Things I liked:The handgun is light and easy to use. It loads relatively easy and has vary little recoil when fired. It is a great starter gun. It has the same mussel velocity as its sister pump rifle. Great combination. Things I would have changed:Pumping can be difficult and if not careful you can pinch your hand between the pump handle and the trigger guard. It appears that the pointed style pellet loads the easiest. The blunt or flat style has a tendancy to tilt and jam while trying to load in the barrel. Don't force - patients is the key. What others should know:If you watch the video about this product from the folks at Pyramyd, they make it look easy to hit the target at 60 feet. Practice makes perfect is the saying. It does require a steady hand. This is an old style gun that has been around for a while and is great for plinking and general target practice. Worth the money!!