"I'd probably have to tell you that this is my first airsoft gun, so factor in the fact that I don't have anything to compare it to. I really want to give this 4.5 stars, but the ratings only deal in full stars. The up side is that the gun is very strong sturdy metal and is heavy and realistic. It seems very well-built. It certainly feels real when I fire it. It is a lot of fun to shoot. Why knock off half a star? When I ordered it, the magazine was faulty and leaked. The company I sent it back to (Palco Sports) messed up my return and sent me the wrong replacement. They eventually squared everything, though. The only problems I have with the gun itself is that it doesn't always cock back to the open position after its fired the last round. Maybe I should just totally refill the mag with gas after every magazine of shooting. In any event, I feel that this gun is probably the best p226 out there, and I give it an overwhelmingly positive review. I'd say "buy it.""