To me, the unique characteristic of the P226 is its usefulness as a substitute for the real thing. Feel, weight, size, and operation are all exceptionally realistic. During my test, I used it as a practice version of a real P226. I used it with a number of my regular carry holsters, including a Galco V-Hawk, a KingTuk, and concealable models. Obviously the air gun models are a bit lighter than the centerfire versions, but the important actions like draw, aim, fire, and magazine changes are similar. Even the safety lever acts in a consistent way with the de-cocker. Just press down to enable the safety, just as you would when de-cocking the real gun.