I have this gun. I broke down one day at Academy and had to buy it. $24.95.
That hopper is a force to be dealt with. To get it open with out breaking it off is near impossible. Seems like i remember a comparison of a daisy red ryder and a virgin's legs that should also include this hopper.
I think they do 12 grams because you can more easily aquire them as a first time player. Overall I think they are a bit safer than a big tank especially with 8 or 10 year olds.
The back cap should be what the whole gun is made of. It is quite high quality resin looking plastic. I believe the later blade turbos had this after the recall.
If anyone sees the new talon, its grip is very similar to this. Reminds me of an Uzi. Odd feeling on a pump.....
I'm ready to win D10....