I went to a Gun Show here in Michigan at the Birch Run expo center this past Saturday, and my oh my was there a lot of nice guns. I saw so many 1911's my head was spinning. I wanted to try and find a Rock Island for under $300. No chance. The cheapest 1911 was $400. So, my second choice was to get a .45 Hi-point. I found 4 in the whole show. Two for $225 (idiots, it goes for $190 brand new on the Hi-point website), one for $175 (that's better), then mine, for $155 brand new. WOW! Of course I bought it. Now the bad news, only one mag. I expected that, what I didn't expect was the lack of mags at the show. I looked around for about an hour for .45ACP mags for the Hi-point. The only one I found was for the older version that didn't have the plastic base. GRR. I got it home, and the first thing I did was trying to figure out how to take it apart. Holy mother this thing is tough to take down. I was thinking it would be as easy as the 995 was when I had it. Nope. I almost lost the recoil spring when I took the slide off, lol, butterfingers. So, that is my first experience with my new .45 and I have to say "WOOF! This thing is beefy." I'll be taking it to the range here on Wednesday to see how she fires, and how well the accuracy is. I put the ghost sight on, and have it configured the way I like it. I'm hoping the accuracy isn't as bad as my CZ 75 I had to take back.