Things I liked:The workmanship on this rife is OUTSTANDING. Nothing, absolutely nothing about the RWS 34 feels cheap or flimsy. The Striker Combo, overall, is a good value. Sure, there will always be those who gripe about the optics, but personally think this is a fine package. Things I would have changed:Open (see through) scope mounts, to take advantage of the fine open sights, would be a nice option. What others should know:Once you handle the RWS 34 you will likely never give the Asian made rifles another thought. The craftsmanship and attention to detail on this rifle is a fine example of German engineering. That being said, spend the extra cash and purchase the 10 for 10 service. This will give you the peace of mind that there are no surprises with your investment. I'm not sure if it is standard policy with the 10 for 10, but my combo arrived completely assembled. Bravo Pyramid Air!