I'm debating a purchase of a .22 semi-auto that hopefully will kill two birds with one pistol, to mangle a phrase. I want a .22 to alternate with at the range with my M357-A1 and my S&W 1076 10mm. Theory is by mixing .22 in with the two higher powers it will help with concentration on the basics, good grip habits, sight picture, et c., and also head off any tendency to develop a flinch from too many high-powered rounds at any one range session. Second bird: My dear wife is gunaphobic and I'm hoping the .22 will get her over the fear and actually learn to enjoy pistol shooting. She shot my .357 Magnum S&W Model 19 revolver once with .38s and admitted afterward she "sort of enjoyed it." The Model 19 was sacrificed to buy my M357-A1 so now I'm looking at two .22 semi-autos at my local gun dealer. Like-NIB Walther P22 is her admitted favorite are handling it at the dealer. The small grip and the light weight is what she liked about it. Other gun I'm considering is a NIB Beretta Neos. Both are same price. Dealer also has a well-used High Standard for same price. It's one of the 20-some-year-old models before the current company bought the name. Bore looks good but the slide has three big ol' rust splotches, so if I get that one I'll have to pony up to get it reblued. Call me a neat freak, but I can't abide a gun of mine to be rusty. Plus, it's all steel and quite a bit heavier than the P22 or Neos, so it's my wife's third and distant choice. So there's the possibilities. I suppose I could shop around and find a good used Ruger or a Buckmark in the same price range, $250, but the wife likes the P22 fine and puts the Neos a close second, so why look more? I know several of you Steyroids have P22's and I've seen mention of a Neos in a few posts. Help me out here, what should I get?