Hi Point Pros & Cons: Is The World's Cheapest Pistol Right For You?

Hi Point Pros & Cons: Is The World's Cheapest Pistol Right For You?

Everything you need to know about the world’s cheapest handgun, the Hi-Point C9 & CF380.

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  1. BriGuyIT on May 8, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Heavy is good. Heavy is reliable. If it does not work, you can always hit him with it.

  2. Brock Howell on May 8, 2023 at 4:11 am

    I’ve never considered the 9mm, like ever, and this is coming from a guy that has TWO CPX-1 pistols, BUT I was pretty intrigued by their 10mm…..mainly just to say I have a 10mm. 😁

  3. chalupaclawbruh on May 8, 2023 at 4:12 am

    If someone can afford more i suggest more but if they cant afford much for personal protection i stick with saying "a high point in the nightstand will always beat a glock on layaway" if its all you can afford then get it so you can be protected and train.

  4. Will Martin on May 8, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Have owned the 40 carnine and 2 9mm pistols.. never had any issues. Sold them later in life to buy other higher priced pistol.

  5. Steve on May 8, 2023 at 4:13 am

    I’ve been meaning to ask you must go through a lot of lawn mowers with how much you shoot all over your yard

  6. smokinhalf on May 8, 2023 at 4:16 am

    I am not a gun snob I say any firearm is better than none at all. Cheap firearms are great tools to help you learn how to and quickly clear jams.

  7. Michael Hartzell on May 8, 2023 at 4:17 am

    I’m sorry if I come off picky but you only showed the 380. The C9 is around 157$. Yea I know you explained that you were talking about all, but how the reviews are with the 10mm it seems the heavy slide works best with the heavier caliber.

  8. Jordon Walsh on May 8, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Hi-Point…… and everyone says Glocks are ugly 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  9. Paul brungardt on May 8, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Life is too short to 1). Sleep with ugly women & 2). own Hi Point pistols.

  10. HeadHunter91 on May 8, 2023 at 4:18 am

    My jhp 45 has been 100 percent reliable. Mostly my camping gun so my nicer pistols don’t get dusty/ risk of scratching

  11. Zdravko Stankov on May 8, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Its better to have High point for100 buks between otf knife Benchmade for thousend 😊

  12. Roy Rodriguez on May 8, 2023 at 4:20 am

    sccy …WORKS …PERIOD ..smaller lighter

  13. Ricky Manley on May 8, 2023 at 4:20 am

    I bought a used Beretta 92FS Inox during the covid shortage, paid WAY too much…can’t get thru a mag w/o a jam.
    Gun Control Is Human Rights Abuse.
    Gun Laws Are Crimes Against Humanity.

  14. mrmicro22 on May 8, 2023 at 4:21 am

    Great video. Recycling works.if you mean reuse/repurpose your individual possessions. Mass recycling of competent materials was always a wasteful tax fund funded scam to look like government was doing something. Without the prop of extra taxes, none of these schemes can support themselves. Highly comparable to wind power in those respects.

  15. roobscoob47 on May 8, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Thanks, Chris and Mrs. Outlaw~

  16. PraiseCaster on May 8, 2023 at 4:23 am

    I greatly appreciate your honest reviews and the efforts you put into them!

    Yep, the Hi-Point is a cheap gun.
    Yep, the Hi-Point works.

    I think it is a Rhinestone in the rough (come on, no way its a diamond in the rough).

    That being said, you need to know the gun, it’s strengths and weaknesses.

    I have a C9 in my safe. Yes I take it out and shoot it. It is NOT my favorite and it is NOT as good as a (insert brand snob name here).

    At the time when I got it, it was all I could afford. I researched it and found out what I needed to know and how I could make it more reliable.

    First thing I learned, was how to fully strip it down and to effectlively clean it and lube it. (Boy, and thats a pain). I saw a lot of failures that were directly related to not cleaning and lubing the C9 ever BEFORE taking it to shoot for the first time. Truth is this happens a lot with other brand guns as well, but no one ever talks about it and nitmally they blame the gun for this.

    Then I resarched its "reliability" issues, which seemed to be failure to feed/load/extract, and thru that research I found that it was the feed lips of the magazine: they were angled inward, way too aggressively. So all my magazines I fixed the feed lips and boom! Ultra reliable.

    Then the striker design predicates it is going to have a heavy trigger AND there is not a reliable fix for making it lighter, BUT it can be made better by making it smooth as butter and thst is by grease lubing the striker spring and ever so mildly polishing the trigger bar. There are videos out there that recommend changing the striker spring, but I vehemently warn against it as the spring as designed is part of the drop safety and other reasons why (that I wont go into).

    The only other thing I did to it was add Boo-Dad grips (the standard grip is slicker than camel snot lubed with 10-40 motor oil).

    I have shot over 1000 rounds through it and only had one malfunction (failure to go into battery) and that might have been a steel case ammo issue.

    Accuracy? Actually not bad, as long as I am not racing.

    Now, finances changed and I have more, pricier guns. My Favorite pistol is my 9mm PX4 Storm with thr LTT Trigger Bar. Thst pistol is just like magic!

    But I still have my Hi-Point. I make sure I still put it in my range rotation to make sure she still works.

  17. Faist's Bass, Beer, and Cooking on May 8, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Ive had a used gen 1 and a new generation 2. Never had issues with either. The new one though I stripped out of the box. Used 2000 grit sandpaper to clean the paint off the chamber by the ejection port. Then squeezed the trigger a bunch while watching a movie. It smoothed out the trigger alot. Both went bang and I could shoot them accurately. I love my FN but the high points were not near as bad as people make them out to be. Great video as always!

  18. nasaihyana on May 8, 2023 at 4:24 am

    I have the carbine in 45 ACP and grabbed the jhp 45 for shits and giggles and fell in love. It doesn’t compare to my HK45 obviously but its still fun and weird. Changed the trigger spring and polished the feed ramp and haven’t had many issues. Mags act up occasionally but bottom line it always goes BANG!!! To hell with the gun snobs people..get what like, get what you can afford….as long as you get something…do you!

  19. Coby Gogarty on May 8, 2023 at 4:25 am

    Cons: The whole "gun"

    Pros: if you just need to fire 1 round because that’s all it will fire, you will not feel bad then throwing it away in the river.

  20. Average GIJoe Outdoors on May 8, 2023 at 4:26 am

    I remember years ago when these things first came out…. I was an instructor in the military working at a range…… one of my fellow Marines brought it to the range one day and we were all like WTF is that thing bro……. If my memory serves me correctly it shot pretty decent and did not have any malfunctions that I can remember…. but god it was ugly.

  21. Coby Gogarty on May 8, 2023 at 4:27 am

    The SCCY is better than the HI point, also you forget the Jimenez cheap cheap cheap crap like the hi point, not as ugly but sucks as much as the hi point

  22. Timothy Suddath on May 8, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Thank you! Legit review.
    You mentioned the dry fire training. And used guns. Some of my absolute favorite guns are used. My first 1911, used.
    My Colt SAA, used. My S&W .357, police trade in.
    My .303 British, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 Springfield, Mosin, SKS, Kar98, K98, even my AK – all used. All perfectly good guns.
    I’ve taken more deer with my 1913 Kar98 8 mauser than any other gun I own. 110 years later. Dead on. Barrel still solid, action crisp and smooth.

  23. BH Michigan on May 8, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Owning a Hi Point is like owning a Sub with a screen door …. Hi Point works great until you load it … and a sub with a screen door is great until you put it in water … it is what it is.

  24. Taz Daddy on May 8, 2023 at 4:31 am

    For around 250 you can get several models of Taurus (G2 or 3)

  25. Cymatic Smoke on May 8, 2023 at 4:32 am

    I used to own a hi point…but then Kanye West told me my life matters so I bought a Smith&Wesson

  26. Roy on May 8, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Hi Point has great customer service lifetime.

  27. Joshua Gibson on May 8, 2023 at 4:39 am

    Not for left handers. Constant mag drops.

  28. Matt Tripp on May 8, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Not quite Hi Point price range, but the Shield 1.0/2.0 is my go to recommendation for budget pistols. Yes capacity is lacking a bit but unlike a lot of other cheap pistols it makes a great carry gun. Ive bought several used in the $199-229 range. Mags and holsters are cheap and plentiful, in my experience theyve always been absolutely reliable. Plus you can always upgrade them later if you can afford to with things like a nicer trigger since it has aftermarket support.

  29. Aleffel96 on May 8, 2023 at 4:43 am

    I don’t get why someone would not just spend $75 more and get a Taurus

  30. mrmicro22 on May 8, 2023 at 4:44 am

    I bought one used in.40 just because I did not own a 40 caliber. A bit of a novelty and a hedge against finding a great deal on .40.. Good enough reasons for $69.

  31. Tyler Fortin on May 8, 2023 at 4:46 am

    I think they aren’t bad for what it is and it better then some other budget guns. Personally I love my Glock and do own one but I’ve had them in the past and it never really failed.

  32. Han Uman on May 8, 2023 at 4:48 am

    Get one for each bathroom of the house. Taped to the wall next to the shitter sounds perfect, especially that digital camo brown pistol. ✌🏻

  33. Harold Farquad on May 8, 2023 at 4:48 am

    1) Cheap
    2) No one wants to get shot by a Hi-Point

    1) Someone might see you with it

  34. Bert Reno Gumbleton on May 8, 2023 at 4:48 am

    the only pistol that has the value of thieves returning it after they realize that it is a High Point

  35. 4R NORTHWEST on May 8, 2023 at 4:48 am

    The only thing i have against the Hi Point is: just because it’s inexpensive why the FUCK does it have to be so dog shit ugly!!!? WHY! There is literally not a single monetary reason they can’t have a good looking design and still make it just as cheap! I’d love to be at that 40’ long boardroom table meeting and hear them: “ and here is how it will look!”…… really?! really? And not one single person at the table was like, “ummm…sir? That looks like pure dog shit. It looks like something my 5 year old makes with legos! It looks like when kids in kindergarten draw their idea of what a gun looks like! Why? Why does it have to be ugly?”
    I doubt very much the answer would be, “well if we make it look NOT shitty then it will be expensive! Even though it would be all the same cheap parts in just a slightly different shape.” Ya, not an answer. So what gives!? That would be a great video! Visiting their factory and asking one IMPORTANT question!

  36. Timothy Suddath on May 8, 2023 at 4:50 am

    I have a carbine in .45, that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I’ve taken several deer with it. On the range, tack driver.
    I have a 9mm that I bought as a spoof. Then I went to range. 1k gun next to it I shot first. Then the Hi-Point. I couldn’t help but laugh. The heaviest most non-ergonomic gun I’ve ever shot. All rounds, 1 large hole. I was amazed.
    I used it as a boat gun, tackle box etc. It works. It’s accurate. It’s cheap. If I lose it, oh well.

  37. O’Ceaser on May 8, 2023 at 4:51 am

    Idk. I’d say just save and buy something else.
    You can get a used Glock or M&P, a Masada, a Canik, or even a Taurus.
    I get not everyone wants a Staccato but at some point you realize you get what you pay for.
    the avg price for a reliable hand gun is about $500. Buying a new gun that cost half (or less) should tell you the quality just isn’t there

  38. Purvis 1993 on May 8, 2023 at 4:51 am

    I like shooting High Points but I know they are not a gun to bet your life on- you never know when it will fail. I have not seen them at the price you reported in a long time.

  39. Sidecar 771 on May 8, 2023 at 4:52 am

    Gun nuts are nuts but, hey, it’s a free society.

  40. Joshua Gibson on May 8, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I’ve never had a problem with a high point that wasn’t magazine related. The firearm itself is good. The mags are iffy. Not sure if it’s just QC or the actual design, butf they could perfect the magazines, we’d all be better for it.

  41. MDR6531 on May 8, 2023 at 4:55 am

    This gun has proven track record in action. It’s probably robbed more liquor stores and been involved in more shootings than any other pistol on the market.

  42. TheHvk on May 8, 2023 at 4:55 am

    Step up to the Taurus, Canik, used Glock, etc if you really need to defend your life with it….

    However for the memes, can’t beat this lmao.

  43. Celtic Viking on May 8, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Well um AKchyually…

    The super duper hi point is the most reliable machine revolver in all of history

    and they started making the Hi Point in the Argonne Forest in 1453 during WW2 when the Turks were invading Pakistan

    And the US used the super duper Hi Point as their main sidearm to combat enemy redcoat horse tanks in 1776…

    Hi Point full auto revolver machine triggers are the most ephektive tool in the earf.

    (This is satire, I hope it was obvious)

  44. Jay Dumond on May 8, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Owning a Hi-point…pros and cons… PRO….Ya got a gun, any gun better than no gun….CON…ya got hi point. Probably would been better buying hi power co2 pistol.

  45. John Balazek on May 8, 2023 at 4:56 am

    I can’t get more than 3rnds before a round lodges nose up and needs to be pried out.

  46. Phill Huddleston on May 8, 2023 at 4:59 am

    They are very inexpensive and a bit cheap too but they are made in the USA with good customer service and a lifetime warranty, let that sink in!

  47. Hardline 2A on May 8, 2023 at 5:03 am

    I supported hi-point until this week when I saw them advertise trans flag colored guns. When I asked about it I got a run around and then they blocked me so screw them. I’m sure they’re enjoying their bud light

  48. David Abernathy on May 8, 2023 at 5:05 am

    Well now this was a interesting video and I have never liked the high point pistols. They are the pistol that you just love too hate. I have a friend that owns one of the high point nine millimeters and I have shot his and admittedly it was 100% reliable and didn’t shoot all that bad but I don’t care. I didn’t like it anyway. However, when it comes to their carbines I actually like them and I own a Hi-Point 9 mm carbine that shoots very well and is very accurate. So I can’t say that I hate all hi-points just there pistols.

  49. earhornjones on May 8, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Probably 25 years ago, I bought a first-generation Hi Point ,45 ACP with a nickel plated slide for $80 brand new at a bike shop. I chose the Hi Point because it was $10 cheaper than the Jennings/Bryco .25 sitting next to it. I was at a point in my life where $10 made the difference between bologna and ramen at the end of the month.

    It was an absolutely terrible gun. It was huge, weighed a ton, and kicked like a mule thanks to its straight blowback action and absurdly heavy slide. The magazine held seven rounds, but failed to reliably cycle if you loaded more than five. The trigger felt like a light switch. It was not field strippable.

    All the same, it sat in my night stand for years when I liven in a place where you needed a gun in your nightstand. I went to sleep every night knowing that if I needed to, I could put five .45 caliber holes in anybody who needed them.

    I sold the Hi Point to the local gun shop probably six years ago, because I hadn’t touched it in years. The LGS sold it to somebody the next day.

    Thank you, High Point, for filling a market gap, and providing a product that people need. I’ll probably never buy another one of your guns, but you were there when I needed you, and I got to eat bologna and sleep at night.