I do apologize that I will go out of my way not to mention the names of the stores in question, so I will call them dealer and non-dealer in this thread. I hope that will not confuse or annoy anybody reading this. A friend of mine was interested in buying a handgun for home defense (his wife told him he can only buy *one* firearm). So, I took him to a firing range I usually go to (they are rather nice folks even though like many places they do not sell HiPoints. But they do not care I take mine to the range), and let him try some of my handguns. He hated the P64 (too aggressive a kick) and surprisingly did not like the CZ82 either (he is the first person who said so; I had girls who were impressed with how nice it felt on their hands and shot). But, he liked the C9. A lot. While at the range, he borrowed a glock 9mm, which he hated, and a Beretta X4 (I think), which he felt was nice but not $300 nicer than the C9. After trying a few more he decided he would take the C9. It was not going to be a CCW gun, more like a bedstand one. And, he said it slid into his hand nicely and did not hammer his hand like the P64... or drew blood off the web of his hand like the CZ82 (first human I know to ever had such issue). The only handgun he thought was a *little* bit better was the Beretta, but it was not $300 better. So, he looked in the hipoint website and looked for dealers close to our town. The closest one, which I shall call "dealer" because I do not want to name names (their website is http://ocala-armory.com/), was about 45minutes from us. So, we drove there on Wednesday. And found they were busy processing orders and whatnot. So we asked if they sold HiPoint, to which they said yes. My friend then asked about the C9. The reply then was they only sold the carbines since they could not markup the pistols. Now, that not only surprised me but the fact they did not even offer alternatives surprised me even more. In fact, they simply went back to processing other orders. Clearly the dealer did not want our money. After we left, I suggested to go to another store I knew. It was not a dealer but I bought my C9 from them, new, at a gun show. After some driving we arrived at the non-dealer, whose name I shall also not mention (website http://www.sweetwatergunshop). After some very low stress negotiating, the C9 cost my friend $219 after all taxes, which he will be picking up next Saturday. So, here we have a dealer (according to the hipoint website) which will not sell us a hipoint handgun and a non-dealer that not only has all the hipoint handguns for sale but also 5 different hipoint carbine models and is quite eager to make a sale. So, why is the first company a hipoint dealer?