Things I liked: The five shot magazine is simply the best idea for a side lever. You can dump all five rounds fast and accurately with practice. Pistol grip adds great handling. Decent target acquisition speed - even faster with a red dot. Extremely lightweight. as far as accuracy - it outshoots virtually all other guns in its price range and i dare say it outshoots all guns in a bracket about it. It will put pellets through the same hole at 10 meters if you do your part. Every time you work the side lever, it ratchets over one round. When you close the side lever, it pushes the pellet out of the magazine and into the chamber, so i don't see how the magazine could hurt accuracy. the overall size of the gun is small, but it has an extra slot in the stock where you can put the stock nut for an extra inch. For me at six feet tall, it works just fine. In my opinion, the gun being small makes it more maneuverable. The weight of the gun also makes it maneuverable. Weighing in at less than five pounds and with less than 12 pounds cocking effort, you can have fun all day and not get worn out. You can even work the side lever with it still shouldered.
Things I would have changed: Sights are rather crude, but they work just fine once you get used to them. If you like Ak-47s, you'll feel right at home with these sights. You can't really see if you're aiming at a dark target and it's early morning or late evening, so a dot would help in that case. With the magazine, it's easy to forget how many shots you have left. I have ran about 600 rounds through it and dry fired it four times on accident. If you intend on using this gun or the izh 60 for 10 meter competition, plan on adding weight. There's not much i would change on this gun.
What others should know: If you're worried about noise, it's quieter than a gamo whisper, but it's not as quiet as a nitro piston. With a sound meter, it registered between 84-87 dB, depending on the distance from the gun. I have seen many people on this site and other sites say how the receiver used to be metal and now it's plastic and how the trigger used to have three adjustments - i want to set the record straight on these two things. Baikal had more problems with the metal receiver than they did with the polymer one. The polymer receiver, ironically, is superior to the metal receiver. The trigger used to have three adjustments - it doesn't have that many adjustments anymore. The only adjustment it has is over-travel. Personally, I wouldn't even want to change the trigger. I think it's fine how it comes out of the box and i'm picky about triggers. I liked the IZH 60 so much that I had to try this one out. I have to say - I love this thing. If you have an IZH 60, you will really appreciate having the five shot magazine. With practice, I was able to get to where I can shoot all five shots in nine seconds and hit cans, tiny round steel silhouettes, basically anywhere I'm aiming all the way out to fifteen meters. If you want speed, the only thing that would make this better was if it was PCP and self loaded. i have several years experience of 10 meter competition with feinwerkbau PCPs, steyr PCP, avanti, and crosman C02. I am here to tell you that this gun will not disappoint.
Things I liked: Very fast target aquisition. You can shoot with both eyes open with this sight. It can be extremely bright or dim for low or high lighting conditions. Very accurate and consistent - keeps zero. Shock from most airguns will not have an effect on this sight. You can mount this on 11mm and regular weaver rails just by turning the clamps around. Awesome looks. Very quick and easy to zero. Light weight.
Things I would have changed: I don't think there is anything I would change about this sight. There are things that would *improve* the sight that are available on other products like being able to change reticles, zoom, and stuff, but why? This sight does a great job of just being a dot - NO FRILLS.
What others should know: This sight is fantastic, especially to be less than thirty bucks. I bought mine from Academy Sports and Outdoors because pyramydair was out of stock. I payed more for it at Academy, but I really wanted it. At ten meters with this sight, I was able to shoot an arrow in half with an IZH-61 on the first try. This sight complements an IZH-60 and IZH-61 extremely well. Pyramydair knows what they are doing carrying this sight. Excellent product. Makes shooting way too easy. The most awesome dot you can get for thirty dollars and i dare say less than seventy five dollars.