I finally received my 14.5" barrel from Crosman to go on my 2289. I put the 12" barrel that came with it on my 2240.
Mods to date:
Leapers UTG 4x32 AO Mil Dot Scope with Weaver/Picatinny Mounts
DTP(dovetail to picatinny) Adapters
Lighter Trigger Spring
Heavier Hammer Spring
1/2" Barrel Shroud
3" x 3/4" Muzzle Brake
Tin Can Shims in the Barrel band (barrel spacer on the way to help stabilize this unfortunate design flaw)
50 Pellets and light tools(allen keys) stored inside stock
Removed Pin Release/Installed Grip Screws for stock
The balance is exceptional with the scope mounted right above the grip area and a little bit of weight added to the stock.
I really like the scope, especially the Adjustable Objective and the 5 yard to infinity Parallax. Makes a huge difference when it comes to backyard blasting.
Overall accuracy and power is much better with the 14.5" barrel and the heavier hammer spring. No idea why Crosman would change to 12", but no worries as it looks awesome on my 2240