Re: What Are Your Favorite .22-Handguns ?
There're many good ones out there these days, ranging from Ruger to S&W to Browning to Taurus. The .22 rimfire, either in automatic or revolver configuration, remains eternally popular. My own favorites:
Automatic: Ruger 22/45 with bull barrel. Most accurate handgun I've ever owned or shot. I also own a Beretta 21A for use as a carry arm when I simply can't hide something any larger. It's not much use past about 20 feet, but it will spit out 8 rounds in the blink of an eye.
Revolver: I just bought a Taurus 94, 9 shot, snub-nosed revolver. So far at least, I'm very happy with it. I bought this one primarily to have a .22 to practice with that was roughly the same configuration as the S&W 637 .38 that I often carry. Ammo for the .22 is a whale of a lot cheaper than .38 centerfire ammo, especially when you're one like me who tends to shoot up 500 rounds in a single day at the range.
NOTE TO SMITH & WESSON: Bring back the old Model 63 "Kit" gun! Best .22 revolver ever made!