I wanted to leave a comment at the corporate website for the owner and employees, but discovered there wasn’t a way to do that. So, I’ll post here. A little over a month ago, I purchased the .45 caliber JHP from a retailer in Colorado, who delivered it to an FFL dealer here in Vermont. This is the first firearm I’ve ever owned and the first I’ve ever handled since my Army days in 1972 and 1973. Having gone so long without a weapon, I feared the worst, especially because of how heavy the weapon seemed when I received it, and because I have severe rheumatoid arthritis. Truth be told, all I’d heard about 45s led me to believe this thing would knock me flat on my backside when I pulled the trigger. Had initial problems working the slide, so I bought a hand/wrist exerciser, went to town with it, and spent a lot of time practicing dry fire with proper handling of the weapon. Then the FFL dealer offered me a chance at target practice. That happened last Saturday. He took me up to his private “range,” a little clearing on a heavily-wooded hillside. So I went through one dry fire exercise, asking him to correct anything he saw me doing wrong. Then I loaded one round into the magazine and prepared to fire. I braced myself and squeezed the trigger. What a surprise! The recoil didn’t turn out to be anywhere near what I’d anticipated. In fact, I considered it mild. Though I expended only 19 rounds, all were close to center ring and most were well-grouped, as per the dealer. So I wanted to thank all at Hi-Point for making my first experience with a handgun so memorable, and for making such an excellent weapon.