............ for your words of caution and instruction.
My gun arrived yesterday as well, in the same condition as you describe. I own the first generation model as well, and I truely love this gun. But, as you said, it arrived un-shootable, and potentially unsafe, should someone load it and then cock the hammer with the pistol pointed toward something you did not mean to shoot.
Making it work as one desires is simple and very rewarding. So glad that Mrod-Air has made these available to us.