For the price it isnít a bad deal on paper. You'd have to pay about 50-100 bucks more for a CA or ICS model and those have a little less rpm and fps. Now as far as the gun's actual performance, that has yet to be seen as its firing range, accuracy, and reliability have not been able to be tested as much as its more expensive variants. Personally, I think the sectioned rail covers and its excessive trade marking is very obtuse and was a bad design decision. UTG also has a rep for making less than desired products save for its accessory line and some of its spring guns. I would wait until it comes on another site for less (as Shorty is known to overprice) or someone writes/shoots a performance review before you purchase this.