Things I liked: It delivers 975-980 fps with 7 grain RWS Hobby pellets. I'm sure you could get 1,000 fps with 6.5 grain Beeman Lasers. Not many lower priced or similarly priced rifles come this close to their advertised 1,000 fps. The iron sights work very well and precisely. If you are a serious shooter, this is your entry level choice. They just improved the front sight to a hooded version like you find on wooden stock variants all along.
Things I would have changed: It is a little front heavy with no scope. Still a bit heavy with a 4x32 that weighs 13.5 ounces. Probably perfect with an 18.1 ounce 3-12x40 scope.
What others should know: Get the UTC/Leapers Weaver scope mount with droop compensation. All springers have droop. All springers recoil too hard for dovetail mounts. I don't know if or how well it would work with non-RWS rifles, but it is perfect for RWS rifles. It is hard to get this rifle. There's a good reason... it is a awesome deal! Ordered Thurs PM didn't leave Pyramid until Wed. It is often out of stock, but worth the wait.
Things I liked: Variable power for indoor and outdoor shooting.
Things I would have changed: At this price point, not a thing.
What others should know: Can shoot nickel sized, 5 shot groups, off hand, indoors with "milk carton" Crosman wadcutters @ 25' and 5 pumps.