A buddy at work asked me if I knew of a good gun for home-self defense...for about $150. I don't know of any centerfire double action revolvers for $150. There are several auto pistols for $150 but the only one that comes to mind that I would suggest would be the HiPoint C9 9mm. I think they also come in .40 S&W and .45 auto. I explained that this wasn't the type of thing you'll want to skimp on but 150 is all he has to spend or all the wife will allow, whatever. After basic orientation I doubt he will shoot much if ever. A couple years ago I read a review on the C9 in Gun-Test magazine whos opinion I respect. They seemed to like the Hi Point. Anyone here have any first hand experience with Hi Point pistols? Or any other recommendation for $150 or less?