Things I liked:the thumb hole grip, wanted something a bit different then my center fire rifles. Very well made for this price level. I rarely make on line purchases like this without having the product physically in my hands. I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I pulled it from the box. Cocking is smooth and gun has a good solid feel to it. Mounting of the scope was a breeze and so was sighting it in...very accurate using the basic Crosman Pointed, Premium Grade pellets. I've sighted it in for my intended target distance which is about 40 yards. Things I would have changed:the weight...lol its heavier then my 30-06! lol... Trigger pull is taking a bit to get used to, can't really feel when it wants to release. Muzzle brake screws came loose....no big deal...nothing that alittle Loctite didn't fix. Right now, I have no complaints. What others should know:Not to take anything away from other brands, maybe I got a hold of lemons, but I bought and returned a Crosman Storm XT and a Beeman. Couldn't get the Storms scope to settle down, there was no chance of getting any type of grouping and my friend couldn't either. After about 15 shots from the Beeman, I cocked it, heard and felt it click and stay lock down, reached for a pellet and suddenly the barrel swung up like a switchblade knife!!! Right back to the store with that unit. So far, this licensed Ruger is a keeper, I'm very happy with it.