Thanks, USMCMahon. For the Ruger Mark I, II, and III, the disassembly and reassembly sound a bit too challenging for me. The Mark IV, however, looks to be fine. They did have a recall on the new Mark IV’s, so I am not in any hurry to buy one of them as a result.
I have heard (some of?) the Walther .22 lr semiautos are/have been finicky about which ammo they will feed properly. This is in contrast to the Rugers wherein they are reportedly less picky about which ammo you feed them.
Cost is also a big factor for me on these purchases. I am really hoping to keep the cost down as one of the main points of buying .22 lr or .22 mag guns is to have fun without spending a lot. The cheap ammo helps, but if the gun costs over $500 USD, then am I really saving money?