I bought a used but like new Hi-Point C9 a few years ago as my first handgun. I found a good sale last week for a S & W SD9VE ($289.99) and bought it because I wanted a lighter (22 oz) and better looking pistol. I was showing it to my next door neighbor yesterday and he said his 38 Special revolver was larger and heavier than he wanted to carry. He also wanted a safety. I showed him my C9 and he liked it after he shot a magazine through it. When he offered to buy it from me, I told him I never sell a gun but I would trade with him. I figured I would not shoot it much if any since I had a new direct replacement. I traded with him and found I had traded for a Taurus Model 80 that was imported before Taurus imported them. It is a very clean gun with no wear I could see other than a little bluing at the very end of the barrel. It shoots great and looks like a S & W Model 10 (which it is a copy of). I included a holster and an extra 10 round magazine and he included a leather holster. He got a gun he wanted and I got a different gun to go along with my others I have accumulated. You can't go very wrong trading a cheap gun for a cheap gun since both brands are frequently disparaged by gun snobs.