Things I liked:This pistol is quite accurate - easily shoots a 3/4" group at 10 meters - and is very similar in weight and dimensions to my .45 caliber 1911 pistols. It is easy to load the CO2 cartridge and I seem to be getting around 65 quality shots from each one. The delivery time was excellent - arrived three days after purchase with standard shipping via FedEx. I have no complaints whatsoever about the pistol's quality, and the service from PyramydAir was excellent. Things I would have changed:I would not bother spending the extra money for the wood grip model for the simple reason that the pistols are identical other than the grips. Any standard 1911 grip seems to fit just fine, and wooden grips can be purchased all day for around $40 or less on-line. The black (not blue) finish of the pistol is rather rough and the entire operation manual appears to be imprinted on the right side of the receiver in bold, white lettering - the side that never appears in any of the ads. The standard grips arrive with the pistol and are in a plastic bag that originally held the wooden grips (according to the markings on the bag). What others should know:Buy the standard 1911 A1 model and you'll be very satisfied! I can't imagine any service that could be more prompt or professional, and the PyramydAir folks kept me informed via email of the status of my order and shipping information from the day I placed the order until it arrived. BTW: Standard Crossman CO2 cartridges and wadcutter pellets shoot just fine and are readily available in most local sporting good stores.