Kel-Tec makes a decent weapon for the price. They are reliable once they are broken in. I have never had the pleasure of shooting, or even handling a PLR 22, but I haven't hear anything bad about them. As a plinker, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one, but for home defense, I would try to get something in a larger caliber. 9 mm ammo is cheap to plink with, but there are a ton of great personal defense ammo out there. You can even pick up something in .40 or .45 caliber for a reasonable price.