Good on ya, Bro. I have never owned a Hi-Point, but from what I have seen posted they either work fine or are totally worthless. I conclude from your remarks about having a lot of fun shooting it that yours works OK. You definitely show good attitude regarding carry and how you act while doing so. Watch for those ammo sales at Big 5, or order on line for a good price and practice. Open carry is legal in WA State but not common, so I CC . If you are going to carry, do so every place you can since you don't know ahead of time when you will need your piece.