I am an avid airgun shooter. The Maurader Pistol is a great choice. I would recommend the .22 cal, with JSB 15.89 gr pellets. Leapers makes a great little 4-12x Bug Buster scope that fits perfectly on the Maurader. There is a stock option for the Maurader that makes a neat carbine out of it. You can pump it up with a manual pump, but I would recommend a small air tank rated for 4500 PSI. Manual pumped pneumatic pistols like the Crosman 1722 will kill a rabbit with a head shot, but the range is limited.