Things I liked:American made, if nothing else, should say a lot about this product. Crosman, I take my hat off to you. Me and a couple of my friends try to shoot about once a week in my back yard. Since we are all professional people in our 50's and 60's it is hard sometimes. Although it is more a social thing, than a compediative thing, we are all compediative people.
When we started this thing, one of the rules is that we spend less than $250 for the gun and scope. Everybody bought something different, Beeman, Mendosa, Gamo. Now we have relaxed the rules a little. And I wanted to try something better than my Big Cat, tuna trigger, $60 Leapers.
So I ordered a NPSS, boy is this an upgrade. If I new now, what I didn't know then, I should have ordered this first, but they weren't availiable when we started.
Quaility, fit and finish is damned good. The feel of the gun is excellent. I noticed a tremendous difference the way the mechanics feel. When you close the barrel there is a thud sound, like closing the door on a Lexus not the clank sound that I am use to on the Gamo. The stock trigger feels good, but a little on the heavy side.
Accuracy: After running about a hundred rounds through it I can get 1 inch groups consistantly at 25 yards, with JSB. Am I compediative, I feel that I have improved by at least 40-50%, my consistancy has improved.
I like the way the gun looks, feels, sounds and shoots. It is by far a great improvement over a traditional springer. Things I would have changed:Availiabilty, I am not a patient person, and had to wait about three weeks for it to come in. What others should know:You have to break this gun in, it took mine about 100 rounds. The gun is quite different, once you get the feel of the gun and trigger, you will realy like it and appreciate it.
For the money it is a great deal and a good value.
Things I liked:Face it, for $80.00 it is a lot of bang for the buck. The overall quaility is very good. Unique design on sight, fairly inovative. A lot more accurate than I expected. Things I would have changed:Engineering, sights sit way to high, and are next to impossible to zero at 30ft without unscrewing rear adjuster, this problem could be solved by lowering the front sight. Safety spring is tied to the trigger tension, why did they do that, it only increases trigger tension, which is high to start with. What others should know:If you are not an experienced air gunner, and capable of sorting out assembly and engineering problems, you might want to look at a P17. The P17 isn't as powerfull, but only has a few assembly, and cheap easy parts to replace.