I normally just ignore the fools. I hear snickering when at the range on occasion but don't care what others think.
Even funner, at the indoor just plink away while some tool talks smack how his 9 is a MAN'S caliber...... Then while they aren't looking pull out a .44 loaded HOT and send a few downrange. Then laugh at their “girlfriends” caliber.
Seriously own it. They are fun.
I reload in bulk so cost isn't a deciding factor on what caliber I want to shoot at the range. The deciding factor for me is what I want to shoot that day. More often then not my caliber of choice is .22lr.