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 Post subject: New to me C9
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 7:19 pm 
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I brought a new to me (read used) C9. I have heard all the horror stories,jeers and insults about the pistol but wanted to see first hand what the fuss was about. I put it on the bench for the normal new purchase cleaning...I take it down to the firing pin....and watched as small parts dropped all over my cleaning mat. OH CRAP what just happened??? Well I printed off a schematic and after the better part of an hour assembled everything back into working place. (whew) I noticed that in the firing pin channel was a piece of plastic, a collar if you will, that was chewed up on one end....not good. I removed said piece and came up with my own replacement part. I had a set of cheap, small, irratating wing chimes. These were hollow aluminum tubes with fishing wire run through them for hanging. I took one of the chimes and it fit quite well in the FP channel, the FP and spring moved freely in them so all is well...I hope. On the schematic the part is listed as a firing pin spring cup.....does it need to hold onto the spring base? Should I just order another cup? I tested the C9 this morning and all I had go wrong is a few failure to feeds from the magazine. From reading some of the tips and how to post I gather that the mags have to sit loaded for awhile before feeding reliably so I'm hoping I didn't mess something up in the fp channel. I will try to get decent pics posted. I like the C9 so far....I hope the feed issues will get resolved either with a new mag or by tweaking the feed lips. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated. Thanks.

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Male sure the firing pin isn't bent, HiPoint uses th firing pin for an ejector. Check the feed lips of the magazine there is usually a burr on the under side from the stamping process that a little 400 grit sandpaper will take care of


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 Post subject: Re: New to me C9
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:07 am 
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A 2nd to Tollys suggestion on sanding the underside of the mag lips!

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 Post subject: Re: New to me C9
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Its been a while since I have had a Hi Point apart, are you talking about the firing pin spring sleeve? If so its not a big deal really, just helps keep the spring straight when it is compressed.

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 Post subject: Re: New to me C9
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:10 pm 
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Yes, the fp spring sleeve. I was looking at it tonight and it seems to be working fine with my WECSOG fix. I wll need a new firing pin so I might as well get the spring too.

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