The purpose of this review is for somebody considering buying the Hi Point C9. This is an honest review of the gun. I owned this gun for 3 years and have a lot of experience tinkering with it and lots of range time. To make it simple I've made a pros and cons list. I have been an active Hi Point forum member for over 2 years, I really wanted to like this gun. Unfortunately I don't. PROS - Cheap - Lifetime Warranty is legit - Accurate - Magazines are cheap (15 bucks) - Hi Point Forum is very helpful CONS - - Not Reliable - I have tinkered with this gun for 3 years and rarely did it run reliably. The main problem is failures to feed, the rounds nose dive when feeding. This is a result of the magazines, they are terrible. Adjusting feed lips does not prevent nose dives. I get a failure to feed every 25 rounds. That's much better than I used to get, 1 in 5 or 6 rounds. See Video - [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypk2DAITOtE[/ame] I have modified magazines, grinded off the LRHO tab, and talked with Hi Point customer service numerous times. One criticism I will get is I did not send in the pistol for service. The problem I have with that is I'm not going to spend 50 dollars (overnight only on handguns) to send in a $150 pistol. Would someone spend close to $200 to send in a glock??? The old saying comes to mind, "Don't throw good money after bad". For the record I have never limp wristed.....guaranteed. - Mag capacity is only 8 rounds, this is bad for a gun that is not carry friendly at all - Very Heavy and bulky for a compact gun - Only comes with one magazine - Sights are bad in low light conditions - Heavy Trigger - Very ammo picky, Hi Point customer service recommends Federal and Remington round nose as two of the few that are allowed. (No hollow points, steel cased, or Winchester ammo) - Very uncomfortable grip, hurts my pinky finger to shoot. - Feels like a brick in your hand, shoots like you have a brick in your hand, not comfortable to shoot. - And finally, spend only an extra $100 dollars and get either a real carry gun (Kel Tec PF9) or a higher capacity reliable home defense gun in a Smith and Wesson SD9wVE (only $120 more when considering you get two high capacity mags, you would have to purchase 3 more Hi Point mags to equal same capacity) I traded in my C9. It's possible I got a Lemon, but to me it's not worth 50 bucks to send it in to customer service when there are so many cons to this gun and it's only worth $150 to begin with. From everything I've read on the forum the C9 seems to be the most unreliable of all of the Hi Point guns. While the .40 and .45 Carbines and .45 pistol seem to be much more reliable.