I have a Browning Buckmark and it is a tack driver. Under $500 with the sight.
US Naval Aviation AMSC 20 years ( retired) ASW/Aircrew Wings, P2V plane capt. Also a Tail hooker, US Naval Academy (DI) Shooting Instructor (Annapolis) NDW shooting team member. VN vet, Bluenose and Shellback.
If you can find one, used of course, the Sig Hamerli Trailside. is a very nice pistol. They made a target model and a fixed sight field gun. It is very easy to change the sights on the field gun but get the target model if you can. Their one weakness is a small easily replaceable spring. The spring and rear sight can be obtained at the following link. http://www.larrysguns.com/
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"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
The 22A is a great starter budget pistol I always recommend it for new shooters getting into the sport. I prefer the ruger, it tends to be a bit more expensive.
Btw you said colt huntsman, you do realize what you have there,right?
Oh yeah, MountainMan, I am an old Colt fan. I sure wish they would get back into the consumer game
I know you said pistol....but would you consider a revolver? A lot of 22 revolvers available from many mfg. And revolvers are always fun for target plinking. I"ve got a cheap Heritage which is fun to shoot. Anything serious you want to do, or just playing around?