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  1. Paul Chapman
    Apr 30 - 12:37 pm

    This was rather informative. I just received a Hi Point C 9 as a gift and find it actually a very good gun and carry it along with my M&P 40 when out shooting. My oldest brother in De Kalb, Mo. has a Hi Point 40 and loves it. As for me I really haven’t had much bang bang time with it but still like it. However I am having the feeding issues and that is how I found this post. Thank you for putting it out there. I will try your suggestions. Thank you.

    • Ethan
      Apr 30 - 3:45 pm

      I hope the tips work for you. My C9 has been great since I messed with the feed lips a bit. I’ve got better guns, but the Hi-Point is a workhorse, for sure.

  2. BillieBob
    May 16 - 2:43 am

    Crap article. If a firearm needs to have modifications done before it even works properly, it is not worth having. Having to dial it in with tons of ammo defeats the point of a cheap purchase price. Taurus makes inexpensive firearms that are more reliable at nearly the same price. And by the way, it’s “magazines”, not “clips”.

    • Ethan
      May 17 - 1:03 am

      A Taurus costs quite a bit more, actually. I own a Taurus 738 TCP .380 and it works great, but even that low-budget mouse gun costs more than a Hi-Point.

      This is an article about a budget gun that works quite well for the price. Would I give up my Smith & Wesson Shield .40 S&W, Bersa Thunder .380 ACP or Stoeger Cougar .40 S&W for a Hi-Point? How about the Ruger GP100 .357 magnum revolver I should have within the next week? No, but that’s not the point, is it? If someone invests some time breaking in a Hi-Point and tuning the thing, then these little pistols are serviceable self-defense weapons. If someone is operating on a limited budget, a Hi-Point isn’t a bad option at all and that is the entire point here.

      • BillieBob
        Jul 03 - 6:55 pm

        As of today (7/3/16) A Taurus 738 runs $199 through buds guns. a Hi Point 380 runs $139. Add in $25 for the FFL transfer and you’re paying $224 and $164 respectively. I would much rather pay the $60 difference and have a gun that is an actual compact (or even sub compact) gun that I can carry anywhere and not have it show and is reasonably reliable than save $60 and have a compact gun (with the size of almost a full size) with questionable reliability (without modifications). By the way, Taurus also offers a lifetime warranty regardless if you are the first or 20th owner. Open carrying is fine and dandy, but you allow yourself to become a target. If you are openly carrying during a robbery, and the robber sees it, who will he shoot first?

        • jbarntt
          Jul 06 - 9:23 pm

          Why would I want a sub compact pistol with a shorter barrel and lighter weight for home defense that costs more than a third more than the Hi-Point? Felt recoil is going to be higher and has a smaller mag. Makes no sense.

          For 20 bucks more I could get the Hi-Point c9 and have more stopping power, and still be less expensive than the Taurus 738. I see no value in the Taurus for the use the Hi-Point is designed to fill.

          The Taurus is for a different use case than the Hi-Point.

  3. Bruce
    May 30 - 3:05 pm

    Everything you said is exactly right! I love my HP .45 , I love it’s weight and size too. A 1911 feels like a toy in comparison. I bought it new at a general store in Pa for $127 dollars over 20 years ago, never had a problem with it. I open carry so the size don’t matter. Been shooting the heads of moles in my yard all spring at 25/30 feet, can’t beat HP!

  4. Wolfcub
    Mar 12 - 3:41 pm

    I have the hi point c9 the 40 jcp and the 995ts carbine. I have had no issues with any of them. For all 3 I spent less than one glock. I’m not a rich man all got them all at separate times. But I will say this . I trust theses guns with my life and my family’s lives. No there not concealed carry. But there great guns.

  5. Andrey
    Jun 19 - 7:59 am

    Presented it to my friend a couple of weeks ago.
    For such a novice in gun carry, it’s better to start with an inexpensive gun, and, after he gets some experience in gun maintenance, shooting, etc, he will switch to a better gun.

  6. Rali
    Jun 25 - 4:06 pm

    I have the 380acp w/ compensator & the 9mm. The 9 is jet black 380 is black with silver on the slides. Yes their not pretty but are intimidating. To my surprise the .380 & 9mm are same size and weight. But the .380 w/ comp just looks more badass adding up to the 4″ barrel. The bulk of the gun and sound of both just add to the fear of it being pointed at you.

    I agree that the magazines are shit that’s where your problems will stim from imo. 600 rounds through the 9mm after tweaking the clip and sanding some areas of the inner-workings, about 200-250 through the 380 which is my favorite to carry & shoot. Yes they are heavy. Yes I still carry them daily. When I purchase my 40 & 45 I have my eye on the Taurus Mill. G2 which is very reasonable at 200 bucks, and I haven’t decided about the 45.

    No flash, no sport, no bragging rights. Far as self defense, power, sound, fear factor they do the job. Life time warranty 🙂

  7. Joshua McClung
    Jul 14 - 5:00 am

    A note on Taurus vs. Hi-Point….if I drop my gen 1 pt….it might just shoot me! My Hi-Point does not have this extra funtion…lol, guess thats the price difference…dont believe me?…look up Taurus Carter Settlement! I’ll take a gun that goes bang everytime its intended vs everytime I drop it. Not to mention, with slight modification, the Hi-Point I own is not only lightning fast and accurate, but also 100% reliable…never a ftf or fte! Enjoy that bit of truth and stop being a price point snob.

  8. Chris Ward
    Sep 02 - 2:14 pm

    I own a Hi Point JHP 45 and also the Taurus TCP 738, Taurus G2 Mill ,both Taurus had to have the feed ramp polished right out of the box to get them to function with hollow points. The Hi Point didn’t, so for the price to me the Hi Point wins, for carry, the Taurus wins. Paying more is not all ways getting more. Just saying. Great read, they are really awesome guns no matter the price point. I live in Va so open carry is an option as well as concealed carry. Thanks for the article.

    • Ethan
      Apr 24 - 10:24 am

      My daughter picked out a Taurus Millenium G2 for her first 9mm. She passed on a Glock and a Sig-Sauer, in fact, because she liked the way the Taurus looked. Luckily, it is a great shooting gun that is easier to break down than a Hi-Point (i.e., we don’t have to remove a pin with a punch to strip it and clean it).

  9. Tim Flannery
    Dec 18 - 11:45 am

    I’ve been using a 40 jcp for a couple of years, once broken in [200 to 300 rounds] it works fine. I do use it for CCW and do not find it uncomfortable. As far a maintaining it I clean after every use and have broken it down once after about 1,000 rounds. It may be ugly to some, but it does the job and have hardly any recoil!

    I find it works well with Winchester white box ammo and also with the new polycase ammo.

    • Ethan
      Apr 24 - 10:23 am

      LOL — no recoil at all. The thing weighs a ton and that is one of the advantages — shoots very softly.

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