Things I liked:Won't damage a rifled barrel. Things I would have changed:Would like to have a harder alloy that is resistant to deformation and jamming. What others should know:Tighter fit in a BB barrel. Soft metal will deform easily and jam in a spring loaded steel magazine, particularly so in hot weather. Good accuracy, but not significantly more than a high quality BB.
Things I liked:Bulk packaging. Good performance. What others should know:Compared to another brand that had been on my shelf for a while, these gave me significantly more good shots with greater consistency. Maybe it's a matter of always using fresh cartridges.
Things I liked:Stunningly accurate looks, even the grips. All metal with no molded-in levers, i.e., EVERYTHING works as expected. BBs, CO2 and valving are in the magazine. Light, smooth SINGLE action trigger that is cocked by the slide. Thick, accurate slide casting with close tolerance fit to the frame. Things I would have changed:I prefer adjustable sights, but it shoots where it's pointed. The trigger has a little creep, but it shoots easily. What others should know:Nice heft and balance at about 70% the weight of a 1911A. Recoil and hammer springs are lighter, too, but the blow back operates well and adds a nice realism. A firm hold seems to work best for accuracy and multiple shots, but the gun is very much on target with quality ground BBs for my 20 ft tin can plinking. I get 3 full magazines (easy loading) plus a few more on a CO2 bulb at a power level that seems (not measured) to be relatively consistent well into the third magazine. First few shots are more snappy and louder, but the sound is unexpectedly quite. I can't identify a spin up feature in this model even though the packaging suggests it's present, but this gun is a lot more than I expected for the price.
Things I liked:Stunningly accurate looks, even the grips. Metal construction with no "molded-in" features; EVERYTHING works as expected. Cleanly cast frame and slide with close tolerance fit. Light SINGLE-action trigger cocked by the slide. Blow-back adds a feel of realism and the gun is very accurate for my 20 ft soda can plinking. Things I would have changed:Non-adjustable sights, but shoots on target. Slight trigger creep, but easy to
control. What others should know:Very nice heft and balance at about 75% the weight of a 1911A1. Recoil and trigger springs are relatively light, but the blow-back operation is consistent and the gun is easy to shoot on target with a snug grip and precision BBs. Report is unexpectedly quiet after the first few shots, and I exceed 3 magazines on a single CO2 bulb. I haven't been able to identify the spin-up feature mentioned on the box. Much more gun than I expected.
Things I liked:Nothing! Things I would have changed:Inconsistent sizing; too soft; too costly. What others should know:Bought these on recommendations of other posters, but my batch is not at all uniform in size. They are generally larger than steel bbs or the Gamo lead balls, but instead of that being a plus for accuracy, tighter ones get stuck in the barrel. I thought they may be an easy loading ball for my Crosman pistol, but undersized ones roll out of the barrel. They are way too soft to tolerate the abuse of magazines like those of the Baikal Drozd or MP-654K.
Things I liked:Really nice gun! Smooth, quiet, accurate, beautifully finished, exceptional sights and trigger. Solid feeling polymer stock looks great and fits me
perfectly. Unexpectedly flat shooting over my 30 yd range and I don't see a lot of sensitivity to how the gun is held. Things I would have changed:Pricey, but features of the LGV can be had only as expensive custom rework on most other guns, if at all. What others should know:I gave up air rifles years ago after I experienced most every problem ever written about the highly regarded Beeman R8 (4 new R8s returned!). It was a big step for me to try again, but so far, this LGV is everything I wanted. PA's return policy sealed the deal for me, but I don't think I'll be needing it.
Things I liked:Very realistic look and feel. Grips are solidly attached. Things I would have changed:Very loose and sloppy fit of the cylinder onto the crane allows the cylinder to pivot on the spring loaded forcing cone and the crane to open partially as the gun is cocked. Since that's something I just couldn't get over, I returned the gun unused to insure a full refund. What others should know:I replaced this with an Umarex S&W 586 and, even though I gave up some realism and quite a few more dollars, I'm much happier.
Things I liked:Solid, metal construction with the look and feel of a firearm. Cylinder indexes and locks reliably. Relatively quiet. Shoots where I point. Things I would have changed:Wooden grips would provide a more solid feel and a hammer dampener could prevent the valve from burping. What others should know:The resistance caused by the spring-loaded "forcing cone" can be felt in the action and there is a 2-stage characteristic to the trigger in single-action, but these are not overly distracting and I consider them to be realistic compromises for an authentic feeling gun I can use in my back yard.