I bought this kit as my first kit pistol. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily this kit went together with simple hand tools and sandpaper. Some polyurethane stain and in no time I had a good looking piece I could feel proud of. It done well at the range out to 50 yards. I hunted with it that fall and actually got an opportunity, but I failed to notice the light brush,oops:-) ,but I can't wait till I can afford another.