Things I liked:Solid construction, heft, beautiful beech stock, balance, accuracy out of the box without a scope. The .22 carries a punch. Things I would have changed:Needs too much cocking effort, especially toward the end, there can be a mechanical efficiency multiplier mechanism to make this easier. Closing the break barrel is thud rather than a clean snap/click. What others should know:The gun has a complex forward recoil. The factory setting for the trigger has minimal travel and surprises you when you fire it the first time. The first round with a Beeman hollow point .22 tumbled and hit the plywood target at the skirt end of the pellet. The sights are not illuminated as in the optic fiber ones and feel a bit primitive. The balance is excellent and you can fire comfortably in the standing position.