As relyable as a 120 dollar gun can be. they were termed the firearm of choice of crackheads everywhere. I wouldn't get one and expect it to go bang everytime, but for a plinking/shooting for the fun of it, the price is hard to beat. Just don't put your life on it. I have heard their 9mm carbine rifle is a pretty good bargin as far as functioning and accuracy. I was really close to buying one but figured I could use that $for something else that I could use.