Axxe for some reason I thought it silly to own a .22 if I was going to carry a larger caliber. But now my kids are older and it would be great for them to get interested in shooting because of their first experience was pleasurable. And a .22 does just that. Plus with ammo priced as it is, well need I say more. My next range trip is going to be spent shooting from a bench to see if there are any huge differences in various ammo is stock.
As for the front sight, something like this: http://bit.ly/HncaxE
I tried painting the front sight white, big mistake. I didn't achieved the desired result. Just a basic hi viz sight. Nothing special BC ultimately I'm putting a micro red dot on it.