If i toted a .22 id use CCI Stinger of Velocoraptor or those 3000 fps winchester .22 lr rounds. Even CCI Mini mag1260 fps hollows if need be.Thanks, I was kinda worried about the price of ammunition. I have thought about using a 22Lr for plinking and defence but the size of the caliber has kept me from using it. By the way what model is your 22?38 is way more economical for plinking and genral shooting. for home defense some will say its too anemic but i carry a .22 LR for self defense an never feel undergunned so i may be biased. shoot what you like, what you;re comfortable with and what fits your budget. a 44 specail would be significantly expensive to shoot unless you reload.