Things I liked:Double and single action. Fantastic trigger. Decent on co2. Good accuracy. The price is great, you are definitely getting good bang for your buck with this one. Things I would have changed:The gun is mostly made of metal, so I would have went ahead and made the barrel part all metal as well. The actual barrel the pellet goes through is steel of course, but the surrounding mechanism is plastic. What others should know:This is a really fun gun for target practice. As soon as you properly adjust the sights, the accuracy will surprise you. I can consistently hit a pop can from 20 yards, that is pretty good for a hand gun. The trigger is also great, especially on single action. It feels wonderfully crisp and predictable. It shoots cheap pellets really well too, it seems to love the crosman wadcutters. I am currently using daisy wadcutters with it, and though these particular pellets are not snug in the cylinder, once the gun is shut they won't fall out and the action is still smooth. I recommend the crosman wadcutters or crosman pointed for this gun from my experience.
Things I liked:Very powerful, you have to shoot it to believe it. You can literally hear every pellet smack when it hits. I did a test and this thing shot a .177 crosman pointed pellet through a half inch of pine board then 250 pages into a phone book underneath. I shoot open sights, it is very accurate, I can hit pop cans at 50 yards free standing open sights on the first day. I imagine with a well adjusted scope this thing would be a tack driver. Adjustable trigger is nice. The extra spacers to add length to the butt plate was a nice addition, I found this gun fits me perfectly now after adding two spacers. Things I would have changed:Only thing I would change is make the rear sight adjustable for short ranges. Under 20 yards and you have to aim a little low. I am very use to open sights and learned a long time ago how to rely mostly on the front sight, so I can deal with this, others may find it difficult to shoot at really short distances though. What others should know:This gun is heavy. After shooting about 150 times free standing I found my accuracy was just starting to suffer a little due to my left arm getting a little weak supporting the gun for so long. If you don't have good upper body strength you will have trouble aiming at all unless you are supporting the gun on something.
Things I liked:This was my first bb gun 12 years ago when I was 13. It is durable, fairly accurate, and powerful enough. I have shot mine 99% with bbs, and it has no problem hitting pop can sized targets at 25 yards. With pellets it is a little better, but because it is a smooth bore, you aren't going to manage tiny groups. Certainly accurate enough to practice your shooting skills, adult or child. Lastly, the price is great, it will last many years. Just don't leave it out in the sun, my first one was ruined for this reason. Things I would have changed:I would make the sights smaller, as they are they are quite large. Might be because the gun isn't going to create dime sized groups in the first place. I would also keep the old style. I have the old one, and my step brother has the new one, and the new one feels more ergonomic, but harder to pump because of leverage issues in the new design. What others should know:Definitely not a toy, if you have a child capable of pumping this thing 5 or more times and they are still very young, get them something weaker like a red ryder or daisy buck. It is potentially lethal with enough pumps.