3 months ago I would not have believed it but its true. This is my first gun so I have no comparison. I love it. Nice looking rifle, weight is good. First time shooting and hit the target with every shot including 2 bulls eyes. Gun had very little kick, was not loud. I feel it is a great first rifle. I am very short and my entire right arm has some major work needed and it was a nice size. Had so much fun and I love my gun!