I hadn't shot any of the .22 autos other than a Beretta 21A Bobcat when I was younger. At a range last month I tried the Ruger SR-22 on a lark. I was blown away by how crazy fun it is. It was dirty when I rented it, and it ate 250 rounds of crappy brand-x .22 from the range without a hiccup. The safety is kinda lame, but it's a range .22, not a combat gun, so I don't much care about that. Grip was a bit small for me, but I guess it comes with a bigger one. That little gun shot itself onto my short list. Very entertaining for cheap.
Beretta PX4 .40 S&W - Beretta 92FS 9x19 Para - Rock Island Armory GI 1911 .45 ACP - Colt 1968 Detective Special .38 Spc. - Ruger LCP .380 ACP - Daniel Defense M4V1 Carbine 5.56x45 - Ruger 10/22 .22LR - Remington 870 Express Tactical 12GA - 1943 Izhevsk Mosin-Nagant M91/30 7.62x54R