Got another question for those of you that have owned and shot some of the Ruger 22lr pistol range...
I'm pretty sure my next purchase will be a 22lr pistol for some cheap fun range time and it'll also be a good way to hopefully get my wife interested in shooting.
I've already searched through the forum and it seems the Ruger range of pistols seems to be the most popular in terms of handling and reliability so my question is would I be better to go with a MkII, a MkIII or the 22/45? Anyone owned or shot all 3? pros or cons of one over the other?
The 22/45 is cheaper which would be a plus with the wife but for the same price of a new 22/45 would a used MkII or MkIII be a better buy?
I've held all 3 and found them all comfortable. The grip angle of the 22/45 did fell a little more natural but the slightly heavier weight of the MkIII felt a little better. I'm looking at the 5.5" barrel versions BTW
Like I said it'll be a range toy for cheap shooting and target practice and to hopefully get my wife behind a gun. She's already said she's got no interest in trying my rifle but she did show a little interest after I bought my Taurus PT92 home but to be honest she scares me. I'd much rather she shot herself in the foot with a 22 than a 9mm. I kid I kid but hopefully you get the idea, Start her easy then move on up. I'm also thinking a pistol like this with it build quality etc would mean it can be something I can teach my daughter to use when she's old enough so I want to get something I'm going to hold on to for some time.
Opinions? options? sugestions?