Thinking about getting a 22 lr pistol to practice with along with my new 9mm FNP 9. Looking at the Sig Mosquito because it is very similar to the FN. I am very new to handguns and was wondering if this is a good move or not.
I would be more inclined to go with a Ruger Mark II or III or their .22/45 model. They seem to digest any kind of .22 ammo and extra magazines are readily available. And they come in lots of different barrel lengths and sight options.
I am not particularly fond of Ruger pistols in general (with exception of the single six) but have owned a MK III Hunter for three years. Have shot many, many CCI hollow points through it with not one problem. A little difficult to get accustomed to the V rear site and the fiber front site but once you do, it's easy to throw down on a cottonmouth and dispatch it. I would not consider it a bulls eye target pistol, however one can change the sites with ease. Great, beautiful pistol...Ruger hit it outa' the park on this one. You won't be disappointed.
I am a big fan of the Browning Buckmark. The barrel is heavy which helps with stability, and there is not a lot of weight/mass that has to move to kick the rounds out. Plus there are a lot of mods for the gun. Mine has been wonderfully reliable and will eat pretty much any ammo you throw at it (I've been putting a lot of subsonic through mine lately).
Here's mine, with top rail, dot optic and .22 suppressor:
Reviews on the Mosquito are almost always bad. I must have bought one of the better ones. Loved the style and feel of the gun and for the most part it ran well. 400 rds of CCI mini-mags was about what it took to break in quite well. Ran Federal bulk (about 1500 rds) with no issues other than the occasional fail to fire. My issue with the gun was the cheap sights and there are no replacements available since the front is staked onto the slide. Since I couldn't see it too well I traded for a new Buckmark and couldn't be happier. Only issue with Buckmark is that it doesn't like Remington Golden Bullets. Other than that it is a great gun; very accurate and no issues with operation. Added a red dot and TacSol integral rail and it's even more fun.