Well, up until I bought that Hi-Point carbine, I didn't have a 9. I actually didn't have any semi-annual either. I generally prefer revolvers or bolt/lever/pump actions. But, in a semi, you go through ammo soooo much faster. So it helps that I can reload for 12-13¢ per round. Cabelas had Berry's bullets on sale for 25% off too! Right now I'm using 124 gr Berry's over 3.6 titegroup. Shoots just fine! I did notice that the brass was a lot dirtier than revolver brass.