Ammo has been a bit factor in my search for a reliable yet "beatable" CCW/truck gun. I was about sold on a revolver until I looked at the price and availability of .38 Special and .357 Magnum now a days. Not cheap and the local places might have 2-3 varieties of them total. 9mm and .45 had 5+ each and lots of it. Meanwhile, as you can tell from my sig, I like reliable, solid, and cheap guns. I feed my guns cheap ammo and expect them to work. My .45 has shot everything from CCI Blazer aluminum to LOTS of Wolf (lacquered and polymer coated) to Winchester White Box and a couple others I can't recall. I fear no steel cased ammo but apparently some firearms makers do as I was interested in a certain maker's new small 9mm and they warned me in no uncertain terms against shooting anything but brass cased ammo out of their guns... ...which cost over $100 more new than a 9mm HiPoint. This sorta surprised me and when I asked why I got the same general excuses of ammo quality, unpredictable gun wear, etc etc etc. Unimpressive to say the least. So how do these things fare? I shoot cheap ammo for plinking and then would like to step up to one of the larger hollow points for carry use.