I have several Hi Points in both 9mm and .45 ACP. I even gave one to Wife last Valentine's Day - Nothing says lovin' like something that goes BANG.
Hi Points are big, heavy, ugly, clunky guns that are EXTREMELY reliable. The only trouble I've ever seen with one - a friend's, bought on my recommendation - was traced to the ammunition he bought. Hi Point gives a forever warranty - even if you wreck the gun through misuse, they say they will repair or replace it - under warranty. Their guns are also rated for a steady diet of +P+ ammunition. I have one of their 9's and one of the .45's with a couple thousand rounds through each, 90% of them +P+. No malfunctions.
I would have to fire the crap out of it like 45 colt did to trust it with my life. I guess you need to do that with any gun no matter the brand or price. $150 for an everyday shooter or carry sounds to good to be true.
i got one 45acp that gun will shoot like nobody business.when i took it to show my bub leo he laugh,but he shot it man was sold.i hit a ground squirrel at 85 yards with it.ugly looking,but man can it shoot.the only 45acp that i can hit something with.and it will not cost and arm & leg to get.