I bought my C9 a few months ago. I have shot 250 rounds through it with no problems, I love the way it shoots. I have a Model 94 30-30, Remington 30-06, H&R model 949 9 shot 22 with a 5.5 inch barrel , my C9 and my dad's old Winchester model 61 pump 22 made in 1950. I seem to shoot the C9 most now. I am 46 years old and love fishing, hunting, hiking, target shooting and old cars. I love steelhead, salmon, sturgeon and catfishing. I have a '42 Chevy that I have made into a hot rod, 455 Olds engine and updated suspension and running gear. I have built my car mostly myself and am very good with mechanical things. I have worked as a copier/fax/printer repairman for 17 years. Thanks for help on the research I did here on my Hi Point purchase and this is one time where I got more value than I paid for something. My best buddy is buying the .45 version after shooting my 9mm.