Things I liked:Just like the real steel it has a metal slide and a plastic body. The plastic is very high quality. The orange tip is a plastic insert and not painted-on - in my view this is a very good thing.
Things I would have changed:This gun may need a breaking in period. At first, I found the safety had to be disengaged to field strip this gun, as the slide would not spring fully forward with the safety on - it jammed about a quarter inch from the end and the hammer wouldn't de-cock. At first I assumed it was a design flaw, but after messing around with the mechanism to see what the problem was, it started working properly. I can only assume some metal part needed to be pushed in properly or maybe a burr needed to be worn down. Whatever the problem was, it works fine now. The only other thing I would change would be to add real Beretta trades. Hey, I can dream can't I?
What others should know:A very nice gun at nearly half the cost of the Tokyo Marui version of the same pistol. In my opinion, realism fans should go with this version over the TM version, as this has more realistic materials and is a bit heavier (more realistic weight) than the TM gun. I own both guns and they seem the same in terms of quality and accuracy.