This isn't really a "hunting" related thread, so I hope it isn't too far off base in Cast & Blast. If it is, my apologies and one of the mods should delete and just drop me a line. I'm not a huge gun guy. Don't have anything against guns, but hunting or target shooting hasn't ever been part of my family's regular activities growing up. However, like all smart parents, my mom and dad made sure I knew how to be safe around guns. I took the NRA hunter safety course and we went out and shot my dad's (now mine) pump 22 and 20 gauge enough that I knew enough to be safe. Now that I'm on my way to being "dad" myself, it's something that I fully intend to do with my kids as well. As we all know, there is nothing more dangerous than ignorance (or stupidity). However, one thing my parents didn't do was to teach me much about handguns. The family didn't own any handguns and I was an adult before I learned to shoot one. Even today, I don't do much with handguns. So I take advantage of opportunities to go out with friends who know guns and learn from them. Today a buddy was in town "on leave" from his job in private security in Isreal. So he and I and a couple of friends went out to run a few rounds through the pistols. My buddy brought a little .22 pistol as well as his .45 H&K. And while shooting with the larger gun is what I wanted to work on, I have to say that everyone there today had a hoot with the .22. It was surprisingly accurate and just real fun to shoot. It was a Walther P22. As I read up on it a bit, I see that many people love it and many call it a cheap junk that is just sold because of the name and is part of the downfall of quality firearms. I don't know about any of that, I just know it was fun to shoot. The most common complaint seemed to be that it was picky about ammo for some people. And I admit that we saw that as well using some older rounds. But all the fresh CCI rounds we shot were no problem. Anyway, I'm thinking it would be fun to have one of these. Would be a great way to get my wife used to feeling safe around handguns (and thus get her dad out shooting a bit again). Then a few years down the road, would be a nice way to teach my kids the same. Won't be for concealed carry, won't be for home/personal protection, just for target and teaching. Has anyone else used a P22? Opinions? Where would I find one used? Is buying one used a bad idea (I've never actually bought a gun myself). If everyone here tells me that it's junk, what's something that is similar but better quality?