many ( if not most ) backcountry folks carry a .22 auto or revolver for small game, or the trapline. shooting a variety of small frame handguns over the years, my favorite has been a high standard 4" auto. lately my browning micro has been in service. now i have found a new .22 auto that shoots like my browning, but weighs almost nothing.
the ruger sr.22 reached dealer shelves this last year and has had remarkable acceptance with a broad range of shooters. this handy little pistol weighs only 17 oz, holds 11 rounds, and has so many great features it my soon be my favorite. ruger designed this pistol to be absolutly reliable and mine will shoot ANYTHING run through it. it is remarkable in that way, as finicky .22's can be a pain to feed. the ruger also has fully adjustable sights, two interchangeable grips, familiar controls (like other double action ruger auto's), and double or single action deployment .
this dandy pistol is also a snap to disassemble. if you ever tried the ruger standard, this will be a treat!
all this in a package that retails around $300.00. a steal! try one and you will own one.