Things I liked:For the price, out of the box(stock) is a excellent entry in to pcp air guns. I got the 2011 model no spin -loc in .177 average fps was around 980. At 35yrd it is spot on 5 shot on a dime, 50 yrds in a quarter; price you pay for lighter and smaller rounds. I got 3 types of ammo TF 8.5 pointed, crosman 10.5 rounded, and EJ 16.1 round. All 3 for me performed the same at 35yrds and the EJ's where more consistent at 50yrds plus. I got the pump for it. For the amount of shots you get out of a fill, the effort is fair trade. Will be getting a 24" barrel in the .22 cal for better performance. I did pair this with a leapers 3-12x44 AO swat, it is a little bulky the compact version would be better. The barrel is fixed with 4 grub screws, they do keep the barrel centered and true with the frame. Things I would have changed:I would have like to see integrated sling swivels, a basic set of iron sights, and wish it came in anodized orange. Possibly a metal trigger shoe, the plastic one works fine but gives it a toy feel. From a mfg stand point this would kill productivity, but the number one complaint for me is the top hat was too far out for my rifle so it was wasting air. Take a little more time and adjust it to fit the rifle the tank is boxed with. What others should know:First thing i did was clean the barrel, 10 swabs to clean the rust. It wasn't a flaking rust, possible metal dust from factory. I did coat the inside with some fp10 let it set 24hr then dry swabbed excess out. WARNING!!! Make sure to keep all patrolium products away from the tank(bad things happen if they get in there serious injury or death is possible) think of how a diesel engine works. This rifle has so much potential with the accessories available and research the web, Airforce has been around a while there are simple thing that can be done to optimize this unique rifle. Be sure to check all you screws a couple on mine where loose, no biggie these are things you should check with any rifle. Like others have said 2800 psi is optimal for the power curve for starting psi. If you take the time to learn this rifle, you will enjoy shooting it. Always safety first and have fun.
Things I liked:It does it's job. It is rated up to 3600 psi, more then what most pcp rifle need. Feels fairly well constructed. Things I would have changed:Better gauge position, it is hard to read while pumping. In theory it should last, but would feel better if you could get a rebuild kit. Just in case. What others should know:Sure you get a little work out, just follow the instructions. Take it easy, steady even strokes. this is high pressure pump not a basic 35psi tire pump. You can do tanks then you have to rely on fill stations or drop 3.5k for a high pressure compressor not to mention the cost of a tank($scuba or $$$carbon). This thing is portable and small, no gas needed or limited hours open. I have a cyst in my spinal cord which causes chronic back pain in between my shoulders and i have used this about 20 times since i got it mid July no complaints. 5 mins pumping and a 10 to 15 min cool down so the seals don't get ruined. I get in about 30 pumps a min and takes 3 5min pump sessions to go from 1800 to around 3000psi.
Things I liked:Sidewheel parallax adjustment, clear glass, and good eye relief. Love the locking rings for the turrets and able to lock you zero in. Power setting adjustment is smooth, though site picture got fuzzy on highest setting Things I would have changed:Push button release for the scope covers. Also instead of weaver rings, dove tail mounts would be more universal. I agree with others who have posted, 36 colors is way too much. What others should know:I put this on a Airforce talon ss, it is bulky for it. The compact I think would work a little better. If you are precision shooting get one of the side wheels for the parallax, makes it so much easier to get a range estimate to make adjustments on the fly using the MOA dots. If you plan on using this on a center fire rifle for hunting be sure of your hunting regs. In Montana it is illegal to use an illuminated scope for hunting game.