The P22 is a great gun to plink with, but a little tricky to get back together. At least the recoil guide rod anyway. I like using CCI MiniMags in mine, and actually use CCI Stingers for an emergency self defense gun. If you like the .40 S&W cartridge, you might want to consider a Glock 23 in your short list. Simple to operate and clean, and dead reliable and accurate. The Glock 22 is the full size in that caliber, and the Glock 27 is the sub compact. Their trigger pulls average around 5.5 pounds. JMHO.