I am going to make a purchase very shortly … presents for the upcoming Christmas. This is going to be a very special Christmas for reasons I won't go into here. For 10 years I have given my "7 Angels" • Wife, 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters all the same gift for Christmas. They all have 10 Necklaces and Chains from James Avery. This last Christmas was the last year for this tradition. It was somewhat of a landmark that I was here to finish the tradition out. So that leads me to my quest. I now have "7 Angels" and "Little Devil", gained a grandson by way of second marriage of one of my daughters. So I have gone from a purchase of 7 to a purchase of 7 + 1. I am going to buy 8 matching .22LR pistols. I am going to order 8 consecutive serial numbers guns. They will be laser engraved. Each will get a certificate giving it's serial number - when they got it - how they got it and they will sign an affidavit that the gun will not be sold or traded unless that is done with another member of the family ( I know that sounds a little lame but I want and keep these in the family ). I started out with 3 possibles and have really narrowed down to 2. They needed to be in the $300.00 or below range which is one of the reasons one of the 3 got kicked. The choices were the Ruger SR22, Beretta Neos and the Sig Mosquito. Mosquito went south because of price and research and what I read as far as critiques of the gun were not glowing. I own 2 Berettas and they are EXCELLENT pistols. Love the guns but they are NOT carrying around pistols. But they would still be a great weapon for everyone to own. Not to start up any wars on the carry issue, please, but I want a gun that could be used as a carry weapon and the Neos does not fit that criteria. So that brings us to the SR. Would you guys here on the forum recommend this gun ? I need a quality unit that will last and I mean last. Research and reading for the most part give the SR great Kudos. I do need help from guys who know this gun. I appreciate your help and advice.