I know this is a crossman, but I've heard if you arent too rough with a crossman, it will last much longer. This is my first Electric Powered rifle. It is a replacement for my Colt M4 that was Spring Powered. This was on clearance at Cabela's in Hamburg PA for $42. The price is usually around $112 im pretty sure. Comment if you have had experience with this gun. Please, no ranting about how Crossman sucks, I know this isn't the best gun out there, but there are other brands that aren't good either.