Things I liked:A good, solid, reliable and accurate gun. Nice open sights (hooded front with removable post), and a real wood stock with recoil pad. Nice checkering as well. Things I would have changed:The factory finish is good but I like the look and durability of polyurethane. I don't know how much extra it would have added to the cost but it was easy enough to mask the checkering and spray one right over the factory stain. A trigger mechanism that effort could be more easily adjusted would be nice but I'm sure the company's liability insurance probably prohibits that feature from being included. What others should know:This is a quality gun but like everything else you might want to purchase, has to be manufactured with certain compromises in mind. If a higher power gun is going to be reliable over time it has to be designed and constructed with that in mind and if it is going to be priced so most people can afford it, exotic/lightweight materials and complicated manufacturing techniques have to be avoided. This gun is "Robust" and built mostly out of steel so there's no way around it being heavy. Most Americans aren't going to carry the gun very far or very long anyway so that isn't going to be as much of an issue as for those living in countries where firearms
are restricted and hunting small game with a .22 isn't an option. The cocking effort is stiff as you would expect but not beyond the ability of an average person to do comfortably or repetitively either. Overall, this is just a hard package to beat for the money and although I haven't owned mine for very long, I expect it will live up to RWS/Diana's reputation and be a gun somebody else will enjoy shooting long after I am no longer able.