It's roughly but solidly made. With the 20ga barrel it's quite short, light and handy, but the recoil is heavy for a 20ga as a result. I only test-patterned the shotgun barrel, it seemed like a decent little shotgun all round.
The rifle barrel is where everything went wrong. With the .22LR barrel the weapon is even shorter but still comfortable to shoot, though I could probably use a cheek pad. The primary issue is with the sights, which are useless. They are made entirely of plastic except for the windage and elevation crews on the rear sight. Both front and rear sights are equipped with red and green (respectively) fiber-optic dots. The sight picture is OK, but out of the box the gun was shooting almost two feet high and six inches to the left! (at 15ft using cheap Remington .22 Thunderbolt ammo) I backed the rear sight a far down as it goes and it is still shooting a foot high. It's a really poor quality sight to begin with, but the fact that I can't even zero it is very irritating.
Here's the part where I ask for suggestions - I'm keeping the gun (for now....I already found someone willing to take it in trade though) and trying to get around the sight problem by putting some optics on the rifle barrel. I'm ordering the proper scope base from Rossi and I'm trying to decide what optics to use. I want to keep things cheap and simple.
I'm probably going to get the cheapest functional scope I can find, but perhaps I should look at a red dot or some such? Any suggestions on a basic scope? Thanks in advance!