gun and be able to defend myself if necessary.

I appreciate the advice. We are reloading the magazines now and will let them sit this week until we go back to the range next weekend. Next weekend I will fire the daylights out of this thing and hopefully we will get some results.

I like the feel of this weapon. It fits my hand nicely and I am able to work it nicely. I also am a pretty great shot!!

Thanks again!! I will let you all know how it goes!



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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I've owned a Hi-Point C9. The problem is the gun itself. If you take a look inside you'll notice that some of the edges and parts of the surface of the internals have not been smoothed out. The Hi-Point firearm is not something I would recommend to anyone.

If you're going to have a gun for personal protection I would strongly recommend spending the money on a tried and true weapon with a positive reputation. Even a used one would be preferable to a brand new HP weapon.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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well that just gives me a major sad face


Thanks for your information. I am stuck with it for now, and will continue using it with better ammo. If it doesnt stop jamming then I will walk my happy self back to where I bought it and tell high point to refund my money or give me a new one again. It has a lifetime warranty. So maybe they can fix it or upgrade me??


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posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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As you've heard from others, the problem is that its a hi point...you get what you pay for. The only people defending hi point are other hi point owners because nobody likes to feel like they have been duped into buying junk, its an ego thing. If hi points are so good...then why doesn't anyone have one as a carry pistol or why don't any departments issue them as service pistols? The truth is this, a hi point is a fun cheap gun for plinking or target shooting, I would NEVER trust it to defend my life. You need to have faith that your gun will go bang every time right out of the box. My advice is to go online and pick up a used glock 17, there are literally hundreds of gen 2 g17's that are police department trade ins floating around, they'll have some holster wear, but probably have only been used to qualify yearly, and they can be had for $370-$400. Im not even a fan of glocks, but they're super reliable, easy to maintain, and striker fired. They also retain their value fairly well so if you ever feel like moving up in caliber, you'll get a decent amount of the money you invested in it back to put down on another pistol. Try doing that with a hi point, they're disposable pistols or throwaways.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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It's junk. Mine used to drop the magazine (clip for some of you) after a couple rounds went down range in addition to double feeds. Save a few more bucks and get a Glock.



posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by Subjective Truth
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You have just learned a hard lesson. Only buy good guns and good guns cost a pretty penny. High point and kel-tec are crap. And when your life could depend on it don't buy crap. I am going to get my girl a similar gun it is a toss up between the Smith and Wesson MP compact and the Kimber compact. Both are expensive but good guns.
I would suggest selling it and spending the money on a good gun. Anything gun related is expensive and cheap gun items are always crap. Any scope made in China is crap. UTG products are crap.
It is simple save your money and buy something that will last a lifetime if that is the very thing that could be riding on it.
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You sir are ignorant, and you are purposefully spewing inaccurate information.

"Gun Snobbery". You will get used to it owning hi points. Anyone who has never handled one, never fired one, and has NO IDEA what they are talking about will tell you that it is a junk gun, and not worth the money.

Anyone who has ever fired one will remark how SURPRISED they were with how accurate and functional the gun is considering how little it costs, and how ugly it is.

I own more than 20 fire arms. Everything from cowboy action shooters to Multiple versions of AR platforms and Ak 47s and antique rifles from WWI and WWII. My personal favorite pistol is my Beretta M9. My second favorite pistol is my Colt .45 6 shooter. My third favorite pistol is my Hi Point JHP40S&W.

You know why? Because the Hi Point was the first pistol I could afford to buy when I wanted a hand gun. I've fired more rounds through that hi point than all the other pistols I own combined. It is still one of my favorites to shoot. Because of it's heavy weight, the recoil is less than my S&W M&P and my Glock. The trigger is even, the action is smooth, and it always goes bang. Every single time.

The only time I have ever had a misfire in my Hi Point was when I decided that I would just shoot American Standard reloaded ammunition. It was $8 a box of 50, so I figured I could just have myself a party.

No. It jammed constantly. Soon as I went back to my supply of white box, or Wolf ammunition, it works perfectly.

I own 4 Hi Point fire arms. A 9mm c9. JHP40 S&W. a 955 9mm carbine, and a .45 carbine. Every one of these weapons has been exceptional right out of the box. But there is a singular truth as well. I only use Winchester White box ammunition in all 4 of those guns.

The person who tells you to buy a "good gun" is the same person who will tell you that you didn't buy the right shoes, or clothes, or car because your version didn't cost as much as theirs.

If you have an issue, call the company, and they will repair or replace your C9 immediately at no cost to you. I promise.

Don't let anyone crap on your Hi Point. They are functional and reliable fire arms. They are not pretty, and they are not fancy, but they are much better than using a steak knife to defend youself.



posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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I have many guns, and have been duped a few times.

No ego here.

I love my Hi-Points.


 
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posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 11:10 PM
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Should have sent it to the factory with your complaint. They would have fixed it for free.

None of mine had that problem.


 
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posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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The thing I like best about Hi Points, is that I can afford to keep buying them. If there is a SHTF situation, having a bag full of C9's would be worth 10X it's weight in FOOD.



posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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they have a life time warrenty so id contact the manufacturer and they can tell ya what to do if its a gun problem,i have one got it in a pawn shop for real cheap the 8 round mags for me feed easyer then the 10 round mags and ive had the same problem u did when using tula ammo so when i use pretty much anything else it works and if all else fails its pretty heavy and u can hit them with it



posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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Were you using hollow points? Some of those do not digest those very well. Try regular ball ammo. Also, a new gun has a break in period. Usually between 100-250 rounds. Of course there are some that shoot great right out of the box, but Highpoints are not one of those. Go to the range with another 100 rounds and see how it does.



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