I only have one suggestion since I have owned one 9mm Highpoint. Keep it super clean and make sure it's oiled well enough (but not oily) to operate well. It's not a premier firearm but does the job. Just gotta make sure it's got the TLC to make it the best that it can be when it counts. A highpoint is not my first choice in a firearm but I'd take one anyday to protect myself and others if it's all I had.