Things I liked:The rifle is light and rugged. The fixed sights are nice and bright. The rifle is easy to cock. With the right pellets, the rifle can form extremely tight nickel-quarter sized groups at 25 yards. Things I would have changed:The rifle sounds like a creaky garage door spring while being cocked, and there seems to be a little wiggle on the rear fixed sight. The included scope is not great... I'd almost rather they just didn't include a scope at all and drop the price of the rifle a little more.
When fired, the rifle vibrates a lot with a loud "TWANG". Perhaps the vibration is more noticeable due to the low weight? The vibration also makes this rifle somewhat finicky; A good artillery hold and consistency between shots are absolutely critical to form any kind of group. I find that even slight variations on how I pull the trigger and how I position cheek will cause flyers.
Although it comes with a built-in suppressor, I feel like most of the noise from the rifle actually comes from the spring unloading in the body rather than the muzzle.
Overall, the rifle gives the impression of cheapness due to the seams on its plastic body and its light weight, but the actual performance of the rifle is very good - Accurate and powerful. Don't let my negative comments fool you - This is actually one of my favorite air rifles. What others should know:I'm writing this review for the .22 caliber version of the rifle, with about 500 pellets through it so far. Compared to my Benji Trail NP .22, the bore on the Silent cat seems slightly larger. RWS Superdome pellets fit loosely in the barrel and did not form very good groups, but Crosman Premier Domed pellets fit very snugly and formed great groups.