I spent the last couple of hours researching a .22LR pistol. Here is what I have narrowed down my list to: Colt Goverment .22, Ruger SR22 and a Walther P22.
This gun will strictly be for practice/target shooting. The reason for my choices are as follows. The main choice behing the Colt is that it is a 1911 chambered in .22 and I believe it will help me with familiarise myself with the 1911 (possible .45 1911 purchase in the near future). The same applies for the Ruger and Walther since I already own a G17 Gen4.
I chose not to go with a .22 conversion kit for one simple reason. The kit itself costs almost just as much as these three examples and I would much rather have one gun set aside for this purpose alone. I do not see the point in having one gun for a dual purpose when two seperate guns can accomplish the same goal for the same amount of money.
My next line of thought goes to the .22 ammo itself. I have noticed there is a huge market out there to choose from. I was concerned with a "break in period". I took the advice of some friends and put 124 gr. (I recall buying a box of higher pressure ammo but don't recall what kind) ammo downrange through my G17. Is there any recommended ammo in regards to this or does the same scenario fall into place? From what I have seen so far, people recommended to me a few boxes of the more expensive CCI ammo and than just switching to your value pack 500 round box you can pick up for $12.
Any insight on the gun/ammo I have spoken of, good or bad would be highly appreciated. Heck, even if I forgot to mention any gun that you guys love please feel free to share!