I bought the take-down model when they first came out. It's been a good little carbine with no malfunctions. Like most 22's, it has ammo preferences with some more accurate than others. I did replace the trigger with a BX trigger and I cut a regular 10/22 birch stock to fit the takedown. I just like the feel and looks of wood over plastic. I'd like to find a nice walnut stock for it someday. That being said, if you can find a used Marlin or Glenfield 60 with the last shot hold open (LSHO) feature, I'd opt for that. The ones with the LSHO should have the one piece feed ramp and are very reliable and accurate.