you stirred a hornets nest, a lot of people automaticly bash them as "cheap" or "potmetal"
this is about as boring as the AK vrs. AR arguments.
As my username implies, i have a hipoint JHP .45 and love it.
First, it was just a stepping stone till that holy grail of a M1911.
then my buddy who has one went with me to the range.....
i out shot him my a LONG margin. so we swapped...
he outshot ME.
we decided it was the gun, since we are almost even with one anothers skills
flash forward several years. i did a reliability test. several thousand rounds, no cleaning, dropped in a bucket of water and then cat litter (eeeeww!), threw it into a mud puddle, and i did NOT get ONE failure to feed to failure to eject.
the only time my JHP has jammed in any way was when an IOIOT chambered a round, removed the mag, topped off, and put the mag back in BACKWARDS. what a stupid sight...
i also want to mention the ease of the single action trigger, saftey in the right spot for quick and silent access, and 9 shot factory magazine, and all are +P capable. mine just loves .45 acp +P in jacketed hollow points
mine cost me $145, has now a Houge grip, and a Laser, so add $10 and $20. $175 total for a weapon that ill probably give my kids.
PS: there is one thing that i cannot dispute, it is hard to field strip for cleaning, until i followed HI-Point's advice, DON'T. lock the slide back, oil the action and innards, run a bore snake through it. ive put close to 10,000 rounds through it this way, and it WORKS.
Note: sorry ment to edit spelling and accidently replied to myself.