Things I liked:Bought the Umarex Steel Storm and the Walthers CP99 Compact with all the accessories for the boys' Xmas and figured the old man (me) might enjoy a gun as well. The 1377 is great for plinking off the back pouch and loads of fun. Great price to value ratio. What others should know:Pyramydair ships old school: Quality boxes stapled rather than taped. Items arrive intact rather than half hanging out of the box like shipments from so many others these days. One of my orders qualified for free shipping so I expected the slow boat. Order arrived express. Kudos!
Things I liked:What a wonderful instrument! The Russian design aesthetic and craftsmanship that ooze from this precision gun, with it’s easy, natural action pump lever producing solid two stage cocking, and the authority of locking the breach, arming for the lightest pull of the trigger, all make this a joy to own. Things I would have changed:Mine came with the front sight block is slightly skewed to the left. Because it needs such a minute adjustment and there is a slight seat for the set-screw drilled into the barrel, loosening the set-screw and rotating it doesn’t work because the screw just finds the seat and the block drifts back to where it was. Hoping I can rotate the barrel but I haven’t figured out how to do it yet. What others should know:The beech, used for the grips, is a very tight grain wood, works well, holds detail, and is naturally oily (sawdust has a talc feel). Easy to shape to have fleshy pad of thumb opposing middle finger for a solid grip and the bottom of the palm comfortably supporting the weight of the barrel. You can use a little vegetable oil if you have nothing else to touch up the areas you work.
To change the rear sight, turn screws clockwise. What appears to be a set-screw is really a screw with an un-slotted head and a slotted bottom.
Looking forward to lizard season!