My friend has the full stock version of this gun and after a few matches, I was terrified and jealous of him. So I decided to get the retractable version of the gun. Out of the box it loads and fires fairly smoothly. It's definitely got a tough pump spring, so you need to be aware of that otherwise you'll be waiting to hear that satisfying pop when you realize you didn't pump it all the way. With the BBs included in the package (I'm assuming they're .12g or lower than .2g) they flew ridiculously fast, but had a pretty bad upward sway. With my .2g BBs, they still shot fairly quickly but they had much better range and a more controlled spread. It has a slight vertical spread from my test runs with it, but anything mid range you should be able to get a BB on it, even hip fired.
My only problem with this gun was the stock. I almost regret buying this version because I just dislike it so much. First off, it tilts inward to allow you to look down the sight of the gun. Anyone who has used a real shotgun knows that that doesn't happen. In doing so, not only does stock not stick into your shoulder right, but it probably opens a few doors for potential problems. Another small problem regarding that tilt I just mentioned was that you can't adjust the stock without tilting it. You can slide it all the way forward fine, but to go from no extension to any at all you HAVE to tilt it to get it past a small piece of the rubber grip, Minor inconvenience on top of another. Lastly, a much more serious problem however, is the fact that this gun DOES NOT LOCK THE STOCK INTO PLACE. At least mine doesn't anyways. Out of the box, I pulled the stock back two notches. Loaded up my shell, and proceeded to pump a shot. Worked fine, no sign of instability (other than it rotating against my shoulder, which I already addressed). Second pump however, the lock slipped and it went back to it's home position, MID PUMP. Definitely not a good omen for me, as a failure to finish a pump mid fire fight would most likely mean death. I tried it again, from the same notch. It slipped again mid pump. Another notch this time, first pump fine, second pump fail. After I tried all the notches I took the sliding part of the stock off and saw the scratches the stock lock had begun to dig into the bar. Bad vibes. I took the sliding part of the stock off and peered inside to discover that the part of the stock that is suppose to catch the notches only comes in at an angle, which prevents it from digging into all of the notch; just one side. I have grooves in the bar and metal shavings in my fingers to prove it.
Seeing as how the fact that the whole point of buying this version was to take advantage of the retractable stock, I'm stating that this gun has a serious problem. Maybe not with every gun, but at least the one I received. I'll be looking into filing down the bar to see if the sad excuse of a lock will bite into that more. If not, then I will either only be using this gun with the stock not extended or I might just remove the stock all together.
Also, there was a small thing at the end of the pump that turns and springs back into place, which I have no idea what it's purpose is.
Overall, get this gun if you don't mind have a tiny stock, it's a steal for $50.
+Great accuracy and decent FPS with .2g BBs
+Realistic looking and has a decent weight
-Only comes with one shell (everywhere I looked was out of stock of the extra shells when I bought this)
-Pump seems a bit too much, but I guess that's a given since there are 3 separate barrels.
-Dysfunctional/poorly made stock.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]