I had a pistol I no longer wanted. It was just sitting in a case neglected.
I decided to sell it, but the economy here is such that nobody's buying, not even the gunstores any longer, though they're trading.
So, I traded.
Got a used Hi-Point 995.
This thing is butt ugly. In no way is it pleasing to my eyes.
However, it shoots. And shoots. And shoots. I ran all sorts of 9mm ammo through it and couldn't get it to malfunction.
The red dot dialed in quickly, and I was drilling targets to empty. I have some Golden Saber Bonded 124gr+P that were doing a number on water filled milk jugs at 50 yards. After I brought it in, I loaded it up with them, keeping the chamber empty.
Regardless of how ugly it may be, it's a shooter, and points very instinctively for me. If I need finer aim, the 5moa red dot will keep me on target out to at least 50 yards.
I'm thinking about eventually getting an aftermarket stock. They say you can't fix ugly, but I dunno... some of these stocks they have out look OK. I just wonder about the ergonomics though.
I do wonder how fast the bullets are leaving the barrel. The Golden Sabers advertise 1250fps from a 5" barrel, so keeping with the 50fps per inch, it would come out to 1800fps, which I can't quite believe. Maybe 1350 or 1400.
I figure it'll do the job when I need a rifle but don't quite need a rifle cartridge.
And... it's fun.