The Sig 1911 22LR is an excellent inexpensive pistol. It is a clone for 1911 45ACP and ammo is fairly inexpensive. I purchased 500 rounds from bulkammo.com for $59.00. This is not a good concealed carry option because of the size. The Sig could be used for home protection, but there are better options. This pistol is just fun to target shoot. It has been incredibly reliable and was a very inexpensive $450.00. I purchased the Sig four years ago and I cannot remember having a misfire. This is a great introductory pistol for anyone new to shooting. I posted two short You Tube videos that are entertaining and informative.