"I was actually surprised when i took it out of the box, I had gotten this gun mainly as a last resort back up for backyard spring airsoft wars, and now i'm considering bringing it into the field as a secondary backup pistol/for close encounters. It comes in a nice cardboard box with Styrofoam on the inside, the perfect pistol case for the gun in all it's 3/4 replica glory. Just as someone else said it's a little small to hold with two hands, and my pinky does come off the bottom of the gun (I can't help but hold it with 2 hands as that is how I was taught) but that isn't such a bad thing, it's size allows your to carry it in your pocket or in something not actually designed to hold a gun... which can make it very useful as a backup backup on the field. The gun itself shoots around 50 yards max with 0.20 goldenball bbs which in itslef is pretty impressive... its accuracy is as good as you can steady your hand as any slight movements will cause it to veer off course... and the bbs themselves take a long time in the air; they almost sort of glide to their target... none the less i find that this gun is worth the price for what you get out of the box... I actually got it on the 70% off sale for $3 and I can say that it outperforms the other $16 m226 STTI heavyweight that i got specifically for backyard spring wars"