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Alright, I'll probably get teased but I'm poor so this will work for me until I hit the lottery.
 
I just bought a NIB Hi point C9 9mm semi-auto.  Looks like A Gock knock off.  All american made, no imported parts and carries a full lifetime warranty.  A no questions asked free repair even if your the umteenth owner!  From what I've read they are pretty accurate and troublefree.  They are +p round rated too which gives me a higher level of confidence!  (I don't really trust polymer framed autos).
 
I'm looking for some feedback from everyone that has any experience with them.  What are your likes and dislikes, accuracy?, reliability?  Would you buy another?
 
For some reason their are several available on the auction sites NIB for around $150. 
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All accounts are you love them or you'll hate then. I had a carbine 9 and it went back several times before I got tried of dealing with it and sold it
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When I was in college my roommate wanted a pistol so he could go shooting with me.  We went down to the gun shop and he bought one of those for $100 I think.  3rd time we took it out shooting the the front of the slide blew apart. 

He sent it back to Hipoint, they sent him a new one.  2nd or 3rd time we took it out this time I was shooting it and the same thing happened.  Front half of the slide just blew to pieces. 

He sent it back again and shortly after it blew apart again. 

Sent it back again they sent him a new one and he sold it after that. 

That has been my only experience with them.  It shocked me to see it blow apart like that 3 times though.  I would be very weary of them.  They may have a good warranty but if you cannot depend upon them at all that warranty don't mean jack. 
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They're not the prettiest, but I have a buddy who was in the same boat as you Bud. He bought a .380 and a .45 and they've not caused him one issue. He doesn't shoot them often, but when he does they go bang.
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I read that the older ones were prone to do that.  Everything I've read about anything built after 2005 is that problem was solved and they are now rated for +P rounds.  I'm reading that several people have put over 2500 rounds down them without failure or even a jam!!!!  Time will tell.
 
Thanks for the feedback!  I know you get what you pay for, but it appears this company doesn't have a corporate jet to support and the the top brass aren't greedy...aparently! Excellent
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You did alright for the price. Just make sure you clean it well after every 50 or so rounds. the slide for some reason gets a build up and will slightly hang up while slamming anotehr round in it. You may also get a few stove pipped rounds from time to time. Thats normal from the ones brought to me. Its nothing bad just normal stuff.
 
 
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I have worked on several over the past yr. They are typically 500 rd. or less guns. Some may tell you they have shot more than that but not many. They have proven accurate for the most part but they are not range guns. They are at best truck guns, clubs and in the end boat anchors. For 150.00 you paid the average for a used 9mm. The 45's seem to hold up alittle better but that like the rest of this post is opinion. Too much oil is a bad thing causing them to crud up fast and start jammin up. I really think they may last longer keeping them on the dry side of lubing. Just a touch on the slide guides and just wipe down the rest. There really isn't much in them to rust most of their parts being alloys. I have one in for repair now in fact and being less than 2 yrs old it is worn out. It appears I will have to tell the owner it is past help. The slide guides are worn and the sear cam won't stay in place. Parts and labor would be more than half the cost of a new one and there is no guarntee that it would function then.
If yours shoots well I suggest keeping it for a truck gun or backup but I really wouldn't want to depend on it too much. It is what it is. A very low budget gun that is not intended to be shot very much.
Like said before people really love em or really hate em. I have sold several to repeat customers but I am cautious about taking them for trade.
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The local Radio Shack gives one away free when you sign up for satellite TV.  No, I am not kidding.
 
They aren't very good.
 
Pretty popular with the street criminal crowd, though.
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WEll my first trip to the range went well.  75rnds without a hiccup!
 
I just grabbed the top two boxes of ammo when I was heading out the door.
When I got to the range I found that one was half empty and UMC 124gr FMJ
and the other was Ultramax remanufs (reloads) mixed brand brass and cast lead 124gr RN.
The UMCs grouped well but teh reloads didn't group well at all.  No FTF or FTE though
so I was happy.  Temps dropped from about 36F inot the mid 20s while I was there
so running out of ammo was a blessing in disguise!
 
Next trip I'll take UMC and Federal , both FMJ and see how she groups!
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I've had good luck with the ones I had/have... but I don't shoot handguns much.
 
I would like to know where an average 9mm sells for only $150!  They sure don't here.
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I won that one on Auction arms for $119 + $35 for two day shipping.
 
I see the Highpoint 40S&W and 45ACP advertised loacally for $169 all the time.  the 9mm is usually $20 less.
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last one I bought was a 380.....  couple of years ago... maybe 3 and it was $94.00 brand new at local dealer.... actually, bought it in a small town just outside Omaha....  City of Omaha makes it a major pain to buy a handgun within the city.  Which is probably why Big catalog store is located just outside of Omaha as well.
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For the same amount of money you can own a highly reliable 22 rifle or a used shotgun that will be reliable. By the time you pay a gun dealer $30 to recieve it you have more in it than I have in my used lever action Savage 22 mag and almost as much as I have in my riot gun.
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tell me more about your Savage 22 mag lever gun please.... sounds like it would be a neat piece to compliment my 99 collection!
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Thefunny thing about th eHi-Points 9mms is that the older /used onmes seem to sell for more than I paid for my new one all the time.  Several on gunbroker sold at or above $200 recently!!!!
 
I already have a 1st gen S&W model 39 9mm and a Baretta 9000 9mm compact for CC.  This gun is intended to be a beater/car gun and buddy loaner.  I am current shopping for a 1911.  I have my grandfather's WWII Remington Rand 1911 but he filed off the Serial# so it's a safe queen heirloom.
To bad too, it's in excellent shape and I've seen them go for $1200+!
 
I just discovered Sarco Inc wedsite and they will wholesale to public..... 
Rock Island Mil-Spec full size parkerized 1911 ia only $359.99 + $15 S/H
RI Tactical 1911 with  Skeleton hammer & trigger is   $419.99 + $15 S/H
RI 1911-A2 widebody 14+1rd is Full size and only      $439.99 + $15 S/H
RI MAtch Grade FS 1911 w/ hand matched comps      $599.00 + $15 S/H
 
Those prices are hard to beat and from what I've read the RI quality / fit/ finish is surprisingly good!!!
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My brother got one some time back.  And to be honest, it flat out amazed me.  Although it sounded like a cheap tin can full of loose bolts when you shot it, it never did have a ftf, or fte. 

Its a cheap gun, that is a fact. But they seem to be decently reliable for what they are. (ugly as sin too)  Would I own one?  Maybe if I got it for almost nothing.  I guess there must be something wrong with me, but I couldn't trust a gun that cheap and depend on it to defend my life and those around me. (unless I had no other choice)

All that being said the one my brother owns bounces around in his truck constantly and has probably been shot close to a couple thousand times now.  I guess that must count for something...
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