This gun is the next best thing to a "real" Colt, except one advantage. BBS are cheaper to fire than bullets! The second my fiancé,who this was a gift for,saw our daughter with the shell casings he knew it was here and his face has been lit up ever since. He says it's nicer than any "real" gun he's ever owned. Having shot it myself,ill be buying the Nickel finish for me. This guns got some power behind it, and I wouldn't wanna be on the other end. While it's not a toy,ladies this is the perfect gift for any gun or Western enthusiast in your life. I'll be buying more for family members who fell in love as well! Very happy with my purchase. thanks umarex & Colt! ????????