5-6" barrels with small grip seems a bit counter-intuitive, at least as far as I know. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think I've seen that sized barrel 22LR pistols with small grips.
SW41, which is a great shooting gun btw, has long barrel but it's grip was definitely not small. Sames goes for MK's or Buckmark. Grip seemed perfect for me, but for someone with small hands, I can see that being a little bit of a problem.
Just my 2c.
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