I am a Ruger guy myself. I like the MK2, But I was shooting with a guy that had one a couple weeks ago, after the third mag threw the gun it did very good, it was a brand new gun. He was using the cheap ammo from wal-marts. You will not get the range or accuracy of the longer barrel guns, and I would not recommend any 22 as a carry gun. Not that a well-placed 22 would not drop a bad guy. There are just a lot of guns better suited for protection.
yeah i want one for plinking around ive heard you just gotta break em in for them to perform great also lube it before you shoot it! i personally love then Walther firearms nothing like german made LOL... any other tips?
You need too buy what you like. I own several handguns and not just Ruger. If you read enough post you will find someone that will trash it. Over the years I have owned Hand guns by many manufacturers. And if a good name they will perform for years.