Things I liked:The gun is very acurate and easy to shoot. I am new to air guns, but at 10 and 20 yds I can get pellets to go through the same holes in the target. The cocking action takes quite a bit of force, but not that I notice it over shooting 40 - 50 pellets. Younger shooters would struggle with it. The finish is great as well. For the money, it is a great value. Things I would have changed:Not everyone likes the trigger, but I have not been spoiled by a "real" trigger so I have no problem with it. What others should know:It is a heavy gun, and as a new comer to the sport, it took a while to adjust to the weight. It was easier to start with one knee on the ground. The only other gun I have is an old, but still fun, crossman 760 which is very light.
Things I liked:Nothing new from the others, but a reinforcement. It is nice to get something that is made to last. The S&W 586 and these mags are all metal. I love shooting it with my son and I think he will someday like shooting it with his son. The only draw back of how convenient and easy to change these magazines are is...how soon you are reloading all 50 again. They are so much fun to shoot that 50 goes by very quickly. I have noticed a drop in power on the last 10 on cold days, but none have ever got stuck in the barrel. Things I would have changed:nothing!
Things I liked:The gun feels "real". At a recent family gathering I showed it to a gun enthusiast nephew, who went and got his dad and uncle and cousin and grandpa because it felt so real. I spent the afternoon loading magazines for them to shoot. It is all metal and i love shooting it with my son, and I think he will someday enjoy shooting it with his son. I got mine second hand and it is still like new. That saved some $$. I tried a couple of other highly rated pellet pistols, but they felt like toys. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:Get the extra magazines and lots of pellets. If you go shooting with friends or family...maybe keep a look out for a second gun, or you don't get to shoot it much, it is everyone's favorite.