Originally Posted by tonydave
what are the different types of 22 handguns and what are they price??? and pics of them??
Maybe we can narrow things down if you tell us a little bit about what kind of uses you have in mind....
Concealed carry (small guns?)
General Plinking/Range (fun gun)
Basically, you have single shot pistols, revolvers and semi-auto pistols.
There are some others, but they are very narrow in application, like Derringers, mini revolvers etc.
The single shots will be most commonly a Thompson Center or high end Target Pistol for high level competition target shooting - like Olympics, or for hunting small game. Anywhere from $350 to thousands of dollars.
Revolvers can be for anything- from local level competition target shooting (like the S&W 617 or Colt Officers match .22's) which will run typically $500+, to self defense and sport/plinking oriented guns with short barrels and lightweight features (like the Ruger LCR .22, Ruger Sp101 .22, Taurus 94 and S&W 317)- they can go from $300 up to approx $600
Semi autos, same deal. High end Target guns like Pardini, Walther, S&W , Colt, etc that are made for precision, priced in the $800 and up, or the Rugers MK and 22/45 series, which are Golden for local level competition and do everything else pretty damn well too and can be in the $400 range or less, new.
Other semi's can be small, oriented for protection, like the Beretta Minx, Jetfire, Taurus PT22. Jennings (and a crapload of others) make very inexpensive small autos, generally under $250....but the small .22 auto isn't typically a good self defense weapon, keep that in mind.
Some of the popular autos right now are based on the 9mm and .40 caliber service pistols, but in .22 for low cost practice...often referred to as 'understudy' guns. S&W M&P .22 and Ruger's SR22 would be examples, under $500 easy.
Tons of choices. Knowing what you want from the gun will narrow it down a lot.