2 dogs: Labrador & Dutch Shepherd. Pet. Hunting dog. Competition dog. Ordered, but when received & loaded the pistol (acorn & smokeless blanks) would not fire. Called GDS & they promptly sent a replacement (suggestion was that pistol was not machined properly).
The replacement pistol fires just fine. Acorn blanks are perfect for our rescued Dutch at getting him used to gunfire. We are gradually advancing to the smokeless blanks. The only problem with both of these types of blanks is that they are a pain to eject! They have to be pried out of cylinder with fingernail or knife. This makes for slow reloading. Eventually we will advance to the powder blanks & I predict we shouldn't have any troubles with those because of the smooth edges.
The pistol has a nice heavy feel & overall we are happy with our purchase & the customer service received.