Hi-Point nearly broke the Internet recently, at least within the 2A community, with its “Name the Nine” promotion. The ensuing madness, epic Internet trolling and whirlwind of commentary for the Yeet Cannon was truly something to behold. Now, of course, the Yeet Cannon is becoming a reality. However, like any company, Hi-Point is much more than just one firearm. So today, we take a look at what might just be its best gun … or worst, depending on your point of view.
The Hi-Point Hundred Dollar Bill
What’s the gun in question? The Hi-Point C9 9mm with a Hundred Dollar Bill Finish, of course. This C-Note, C9 is arguably the most distinctive little semi-auto you’ll ever find. And we expect there will be two very distinct camps on this pistol: love it or hate it.
At first glance, a military man, or a student of such history, might immediately think of a famous quote from Gen. George S. Patton. When asked about the “ivory grips” on his Colt Single Action Army, Patton famously responded “Son, only a pimp in a Louisiana whorehouse carries pearl-handled revolvers. These are ivory.” I imagine the General would feel similarly if ever he saw the Hundred Dollar Bill pistol.
However, times are changing, and we live in a new era. And in this wonderful day of the Interwebs, millennials, hipsters and more, what’s cool to some is often heinously tacky to others. Money, once talked about in hushed tones, for fear of being thought rude, is looked at differently as well. So for today’s gun buyer, especially younger ones, the C9 Hundred Dollar Bill might just jump out like a Hulu commercial.
The striker-fired, semi-auto Hi-Point C9 features a 3.5-inch barrel. A durable polymer frame, easy-grip finish, last-round hold open and external safety lever provide functionality. Meanwhile, the gun is rugged enough to be rated for +P ammunition.
At just $199, the pistol is the very definition of inexpensive. But good luck finding one, they’re out of stock with most dealers we checked.
So look, Patton shall be revered for all-time. But for this little battle, we’re going with the Get That Money approach. So go ahead Hi-Point, sponsor yourself a shooting team, and get them out there winning with the C-Note C9. “Hi-Point has Great Guns,” they’ll say, much like the 76ers’ Joel Embiid does for Hulu.
Do it Hi-Point, and you too will get that money.
For more information, visit hi-pointfirearms.com.
Hi-Point C9 Specifications
- Caliber: 9mm
- Barrel length: 3.5 inches
- Overall length: 6.75 inches
- Weight: 29 ounces
- Frame: High-impact polymer
- Finish: “Hundred Dollar Bills” (Real $100 bills not included)
- Capacity: 8-shot magazine standard
- Sights: 3-dots fully-adjustable rear sight
- MSRP: $199.99
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