I just did a quick search. If you're looking for a 45, you won't find one any cheaper than the Hi-Point. They are built like a brick, but I personally haven't heard of any terrible quality issues. Would make a good beater gun if you don't have to carry it. 9mm opens up a lot of other options in that price range, like SCCY, Diamondback, Taurus, Kel-tec P11 and Ruger Ec9s. I won a SCCY in a raffle but ended up selling it. It didn't fit my hand very well.