Things I liked: Great stock. Really nice wood for an inexpensive gun. Good blue job. I'ld say cocking effort is closer to 26#, but it's very smooth. This is my first nitro piston gun, and I'm very impressed. Smooth cocking & much less vibration. I have a Gamo Big Cat and a RWS 34P. I like all 3 of these guns, a lot. If I HAD to pick one and get rid of the other 2... it would probably be this one. ( but I'm glad I don't have to pick)
Things I would have changed: The stock could be a little longer, and the gun a little lighter.... Since these are mutually self canceling, I guess it's fine the way it is. The short stock is easy to get used to, & the weight's not that bad. I prefer the crisp trigger of my RWS 34P, but this one isn't bad.... just different.
What others should know: If you're looking for a LOW velocity air gun.... keep looking. This thing has a lot of punch. I'm not sure I would want the Hi Vel model unless I were going rabbit hunting. I bought a 2-7 Leapers scope, but the one that came with the gun seems pretty good (Centerpoint). Much better than the Gamo scope I got with my Big Cat. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this gun.
Things I liked: Very easy to mount & align. Took about 15 sec. to sight in on my S&W M&P BB gun.
Things I would have changed: How about being a bright green light instead of red ; > ) I guess that's asking a little much. Other that that, nothing.
What others should know: If you have 2 or more guns to use it on, order more than one. I'll have to wait until I need some more things before I order another one.
Things I liked: I like the looks of the gun. Very realistic. It has 2 operating safety's, just like the real thing (thumb & hand grip) The color scheme, black & silver, looks good. Power seems about as advertised. The shots seem to group fairly well.
Things I would have changed: I would make a spare mag available, and design it to use a speed loader. The only way to load the mag 1 BB at a time. I could live with these problems. Now comes the bad thing... At 15', .20g & .25g BB's shoot 4-5" high. If you go to .12g, it goes to 7-8" high. Totally unacceptable.
What others should know: If you really don't care where it shoots, you'll like this gun. Otherwise, spend a few more $ & get the Beretta 92. Tight groups & more power.