For the price its a very good marker. It can be quick-stripped for cleaning the barrel in seconds. Itīs made of quite thick metal compared to ,say a spider, which should mean that it can take a few hits (Accidental banging on trees). The fact that it has vertical feed provides quite a dependable feeding. The plastic handle although not propably durable is very comfortable. The whole marker feels very solid. The bolt has no O-rings, this means that there is a couple O-rings less to worry about.
The bolt has no O-rings which means that after a time the inside will become scratched and that the bolt will become scratched too. Exactly how this will affect itīs preformance I have no idea. Tha handle is made out of plastic. The trigger although allowing a nice rate of fire isnīt very comfy.
I purchased this marker quite recently. I have no idea how well it preforms with the stock barrel, as I at the same time purchased a Smart Parts Progressive. With the new barrel it has a good accuracy. I used this once with CO2 and it preformed quite well, although it became very cold and some snow began to blow out of the barrel. However I have no problem with this as I also purchased a HPA system (the store didnīt have it in stock) which I expect to be delivered quite soon. I feel nevertheless that this is a reliable beginners marker. Personally I dont regret this purchase. It can however never with any upgrades come close the the high end marker available today. But for beginners..... go for it!
The rating I gave it is a 9 because everything can always improve. As a beginners marker its worth a solid 9. On the same scale as Automags and cockers it will not rate as high though....