I finally got to shoot the Hipoint .45 and .380 the other day. I really liked them both. Both seemed to be accurate enough and I was surprised that the .45 had much less recoil than I expected. Both are too big, in my opinion, and I agree they're not going to win any beauty contests.
My first time shooting the .45 I put 8 out of 8 rounds in a 5" paper target at about 25 feet. Two hand hold, unsupported. And I'm no marksman by any measure.