This is the first pistol I've bought and I have to say, it's pretty awesome. Being a "cheap-o" type player, I was hesitant towards buying a pistol. For the money, this pistol is great. Using co2, this gun does not cost much to shoot. Like the other review said, this is basically a blowback pistol on a non-blowback frame. I mean it when I say only the slide itself blows back. Even with its "added" blowback feature, this gun is very efficient on co2. One cartridge will last you over ten, maybe even twenty mags. Although this gun seems like the best for any skill level, I'd really only recommend it to novice and intermediate players. It just can't fully compare to $100+ full metal green gas blowback pistols. Being a semi-intermediate player this gun works well with me and I'm not really complaining. Although, there are some obvious setbacks to this gun. Look at my Cons list for what those are... Other than that, a final piece of advice would be that if you want to buy a magazine for this gun, GET IT AT AIRSOFTGI! There are few places that sell the magazine for this pistol, and airsoftgi has the lowest price that I've seen. Overall great first pistol, good price, I recommend it.
Polymer lower receiver, which is very sturdy and well built.
Uses CO2 effieciently
Easy CO2 installation; has a little flap that tightens it when you twist.
Metal magazine, except for the bottom which is made out of polymer.
Blowback feature that has OK recoil (enough for me)
Nice grip and overall build
Glock style (can be a pro)
Trigger safety (which works but doesn't get in the way of trigger pull)
The slide release (meaning when the slide goes forward after pushing the slide release) is not strong. (but the blowback recoil is fine)
Does not come with: CO2 or a Pistol case (I bought the SRC 12" Pistol Case with it)
Packaged like it came off the shelf of a sporting goods store. (although much better than the ones you find there)
Weird safety on side, you have to push IN and to either fire or safe)
Makes a clank sound when it blows back (which isn't a bad thing for me, but most people I've seen review this pistol say they don't like it).
^also the sound isn't that loud.
Nothin else really
//I think the pros still out weigh the cons and I still recommend it!\\