getting into bullseye has been quite an adventure.
My focus was divided between the bianchi cup, steel challenge, IDPA, and bullseye.
Since I didn't have the funds to invest in a good .22 (I am talking about the setup as recommended by the people who've voiced their opinions in this thread - a Ruger with a Volquartsen trigger setup), I ended up shooting the other competitions first.
I finally picked up a Model 41 in November, but there were factory errors that needed to be corrected, specifically a rough chamber and uneven serrations cut on the top of the slide. Smith and Wesson says it should be back to me in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
In the mean time, I sold one of my other guns in order to purchase a Ruger 22/45 as a backup gun in case something like this happens again.
Thank you all for helping me pick out a .22 pistol. I will start a new thread that will track my progress.