Click to embiggen The Awesome.
To be more accurate, I didn't even know these existed yet. Apparently they do. (Look closely, sports fans. That's a Browning 1911-22, in modern trim. And they even offer it in "Commander" length, too.)
No, of course it's not perfect. The worst news is that the lawyerphobes put a friggin' magazine disconnect in it. The trigger on this sample was...rough. And of course, what's the point of even buying a .22 these days, when ammo is nearly as expensive as reloaded 9mm--or would be, if normal humans could find any.
Still...triggers can be improved...stupid gizmos can be ignored...and at least in theory the ridiculous hoarder-caused drought will end someday... And I held this in my hands, today; it's here, now.
Not only that, but I had my five-year-old with me, and in placing her hand on it properly, I suspect it will actually start to fit her hand within a year's time. Wow!
There will be more on this, but it'll take me a bit to get around to writing it. This is just the initial squee working itself out.