When looking for my first handgun I was on a very small budget so started researching Hi Points, I am in California so only 2 of them are on the approved list. The more I searched the more I seemed to find that 99% of the negative comments were from people who have never owned or even shot a High Point. And 99% of the owners of a High Point had mostly positive things to say about them. They are ugly, they are heavy but there warranty is unbeaten by anyone, send it in no matter what happened or who owns it and they will fix it PROMPTLY. I have never had a single issue with mine. I now Have a Glock and a Sig but continue to shoot my High Point and still enjoy doing so.