Well, after hearing from my son-in-law that his friends told him that Hi Point firearms were crappy, I'm here to tell you that I am a fan. (By the way, not one of his friends have ever owned or fired a Hi Point) Went to the gun show in Tallahassee Florida a few weeks ago and met a Hi Point dealer. We talked for a while (son-in-law was in tow) and I told him I was looking for a .45 to round out my handgun selection at home. Didn't have $500 to spend so I was intrigued by the Hi Point 45 for under $180. Son-in-law was thinking about a 40 cal. I told him, let me buy the 45, we'll go shoot and then you can make up your mind. Took it to the range today and ran 250 rounds through it. Had a minor jam on the third round and after that, flawless. Great group at 15 yards and I was totally impressed. I then went on to shoot my 40 cal Glock and in 2 mags I had 4 misfeeds. Guess the name ain't all it's cracked up to be, neither is the price. lol Son-in-law then shot the Hi Point 45 and loved it. When the show comes back to town in January, he's a buyer. I think I might also be looking at the 45 cal semi auto tactical rifle (interchangable mags and all). Thanks Hi Point - I'm sold. New Fan Bob Tallahassee, FL.