Things I liked: Nothing
Things I would have changed: Put a metal cocking lever! Make it a little easier to use. I wouldn't think that a 9 year old could use this.
What others should know: If your looking for simplicity, DO NOT GET. If your looking for a fast actioning rifle, DO NOT GET. If your looking for a beginner rifle, DO NOT GET. a nice beginner rifle is the Crosman pumpmaster 760, It's much simpler, after you break it in with 100-150 shots it is the smoothest actioning rifle I've ever owned(I've owned 7 rifles). Over all this daisy red ryder is easily the worst gun I've owned. I learned one lesson, DO NOT BUY DAISY PRODUCTS (also in my order was the daisy six shooter that didn't work, and a daisy air gun sleeve which was also defective).