I've owned one for several years now and wouldn't trade it for any other. I would like a dust cover, but it's definitely not a deal breaker. The barrels are made by Thompson Center and are excellent quality. Mine has been dropped in the sand, rained on, and shot until it was too hot to hold without gloves and is still accurate enough to earhole deer and pigs out to 200 yds. Buy one, you won't regret it.
You don't get to be old by being stupid, but I made it to middle age!