I also acquired one of these. 100% reliable so far with FMJ. My only negative is that there was a good amount of recoil transmitted to the web of my hand which did sting a good bit. I am generally not at all recoil sensitive so I suspect it was due to how my hand fits the grip. Next time with the gun I will alter my grip to see if it helps. I will then assess the gun further to see if it will be used further. I will keep the gun either way as it was so inexpensive and wouldn't bring much in a sale or trade. I might also try a grip sleeve. I would add that I think this is more an issue peculiar to me as I have not heard other complaints such as mine. I know it isn't a range gun, but no gun should hurt to shoot from the first shot. I will also try different ammo.