“I’ve shot all three of the pistols you list, and they’re all fine firearms, though the High Standard is no longer manufactured, and I believe the S&W; 41 has been discontinued. In my experience it’s hard to buy a bad .22 semiauto if you’re willing to spend over $200. You may want to buy a new gun (or at least a presently manufactured used gun), because repair will be cheaper if something breaks down. But .22 autoloaders are simple enough that problems are rare–as long as they’re made right and kept clean. My own “”precision plinker”” is a Ruger Mark II, a “”slabside”” barrel target model I got in a trade with a friend. He had a detachable 2X-7X scope on it. With the scope, I’ve been able to keep a 10-round clip of Winchester Power Point bullets inside 2 inches at 100 yards, which matches most .22 rifles. With iron sights it’s accounted for many varmints and small-game animals out to 50 yards. The big factor in any good .22 semiauto is a fine trigger. Many can be worked over by a gunsmith, but you can save some money if the trigger breaks cleanly at 3 to 4 pounds at purchase. My Ruger’s is a crisp 3 1/4 pounds, which makes hitting small targets much easier. “