Got to say I have read some good and bad reviews but I just got one for Christmas, been wanting one for years. My take on it after only one trial is- it is awsome!! Sure will be great to be able to discharge the flinter and not have to fire it. I can see a lot of benefits like if you think it may have gotten damp or rain down the barrel. I just screwed out my touch hole and gave it a shot of CO2 and out it came. Make sure you are pointing your flinter in a safe direction. Did mine in the basement and didn't find the bullet yet but seen it take a bounce. As long as you use caution with the direction the barrel is pointing I feel it is an excellant investment- so far. Sure will be nice on one of those days when I have to hurry up and go to work and don't have enough time to fire the flinter and clean it before I go. Sure will give me a piece of mind cause if I do have any doubt I can just blow out the load, check the barrel and reload it when I feel their is any possibility of a misfire.