And to be honest, I really didn't wind up having my skirt blown up by this thing. I guess when I was younger, I had a Bingham AK22 that maybe spoiled me (damn I wish I never let that thing go!) but this one just kind of left me a bit cold. Yeah, the controls are similar to the real thing so there may be some training value in it and I can't of course say how well they work or not as well as their accuracy either. Too bad since I really wanted to like this rifle but I guess my search for a good AK trainer goes on.