Things I liked: Heavy duty, much heavier than I expected. No assembly required.
Things I would have changed: I would have preferred something a little larger: An 8"-9" target is all you are going to fit on this one. I would have also appreciated a spot to attach the target on the bottom too.
What others should know: Made in China....Can't we make anything in this country any more? I would pay double for the opportunity to keep an American employed. Are you listening Crosman???
Things I liked: Excellent target gun for the money considering the value of the dollar is next to nothing these days (ever wonder why all the German stuff got so expensive?). Everything on gun is terrific and well worth the money (get one before Crosman discontinues them or you'll be kicking yourself later).
Things I would have changed: Nothing, just keep it affordable and hopefully made in the USA.
What others should know: Consider the included plastic grips to be for temporary use: Crosman knows you will be replacing them with a nice set of custom RB wood grips and they're really not charging you for the cheap plastic ones they've included (really nice road bikes don't even come with pedals). You can also find nice replacement grips on Ebay or Gunbroker once in a while. I haven't seen them too many other places to date.
Things I liked: Cool appearance & quiet.
Things I would have changed: Where do I start? The main gripe I have is the plastic muzzle brake: Combined with the ridiculous cocking effort (nowhere near 28 lbs) this thing is going to snap in half soon and I will be replacing it with something from Muzzle Mack (if I am lucky). The stock really should have been stippled or checkered. I would have preferred paying more for both, this rifle should be the 'Crosman' version (the Chevy) with a better build wearing the Benjamin moniker for $400 (the Caddy). They may have had a good gun on paper but went too cheap in the end possibly due to some arbitrary price point they were holding and subsequent cost overruns. Scope shipped with it also appeared to be undersized and generally inadequate for this rifle (I suggest shipping it with a better muzzle brake and letting the customer pick out their own scope).
What others should know: This is obviously not the same rifle Tom Gaylord reviewed in January at the air gun show, read his June review before buying this rifle. I am disappointed with this rifle but like the performance enough to hold on to it considering all of its short comings. I think Crosman missed their mark here because they had an opportunity to hit this one out of the park but hit a pop fly to the center fielder instead. Maybe next time.