hmm, good quality pump up will be much easier to shoot accurately due to lack of recoil but all that pumping can make em less fun when practice shooting, also the shot consistency of cheaper pump ups can be a little iffy. a spring break barrel is harder to shoot due to mad ass recoil, 12flb guns can snap scope crosshairs and if left cocked for a long time the shot may lose power causing you zero to drop. they are very quick to cock, load and fire though, making them great for plinking, they give max power on every shot to. If you learn to shoot a spring gun well, you will shoot every other gun you own better, they demand a consistent hold, trigger technique and follow through. get ya self a proper gun mate. your allowed em in the USA. you'd have the best of both worlds then.