I like the .22 TCM cartridge, especially in a 1911 pistol. As Lane Pearce points out in his reloading column, it compares favorably to the .22 Hornet. Having a .22 Hornet-equivalent semiautomatic Model 1911 is something I like the sound of. I also like the sound of having a rifle or carbine chambered for the same round. In that respect, I like the new TCM rifle. It’s comfortable to shoot, accurate enough for its intended purposes, and with an RIA 17-round magazine offers plenty of firepower. I’d like to see RIA bring out a version with a lighter-weight barrel and a slimmer stock—possibly even a synthetic stock that would reduce overall weight even more. I see this gun as a walking-around varmint-stalking rifle, and lighter weight would be my preference. I also think the .22 TCM is a perfect cartridge for a 1911 carbine, like those made by MechTech. With Rock Island Armory’s manufacturing genius and efficient production methods, I bet the company could produce a .22 TCM 1911 carbine or carbine conversion unit for a very reasonable price.