My wish is for a gun maker such as Ruger to produce a pistol with a long barrel just like the Ruger .10/22 already in production, except for not being an auto-loader. The idea is for me to be able to load the chamber with either .22LR, or .22Short if I want. It would make it a single-shot, but perfect for hunting a grouse or two during moose season without all the noise a .22LR produces. I already have air pistols, and auto-loading .22LR pistols I use for shooting grouse, and I already know how much noise these make, unless I load them with a .22Short with a set of tweezers (a pain in the neck).
I know a Contender frame would be fine, but it can get quite expensive. A XP-100 would be very nice, but it costs from $400.00 to $1,500 depending on features, while the little Ruger is cheap enough, a small package, and plenty accurate.