Would be confortable letting your friends hold it?
Teach them handling rifles properly (and learn it yourself if needed); problem solved
And what's wrong metal BBs? Or Pellet? It's heavier, will derive less under windy condition, and carry more energy.
You just can't go wrong with a Baikal. But that kind of discussion belongs to airgunforum.net
Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle
Real life comparison,
GBBR- bang bang -- Giggle
AEG-- merrrzip merrzip -- meh