>Years ago, Rock Island Armory offered a series of revolvers chambered in .22 LR. Fans of the Rock Island M200 and M206 revolvers have been asking for a rimfire revolver for years. You asked; Rock Island answered. The RIA Imports AL22M revolver is one of a new series of rimfire revolvers brought out to satisfy this request. Built on the same chassis as the AL3.1 .357 Magnum revolver, the AL22M is a solid, stainless steel revolver chambered in the more powerful .22 WMR cartridge and intended to please successive generations of rimfire shooters. The design of the fast-loading cylinder and crane allow recoil forces to be transferred directly to the frame, minimizing wear. The lockwork design rotates the cylinder to keep the gun precisely in time, ensuring proper alignment of the chamber to the barrel, and positive lockup. The AL22M features a capacity of eight rounds of .22 Magnum ammunition and a durable, stainless steel finish. The AL rimfire series revolvers also incorporate a drop safety to enhance safety for both shooters and spectators. The fully-shrouded four-inch barrel protects the ejector rod from external damage, even under rough usage. With an adjustable rear sight, the AL22M is an ideal choice for shooters who desire to practice with rimfire ammunition, as well as for those who hunt using the .22 WMR cartridge.