first of all, just to let all you know i own a c9, and love it. but there always something that HP could be better. my c9 is inexpensive, reliable, eat most cheap ammo, reliable, i had one problem with it once but cs and tech help me out and since them work fine just as usual. i don't care about the look, yes the plastic grip is not a looker and when you hand sweat it's a bit slippery, but it can easily fix by a 10 bucks hogue grip or even a bike tube. so not a problem. only thing i don't like about my c9 and can't fix it is the slide safe (or slide block, i don't think i ever use it as a safe), the metal piece lay just under my thumb and make my grip uncomfortable when i rapid fire. it is also pretty hard to move around, at least i never seem other guns slide safe that tough (to push up, push down is easier). well, that's just me. can't ask any more for a $150 gun. but what are your dislike about HP? what change you will like to see on your HP pistol? don't matter c9 or .40, .45.