Well, I threw a monkey wrench into my plans today by going to a gun shop. I found a Sig Sauer Mosquito with a 5" barrel and started asking myself if a full metal .22 is absolutely necessary and if the RIA 1911 .22 is worth paying an extra $85 for. It felt nice in my hands, and better yet, felt nice in my wife's hands, which was a big deal since both of us will be shooting it and she has ungodly long fingers.
Has anyone fired or owned the Mosquito? I've heard the older ones had some issues but they fixed them on the latest models. The Mosquitos have only a 1 year warranty, while the RIA 1911 has a lifetime warranty.