I am in the same situation as Kamm. Looking for that first EDC/self-defense gun. Since I am a newb, looking for recommended .22s to learn with and for practice. I am aware a .22 is not an ideal self-defense gun, but it would be better than no gun, and in most self defense situations I doubt a potential attacker is going notice what type of weapon might be pointing at him/her. Looking forward to all reommendations too come... thank you all!!