First of all, Hats off to Buds Gun Shop, I had an Excellent buying experience. I ordered it on Sunday, it was in the FFE by Thursday. Because I didnt have CWP I had to wait three days but its all good.
Second, the Gun, this is my first gun that I own, I have shot other (9mm) guns before. I really like the way the gun looks and it does weight about 1.8 pounds, so at first it feels a little heavy but the more you handle it, it get really comfortable with your hands. Infact I fee like the weight makes it more easy to hold on to it.
It came with a Hard Case, Ghost Ring, and the Trigger Lock plus instructions, all of these for 129 dollars, so not bad at all. I have read a lot of mixed reviews about the American made Hi-Point Guns, so I was a little skeptical.
I took my Gun to the range today, and it kept getting jammed so i had to constantly take the magazine out and cock the gun to get the stuck bullet out. it took me an hour or so to finish a box of 50 bullets. So I was getting really disappointed with my gun. So when I came out of the range the owner asked me how I did and I explained, after looking at my gun and how I held it, He told me to really Tightly Grip the gun, since the gun weigh more, it need a good amount of stopping power when the slide cocks back. I heard from several sources that you shouldnt hold the gun so tight so i was a little fluid with my grip.
So I went back in and fired another 8 rounds, tightly gripping the GUN. To my Surprise my Hi-point fired flawlessly, I was so proud of my Gun. Keep in mind I just took it out of the box and was firing it, without doing anything to it. It just that I wasn't holding it tight enough. So for all those who is looking to buy an affordable first or second or third or what ever gun, i definitely recommend it. You Just have to get used to it(dont forget TIGHT GRIP). Plus the Life Time warranty that come with it is good.
I'll be going back tomorrow to shoot some more, I'll update how it went using the new strategy. overall I give it Four Stars for Affordability, the look, the accessories, handling and firing(when u do it right).
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars!