A lot heavier than I anticipated. Shoots well and straight. Lots of smoke with Remmington and Federal rounds. I put over two hundred rounds through it the first day. No FTF. Some of the Federal rounds expanded in the chamber to the point that extraction for reload was sometimes a pain in the $ss. Litature states iw will shoot shorts, longs, long rifle and mag. I only used long rifle. Has a nice safety to ensure that you don't put a hole where it is not needed. The extra MAG cylinder that came with the weapon was used, dirty, and oily. It was used so much that the bluing is worn off the revolving lugs on the back of the cylinder. A great weapon for the price. It is heavy with a nice balance.