Things I liked:Compact, Not Too Heavy, It is Definitely Quiet. I have a Beeman R9,(a great gun) , but it is heavier, noisier, and not as handy size wise, and worse , I am afraid to leave it cocked for 20 or 30 minutes at a time between shots for fear I'll ruin it. With the Benjamin, none of these problems apply. It is accurate, easy to handle, and looks good too. I am shooting the Crossman Premier hollow points and they are doing well in this gun. Over all, I couldn't have made a better choice. Things I would have changed:Just on the verge of being too hard to cock! Needs to be a little longer so the shooter has more leverage. Wouldn't want to add much weight though. It worries me some that it is made in China. But most airguns are made in other countries. What others should know:I would advise purchasing a package deal with the carrying case and mounted scope It comes ready to shoot with just a few shots needed to put it right on the mark. I would also recommend using the $10 service offered to shoot 10 shots through your new rifle before it is shipped to be sure it is operating like it should and checks the velocity too. Thank you Pyramyd Air!
Things I liked:This gun is very reliable and accurate. It is easy to shoot even for an 80 year old. Things I would have changed:I would like this even better with an N2 cylinder instead of the spring power plant so it can be left in the cocked position for extended periods. What others should know:At my age, gun weight is very important. The R9 is just at the top limit for me to carry and operate. And it has a nice length barrel for leverage in cocking the action.
Things I liked:Light weight. Multi-shot. Easy to operate. Not too loud for back yard shooting. Perfect for an old guy (me),or a youngster. Things I would have changed:Make a left hand version. What others should know:Have only had for two weeks and I am not sorry I made this purchase. The bolt action is not as smooth as my 22 long rifle firearm is. But I haven't had any hangups at all. No problems to spoil my fun.