The Hi-Point C9 is a very affordable 9mm pistol that retails at $150. It's not flashy, it's not fancy, but it gets the job done (just about), in a pinch it can perform CCW duty. I can tell you for nothing the looser tolerances on it will run ammo that you throw at it. I had some 9mm HP which my CZ was not happy with. The Hi-Point shot it off like champ! If you can live with its quirks and rugged construction (the dealer guy called it a boat anchor!) the price is right! There's a .45 ACP caliber version that the Hi-Point boys make too! EDIT: LIFETIME WARRANTY!