In 2004 I began buying guns, Last year I was having trouble with my hands (arthritis) so I bought a couple of revolvers to get used to in case I had to discontinue carrying my semi autos I bought two within an 11 day window and my wife finally called my bluff on my "okay, this is it, I won't be needing any more guns after this" line of bull. So after much negotiation we agreed upon a one year moratorium for bulk ammo and or firearm purchases. One year FINALLY rolled around and I was trying to figure out what I should get. I have an AR-15, and at least 7 hand guns that I can and do conceal carry. So I don't believe I need anything more in that department. I realized that I would rather have something that is fun and cheap to acquire and shoot. I then decided that the best thing for me to get to fill that bill would be .22LR on a 1911 platform. I stopped in a local gun/pawn shop in my neighborhood and as I was cruisin' the new gun cases I was explaining to the clerk what I was looking for (and he didn't have) one of the other clerks came over and she had one and was looking for a good home for it. I talked the price down to $275.00 and she said she'd sell it to me through the store and adjust the sale price so that the drive out price would be $275.00 and if I didn't like it I had 30 days to return it for a full refund. I don't like buying semi autos used from a stranger but under the circumstances of this deal I didn't feel like I had anything to lose. I bought it and took it home and field stripped it and cleaned and inspected it and it looked brand new. The owner had told me that it had had exactly 400 rnds through it and cleaned it after each use. After a close look inside I can believe that. I took it to the range and within 50 rnds I had adjusted to the trigger and had it dialed in good and tight. It may well be the best buy I ever made on a firearm. It is a Chiappa brand, in Dayton Ohio (made in italy which I had never heard of But they make that funny looking Rhino and I've seen it on line. Anyway here is a link to the pic of my 1911 .22. I dearly love this pistol. I'd be MOST interested in your opinions/comments especially if you have ever or presently own or have handled one of these little shooters. http://chiappafirearms.com/product/735 Ironically, my hands are doing a lot better now and I'm still good to go with my semi autos.