I took delivery of my new C9 2 weeks ago. Went out to the firing range with my law enforcement friend who brought along his Sig. I put 150 rounds through it and had 2 jams whereas he had 4 jams in 100 rounds fired with his Sig. Needless to to say I was extremely happy that my little old $150.00 Hi-Point outperformed his $600+ Sig. He had brought along all of the ammo - reloads at least 3 years old as he uses both a Glock and H&K .45 for his service firearms. He fired my C9 a number of times including rapid firing of at least 3 clips - no jams. He also was as accurate with the C9 at 15 yards as he was with his Sig. Needless to say I am extremely happy with my purchase. I can afford one of the more expensive brands and have read all of the pros and cons surrrounding Hi-Point firearms. I came to the conclusion that the bashers either have never owned a Hi-Point or truely believe that if you don't drop $500+ on a gun then it must be junk. I am not in law enforcement nor do I expect to be in heavy combat or an Olympic shooting competition anytime soon. I just wanted a dependable pistol that goes bang when I pull the trigger and hits the target. I believe that I have both in my C9 and could not be happier. On a side note, my buddy is now shopping for a C9 of his own.