Hello from Arizona. Been hanging here for a few weeks. I've been looking at the Hi-Points for about a year now. I've been looking at all the comments about them here and other places. I can now say I'm the proud owner of a JCP 40. I won't get to shoot it until next weekend. I've been leaving the clip loaded over night and loading and unloading it several time when I'm home. The clip should be ready by next weekend. happy shooting you all.