save up another 300 bucks and get a smith 617. Never have to worry about magazines, easy to clean and maintain and by far the best investment I have ever made in a 22 handgun.
I have had beretta 97's rem 41s, pretty much every auto but a colt woodsman and just have not enjoyed any of them like I do the 617. Just my 2c
You can get a Taurus 94 in your price range and Its a nice gun I still have one but the 617 is worth the price tag.