I own a pair of the newer 22/45 pistols with wood grip panels,,,
Mine are stainless steel and have the 5.5" slab-side barrels.
They are very reliable, accurate, and simply sweet to shoot,,,
I call them my Modern Dueling Pistols.
For gifts for these young men and women though,,,
I prefer to stay away from the single-action target pistols.
I don't even have a well articulated reason for this way of thinking,,,
I just feel that the Charter Pathfinder or Ruger SR-22 would be better "first guns" for them.