Since this is in the concealed carry sub-forum, I'll comment that the .22lr is - not - a good self defense caliber. Better than a small rock or sharp stick, but not really adequate for self defense.
If you are looking for a plinker, go with a Ruger.
If you are looking for self defense, the minimum would be a Bersa Thunder (.380) or the Walther PPK or PPKS (also .380).
By the time you get to the Walther PPK, you can get several different 9mm in the same price range, with better self defense capability.