Those of you with MKIII, is it as hard to break down as the reviews say?
Yes, it is....
They're saying you need a fricking mallet to remove barrel..?
I guess so, but OTOH, I've never removed the barrel....successfully....
Lots of good guns mentioned so far. Hard to go wrong whichever version you prefer of the Browning Buckmark or Ruger Mark 3 (including the 22/45). The Ruger Mark 1 was the first gun I bought for myself many, many years ago. It's been a good gun. Lately, I've beeen considering a Ruger 22/45 Lite. That's a SHARP looking gun
I don't have a Walther P22, but I've shot a friend's. It was not very accurate. In addition, I really dislike the way the safety mechanism on the slide operates (and the reason I'll prolly never buy one) as it's the OPPOSITE of most other safeties. For example, using the 1911 as the norm, one deactivates the safety by swiping it downward. But w/ the P22, swiping the safety downward will activate it. One of the reasons to shoot a 22LR is for inexpensive practice. I'd hate to practice w/ a gun that operates the opposite of my other guns.