If you shoot a lot of 22's, there is simply no finer 22 handgun than the Ruger MKIV's. I have owned quite a few different brands and none are as reliable, as easy to maintain, as accurate to shoot 10's of 1000's of rds without so much as a hiccup than the MKIV's. I need a 22 handgun that is able to just work, to do it's job effortlessly, to feed, fire and extract flawlessly any brand or type of 22 ammo I feed it. To be able to strip it down, clean it thoroughly and put it back together with my eyes closed in a matter of minutes. The MKIV allows that like no other 22 available. Today I purchased my 3rd MKIV, a 22/45 Tactical, which will join my other two, a 22/45 Lite and 22/45 5.5in. I don't even brother looking at other brands any more because none of them is overall as well designed for a very high volume shooter like me.