"First off, if you buy this to use in the actual sport of airsoft, you're not that smart. Performance could be better... although, it is the best and the cheapest c96 Mauser replica out there. The only other one is a gas blowback for more than $100. This was perfect for my World War gun wall and is pretty hard to distinguish from the real thing. Overall, it is a must-have for collectors like me, and there's no beating that price. Hope this helps."