Things I liked:I bought the .22 cal. model.
I love the looks of this gun. The thumb-hole grip makes the gun easy to shoot. The Nitro Piston is, in my opinion, a big plus over the springers. The gun is quiet enough to shoot in the backyard but very powerful and accurate once broken in.
I have read many complaints about the scope, but I guess I got a good one. Once I got is sighted in, it worked well. Another common complaint is the trigger. Mine is not too bad. I have adjusted it and it feels pretty good. It's not like a regular firearm trigger with a distinct 1st and 2nd stage though.
The Crosman Hollow Points work very well with this gun and they are inexpensive. Beeman Crowmagnums provide a real thump and accuracy.
Most of my shooting is done at 10 yards, but I have tested it at around 30-40 yards and it does well at that range as well.
I bought a Crosman Raven for my son and wanted to get something I could use with him for teaching gun safety and ethical hunting practices.
So far, it has been a success. Thank you Pyramyd Air and Benjamin/Crosman. Things I would have changed:At this price point, you really can't ask for more.
Yes, a high end scope and smoother trigger would be on the wish list, but then you'd be paying more money. Benjamin and other manufacturers make higher end guns; buy one if you need those features.
The only things I am thinking about changing are the finish and the trigger. I'm not a fan of the light color and will probably strip it and refinish with a darker color and Tru-Oil. There is an aftermarket trigger available that I may order. I'm giving this one more time to break in though. What others should know:The folks at Pyramyd Air, from my experience, are very prompt with shipping and great at communicating with the customer. I watched a lot of videos before my purchase and chose Pyramyd Air because of their knowledge base and customer friendly website.
WARNING: Airguns can be very addictive.
I bought the Titan as a training tool for my son, but now I'm really into air gunning. In my opinion, it has also helped with regular firearms training since I am new able to shoot every night instead of just once a week at the range.
This sport has been great for our father son time. We get to have fun together while learning something.
Target time has become so popular at our house that my daughter wants one now... In pink, of course.
Things I liked:I bought the Crosman Raven for my 9 year old son. Right now, it's a little tough to cock, but it's good for building his strength.
My son loves the looks of this gun because it is black and has a tactical weapons look to it.
The open sights work well, but we have added a Center Point scope. It is also a very quiet shooter for indoors and in the backyard. The sound of a tin can being struck by the pellet is louder than the gun.
The gun is just the right size for a youngster and light enough for my son to use without getting discouraged.
As a father teaching my son about gun safety, I am happy that the safety is not in the trigger guard like the larger Crosman rifles. I teach that your finger does not go into the trigger guard until you have the weapon pointed at your intended target.
Things I would have changed:At this price point I have no complaints.
What others should know:There is some recoil, so you should advise new shooters not to have their eye too close to the scope, should you have a scope mounted as we do.
The Raven is a good buy for a youngster learning to shoot. It's also fun for dad.
Things I liked:The weight and feel of this gun give it a realistic feel for firearm training. It has some power for punching paper and tearing up tin cans too. Cocking between shots is easy for single action. The trigger feels good in single action. It took 100 rounds for pellets to start grouping decently and has been improving since. Things I would have changed:For the price, there are no complaints about the gun. Maybe throw in a couple more magazines though. What others should know:The plastic cover on the bottom broke at the hinge when I fell with it in my pack. It works fine without the cover though and it looks like plastic that will work with super glue. Buy the extra three pack of magazines when you order.