Things I liked:I am a skeptic and having been very disappointed with a different air rifle, I thought I was probably making a big mistake spending this much on an air rifle. But I read the reviews, and the power, accuracy, and noise levels everyone kept praising seemed so consistent among the reviews that I decided to take a chance. WOW am I glad I did! I never write reviews about products but I am so happy with this purchase that I decided I just had to add my voice to the chorus. In spite of the reviews claiming how quiet this rifle is, I was still shocked the first time I fired it. Absolutely unnoticeable by neighbors. The noise of the pellet hitting the target is as loud as this thing is when it fires if that gives an idea. And I could go on... Ok, I will... The claims about accuracy are also true. It really is a tack driver. Once I had it sighted in, I couldn't miss! I'm going to have to dig a mass grave for the annoying critters I'm picking off. Just like when I was in the 82nd - with this rifle the old motto stays true: One shot, One dead. The power is also nothing to laugh at. I have certainly gotten what I paid for with the Marauder. Things I would have changed:If there was anything at all that I would change, and it's almost a stretch for me to say this because I feel this air rifle is the best that I could have bought for the price range; it would be only with regard to aesthetics. I'll probably pull the stock and put a high gloss finish on it. But that's the only thing I could think of that would improve this thing. What others should know:I bought the package deal so that I'd have the hand pump and a little extra ammo. The hand pump is also accurately reported about in the reviews I read, in that it can be a little bit of a workout getting the rifle to full pressure. However, I am seeing probably close to an shot per pump is my rough guesstimate - that is, I probably pump it about 80 to 100 times getting it to full pressure, and I can get almost the same amount of shots out of it before I need to pump it again. I feel the hand pump is worth it because I would rather put a little effort to avoid spending the money on the air. Simply put, it takes some effort to get the rifle to full pressure but it won't hurt ya to do it.