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- Aug 29, 2014
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What exploded on the workbench???
OK, since you want a simple answer and you're leaning toward a .22 cal pistol: Buy a Ruger SR22. The plain old model 3600 is fine. IMO, it's the best "do it all" .22 rim-fire pistol on the market and you should be able to get one in the $300 range.
Then call Doug at Bear Creek Holsters and ask him to make you an OWB holster for it so you're not tempted to stuff it in your pants mexican-carry style when you go out to check whether any coons need killin'. Like this:
OK, that's an SR9C. Think of it as the SR22s big brother.
Edit: I previously said "In the $300 range". Here's one for $270:
H/T to Eric who can always find a bargain.