Things I liked:Sturdy metal tube. When you pull the rod out it gets a little resistance toward the end to let you know you are almost there. Works well. Pocket clip works fine. Things I would have changed:When the Pellet Loader is full or near full of pellets the push rod extends out the top making the loader almost twice the length. Shooting from a bench this is not an issue. When full and kept in a shirt pocket, it sticks out the top fairly far. I would add a radius to the end of the pocket clip so the pocket material can slide under the clip easily without having to lift the clip manually. In fact my pocket knife should take care of this next time I use it. What others should know:I also bought a Pellet Pen at the same time. Overall the pellet pen is a bit sturdier. Overall the differences in useability are small.
Things I liked:I bought Crossman Pellet Loader at the same time to see which I liked better. The Pellet Pen holds about 4 more pellets. The Pellet Pen advances the pellets with a slider that sticks out through a side of the main tube so the whole unit doesn't get longer when it is full of pellets. I found the pellet pen to be a bit easier to dispense a single pellet with, especially when both units are full, but the difference diminishes with a little use/practice. Things I would have changed:If anything I would trade about 4 pellets of capacity for a shorter unit. What others should know:In my experience the Pellet Pen is a better target/plinking oriented unit due to the greater capacity. The Pellet Loader would be better for field use thanks to the metal tube and the shorter length. Both are good units and handy to have.