I've read a lot of negative comments about the Hi-points. I bought a C-9 ( 9mm ) 7 years ago for $89.00. Reg price $99.00. I know you get what you pay for. However at that time it was all I could afford for protection. Recent break ins around the neiborhood prompted the decision. It is not the finest looking gun for sure, but always fires and accurate @ 30 feet. I figure if I had to use it further than that I did not have a real threat. Most encounters would be home invasion, car jacking, ATM machine Etc. which would be closer than 30 feet.
I have put hundreds of rounds through this of standard FMJ 115 Grain, HP 135 grain +P, and several different ammo mfg. without an issue. After 6 years it finally jammed. Cleaning is not as easy as a Ruger, Glock, Etc. but after I cleaned it, oiled the slide I put a box of 50 Remminton Golden Sabre HP through it with no jams. The Hi-point has a 8 round clip but if you can't hit a target and take it out with less than 8 you should not own anything or go the range more.
Bottom line if that's all you can afford it's a value that will protect you should you need it. I have a Ruger P95 I carry most often, but I still take old faithfull to the range now and then.
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