If you can find a nice used one, I think you would be well-pleased with a 1970s Sheridan C-model with the rocker safety. I've had this rifle since I was a teen and love it! At one time, I had it "magnumized" into a 14-pump gun; however, it would not exhaust all the air with one shot, so I had it changed back to stock. It is supposed to be a maximum of 8 pumps, but I generally always used 6 pumps; this puts a 13.73 grain JSB pellet out at 600 fps (~ 11 fpe); and this power level has accounted for many gray squirrels. I tried a scope on it several times, but was never happy with the way it interfered with the pumping; I even tried a pistol scope mounted farther forward. In the end, I learned that the Williams receiver sight is the best for this rifle; it gives you a short, handy, light-weight, accurate, relatively-powerful rifle that's great for hunting and fun for plinking. Thank you.