This is 100% the best nerf gun we have ever owned and we have owned a lot of nerf guns. We got this for my my youngest sons 7th birthday. He loves zombies so that was the first bonus for him. He loves archery so the cross bow idea instead of the plain gun really appealed to him. It is extremely easy to put together you just have to clip the front bow to the gun, pop the 4 bullets in the front, click back the trigger and go. It's not too stiff like some nerf guns and you don't have to reload every shot as the 4 bullets just shoot one after the other. 1 down side is it only holds 4 bullets but that's notbothered son at all. It has a sight on top for easy aiming and my son has enjoyed shouting plastic cups around the garden with excellent precision for a plastic toy. I also recommend buying the extra pack of bullets.