Hi-Point YC-9 Yeet Cannon at the BUG Match

Hi-Point finally released their double-stack YC-9 Yeet Cannon a few months ago, and they sent me one to try out so I figured I’d take it to the monthly BackUp Gun Match.

The new YC-9 is exactly what you would expect from Hi-Point, because they really only make one basic gun. It’s a simple blowback 9mm with a massive slide. It’s kinda clunky and awkward, and the magazine release is large enough to occasionally be hit accidentally if you are left handed. The new magazine design holds all of 10 rounds (up from the 8 of the regular single-stack version). It’s generally very reliable, the finish will mar easily, and the trigger is mediocre. It’s a very predictable pistol at a very competitive price point, and I frankly like the total lack of pretensions from Hi-Point. It’s not a pistol for everyone, but it’s not a gun they are trying to make out to be more than it really is.

I actually did pretty well with it in the match! I’ll leave it to you to decide the deeper meaning of my best stage (I was actually the overall match winner on that stage) being the carjacking one…


    • Yeet is some sort of Eastern state slang concerning throwing something at someone. Us folks out here in the West know how to talk proper, so we don’t use that word. The idea is that the pistol is so heavy, that if you miss your assailant or the pistol malfunctions, you just throw it at your assailant and it will do about the same amount of damage as if you hit them with a round. It is sort of a swipe at Hi-Point for making clunky guns of perceived low reliability. But the people at the company have a sense of humor and don’t take themselves seriously, so they went with the people’s choice.

  1. Hi-Point gets lots of hate. But they make what they make so that their products don’t cost too much and everybody, even the poor folks, can exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Gotta give them props for that.

  2. Since the top of the mags are still single stack in shape, I wonder if the standard 8 round mags will work?

    • Depends on where on the mag the hole for the mag catch is located. And it would probably be real wobbly and cause misfeeds.

  3. Hi-Point products are designed to go “bang” and throw a bullet down range with little fanfare or artistic merit. They work and can kill you despite being cheap.

    • A point that the gun snobs willfully overlook. So what is the purpose of having a pistol? Is it to show off at the range or to keep you and whomever you treasure alive?

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