So I finally parted with some $$$ and bought the Ruger 22/45 MK III hunter. I got the one with the shorter (4.5") barrel.
Well I got out to the range today and put 250+ rounds through it. I took the advice of a forum member and bought 4 different kinds/types of ammo and tried them all. And here is how they turned out:
CCI mini mags 40gr--fed perfectly and reasonably accurate.
CCI Stingers 32gr--fed perfectly and somewhat wider groups
Federal bulk 36gr HP bulk--fed perfectly, cost the least, good accuracy
Federal American Eagle 38gr HP--bullet nose shape caused a dozen feed jams..tried several mags and all had the same problem. I will not be buying this ammo in the future.
Overall this gun is just great, with the exception of the american eagle ammo this pistol ate everything with no other issues. I hope to get out later this week and put several hundred more rounds through it to break it in.
I will have better accuracy information next time...I was shooting at spinners today.