Not bad? It's among the best you can get. That's why the $ With SOME of the malfunctions. But, when the Federal 550 stuff barely pops, does not cycle the action, and I have to check the barrel for possible squibs, that is not the gun. I have yet to have that with any other, but it sounds like I will. Times are getting tough when the caliber that you buy because it is cheap, turns out to be one that you're going to have to pay real money for, to truly be satisfied.