If you're looking for a good quality, inexpensive, .22 semiauto take a look at Bersa. I've got one of their old model 23s (all steel construction with walnut stocks), but I've tried a couple of their modern .22s and they work well.
They are plinking guns, so don't expect match accuracy, but I've been getting good results with mine at 25 meters.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
- Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron), Don Juan
(canto XII, st. 6)