Things I liked:Nice fit & finish for a mid-priced rifle, good mix of power and ease of use, excellent trigger. Feels very similar to my CZ .22 rimfire rifle on the shoulder. Things I would have changed:reinforce the forward stock mounting screw sockets (i.e. metal cup and cap screw, rather than the flat-head screws and split washer it comes equipped with), this gun has a reputation for loosening stock screws and mine seems to be no exception. What others should know:the firm cocking force is really quite manageable for an adult of average strength. This gun is a bit difficult to sight in since it shoots poorly when held firmly enough to keep a rock solid sight picture. Seems to have excellent offhand accuracy (big one hole groups) at 25 yards and plenty of power for taking small game. It shoots a fairly wide array of medium to heavy pellets with good accuracy (mine is .177 and the lightest pellet I have tried is 8 grains, heaviest 10.6 grains).