I've owned a Hi-Point carbine in 9mm for about 13 years. Thousands of rounds and never one issue, I replaced the stock about 3 years ago with some aftermarket piece, ATI maybe, don't remember. I paid about 250 for it bought a few extra mags and it's been a pleasure for years.
I put a tasco red-dot on it and I'm still using the same battery. It's a great Combo.
Buy one and never look back! American made and reliable as can be.
I've had one for 4years and put a cheap red dot on it. Fun as hell to shoot never one issue. So ditto on ^^^ post.