so ive been on a search for a pistol fo rmy wife. she has turned in all the paperwork and now we just have to wait a couple months. so we had started looking because she was in the mood andi thought it might take awhile. well after narrowing down to the caliber to .22( which was hard because she loved the ruger lc9) i thought the recoil would still be too much for her as she has not shot too many handguns. she liked the idea of starting small and cheap so she can get comfortable and then have a good idea at a larger caliber later on. anyway. on to the good stuff. i showed her the walther p22, and she kinda liked it. said the grip looked wierd. but was nice. but i was leary of the so so reports it has. i had mentioned the sr22 but she again said so so... well when my buddy called this morning saying he finally had some sr22's come in. i told him to hold one. so this afternoon the wifey and i purchased a new sr22 for 400 OTD... did i mention i hate new york prices? hehe. everything felt so much smoother and more natural than the p22. including the mag release and safety. it felt identical to the sr9c but more compact. its going to come home with me tomorrow after i make a stop to the clerks office. and its mine ... till her permit arrives. hhehe. pics and range report to follow soon well i went and got it today. but that was another adventure. ill stick to the gun. heres the unveiling and first looks.im going to show my wife all the ins and outs, takedown and cleaning it tonight. it comes with two mags and two different mag plates, or extensions. the extend mag plates are not a lot different but make a small difference in grip. it has two interchangable grip pads. a skinny one and fatter one. i like the fatter one. but my wife has decided yet. remove the magazine and sinply pull off one pad and push on the other. the slide is feels sturdy and moves smooth with very little effort. the safety is also a decocker. mag release button actually ejects the mag out a litttle and is not in the way of shooting grip. i quickly discovered that if the safe is on. you can rack the slide and the hammer will not stay back, put it on fire and rack it to make the hammer stay back. it has a magazine safety. pop out the mag and it will not fire. we have yet to shoot it and imnot sure when that will happen as its supposed to be 9 degrees out saturday.. bit cold to be holding metal in your hands. so i will add the shooting performance when ever we get to it.