Things I liked:If you are a 1911 fan, this particular model is a must as it is (visually) an authentic licensed replica of the 1911 firearm. Solid built quality. A real keeper and shooter. Went through ~300 pellets in first week, good power for a CO2 pistol and accurate for its intended use. Got 50+ good shots from each cartridge. Things I would have changed:Sights are a bit high and non-adjustable for elevation. Aim a hair lower to compensate. What others should know:If you are looking to add this to your collection & use it as a shooter; the wood grips are worth the extra initial expense vs. adding them later. Visually & performance wise they make a difference. Blowback - don't worry about lack of blowback vs. say a Tanfoglio Witness. This is a different experience vs. a BB shooter and you won't miss/want the blowback after firing this pistol. The accuracy, power, built quality are what this pistol is all about.