I really like this little gun. I purchased it because of the price and I wanted a little non semi auto single shot 22lr to just blow some rounds down range. Very fun to shoot even for an adult sized frame and I don't have any little kids to teach or train but if I needed to, this is a great gun for a small young beginner. No 22 semi auto jams to worry about like my Remington 597 and no rinky dink little magazines to reload. Just drop a round squarely on the feed ramp and feeds so smooth. With some practice and a good set up, you could actually rapid fire this thing quite well if you really needed to. The first time I fired it, I also shot my Springfield Armory M1A .308 and a surplus Enfield #4 mk 1 and can honestly say that I had more fun with the little rascal than with both the full powered battle rifles! Its such a fun little thing to shoot, perfect for blowing off some rounds in between some serious full powered shooting. Great to practice the marksmanship fundamentals to improve your larger rifle sighting and shooting. My next range will be with my DSA FAL .308 and maybe a surplus 8mm Yugo Mauser but the rascal will be there too for some cheap practice training and most of all fun.