In the United States a used Hi Point C9 pistol costs approximately $100.00.

In the United States a used Hi Point C9 pistol costs approximately $100.00. Assuming a 7 percent sales tax and a 5 dollar transfer fee that brings the total out-the-door cost for a Hi Point C9 with tax and transfer to $112.00.

The federal untipped minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. 112 divided by 7.25 is about 15.45. That means, theoretically, an American with literally zero money could pull a double shift at a minimum wage job and afford a functional modern centerfire semiautomatic handgun on a single day's pay with a few dollars to spare.

Has there ever been another time in history where such capable weapons were available to the general public for so cheap? Are we living in a golden age of affordable self-defense?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A new Hi-Poibt costs $100 foo

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Current MSRP on a C9 is $199.00

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >paying retail
        >ever
        Oy vey

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >your own small air force for a ittle over a quarter million

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/htCdK15.jpeg

        Yeah

        Yeah now post operating costs

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We had a time in the early 70's where guns were quite affordable albeit longer. Self defense firearms are getting more affordable, however I see ammunition becoming more expensive cause we don't have decent domestic capacity and imports are gonna dry up soon.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    I think .17hmr is really cool

    The C9 has gone way down in price since the YC9 came out, but even if the C9 is a brick you really should just save a little more money to get the $195 YC9. It's worth it and I really like mine.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're looking about $210 total for that hunk of shit, guns are going for about MSRP. Since it's so ugly Black folk are more likely to buy a used gun or SVD9E or SCCY or even Ruger for around the same price.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ugly but by no means a hunk of shit. It won't win any awards and there are tougher guns out there but for the price you can't beat it. C9 plus a Maverick 88 is all you'll ever really need for your average personal defense needs.

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      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Does Hi Point still have a "no questions asked" warranty policy?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >doesn't understand the difference between used and retail price
      How would you feel if you hadn't had breakfast this morning

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dies anyone know if a Hipoint 995 breechbolt can be replaced with a C9 slide?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would say that we're in a golden age of affordable, quality handguns, but I don't know if I would include the Hi Point in that. It's better than a Jennings/Jimenez .25 or .22, but it's still not great and I haven't seen one for $100 in years. I usually see them for $175-200, and at that point, work another day because the $300 options we have now are crazy compared to just 10-15 years ago. Taurus and S&W SDVE quality has gone up but not the prices, the Ruger Security 9 is good, the CZ P10 and Beretta APX can be found for $350 occasionally, and Gen 3 Glock clones are everywhere and cheap. That's not too terrible of a selection.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP didn't say you have to buy a hi point or that you should or even that they're good. He just said they're a functional semiauto handgun (which they are) that you can afford on a single days pay (which you hypothetically could which is pretty amazing to think about. yes there are better handguns for very little more money but the hi point is the "floor".

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But every 20 rounds you send downrange is going to cost you another hour of cleaning toilets.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's true for all guns though

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      JFC read the thread idiot

      https://i.imgur.com/ScWuDIx.png

      >paying retail
      >ever
      Oy vey

      Does Hi Point still have a "no questions asked" warranty policy?

      yes

      It's like shooting a parody of a Desert Eagle.

      >Desert Eagle
      aside from both being handguns, they could not possibly be more unalike. that's like saying Gary Coleman is a parody of Ed O'Neill

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      their shared pedigree with jiminez should make you wary of phoenix arms but they make a pretty good 22 pistol if you can get past or modify the gun to get around the weird manual of arms. and if you shoot high velocity ammo expect to crack the frame

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my YC9 has been nothing but reliable. accuracy is pretty sub par though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's like shooting a parody of a Desert Eagle.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We can go cheaper, and considering inflation, we NEED to go cheaper.
    >stamped sheet metal simple blowback 9mm

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have 10 grand lying around and am tempted to buy 89 of these.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Has there ever been another time in history where such capable weapons were available to the general public for so cheap? Are we living in a golden age of affordable self-defense?
    These came in about $100-250 with inflation. Hard to say because the gov inflation calc only goes back to 1913 and these were more ~1900-1910. They made so many they're just fricking everywhere and still worth about $50-150 depending on condition. They're like your WWI-era veteran Great Gramp's old hi-point. Seems they increased in price in about 1932 as that comes out to more ~$300. Keep in mind what the average hourly wage was and how many hours a week you'd work though.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ~1904 price

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