i after short time of being a proud gun owner and officially became one of those "gun freak" in the eyes of my friend. finally realize something. one of the best quality of Hi Point was its lifetime warranty(the real deal). and for awhile i don't like list this quality on the reason why i like HP. because all those HP trash talkers out there like to point out "My HK, Sig, s&w, kimber, beretta...etc, never have to go back to factory. because, it's made of hi quality stuff." True enough, some of those name above are made by higher quality factory and are lesser prone to have lemon/malfunction firearm. i don't think HP are the best quality firearm out there. HOWEVER, i feel save or less worry to put my money on any HP than those name above, because of their warranty. let say, for every 10 HP firearm there will be 1 lemon. that's 10% chance getting the BAD firearm. which is unbelievable, and no one should relied their life on these kind of odd. and let say, for every 1000 (kimber, sig, hk, beretta, glock...etc.) there will be 1 lemon. that's 0.1% chance getting the BAD firearm. which is really good. Now, there is no reason for anyone buy a firearm, WITHOUT test and practice and think when the danger come they can whip it out and defend their life with it. therefore, when testing/practicing your firearm you will be able to know if you are the 10% of those unlucky folks who got a lemon. and you should call HP and get the problem resolve. the worst case, HP need to replace you and new firearm. you put yourself back on the yet another 10% chance of getting the BAD firearm. But now is your SECOND time, therefore the chance for you to get another lemon is 0.01%. test again, BAD, sent it back, now it's 0.001%....etc. you CANNOT tell me the lifetime warranty don't mean anything to you. if you do, you are an idiot. and i agree this theory is not idiot proof. there are idiots out there decide to carry a gun base on 10 shots of practice. or someone who bought a gun from shop and leave it on the night stand without test fire. for them, maybe it is better to buy expensive firearm and pray for the odds.