I like the Buckmark. It balances well, shoots good, is easy to take down and clean, and, now this is MY opinion, is the best looking semi 22 out there. Rugers are great pistols too. I have two friends who swear by them, one has the MK II and the other the 22/45, but for me, the Ruger auto's are ugly. Between the Ruger and Browning it is a toss up. The only semi auto pistol I have heard to stay away from is the S&W 22. Hope you enjoy what ever you get.