I have a 14 year old son who requested a pellet gun for Christmas (Gamo type gun - 1000fps). I looked at the prices of these pellet guns and they are as expensive as a .22 and the reviews are very mixed. I am considering buying him a basic 22 bolt action. Maybe he can shoot SubSonics in the back yard? I am just having a hard time justifying a $200+ pellet gun.