Things I liked:The best hunting pellet available! Precharged high powered rifles from Korea can push this heavy pellet out at subsonic speeds to hit downfield targets with nearly the accuracy achieved by .22 cal premium bolt action firearms. The legal availability of muzzle sound supression (if it's permanenetly attached to the Korean rifles) makes this pellet/rifle combination a practical replacement for the ".22s of old" as suberbia spreads to rural areas. Things I would have changed:Refinements in design and manufacturing to allow for improved accuracy would be nice for target shooting purposes, but two- inch groups of thirty rounds on still days at niney yards - with no flyers - is all anyone could ask for in a small-bore quiet varmit rifle/pellet combo. What others should know:Beeman Kodiac pellets seem to be slightly more accurate in the Sumatra and Careers I have, and the Crossman Premiers are even better, but the knockdown power decreases with each shift to these lighter pellets.
Things I liked:Highly accurate .22 cal pistol with a large hand grip that can be nestled on your collar bone to give you the comfortable secure grasp of a rifle without the extra weight and bulk. I use a Bushnell Trophy R/G dot scope to get very quick target acquisition up to thirty yards. (Skip regular pistol scopes that only focus at an arm's length.) Things I would have changed:When firing, Evanix releases the air charge directly into the cylinder to propel the pellet forward through the barrell of the pistol, similar to the mechanism of a firearm revolver. This causes noise and blowback from the firing mechanism, a problem resolved by Korean rifle manufacturers. What others should know:By reducing the muzzle report with a modifier and using a fill pressure of 1500 psi, this pistol gives six fairly quiet accurate shots with Beeman Kodiaks that puts my RWS scoped 460 rifle to shame. If you already have a scuba tank setup with a PCP rifle, this pistol gives affordable portable power when you don't feel like lugging around a rifle, and it outshoots a Browning Buckmark 22 hands down.
Things I liked:This 909 "air" rifle has the power of a handgun and shoots like a subsonic target rimfire rifle - on steroids! An added muzzlebreak on mine gives it the sound of a quiet nailgun along with improved accuracy. My high quality cast bullets, made from used wheelweights, are recycled over and over from a heavy target trap, so my only cost now is for the air going into two large steel scuba tanks. Things I would have changed:More power would be nice, but half the fun of shooting an air rifle is learning to place trajectory shots without having to worry much about misses. What others should know:This rifle likes LEE 200 grain REAL muzzleload slugs in warm weather and the LEE 220 grain Ruger 44's when it gets down near freezing. Pyramyd's new Buffalo Bullets are just as good under 50 yards if you don't want to get into casting your own bullets.