Things I liked:The cocking assist device makes this a breeze to cock. The fiber optic sights work well in low light and make for a quick sight picture. Although it's a relatively heavy pistol, the weight is well distributed and it balances well in my hand.
This thing is a TACK DRIVER! I have only tested it at 10 meters, but I have been able to clover-leaf a 5 shot string. I don't have a chronograph, but I can tell you this; using the Skenco Goldenrod Long Range 8.5g pellets, I was able to shoot thru a quarter at 10 meters! It didn't punch a clean hole - it opened a trap-door in the quarter and the projectile was sticking thru the other side! This will do its intended job! Things I would have changed:The rear sight windage adjustment screw isn't marked to indicate which way to turn for either direction. What others should know:The box says that the trigger is adujstible, the web specs says the same thing. The instruction manual doesn't mention it. I contacted Pyramyd Air and they didn't which way to adjust it, either...but they were polite and very healpful, anyway! Grant it, we all knew there was a screw which could be adjusted through the trigger guard - but there is nothing in print as to which way to turn the screw to lighten the pull. Since you should never dry fire an air pistol, the only way to experiment with the pull is to fire ammo. I did so and discovered that if you turn the screw COUNTER CLOCKWISE, you can lighten the pull! At the lightest setting, it is a JOY to shoot!
Things I liked:It shoots very well. Yes, it's a big pistol, but it is also 700FPS! I have put a couple hundred assorted peletts down range and a few squirrels! I added the UTG mount and a really good, wide field of view, red dot sight and it's devastating! I was getting 5 shot clover leaf groups at 10 meters with the cheapest pellets I have. I have used the Baracuda Hunter pellets to take out gray squirrels out to about 20 meters. They never knew what hit them! The hi-viz sights are good in low light but the red dot is the right combo for me. I have several airguns and this is the best one I own...it is worth every penny and the service from Pyradyd Air is GREAT! I have the trigger set as light as it will go and it's just right! Things I would have changed:For the price of this pistol, it'd be really nice to have it already equipped with a picatinny/weaver rail. That way you might be able to co-witness the front sight. The grip is an ambi grip made of hard plastic and takes some getting used to. I'd like to see a rubber grip instead and the possible option of attaching a shoulder stock. I am a gunsmith and will likely make my own...either that or try the Hogue Hand-All slip on rubber grip. Also, the instruction book said nothing about how to adjust the trigger - even tho the box it came in, makes a point of it. I'd rather see a plain box and a good manual...I'm just sayin'... What others should know:The gun is large and heavy...not for the weak wristed. The thing that impressed me most was the great service from Pyramyd Air. BTW, to lighten the adjustable trigger - turn the screw counter-clockwise! You won't find that info anywhere in the instruction book. It is not a quiet gun, by any means! But, hey, it's 700 FPS! That's an even trade!