It's fitting that today's gun pr0n should have "22" in it, because today's gun happens to be one:
That's a Ruger 22/45 Lite™ Rimfire pistol, fresh off the manufacturing floor (I checked - it was test-fired two weeks ago!). The 22/45 series is designed to more closely mimic the function of the 1911 platform, with the same grip angle and control placement as the greatest pistol created by John Moses Browning (Peace Be Upon Him). It also has the replaceable grip panels (note to self: Procure wood grips), adjustable rear sight, drilled and tapped for a rail, and - best of all - two magazines...
Most noticeable IMHO is the weight - this really is a light handgun. Between the polymer frame and the aluminum slide, it tips the scales at just under 23 ounces. The S&W 22A is 11 ounces heavier; the Browning Buckmark Lite is 28. Only the Walther P22 - with a smaller barrel - is lighter, and even then not by much (7.9 ounces less, but that's without magazine; with mag it's probably only 2-3 ounces). I think this will be a fantastic gun for new shooters - the weight is not going to induce fatigue, and the .22LR isn't going to give much of a flinch.
Who knows? Maybe it'll even improve *my* shooting!
That is all.