Recommended IF you are willing to tune it up.
From the box: Drenched in Yak-butter and mine had abt a 10# trigger pull. Rear sight showed some unacceptable side-to-side play.
(I treat these Chinese springers as ‘kit-guns’ anyway, and just assume that I’ll need to tune them to get the most out of them)
After a polish/relube tune and a trigger job; trigger breaks at abt 3 lbs. The mainspring was digging into the base of the guide and couldn’t rotate during the firing sequence.
I put a well lubed washer under the mainspring and assume it was an improvement. (be warned, the anti-beartrap mechanism is a little tough to disassemble/reassemble during tuning)
The locking latch that holds the folding stock in position had an uncomfortable sharp edge on it. An easy fix with a file and some cold-blue.
I also squeezed the ‘ears’ on the rear sight together to eliminate that side-to-side play that would have wreaked havoc with my accuracy.
Now shooting abt 515 fps w/.22 Hobbies. Accurate enough for rat-smashing out to around 30 yds.
Stock-pull is a little short for an adult. I added an AK style rubber butt-pad extension.
I like the fact that the gun is largely metal and wood. Abt the only plastic I see are the brown faux-wood panels on the sides of the folding stock.
A decent value for the money. Looks kool. The folding stock is a nice touch for an air rifle.
Be careful with loose-fitting pellets. The breech was a little loose on mine and some pells will show a tendency to fall out if loading with the muzzle elevated.
The Chinese/Daisy WCs stay put pretty well and seem to agree with my gun in the accuracy department.
Not a tackdriver, but it IS a plinker with panache! Fun gun to shoot.