Originally Posted by OP
Use will be range plinking and general fun gun.
That sounds more like a smaller pistol like the Bersa Thunder 22lr, Walther P22, Ruger SR, or the more pricey, rare and very cool Beretta 87 Cheetah.
I missed out about a year ago on a Beretta 87 at Cabella's for ~$400, turned my back for 5 minutes to think about it and poof! Gone... Still mad about it