Things I liked:Works just like a real revolver! After loading the airsoft BB's into the shells, you load the shells into the cylinder, close it up and you're ready to fire in either single action or double action. Things I would have changed:Maybe the weight, feels a little light, and maybe better grips. Also would add a hop up, it tends to shoot a little low at 7 yards out of the box. The spring that's supposed to let you adjust the sights up is pretty weak and requires you to use some paper shims to adjust the rear sights upwards. Don't forget to loosen the front screw for the rear sights if you're going to adjust it, makes doing so alot easier. What others should know:I had a few jamming problems with three different types of .20g BB's that I tried, the biodegradable ones seeming to jam most often. I thought maybe the cylinder wasn't seating right, but I kept having problems with jamming. I also tried .12g BB's and they were better, but also jammed once in awhile. I had a few .25g BB's lying around the house from another gun I had bought and they worked way better. Fired about 60 rounds of .25g BB's and only got one that jammed. Even with the jamming, at 7 yards I still got a few six inch groups out of the box, after sighting it in of course. Overall it's a fun gun for the price! Oh, get some extra shells, I did!
Things I liked:Just a fun gun to shoot. The pump action takes a little getting used too, you have to make sure you push it forward all the way after pumping it back, it makes a click when it's ready to fire when you push the slide forward. The stock is great, it has 6 positions, all the way in, all the way out, and 4 middle positions. My 8 year old son shoots it (yes, under direct supervision by me) with the stock out one notch, I shoot it with the stock out all the way. He can work the pump action, but just barely. I removed the top rail and that exposed more of the pump action workings, but made it easier for him (and me) to pump, and more importantly, to aim. Things I would have changed:I think I'd add some sights to it, though a laser might suffice too. I bought the flashlight accessory and it's fun for show, but doesn't work all that well. What others should know:I completely misread the description, each shell holds 14 BB's, but the gun only holds one shell at a time. For whatever reason I thought you could load up all four shells and pump each one in and out like a real shotgun. The shell loads underneath, like a real shotgun, and also is manually unloaded there once it's empty. Comes with a shell holder that holds four shells that you can strap to the side of the gun or put on your belt, a cheap but workable sling, and, surprise, a speedloader shaped like a magazine to help in loading the shells, you'll need it. Even without the "real" shotgun action, my son and I still went through 56 BB's (4 shells x 14 in each) real quickly. The hop up seems to really vary, we had BB's going up and down no matter how it was adjusted, but it seemed to shoot higher more often then lower. At 7 yards it shot well, but at 15 yards, not so much. You might want to buy some extra shells so you're not reloading them all the time. I was originally disappointed about not having the "real" shotgun action, but I can't imagine having to reload this thing after every four rounds either. Still it's a neat gun for close quarters and plinking.
Things I liked:Everything! This is the first airsoft rifle I've bought with a scope. I adjusted the hop up without the scope at 7 yards just by lining up the barrel with the target. I then added the scope and sighted it in. Once the scope was more or less adjusted, I was getting two inch groups at 15 yards, not all the time, but more often then not. It was still not right on target with the crosshairs, but with 15 yards as my maximum range while shooting .20g BB's outdoors with a light breeze, I consider a two inch group pretty good for only putting about fifty rounds through it. Still I hope to sight it in further when I have more time. Things I would have changed:Might be nice to have some regular sights on the gun, yea I know it's a sniper rifle, but still... What others should know:I had some problems with jamming while using the hi-cap magazine on the side of the gun, but using the 5 round magazine with shells yielded no problems, provided you pull the bolt back quickly. This not only cocks the gun, but also ejects the shell. You need to pull it back fast, but smooth, it's an easy thing to master. I liked the bipod since I did a lot of shooting from a table, but while standing it was easier to shoot without it. I bought this gun to have something that I could shoot accurately, with a slow rate of fire compared to my AEG MP-5J, which while fun to shoot, really goes through the BB's and you can't really shoot accurately with it. I also recommend getting a hard gun case to protect it when you're not shooting and also get at least two extra magazines (that come with ten shells each) if you're going to buy this gun. If you had to pick either getting a case or getting the extra magazines, I'd go for the case. I'm not going to use this for sniping during airsoft games, instead, it's for plinking targets around my backyard, and for that, the price can't be beat.