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Old 03-13-2012, 5:42 PM
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So I saw a C9 on sale (http://www.sportsmansoutdoorsupersto...2.cfm/id/23539) and bought one . After shipping, ffl fee, dros and tax, it will be around $215. Did I mess up big time?
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Old 03-13-2012, 6:27 PM
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Wow - a gun AND a boat anchor - all in ONE purchase!
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Old 03-13-2012, 6:38 PM
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You'll have fun, a gun so cheap you don't have to care about abusing it. A great warranty. It is accurate enough and tough as hell.

Can't really say you went wrong. Haters here will demand you spend twice as much to get essentially the same thing you got just "prettier".
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You'll have fun, a gun so cheap you don't have to care about abusing it. A great warranty. It is accurate enough and tough as hell.

Can't really say you went wrong. Haters here will demand you spend twice as much to get essentially the same thing you got just "prettier".
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Old 03-13-2012, 6:43 PM
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a friend of mine has one and its a fun gun to shoot. theres a lot of good reviews on it check youtube, next time they go on sale at turners ill probably pick one up just so i can have a 9mm
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Old 03-13-2012, 6:47 PM
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It's an ugly gun, but there's nothing wrong with it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 6:49 PM
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Yup, the Hi-Point. Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

Also, technically, it is the Boy Named Sue of the pistol world! If I could find one for sale in the north state for about $150, but that is the sum total I would pay for it. The reason? Novelty, it is just so damned ugly and tough. I like that, I will laugh about it every time I lay eyes on it.
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Yup, the Hi-Point. Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

Also, technically, it is the Boy Named Sue of the pistol world! If I could find one for sale in the north state for about $150, but that is the sum total I would pay for it. The reason? Novelty, it is just so damned ugly and tough. I like that, I will laugh about it every time I lay eyes on it.
In the words of nutnfancy - I want to hate this gun. I want to hate it sooo much . . . but I just can't!
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I want one, if for no reason than to abuse it.

I would paint it with Krylon.
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Congrats! I think you made a good choice. You don't need to spend $$$ for a good gun. Learn to shoot it and have fun!
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Cheap gun,life time warranty, runs like a top.

You screwed up big time.
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my cousin bought one a few years back, i dont know if it was just his but it only seemed to feed reliably when you held it sideways...... straight gangsta
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Nothing wrong with a C9 that hasn't been stated here before; ugly, bulky, weird grips, sights suck, feed lip issues, etc. However, its also inexpensive, accurate, cheap to feed and fairly reliable. While I'm not the biggest fan of the Hi-point I'm definitely not disappointed either. Have fun with it.
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Have you considered that the screw up may have been in buying your first handgun? In case nobody warned you, they're like potato chips - you can't have just one. Next you'll be eyeing a Glock, then maybe saving for a 1911, assuming you're not spending all your cash on ammo and range fees. Before you know it you're buying your second safe and rebuilding the reloading bench to make room for it. Good luck on your journey.
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fugly but it works and is cheap dont abuse it b/c they can still break. have fun and stay safe
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I personally do not have any experience with it, but just shoot it and have fun with it. Don't look back at this point. Just chalk it up to a lesson learned if you feel you overpaid and that's that.

At least it's not a super expensive item.

Good luck
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LOL!!!

You guys are so funny. Thanks for not crucifying me for buying such an ugly gun.

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Have you considered that the screw up may have been in buying your first handgun? In case nobody warned you, they're like potato chips - you can't have just one. Next you'll be eyeing a Glock, then maybe saving for a 1911, assuming you're not spending all your cash on ammo and range fees. Before you know it you're buying your second safe and rebuilding the reloading bench to make room for it. Good luck on your journey.
Dude!!! You are like a freakin mind reader, you should do carnivals. lol

I'm already contemplating my next handgun, and got it down to these three, Glock 19, M&P9c, CZ 75 D and even the Kahr K9, kind of apples to oranges to banana to grapes comparison, wish I have the money to make fruit salad. And not even an hour ago I was looking at reloading videos in youtube.

I should've stayed with my Marlin 795. lol Actually looking forward to the journey ahead.
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LOL!!!

You guys are so funny. Thanks for not crucifying me for buying such an ugly gun.



Dude!!! You are like a freakin mind reader, you should do carnivals. lol

I'm already contemplating my next handgun, and got it down to these three, Glock 19, M&P9c, CZ 75 D and even the Kahr K9, kind of apples to oranges to banana to grapes comparison, wish I have the money to make fruit salad. And not even an hour ago I was looking at reloading videos in youtube.

I should've stayed with my Marlin 795. lol Actually looking forward to the journey ahead.
Yep.

Guns are like potato chips.

The kind of chips that cost hundreds of dollars!

Anyway, to answer your main question: As long as it is reliable and accurate and you like it, you did not screw up.

That being said, God help you if you get addicted to buying beautiful expensive guns!

Especially classic old revolvers made of gorgeous blued steel and walnut grips, guns that shoot one ragged hole even though they are fifty years old and turn you into a more accurate shooter!

God help you!
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If you want support just ask the believers about your purchase:

http://hipointtalk.net/
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You'll have fun, a gun so cheap you don't have to care about abusing it. A great warranty. It is accurate enough and tough as hell.

Can't really say you went wrong. Haters here will demand you spend twice as much to get essentially the same thing you got just "prettier".
^ Exactly!

Cool guns. Fully transferable, no-questions-asked, lifetime warranty. One gun writer says he carries his Hi-Point when he kayaks because if he capsizes and loses it, there's no heartbreak involved. Makes a great truck/car gun, too.
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