I bought one yesterday, 6.5", plough handle grip.
Put about 300 rounds through it yesterday, learning to hip shoot by walking the impact onto my target. No hiccoughs.
I have about 9,700 rounds to go if Elmer was telling the truth.
I am paying about 8 cents each for 22lr, compare to 21.5 cents plus reloading time for each round of .45 Colt.
Can't go wrong for now. If one of the kids doesn't move on up to .38Special or etc, I can see handing out a Ruger .22 as a college graduation present.