I had a Ruger Mark II that I sold and was on the hunt for a new .22 plinker pistol. Checked out the Ruger SR22 and the M&P. Both were fine but after checking out some 1911 style .22's I liked the Colt Gov model. The feel of a full size pistol and the style of the iconic 1911 is pretty cool. It's not a fancy looking gun for sure but it fit the bill. I've got around 400 rounds through it and have had a few failures to extract (4-5). But for a plinker that's no big deal to me. The trigger isn't great but again not a big deal. Probably just needs more rounds put through it. I like it for what it is and it's a fun gun to have. Almost no recoil because of its weight and I can be fairly accurate with it. Agree with another review here about the front sight not being very easy to pick up on when shooting. I did put some white on it and that helped a ton.