I have the Hi-Point c9 and am actually going to buy the Neos 6" soon. Funny, if we were across the street we could trade.
I have a number of .22's, but I want the Baretta so I can mount some red dots I have on top. I can't easily with my other .22s.
But I do recommend the C9. It is very reliable and accurate and shoots everything I have put into it. The only thing I want to change is the trigger on it, it is plastic and I just don't like it. There is an aluminum one that can be dropped in, so I will be doing that mod soon, but I think it is a great gun for the price.
And yes, don't sell the Neos.