I have owned my Hi-Point 45 for over three years now, it is my everyday carry weapon. I own everything from a 1911 colt to a variety of H&K and glocks. Out the box with no adjustment the Hi-Point is a no fail straight shooting monster. It has never failed me in any condition, and now after 3500 rounds it is still dead center every time I fire it. Even my wife who if 5ft 120lbs has one has her carry fire arm. Since buying my first one I have bought three more, and 40, and a 380 everyone is winner, when I have talked to people about the hi-point brand at first they are scepitical. Once they have fired one of mine they become convinced especialy once they are told of the warranty of any hi-point fire arm. We now also own two of the 45 carbines, one each of the 9mm, 40 S.W. They are as good as any comparable carbine I have ever fired or owned. For my money nothing compares to the knoc down of a 230 grain hollow point. It is able penatrate the block of most vehicles out there is you need to stop one, also any contact will put the biggest man down.