It all started by accident... I sold a motorcycle to a guy who didn't have enough money to cover the asking price (about $100 short), so he offered to throw in a Hi-Point .40 S&W, NIB, which he had just picked up at our local gunshop. At this point, I had heard nothing of HP, but thought, heck, why not. So, I got the pistol, holster, extra mag., and 100 rounds of Remington UMC 180 gr. JHP, plus a nice Hi-Point hat to boot. Picked up 100 rounds of Winchester target loads, and right off the bat, the extra mag FTF. Would choke every time if more than 3 rounds were loaded. The mag that came with the gun, fired every shot, no problem, including the JHP, 130 rounds in all. Emailed Hi-point, they told me to return the mag, and five days later, new mag in the mail!! 120 rounds later, not a single FTF. My latest problem, though, is how to explain to my wife how that new HP 995 wound up in our closet! Well, you see, the gunshop is on my way home, and it was there, and needed a good home with plenty of ammo to eat, and I just couldn't leave it there for someone else to buy. And I am already planning my next purchase (the C9... it is for my wife... no, really... honest). Is there a twelve step program available? But seriously, I can't say enough about an American made firearm that is reliable, and has a lifetime warranty. And more than that, this venue for information exchange promises to be of equal value to a newbie such as myself. Thanks for being here.