The first gun i ever shot was a AMT Hardballer 1911 when i was 6 years old. Ive been addicted to 1911 .45's since then. I was looking for a less expensive 45 to do alot of target shooting with and a pistol for home defense. Somehow i fell into info about HiPoint and read a review by Shooter Mag online. Called my local dealer and he had a JHP in stock so i went to check it out. I was skeptical at first, but he emphazised the lifetime warranty, and i went ahead and purchased it along with a slipon grip for my bear sized hands. That weekend i took the JHP to the range for some "breaking in" and to my delight it shot really well. My dealer recommended breaking in with .45ACP FMJ's but my range does not allow them so i grabbed a box of Remington UMC .45 JHP's. I loaded the clip with 6 rounds (per a reviewers suggestion) and began the break in process. I found that with each clip my groupings got tighter and tighter. I had no jamming or failure's to eject. I put 100 rounds through with no problems at all! I have since recommended this firearm to many of my friends and will continue to do so. With a lifetime "no questions asked" warranty how could you go wrong?