As far as which 22 pistol you should get, that's a matter of debate, and five different shooters are likely to give you five different answers. I know that Ruger 22 pistols are usually good. As far as other brands, it's hard for me to say because I haven't used many different 22 target pistols. Drop in and visit my hunting & shooting forum sometime to ask about this and other subjects. There are a lot of good knowledgeable folks in there with lots of differing experience, who can help answer your questions.
Try asking in local gun shops to find out where to shoot in your area, and what organizations may be based nearby. Local shooters are usually your best source of info. The yellow pages may be another source of info.
- Russ Chastain