Hi all, first post form a noob. I have found a carrier of Hi-point firearms here in central Illinois where i now live and i should have a .380 here soon. The problem i am having is that i called a gun store by my folks. GAT Guns in Dundee Illinois. I have searched the forum to see if anyone else had dealt with them and found nothing. I also searched to see if anyone had posted about Hi-Points being illegal in Illinois. The reason behind all this is because i called them to see if they even carried the pistols. After being transferred from one guy who didn't even know what i was talking about, the next guy told me they are not legal for sale in Illinois and that its a $500 fine per gun. Then he pretty much hung up on me, not allowing me to ask why he thought Hi-Points are illegal in Illinois. GAT GUNS, you are off the list. So if you are reading this and would like to inquire yourself the website is http://www.gatguns.com/ and their phone # is 847 - 428 - 4867. Please ask if they carry Hi-Point pistols and then wait for their reaction. IMO:Today was the first day I've ever handled one and i found it to be solid and smooth. I cant wait to have one.