I have the Hi-Point C9 and for the money it is a good gun. You need to do a little tweaking to the magazines to ensure they feed correctly from the start, but that is easy. And if you can, remove the slide and polish the feed ramp. That will ensure that the powdercoat that the gun comes with doesn't chip and hang up any rounds.
Once these two things are done, you will have a reliable affordable weapon.
I have put about 700 rounds through mine and the few misfeeds that I have encountered have been because I didn't keep my wrist tight.
Oh yeah, be prepared for a whole bunch of people who have never even held a Hi-Point to chime in with "Hi-Points are Crap" or "What? A Ghetto Glock? Are you crazy?" Ignore them. The people who have actually owned them either like them and the way the perform, or they don't like them because of ergonomics, they don't like the "feel" of the gun.