Hi I am new here... Great forum I stumbled upon. Looks like a lot of helpful people. Im looking to buy a little .22 for shooting at the range for fun. The wife may be shooting this with me. She never shot before but wants to start. My .40 is a bit big for her. And I always wanted a fun gun that I can shoot all day (inexpensively). I have been looking at these guns: Walther P22 Beretta Neos U22 Browning BuckMark Ruger Mark II or III I want a fun, reliable gun that wont be a problem shooting for long periods of time. Something not too expensive as I am on a budget. I was thinking max $400ish for budget. I like the look of the Walther. I heard the slide is zinc and the 5" slide has a tendency to crack. I was looking to get the 3.5" if I go that route and that slide seems to have less problems from what I hear. I read the gun is finiky with what you feed it, but thats not really a problem since .22 ammo is so cheap. I like that you can carry it too. Even though its not a powerful gun. I have not shot this gun at all, so no experiences with it other than holding it in the store. I heard this only comes with a 1yr warranty (that seems suspect to me) The Beretta, while the looks are strange from what I hear its a pretty accurate fun gun to shoot. Its better quality than the P22, but a lot bigger as well. Never held or fired one yet. Personally I can get past the looks. So no worries there. I like the looks better than the MK II III The Browning Buckmark... I just held one for the first time today, it was an older used one. Seemed a bit heavy but seemed smooth. I heard this is a really reliable gun and pretty much a tank. Never shot one. I personally like the look better than the Mark II III. The Ruger Mark II I shot a few years back. I had a blast with it. It was a little on the heavy side. So I am not sure how my wife would take to it. But I know its pretty darn accurate and built like a tank as well. Not big on the looks though. Never shot the III but I suspect its very much the same. So.... What would you all recommend? Any options I am missing or need to consider? Thanks in advance?