Things I liked:Price, accuracy and penetration; at least while sighting in my new rifle. As part of the variety pack it was nice to compare with other Gamo choices. Things I would have changed:While not entirely consistent, there are a few pellets with flash at the end of the skirt, these seem to be better than others have reported. What others should know:I've been trying different pellets in my new Rebel indoors with 3 pumps and these surprised me. A box stuffed with plastic bags had held everything in until now. I saw that the group with these went through and blew a hole in the box I had backing the target box up. Even some JSB's I tried at 6 pumps didn't get this penetration.
Things I liked:The weight, feel and trigger are excellent. Fits the hand well and in that respect it's hard to put down. Things I would have changed:The safety. The right grip with the notch makes it necessary to either lift the top front edge or push the top back edge of the grip to gain clearance to move the safety past that notch. The pressure on the lever is leaving a mark at the end as well. What others should know:Don't plan on hitting anything past 10', but I did get some good groups at 6'.
Things I liked:The concept is nice, but the quality of the other components could be better (first aid kit, water bottle and pack). But I didn't buy it for that. The accuracy was surprising, so much so that I'm second guessing installing the steel breach I bought at the same time with the intention of putting either a red dot or scope on it. Compared to the only other MSP I have, this is a piece of cake. Things I would have changed:Make the 2289 available without all the extras. The targets are one of the better extras, but the tin of pellets were a chore to get open. What others should know:Great starting point, or could be the end. So happy with the accuracy I may have to get a 1322 just to use that steel breech on.
Things I liked:A lot of firsts for me here. First CO2 rifle, first rifle NOT a single shot, first group I could cover with my thumb. Nice to get an extra key for cylinder installation in case you happen to lose the one that there is a great place to store it, and not have anything sticking out of the bottom like all the pistols I have. I had a little trouble getting cylinders in, just part of the learning process. The magazine wasn't seated all the way, make sure both locks are engaged. There is a lot of travel in the trigger, and required a bit more effort than I expected to fire the weapon. Wasn't too hard to get used to, and cranked off 3 rounds. I adjusted aim and fired the remaining 5 rounds, flipped the ammo clip around and shot the other 8. The whole 13 rounds could be covered by my thumb. Things I would have changed:There is no way to adjust the rear sight I could find. Both front and rear sights are mounted the same way. Since I'm planning on mounting a scope on it this will be a moot point, and it's nice that they both fold down so hopefully there will be no problem leaving them on. What others should know:Despite having a "Flip-up, adjustable rear sight", there must be a secret way to adjust it I couldn't find. All in all, I'm very happy with the accuracy and it's a lot of fun to shoot.