For Christmas I bought my wife a HP 22 from Phoenix Arms. She was able to go to the range last week and fire off about 250 rounds. The verdict? .... She loves it! She even let me fire off about 40 or so rounds. It was very comfortable. What a fun little gun to shoot. I may even get one for myself so that when we go to the range we can both fire 22 rounds instead of the more expensive stuff. The best part was that it cost me less than $130.
It came with a 3" barrel, but I'm thinking of getting the 5" also for the range. Also I'll probably get another magazine for it. Those 10 rounds go quick! It's a good looker too.
My only complaint is that it does not lock the slide back or anything else to let you know you're out of ammo.
To sum up, it was really a delight to shoot. I was very happy with it.