Hi-Point C9 9mm Handgun Review: Budget Defensive Gun Or Junk?

Hi-Point C9 9mm Handgun Review: Budget Defensive Gun Or Junk?

I do some shooting with the Hi Point 9mm pistol, go over it’s features, discuss reliability, and what I think of the gun overall. We’ll have to get a Yeet Cannon and see if it performs better!

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  1. P R on December 2, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    I am really new to owning a firearm so maybe my opinion isn’t worth a whole lot but I think if these are supposed to be for new gun owners who don’t have much money for a gun I’d still rather save for something better. If you are new to firearms why would you want to buy something that malfunctions that often? Seems like it would make it less fun to shoot therefore making you practice less and then the time you need to use it a malfunction happens and now you have to clear a malfunction in dangerous situation? Why buy a problem. There are decent handguns for a little more cash. SCYY and Ruger make better pistols. Or save up and get a Hellcat or an M&P. I am super happy with both of those.

  2. ArkonBlade on December 2, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Better then a pointy stick

  3. Darrell Fort on December 2, 2021 at 11:16 pm


  4. Eddie A A on December 2, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    1:10 🖤 This is my 1st gun

  5. fujimi715 on December 2, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Speaking on your last point. Local gunshot had zastava 32 ACP. I think model m70. $199. I’d much rather have that for a cheap gun than this piece of junk.

  6. Andrew Christianson on December 2, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I just ordered this gun from guns.com for $260 ($307 total) as the cheapest at gun shops 80 miles away is $400 + tax. I can’t really afford that price plus getting box rounds, etc. Thanks for the review. Lets me know what to expect. It’s better than nothing I’m sure.

  7. Ramon Burgos on December 2, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    My carbine does the same thing with the nose dive malfunction. Tap the back of the magazines against the palm of your hand to align the cartridges before loading the magazine into the gun. A couple of taps and that’s it. Again, budget gun with budget mags. Takes a little more effort than your premium guns but still worth it. The problem seems to be weak springs not having enough tension to keep the cartridges under pressure. This guy offers a home made solution: https://youtu.be/Ws6T-9LFsao

  8. Gromin With Rob on December 2, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Beats a pointy stick,…at range.😂🤣😂

  9. Scott Phipps on December 2, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I find that once you break these in, they function really well as long as you have good magazines. The mags are fairly cheap from the hipoint website. When I get a bad mag, I just throw it away and buy a new one to replace it.

  10. Bradley Hager on December 2, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    These guns might be ugly but are generally reliable and good choices for someone who can’t afford better

  11. Danny Sharp on December 2, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    My 9mm works flawlessly 4-5 hundred rds through it not a single jam..same as my 9mm carbine ,BUT my cf380 I’ve had a lot of jams mostly double feeds . I don’t trust it and rarely shoot it anymore. I luv the 9 it’s fun and accurate..

  12. Spencer Morse on December 2, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    A store near me had one for "best offer"… If they still have it, imma see if they’ll sell it for 50 bucks.

  13. Bria Foster on December 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I really want a Glock28 or 19. But I can’t afford it. So I’m considering the high point for my first gun. Just to keep in my home, I don’t plan on using it. Just for just in case purposes until I can afford a better one. Thank you for this video

  14. Miguel Hernandez on December 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    There are people complaining here. I made a stupid mistake as a teen and could never own a gun, I’m now a family and would love to have a gun in my closet just in case of any intruders. Of course there is the illegal way to get it. But I rather not. I can negotiate with someone who is bona-fide and there guns are clean. Other than that I stick to my knives.

  15. Riley Harville on December 2, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I feel like if they redesigned the gun to use double stack mags they could keep producing the gun for the same price and up the capacity and reliability of the gun.

  16. Tobias Courtney on December 2, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Its not the firearm its the spring in the mag. If Hi point was to fix the problem it would be a great handgun i have own 2 previously

  17. Rebel Yankee on December 2, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Yup, magazine issues. Own one. Upside is, you get a bad magazine send it back, they send you two to replace the one free of charge. Bought two extra magazines with mine, one consistently malfunfunctioned as did yours with nose dives. Shipped it back, they replaced it with two that function flawlessly. Had the same issues with the 995TS carbine. That said, when I have new shooters over to the backyard range, they love shooting those Hipoints over the high end guns in the safes. At the price point of the C9, it makes a good disposable option need be, or a loaner over say a 1911, CZ75, or Python. Mine can generally be found in the fnt. pocket of the stationary bike in the master bedroom. LOL

  18. Gisèle Evans on December 2, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    So just get a different mag?

  19. Clay Chandler on December 2, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    The high point company would not be around as long as they have if thier product was. Not quality

  20. Jwardhooper22 on December 2, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I have the 380, its my favorite out of all my pistols

  21. Kpop1988z on December 2, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    If you load 5 rounds or 6 rounds, it should be fine. I have shoot more than 300 rounds cheap ammo and no problem.

  22. P R on December 2, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I feel like I watch way too much fun content when I am down to hi point reviews.

  23. Joe Gionti on December 2, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Hum…I’ve got a hi-point c9 with nearly 1000 rounds through it so far, and I’ve had no issues whatsoever. The other day I was smirking at the range while I was there popping off shots having a grand old time while the guy with the glock next to me was busy fixing his ftf. I have to admit that I got a little enjoyment out of the fact that my "no-issues" HP was most likely irritating him even more. The bottom line is that ANY firearm can malfunction at any time. I’ve seen plenty enough police videos where the cops gun jammed during an incident. That’s why you have a backup plan like an extra mag, ect. Having one in the chamber doesn’t hurt either.

  24. Rube Clayton on December 2, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    The $100 Bill Pattern… "Gangsta Version" is a Nice Touch… Ha.!…
    I Actually Won 20 Bucks By Out Shooting A Guy While Using A Highpoint 9mm…
    I Hit 8 Out Of 8 Cans…
    He Missed The 2nd Can With His Glock 19..
    It Doesn’t Matter What Your Shooting With If You Can’t Hit The Target…

  25. Nick Pierce on December 2, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Most reliable pistol I’ve ever owned..even more reliable than my glock 19.or my Springfield xd

  26. Rekmeyata on December 2, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    So since Hi-Point has such a great customer service department what happens when you send the gun back complaining that if fouls up 40 or so times out of 500 rounds? Will they tell you that’s within factory specs so no warranty adjustment?

  27. kenneth risner on December 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    whats odd about this video, is that you say its unreliable and doesnt like many kinds of ammo, yet i didn t see a single jam or malfunction of any kind while you shot it. am i missing something here?

  28. Lustly Mariam on December 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    My husband just got his gun today I swear is so dope and is my first time holding a gun,glock 9mm. It was delivered to our door step at noon. Through *immaglockdealer on Wickr* thanks bro

  29. Turndom Magnieran on December 2, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    When he’s about four minutes in, and says "…it is what it is" after showing how the magazine can have a few bad feeds a clip, what’s the point of watching anymore?

  30. Ronnie Crawford on December 2, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Shot my hi point 9mm compact right out of the box not one problem,definitely on target there’s nothing wrong with this gun.

  31. Cobb ETL PROGRAMMER on December 2, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Excellent Review. Let the chips fall where they may. (Because ..if it doesn’t jam.. it’s better than a Sharp Stick! LOL)

  32. Rene G on December 2, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Nice job 👍🏼

  33. ACoustaDC on December 2, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    This is the gun you want……

    ,,,,,,Stolen from your car.

  34. Wayne Karau on December 2, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Why is it that the people who don’t own them make fun of them while the people who do generally like them?  Mine like others has a piss poor trigger but it cycles nicely.

  35. DaGhost Official on December 2, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Nothing has killed more members of the black community than highblood pressure,crack,and HI POINTS 😄🙂😐😒

  36. Scott Gould on December 2, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Put 200 rounds thru mine. How much you get paid from glock sig sewer. Yer another bullshitter.

  37. digitalgliff on December 2, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Looking to buy a hi- point. Don’t know if I should go with 9mm or 45? I’m probably gonna ccw.

  38. Ratsu on December 2, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Respect 🙂 people can afford what they can afford

  39. Kayaaruaq on December 2, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Tell MOM. They’ll fix it.

  40. Terminator on December 2, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    I love my hi point they do the jop every single time.and they are affordable.

  41. Kelly Ann on December 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Got your gun from *expansion2 in wickr * he is the best to rely on…

  42. Ralph Forehand on December 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    I had one never fail. I had a. Lufkin 25had the same problem you had with this high point ha to twick magazine and never had problems again may be magazine not the gun

  43. Steve Smith on December 3, 2021 at 12:00 am

    As stated in the video the 380 and 9mm use the same magazine and it’s set up for a 380. Tweak the feed lips slightly for the 9mm and it should run better. I have owned and do have a hp but also have better. Honestly I’d take the hp over nothing but other stuff over the hp if I could choose

  44. Kenneth Mowrer on December 3, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I had a friend who’s high point shot 1 magazine and then it wouldn’t shoot at all anymore. I hate high points with guns if your gonna get one get one that is a lil more expensive like the glock 17 Gen 4/5 can be found well under $600

  45. John B. on December 3, 2021 at 12:04 am

    I know these have a break in period … seen a few videos. 200 rds or so the manual says but seems longer from other reviews. I just want one for the glove box and not care if it freezes in -10F or bakes at 100F in the Summer time here. legal here loaded and chambered.

  46. hellsk100 on December 3, 2021 at 12:08 am

    For 100/150 bucks more you can get a canik or taurus. If you cant afford something for your protection then you have something wrong with your priorities in life.

  47. ditchdigger93 on December 3, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I had the .380 model carbine. Most of the feeding issues with this pistol is not the pistol but the badly designed magazine lips. Work with them trying different things as there isn’t much you can do to them that you can’t also undo. The extensions in front of the feed lips are sort of a spring guide mess and bending them for more or less stress on the front of the round usually fixes the nose diving problem a lot of them have. I special ordered a .380 carbine as I own three .380 pistols and reload for it so ammo is plentiful here. The one I got was black but should have been bright yellow as it was a real lemon and would not work most of the time due to the magazines not locking in tritely all the way up into the grip so they worked right. Three Hi Point magazines and none of them worked at all but a Red Ball 9MM twenty round mag worked fine in it. They had to have done something wrong with the magazine catch as when fully inserted the mags had a bunch of up and down play in them and left to their own would hang down an eighth to a quarter inch below the grip and the slide couldn’t pick the rounds up out of the mag as they were to low. The Red Ball mag with the goofy dog leg bend in the middle of it has a rubber joiner to hold the two mags together to make a twenty round mag and had a plug of rubber that joined them and thus made it fit tight against the bottom of the grip and so they actually worked fine. I just got lucky and got a lemon, I think most of them work fine, for awhile anyway. I’ve got one in .45ACP that works and shoots fine and have had only to replace the firing pin once as that is one of their weak points too, Using the firing pin for the ejector, bends them over time and you go to getting soft primer strikes and misfires. Called them and told them the problem and got two pins and new springs in the mail a few days later as I told them I could replace them myself. You can do it, with that said with the goofy way these guns are designed nothing is quick or easy working on one but it’s doable.

  48. philip Behrhorst on December 3, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Can you add something more than a 10 round clip ? Is there a 15 or 20 maybe ?

  49. John Doe on December 3, 2021 at 12:10 am

    My hi point is pretty damn accurate.

  50. The wonder Raig on December 3, 2021 at 12:14 am

    First video where the B roll in the crack house just felt sooo right