just got this one today from the umarex "R" dept. i had the first american variant and sold it. it was the most powerful gun i've had. i tuned it, lubed it, re-sealed it and stuffed the hollow stock. this one should come out better. 910 fps w/ 14.5 gr pellets is gonna be hard to beat.....it beats it - 964 fps w/ 14.5 miesterkugens right out of the box. haven't had time to open her up yet. less recoil on the one screw versions, too. it's a BEAST !