The specs show that the Pro-Sport has a 9.5"barrel. We've had a number of customers email us that this is a mistake. It is not. The barrel really is only 9.5"long. The gun has a shroud over the barrel, and the shroud is longer than the barrel. It gives the illusion that the barrel is longer than 9.5 inches. It isn't! The barrel is the rifled portion. The Air Arms Pro-Sport has earned a faithful following among field target shooters because it's remarkably accurate and easy to shoot. However, you don't have to shoot field target to appreciate this gun. In fact, you might want to get the .22 for hunting rats, mice, rabbits and squirrels. It's super-quiet because it has a barrel shroud that helps deaden the sound. The Monte Carlo stock and raised cheekpiece are just a couple of the gun's ergonomic features. Air Arms has increased the amount of area that is checkered on the grip and forearm. If you've ever had sweaty palms while hunting or during a match, you'll appreciate the extra gripping power! The Pro-Sport has a 12-groove Lothar Walther barrel and comes to you in a tuned state. That means you won't have to spend hours or days fiddling with the gun to make it shoot perfectly. The weight given in the specifications section at left says 9.03 lbs., but that's for the walnut stock. The beech stock is only 8.60 lbs. This rifle does not come with a scope or sights, so remember to pick up a scope when ordering!