This topic must've been milked to death, but opinions change, new products get introduced and what not. I'm looking for a handgun in 22LR which I want to use for both training and plinking. Having done an appleseed last weekend, I feel a stronger drive on improving my technique, but the gearslut in me wants to be satisfied too. Fortunately that falls in line with the prepper mentality of worthless money vs. valuable hardware in hand. In any case, since my main handgun at this moment is my M9, I'm leaning a little more towards the "classic" semi-autos as opposed to the Mark III, 22/45 or Buck Mark. All due to familiarity with the way they handle. I also prefer the M9/Sig/modern grips that have.. uhh... some "junk in the trunk" that fits well in the palm of my hand. The classic 1911 grip doesn't have that as much. Current contenders: - Sig Mosquito. Pros: It's a Sig, local dealer has one, reports of quality have improved with more recent production, I enjoyed it when I shot it (tried it a few months ago at a friend's place) Cons: Production apparently still hit & miss, no dry fire, same or similar zinc alloy slide that had problems reported with Walther, picky on ammo (related to varying quality reported I guess), not US made and from what I understood not even really a sig. - Ruger S22. Pros: Although new, reviews are promising, also not too picky on ammo, alu slide, nice sights, can dry fire (just like my 10/22, Ruger knows how to make 22lr), US made Cons: New, maybe reliability bugs can come up?, Ruger's history in 2A restrictions - Walther P22. Pros: Household name and been around for a long time. Cons: Zinc alloy slide that has had reports of wearing out after a few thousand rounds (10 bricks or so), not sure how that is now. No dry fire. Not US made, but from what I read quite well supported by S&W. - Beretta 87. Pros: As much as my M9 as it gets, unless I get the conversion kit for that. Haven't read much about its performance. Cons: Expensive!!! Might as well get the hard-to-get conversion kit for my 92FS/M9. Not made in US. Outsiders due to shape/deviation from "standard" semi auto: - Ruger Mark III and 22/45. Pros: Supposedly super accurate and built like a tank. From what I see more affordable than the main contenders. Also US made. Cons: Difficult to take apart/put together. Muzzle heavy with bull barrel. Ruger's 2a stance in past. - Browning Buck Mark. Pretty much the same as the Ruger Mark III for pros/cons. Not sure how they would compare. - Beretta Neos. Pros: I have a knack for Italian stuff. It has emotion. Never been to Italy, but I've driven an Italian car and have a great Italian espresso machine. Plus I have an M9. Cheap. Cons: Really deviates from the standard like the others. Weird forward grip that I haven't held yet, could be an issue. Don't know about reliability. Some might argue against my comments on origin and Ruger's 2A attitude in the past. They're not the main drivers of the choice, but play a minor role. At this moment, these things are in some way important to me. I'm leaning to Ruger's SR22, but please let me know what you think. I'm open to any good opinion and I'm still forming mine. If I decide on something that has to be ordered, so be it. I'll still go to my local mom&pop store to order it there. One thing that does play a role is how well the general usage compares to a "normal" semi auto. Thanks for your inputs!