No, you're dead wrong there. When you call Hi-Point, they tell you to ship it as machined parts. Well, I called my local USPS and asked them if this was allowed. Guess what, they said it was. So, you're dead wrong. I spent $12 to send my 995 Carbine in to be worked on, they sent it back with 2 free mags and some ammo for all my troubles and to compensate for shipping. So, get your facts straight before running your mouth.
As for the reliability of hi-points, I say it is excellent. I own a 995, a buddy of mine owns a 45 pistol, he has over 10,000 rounds in it, only 3 jams, that was in the first 500 round breaking in period, and he was limpwristing it also.
So, they're extremely reliable, and excellent buy for their cost, and have the BEST customer service policy in the gun world. So my advice to you is don't list to the ignorant dumbasses who have no idea what they're talking about, they're excellent guns for the money, they go boom when you'll pull the trigger just as often as a 1911, or a glock. Is it as nice as those guns? No. But is it a much better buy more the money. Most definately.