I'll try it here too. The short, short story is I can't touch a firearm or ammunition for at least another 22 1/2 months, maybe 34 1/2 months. So have any of you had any experience with quality air guns? I think I'll stick with .22 cal. RWS makes their model 54 which claims 900 fps from a .22 pellet for ~$480.00 but I've heard from several folks that Beemans R-1 is a much nicer rifle for ~the same price..... but only rated at 765 fps/.22. And then there's the Beeman Crow Magnum which is rated at 935 fps/.22, but a little over $1K. Beeman seems to be better quality, but $1000.00 is getting kind of ridiculous for a pellet rifle! On the other hand, it'll be all I have to shoot for the next 3 years..... It's not totally out of question price wise, but it's pretty close to the top end of my sensibility range!! So, anybody have any personal experience with quality pellet rifles?