"I bought this pistol about 6 months ago and have used it several times each and every week for target practice. It won't quite pierce a soda can, but after a few solid hits it'll sure dent the heck out of it. The spring is beefy and requires some actual effort (my wife has trouble pulling it fully back), but I wouldn't expect that to be a problem for most airsoft playing adults. With .20g rounds, it is nearly dead on accurate at 20 yards and it would seem to have an effective range of about 50-55 yards. .25g rounds felt a little sluggish, but still worked acceptably. 15g rounds were *quite* squirrely. The metal is well cast and has a good weight to it. Whatever veneer was applied to it does flake off on the corners with relative ease, but I didn't buy it because it was pretty. The magazine is plastic, and I wouldn't go out of my way to drop it on something hard, but it seems adequate enough and works well. Personally, I really like the 50 round reservoir for quick reloading, despite the noise it makes. All in all, an excellent springer for the price and highly recommended for target shooting or even potentially as a back up pistol."