i picked up a dcm rifle about a month ago. 949 is a pretty good price, the cheapest i could find one was 1100 (everything is expensive in the ny-nj area) anyway it came with a bushy hard case, & 2 mags. I sold a year old chrome barreled es2-a3 to buy this thing & i think the difference is incredible. i think it is a combination of the trigger, barrel & the .040 rear site w/the hood, but i'm shooting groups about half the size. the trigger on the a3 was horrible.