I picked up my new 4595 from my transfer agent earlier in the week, but had to wait until Saturday to give it a whirl. The BSA red dot everybody here seems to like was not available locally (or at least I couldn’t find one ) and I didn’t want to wait for one to be delivered, so I mounted a Tru Glo 5 MOA red dot I picked up at a local Dick’s Sporting Goods, and off we went to the range. Since this was a shakedown cruise, the Hi Point was fed a few different kinds of ammo- some cheap brass case 230 FMJ, 230 XTP +P handloads, 230 FMJ handloads, and 200 LSWC handloads. I figured if this little gun was going to have trouble digesting what I give it, I want to know it up front- so I can either troubleshoot it or send it back to the factory- as I have had to do with guns that cost quite a bit more- so armed with that, a screwdriver and an 8mm socket for the iron sights, it was on- All shooting was done at 50 yds- first target out of the box with factory 230 FMJ with the iron sights--not too bad considering the trigger and I were not yet on friendly terms- but not all that great, either. The iron sights lined up pretty well after a few groups- the rear sight did have to be set left of center a bit, but not all the way to the left as some have had to do. So the red dot was cranked over to be close to the sight picture of the iron sights, and it got interesting- First group is at lower left. Second group is upper left. Last group, if you can see it, has 3 of the four touching, and the 4th shot below them. Not bad since I made no attempt to let the barrel cool very much between shots. I was getting used to the trigger (which takes some getting used to!) and was starting to have fun with this gun. Last target- just for grins- this was shooting as fast as I could aim and as fast as the range rules would allow, with no cooling time between shots- the larger holes upper left and straying away from the bullseye are the milder 200 LSWC rounds- Observations: 1. This little gun is a Lot Of Fun. 2. No jams, FTF, FTE, none of that. Not a one, right out of the box. My more expensive 45s and 9mms eventually got there, but not a one of them was perfect right out of the gate. The only other autoloader I own that could say that is my little KelTec P-3AT. I’m seeing a trend here. 3. That trigger is really bad- so bad I had to laugh, but you get used to it. I have Timneys on all my bolt guns so you know what I’m used to, but this is a whole different thing so I’m willing to be more forgiving. 4. My HKS 45 mag loader won’t work with the Hi Point magazine- the mag is a little too wide to fit in the slot. After thumbing all those rounds into the mag with dry winter hands, I may modify that loader to fit the Hi Point- But loading the magazine was not all that bad, surely not like loading a Makarov or a Tokarev that almost have fillet knife edges on the magazine lips! 5. Not being used to a red dot sight, it was easy to cant (slightly) the gun if I didn't make it a point -not- to. That probably won't make a huge difference at the ranges this carbine will typically be used, but I'll have to watch for that. 6. A range officer commented that he could see the bullets heading toward the target- I asked a shooter next to me if he wanted to shoot the 4595 (and he did, he'd been watching), so he did, and sure enough- you could follow those FMJs all the way to the 50 yard target. Ha! The only other thing I can recall is after shooting 100 rounds of the Monarch and switching to my handloads, it was nice to smell Bullseye and Unique burning after smelling whatever those Serbian round are loaded with. Those old Alliant powders may be sooty, but they smell like God intended pistol powders to smell.