Disclaimer: any info you see in this review is for educational and entertainment purpose only Recently picked up a little Glock look-a-like ISSC pistol, here is a little review on it. This one has the AAF serial prefix and only came with one spring, so I suppose it is a later production. The little gun feels solid, very well made. slide shell is made of alloy, the alloy seem to be of very high quality, not the Jennings/Bryco type pot-metal. Breech block is well machined, I'd rate the machine work quality as high as my Steyr M40's. Well, they are both Austrian guns, after all. There is a sub-frame containing the trigger group and barrel. The sub-frame is alloy, looks similar to the alloy used in slide shell. The sub-frame can be taken off the plastic grip by drifting out two cross pins. Grip is made off thick plastic, similar to what is on a Glock, except thicker/sturdier. For those of you wanting a ISSC for "Glock practise".... the grip is quit a bit smaller than what is on a real Glock, so the feel is quite different. Trigger feels similar to a Glock trigger, and pull weight is similar to a 5.5LB factory trigger, but the reset is much longer than what is on my gen-3 G35. The trigger feel is different enough that I would not want to use this little gun for a "Glock-trainig", especially for repeat-firing. And.... won't fit into my Fobus glock holser, the rail part under the slide is too thick. The mags are very very well made, solid metal construction. Single stack, holds 10rd. This gun comes with a magazine-disconnect, if you don't like this feature you can disable it by taking out the little disconnect piece and the spring (under the trigger linkage bar, you will see it once the sub-frame is out of the grip). ( ** Do not lose the little "trigger bar pusher" plunger and spring when you take the sub-frame out of the grip.) Barrel is mounted solidly onto the sub-frame, it seems that it is locked into place by one cross pin and one cross screw? Safety: the trigger system is a single action with slide mounted safety. Once engaged, the safety bar rotates out and will shield the firing pin from a hammer strike. And when it is engaged it also decocks the hammer, you can not cock the hammer with the safety on. If you don't like the automatic decocking function, you can take out the little lever that is sticking up (where the screw driver is pointing at in the photo). Reliability: with powerful enough ammo, this little gun is reliable even when it is dirty. And, no misfires. -- federal bulk-pack: not enough wooph to cycle reliably. Wish this thing has a 5" barrel, then I am sure it will cycle fine. -- federal automatch: not hot enough either. -- remington golden bullet: note to self: ABSOLUTLY do NOT use Remington HV in this gun. The golden bullet cycles very but I encounted two raptured rim (aka. KABOOM!) in 30 rounds. It seems that the hot loading plus the fact that the firing pin mark is cutting into the case pretty deep caused the thin remington case to rapture right at the firing pin mark. -- remington Viper: again, ABSOLUTLY do NOT use Remington HV in this gun. I only fired three rounds, the third KABOOM'ed. -- CCI blazer: 100% when the barrel is clean. Start to have failure-to-extract/eject after about 100rd or so. Fired cases have big bulge, similar to fired cases from a TacSol TSG-22 conversion. My take on this little pistol: -- reliability is much better than my TSG conversion, at least there is no light-strikes. however it is still ammo sensitive. A longer barrel can solve the cycling problem (bullet stays in the barrel longer, longer pressure duraiton, more recoil energy transfered to the slide). I'd bet the Fed bulk-pack will cycle 100% in the 5.5" version. -- feel is similar to the glock but not quite there. Not a real "glock simulator". The fact that it won't fit into a Glock holster is a deal-killer. -- other than plinking for fun, there is not much other purpose. If you want to carry it cocked with safety on, you will have to disable the decocker first. (Otherwise you will have to draw -->flip the safety off --> cock the hammer...since the hammer can not be cocked when the safety is on) -- the mechanical accuracy should be great, judging from the very well made Austrian barrel (well, it does have Austrian proof-mark on it). But how are you gonna mount the optic? It does have the under rail in front of the trigger guard, you can put a mount there, but it is still clamping on plastic and can flex a little. Would I recommand the M22 to anybody?....If he wants something to simulate a Glock, this thing won't cut it, better wait for a good conversion. Now if he just want a good little plinker that is well made and fun, I'd say get the M22, but it needs to be the longer barrel version (4.5" threaded or 5.5"). JGsales currently have the 5.5" version for $260, that is about as good a deal as any other 22 plinkers on the market right now. Have fun Wanna kill these ads? We can help!