Boy am I glad I found the Hi Point brand of weapons. I got a colt 22 mag peacemaker when my dad past away a couple of years ago and it reignited my love of guns. I ride motorcycle with my wife and wanted some personal protection that didn't break the bank. I saw a c9 at a gun show and the price was just right for a gun I would pack in the bike or vehicles. I took the CCW course and got my permit to carry. I have in the last two years purchased a Marlin 22 ss, Remington 66 22 caliber, Taurus 40 1911, Hi Point - 2- C9s, 995 carbine, and a 45. I should have taked something for gun fever early on but I like guns and feeling secure when I travel. I'll never display a gun unless I mean to use it for self defense, but knowing I can makes me feel more at peace. That in it self is worth the price I paid for my guns.