I've searched the threads, decided to start my own on this rifle. Looking through the threads after searching, seems the guns had early bugs that have been worked out. I had to go to Shiner with the wife, quilt shop there, you know. Well, there's also a gun shop there. I walked in, saw what I've wanted since I was 10 or 12, a .22 caliber M1 Carbine. Now, I've always thought the carbine sexy, as guns go, not like it were a woman or anything, but IMHO the sexiest gun in WW2 even if not the most effective. Now, I've never really wanted an M1 Carbine, a real one, because of the caliber. But, when I was preteen I'd be looking through my uncle's old Gun Digest and there was a .22 caliber M1 Carbine made by Iver Johnson, or imported by them. Now, I was, still am, addicted to WW2 history. Read most of the books like "D Day, June 6 1944", "Guadalcanal Diary", "Thirty Seconds over Tokyo", etc, etc when in junior high and high school. Saw all the movies, "Sands of Iwo Jima", "Run Silent, Run Deep", etc. There was a TV series on every week, Tuesday or Wednesday night, think it was Tuesday. It was titled "Combat" and had Vic Morrow as Sargent Saunders. He carried a Thompson in the series, but there was a Lieutenant that carried an M1 Carbine and I drooled over that gun. When I found out there was a .22 version I just HAD to have one. I'd bug mom about it, but she never had two dimes to rub together. When she got remarried my step dad said he had one and he'd give it to me. Well, what he had was not that Iver Johnson, but a Mossberg M152 removable magazine fed semi auto with similar to the M1 Carbine wings on the front sight and a peep rear. I was appreciative, but it was NOT the gun I'd been longing for. BUT, I didn't look a gift horse in the mouth at age 14. By golly it was another .22. So, fast forward 48 years and I'm walking into this gun shop and what do I see, but an M1 Carbine in .22LR!!!!! WOW, my jaw dropped, it was 255 bucks, probably not that good a deal considering some parts of it are plastic, mostly cosmetic stuff. BUT, I says, "I'll take it!" I explained to him the background as to why I wanted it as I filled out the 4473. Anyway, here it is, made by Chiappa. I thought it was a Iver Johnson when I first laid eyes on it. Actually, first impression was a M1 Carbine until I walked up to it. Looks like the real deal. I've tested it at 25 yards with a variety of ammo and CCI mini mag works best. It shoots as good as my 10/22 with that, about 3/4" at 25 yards. Actually, it shoots anything with CCI on it quite well, but it HATES Federal 550 bulk pack. It feeds and extracts anything so far, but accuracy of some stuff is wanting. CCI and Eley are the only brands it seems to like. The trigger is STIFF, but no creep at all. It should break in okay, but it'll never be as light as my Volquartsen trigger in my 10/22, but I was doing some serious good at 40 yards with it sitting on the back steps shooting a 2" spinner target, so I can control it. Had a few early jams with the first mag until it broke in good, second mag same thing. I had to put a little lube in the second mag, but finallly it started working fine. I've got one mag I haven't shot, yet. It came with 3 10 round mags. Was kinda hoping for 15 rounders like the M1 Carbine, but I guess some states wouldn't allow that or something. Anyway, I've been having fun. I really only wanted this thing for a plinker. I'm sure I could shoot it a little better with a scope on it as my old eyes don't focus like they used to, but this gun will NEVER see a scope. Actually, I don't do TOO bad with the peep. I ended up having to scope that 10/22, but could put a peep on it, I suppose. But the M1 22 was bought for other reasons than squirrel hunting or anything serious.