Before I'm shot down and run out of town on a rail,let me bring up something to think about. The .22 rim fire is too small and or slow for self defense,no question about it. But a .22 center fire 40 grain @ 2000 fps would that not be a good weapon for a woman or someone that was afraid of recoil . 18 rds .22 cal 40 grain as fast as you could pull the trigger with very little recoil. That would put a world of hurt on someone trying to break in your house. The RIA.22tcm is just that gun made on a 1911 frame. RIA has one of the best warranty in the business, well built and will not break the bank to own. Ammo is a little over $20.00 a box. What's not to like about it ?