I'm looking for a recommendation on a handgun purchase. It would primarily be used for target shooting (hobby), and secondarily for defense (a very unlikely event, I'm in an extremely quiet and peaceful town).
My requirements are:
* Low cost (under $400)
* Cheap ammo (ideally .22 LR)
* Low maintenance (like a Glock)
* Ease of use (I'm a noob)
The Glock (G19) meets most of these, but it uses more expensive ammunition... and from what I've heard, 9x19mm is becoming slightly difficult to obtain due to the Iraq war.
Note that 'stopping power' is nowhere on my list, and that is deliberate. I realize the .22 cartridge is very underpowered for self defense.
Does anyone have another recommendation?