Hello all. I am new here from NW Florida panhandle. Also a new Hi-Point owner. I have a .45 pistol and carbine just purchased this year. Love them both already. Some minor problems with steel cased ammo, but I am pretty sure it is because they are both so new. I am an old shooter and have done handloading, bullet casting, some minor gunsmithing and wood gun grip making. If it goes "BANG" I like it!