hello all. I have had alot of airguns in my life, but have a newer interest. My neighbor is a real airgun nut, and belongs to this site, he sent me the info for this, and I signed up. I have a Crossman pump up model, and I can barely hit the air with it !! I am interested in getting one that has the barrel cocking method, like maybe Gamo style. I want to be able to shoot in my backyard, and he stated that they make them now with a silencer that could allow me to do that. I look forward to reading, and learning in here. I have been a moderator in Realtree Forums for over 20 years, same handle too_pointer. thank you.