I purchased a C9 for my first handgun. I have been researching for awhile now, but not really able to spend alot right now. I recently stumbled across this gun and was quite impressed with the articles I read about it.. Went to a popular sporting goods store here in KY to look at the Hipoint. Another gentleman was in the process of buying one also. After talking to him(not his first gun) and comparing what we had researched on the internet, I knew this was the gun for me at this time. So, for $129, I'm going to shoot, learn, and have fun with it.