I too can not speak for the pistols because I have the 9mm carbine. I have shot over 3000 rounds through mine & not had a single problem & I've only cleaned the gun 3 times! I'm a believer, it's nice to see what actual Hi-point owners have to say about 'em as opposed to the "gun snobs" who degrade them just because of the price.(personally I think they're just upset because I can buy 2 hi-points & a truckload of ammo for about what they paid for their "snob gun".
) I was looking into getting a .40 cal just to have one & in talking to my local gun shop guy he says they're coming out with the carbine in .45 ACP
so I think I'm holdin' off for that
Good luck & have fun.