Things I liked:Ok first off let me say i have owned and shot quite a few air guns growing up but I just recently got into adult air guns and i just got a big cat 1250 and a crosman storm xt both rate very well like this gun does but this one is by far the better of the 3 for one its a nitro piston which is great for hunting its a very solid gun accuracy is unmatched even with the more expensive guns also it looks slick and has a good weight and balanced feel to it. . Very accurate and extremely powerful for a .177 good for long distance shooting and small game. I am sure you could easily take down any back yard pests no problem. Things I would have changed:the scope its blurry and doesnt do this bad ass gun justice also the trigger kinda sux well its not so bad really just gotta get the feel for it and always pull it from that same sweet spot and you will get dime sized groups at 30 yrds. What others should know:Buy this gun you wont be disappointed I shot a rabbit at 30 yrds with crosman destroyers 7.9 grain. it entered right under its ear and the exit hole on the other side of its head was about the size of a 50 cent peice. the crosman destroyers 7.9 and JSB Match Diabolo Exact .177 Cal, 8.4 Grains, Domed seem to be the most accurate so far. Best air gun I have ever owned hands down.