Hi Point C9 Gun Review

Hi Point C9 can be considered as a controversial handgun for many reasons. There is always an argument regarding the handgun since some individuals think that the C9 is very unreliable and it could burst at the owner’s hands.

Performance

But there are also individuals who pointed the reliability and accuracy of the C9. But even with warring opinions, this particular handgun is one of the most popular handguns. It doesn’t prove to be a lot better than other popular guns but it has a specific niche – a simple gun with an impressive price.

Features

The Hi Point C9 is a 9mm handgun perfect for short range firing. This self defense gun comes with polymer body with a barrel length of 3.5”. The barrel is a bit different compared to many handguns because the C9 barrel does not come with a crown in the end. This means the end of the barrel has to be kept intact or guarded against bumps to maintain its capacity. Out of the box, the gun comes with an 8+1 magazine and although the gun can be upgraded with more rounds, finding the right magazine can be tricky. There are gun owners who tried to upgrade the magazine to 10+1 but constant misfires have been reported.

Appeal

The Hi Point C9 is one of the most affordable handguns today. In states where guns are most expensive, the Hi Point C9 will only cost $160 including taxes. The price alone provides a great deal and convincing power to would-be gun owners and enthusiasts.

Summary

Headline: 

Hi Point C9 can be considered as a controversial handgun for many reasons. There is always an argument regarding the handgun since some individuals think that the C9 is very unreliable and it could burst at the owner’s hands.

Performance Rating: 
9.2
Performance: 

But there are also individuals who pointed the reliability and accuracy of the C9. But even with warring opinions, this particular handgun is one of the most popular handguns. It doesn’t prove to be a lot better than other popular guns but it has a specific niche – a simple gun with an impressive price.

Features Rating: 
8.8
Features: 

The Hi Point C9 is a 9mm handgun perfect for short range firing. This self defense gun comes with polymer body with a barrel length of 3.5”. The barrel is a bit different compared to many handguns because the C9 barrel does not come with a crown in the end. This means the end of the barrel has to be kept intact or guarded against bumps to maintain its capacity. Out of the box, the gun comes with an 8+1 magazine and although the gun can be upgraded with more rounds, finding the right magazine can be tricky. There are gun owners who tried to upgrade the magazine to 10+1 but constant misfires have been reported.

Appeal Rating: 
9.4
Appeal: 

The Hi Point C9 is one of the most affordable handguns today. In states where guns are most expensive, the Hi Point C9 will only cost $160 including taxes. The price alone provides a great deal and convincing power to would-be gun owners and enthusiasts.

The main feature and claim to fame of the Hi Point C9 is that it’s a gun that simply works. The gun does not have any impressive design and the standard color can be a bit dull and very ordinary. But this simplicity is what other gun owners sought after since they can immediately work with the handgun right out of the box. As a 9mm with relatively small size, it’s a good concealment handgun that can be carried around for protection.

But there are a few disadvantages that can be experienced on the handgun. One of the main concerns about the handgun is its weight. The early version of Hi Point C9 is not your pocket friendly gun in terms of weight. This was largely attributed to the blowback feature that tends to have strong recoil. Another disadvantage of the gun is that its magazine release is too accessible. The button that releases the magazine could be very light that a brush-off with the release could remove the magazine from the gun. This is very dangerous especially when firing the gun.

There are those who complain that the gun is highly unreliable while others simply adore this handgun. But many are quick to point out that the main problem in C9 is that it requires constant maintenance. Those who keep their gun without practicing them will most likely have some inconvenience while using the gun. This means the Hi Point C9 should be practiced in firing range and should be well maintained to ensure its performance.

8 Comments

4 years 37 weeks ago, 1:21 AM

judge_harper

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hi point

another cheap gun....
I know 3 guys that have them.
They think that the hi point is great.
They cant afford something better.

4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:37 PM

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hi point

I own 2 hi points also several others from kimber to ruger s&w an what ever else you might think is a high price gun. My hi points are very dependable and great shooting guns don't knock it til you own one get your high nose out of the air

4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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gunlady36

Evenin' ma'am.
Welcome to gunslot.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:52 PM

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Welcome gunlady36, glad to have you with us. Post some pics of your stuff for us!!

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:53 PM

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So heavy and awkward...

I cannot see carrying this thing and ever trusting it to save my life... I carry a XD9M or a colt 1911 usually and at least you can count on them...

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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i agree

i have 2 hi point pistols and a carbine , good guns work well and those 10 round mags are made for the carbine and not the handgun if i remember right so there is the jamming problem as far as shooting they shoot as well as my 45s and any other of my normal guns dont knock them till ya shoot one

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3 years 30 weeks ago, 9:10 AM

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C9 Owner

I've never owned a handgun until this past November. I've owned rifles and shotguns and was in the military and awarded Expert Rifleman. That said I have a learning curve on handguns to catch up on. I take this approach. I don't have a lot of money to invest in one, so I bought the Hi Point C9 Lugar. Yes, it is heavy, but for my hand it's well balanced. It has no more kick than I'd expect in a handgun. I've fired only two magazines of rounds through it, but it fired perfectly. The grouping on the second mag was well within a 3-4 inch circle at approximately 25-30 ft. For those who've had a more expensive weapon I can understand their dislike for a "cheaper" weapon. I once owned a bicycle that cost upwards of a thousand dollars. From that point on I cared nothing for a Huffy. As long as I have only this handgun I have nothing to compare it by, so to me it is a good weapon and serves me well. Until I get more funds to purchase a different one, I'm happy with what I bought.

3 years 30 weeks ago, 4:45 PM

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Understand you TL but judge harper sounds like another gun snob I have a mossberg 802 one of the cheapest 22s out there and also a 10 22 there both great in my eyes so as far a price is concerned with guns I don't let it dictate my purchase of a gun except Jennings HELL NO

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