I have not been able to go to an outdoor range in a few months so I was worried about being sloppy. But this afternoon I was able to take the Hi Point 995 TS and SKS out for a sight-in, and a Ruger SR9C out for practice. Regrettably I have done better with the SKS but the setting sun was in my eyes, wreaking havoc with the leaf sight picture and causing reflections off the bolt cover; and I was out of practice as I expected with the Ruger. The 995 TS, on the other hand, was amazing. After a few sight-in rounds and slight tweaking of the windage, the Hi Point was shooting centered zippers at 25 and 50 yards (Blazer Brass) with my elbows on a shooting bench. The ease of the ghost ring sights on the Hi Point vs. the sometimes difficult leaf sight on the SKS was amazing. So much so that I may have to invest in a ghost ring rear for the SKS. The quietness of the Hi Point was also impressive. It really is quiet, and of course almost no recoil. Next time out, I will over-hold at 75 and 100 yards and see how 9mm does at that distance. BTW I am (I can't believe this) 61 years old with only 2 years experience and now need to wear prescription shooting glasses. The performance of the Hi Point would make it an excellent home defense gun, various opinions of non-owners to the contrary notwithstanding. I had not shot the weapon in 2 months and was still dead on. You simply cannot go wrong with one of these guns, especially for the price (mine was $250 plus shipping and FFL).