Hello to all. Just as the subject says I am a new owner of the Hi-Point C9 9MM pistol. I have been reading a lot of posts over the weekend, before my account was activated, about the C9. I choose the C9 for one reason...I love the 9mm round. I reload my own ammo, but doubt I will reload for the C9 due to keep the warranty valid. If there was ever an issue with it I don't want to have issues with the warranty if I shot reloads through it. My son bought the 40 S&W about 3 weeks ago. I laughed at him for buying a plastic gun. BUT, after handling it and shooting it I feel in love with this gun. I am like a lot of people nowadays...don't have a lot of cash to spend and I wanted a good gun and not pay a whole lot of money for it. Thanks to those who have posted all the help tips about the C9, to those who have posted pictures...especially the take down pictures!! That was great. I have already put the bicycle inner tube grip on mine...world of difference. Also, went to Wal-Mart and checked on the laser sight. Thanks to those who started this site!! I hope I will be able to add to some of the discussions on here.