I was thinking about picking up an SU-22 so I can go plinking with my father, but this will be my first gun and I want to make sure I'm making the right decision. I called a local gun shop to see if they had one in stock and as soon as I asked about it the guy on the phone said "those things are 90% plastic, not even worth $400. If you throw them in the air, they stay there." So now I'm a little discouraged. Are the SU-22s worth the extra cash? I'm hoping to find some answers as to the build quality.