Things I liked:My granddaughter loved it on sight. Although too tough to cock at first, after about 20 cockings she insisted on doing it herself, and now after 50 or so she can do it easily enough herself. Things I would have changed:Could offer a shorter stock, with spacers to lengthen it later. Windage has not been a problem with this one, but windage adjustment would still be nice. What others should know:The cocking lever seems to be a ratcheting mechanism, which is good for kids. I was concerned that it might kick back -- she cocks it in stages, like 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -- but it doesn't kick back at all.
Things I liked:Value for the dollar. Things I would have changed:Change the shape of the funnel somehow; the bb's really don't feed all that well, especially when the bottle is full. What others should know:It's still better than the old style paper tubes. I spill some, but not a whole lot.
Things I liked:Shoots very accurately. It is simple to load. The green fiber optic front sight works very well with the deep "U" buckhorn rear sight. I like that I can shoot BB's or .177 Pellets interchangeably. Things I would have changed:Nothing. Maybe a little longer length of pull. What others should know:It's a smooth-bore, but that doesn't seem to effect accuracy any, it is very accurate. It does take a sustained effort to get maximum velocity, at which it is most accurate. But three pumps with BB's is sufficient for most purposes, and relatively easy.
Things I liked:Very accurate. Very "sweet" trigger pull, right out of the box. Nice fiber optic sights. My 7 yr. old grand-daughter does fantastic with it, loves it, just so long as I keep loading it for her. Power is sufficient to my needs, which is close range plinking. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:It is as described, very heavy cocking required. Difficult to position a pellet in the breech, especially if you have fat fingers like I do. But it is doable, manageable with a little practice, especially if you use dome or pointed pellets. Near impossible, I'd say with Wad-cutters. Twenty-five yard accuracy is only so-so, not for varmints, but maybe that's just me. Pistol is accurate enough at half that range, so maybe I'm just not so accurate at the longer ranges anymore. I am almost sixty after all, and I don't see so good as I did when I was younger.