Things I liked:This air rifle is light, powerful, easy to cock and shoots tight groups. The noise reduction is a nice feature as well. The noise is basically limited to the knock of the piston. Not silent but the kid's GAMO Delta was louder. The fiber optic sights were a welcome feature also. I was shooting groups with the GAMO open sights at 20 yards that I would normally achieve with peep sights (standing off hand). Things I would have changed:The GAMO trigger is a poor value for this otherwise great air rifle. I didn't even try to adjust the trigger's first stage. The trigger is to thin and too heavy. The trigger's take up felt inconsistent and even though I could get good groups out of the air rifle I was still plagued by the odd flyer due to the poor trigger. What others should know:I purchased the .22 cal. This was a good value, after just 300 pellets I was shooting .33" and .25" groups at 35 yards (seated position, 3-9 x 40 AO scope) even with the cr#$+* trigger. Shot the cap (only the cap) off of several 20oz plastic pop bottles at 35 yrds with no problem. Blew the heart out of Pom Wonderful bottled at 22 yrds. I've been shooting for 35 years now a younger less patient shooter will easily get frustrated by this trigger and should upgraded it. Make sure you tighten every thing up, after about 150-200 shots the rear sight became loose due to the piston's powerful knock.
Things I liked:Good first air gun for the kids. Easy to cock and hits hard. Things I would have changed:Trigger is poor but not worth upgrading. The sights are not the best. The rear sight is particularly troublesome as the zero will be off if bumped. What others should know:Buy it! It is fun to shoot and the right size for the kids. No can, plastic bottle, crow or squirrel is safe in the back yard. Even with its drawbacks a young shooter wont know and wont care about the trigger or the sights. The important thing is to get the young ones outside and interested in shooting with you. This hits hard, its not a toy you need to be there to enforce safety, and patient practice.