Well, I have been wanting a .22 pistol for a good while and I ended up getting this one at a local gun store for right at $210 with tax and fees. I really like the pistol. I was looking at a ruger mkiii, berretta neos, and the .22a. Out of the three I would have went with the ruger if money wasnt an issue. However, I dont want to spend big money on a .22 and my taste in mkiii's runs on the high side. The beretta neos was more in my price range, but I didnt like the feel of the weapon. To me, it felt like a toy which they kind of look like as well. Then I looked at the 22a, and it just fit the bill. It was right at $200, and felt like I was holding a real pistol. They really do have a nice weight to them, at least in my opinion. My fisrt outing with the pistol was absolutely miserable. I picked up a bulk box of remington gold point .22 rounds from walmart to break in my new toy. After about 150 rounds, I gave up completely. I would have at least two or three ftf's and one stovepiped round per magazine. Not good results at all. I honestly didnt even get a good enough day of shooting to really account for accuracy. My second trip was with a box of bulk federal ammo. The day was a completely opposite experience. I put right at 300 to 400 rounds through the pistol that day, and only had one failure to load which was with someone else shooting the pistol. The magazine area on the .22a is rubber, and makes it easy to not fully insert the magazine. The magazine will also click in and hold without being 100% inserted, which is something that has now been corrected. As far as accuracy, to be honest I wanted a .22 pistol so that I could really learn to shoot one properly, as I have never had anyone teach me good technique with a pistol. We were shooting apples at about 25 yards with good accuracy, but on paper my grouping is pretty bad at about 6 inches at 25 yards. I think more of that is the shooter than the pistol though, but I will give more info once weather warms up enough to want to stand outside for 500 rounds or so. here is a pic when purchased: You cant tell very well in the pics, but the finish on these pistols does leave a little bit to be desired. It isnt really really bad mind you, but not what I would consider top notch. So, I had thought about using this pistol, since it is a budget weapon, to attempt a duracoat job. However, I have always liked a stainless, nickel, or polished finish on pistols. Well, with nothing to do for a week or two since my laptop went bellyup, boredom got the best of me. I figured the gun would have to be sanded before duracoating anyway to remove the runs in the original finish, why not do some polishing. It isnt near finished as I need to get more pitting out of the slide area, but overall I think it will look good when I am done.