IME, if somebody has a problem with a Hi-Point, the immediate response
is "The gun sucks!".
IF they have the same problem with a Kimber, Wesson, Colt, or any other
gun costing 3 to 7 times as much, they immediately blame themselves.
"Is my stance bad? Am I holding it wrong? Is it the cheap ammo?,etc."
Yanno, folks, it won't kill you to clean and lubricate the entire gun
occasionally. More things get dirty than the barrel...
I, for one, find it refreshingly amusing that the bolt on the carbines
is actually a bolt. These guns do a lot to get back to basics,
including offering a great value for the buck.