As someone who lives in England where firearms are a taboo subject, this is great fun. You can buy books that will tell you all about a certain weapon, but these books do not allow you to play around with the way a weapon works. This will!. You can - load the mag - take the safety off/on - cock the gun - fire it. As I said not the real thing - but for an Englishman as close as you are likely to get!!