I scouted all over this "blessed country" looking for two years until I finally found the Ruger Mark III Hunter I was after:Personally I'd like a Mark IV, S&W Victory and a TX .22- probably in that order. That Mark IV is a real modernized improvement on the Ruger line of .22 pistols. I think you should get one of those. Obviously the .22/45 is trying to feel like a Colt's 1911, but I really like the fit and feel of the old Ruger "drill handle" frame even better. That "Hunter" model is a really cool pistol. Dang it, now I'm gonna be thinking about that all night!
Found this NIB Mark III up in Michigan at Williams Gun Sight Co. Great shooting pistol and not very many made. It's my favorite "walk-about" pistol in a leather DeSantis holster when I gad-about over our empire looking for "ANTIFA chipmunks".